Fall Fest to Feature Country Music, Food

Friday, October 28, 2005

Student Government is sponsoring Fall Fest 2005, which is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Falcon Center Gym 1. Admission to the event is free.

In response to requests on campus for country music at events, two country music acts will perform at Fall Fest. Morgantown country/honky-tonk duo, The Weedhawks, will open the event with a few original songs, mixed in with some country cover tunes. The Weedhawks are Bobby Lane on guitar, harmonica and vocals, with the singing and fiddling of Ruby Hornsby. They sing in the traditional folk style into one central microphone. The stage then gets turned over to Joe Hall and High Country, another regional band made up of some Fairmont State students in a seven-piece country band, complete with mandolin and steel guitar. Their repertoire includes some country standards, along with some new cover songs.

"In the spring every year, we send out a survey to all the clubs on campus, asking them what kind of events, entertainment and music they would like to have," said Student Activities Director Laurie Johnston. "We got a strong response last spring to book some country music. We hope students realize that we really do try to plan the types of events they indicate they would like. We also hope students, faculty and staff alike will join us in a night of good music and dancing, great food and a chance to visit with your friends on campus."

Chili, corn bread, pumpkin treats and cider will be served.