Press Release

“Artists for Appalachia” Join Conservation Group Celebrating 15 Years Protecting Mountain Places and People

Tickets still on sale for Kathy Mattea, Jeff Goodell, Trent Wagler and others

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Contact:
Kayti Wingfield, 540-470-0643, kayti@appvoices.org
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Charlottesville, Va – Tickets are still available for an exciting evening June 21 to celebrate Appalachian Voices’ 15th anniversary of protecting the mountains, air and water quality, and communities of Virginia and central Appalachia.

The special event, “Artists for Appalachia” at the Jefferson Theater, will feature performances and inspirational talks by New York Times best-seller and author of Big Coal, Jeff Goodell, Grammy-award winner Kathy Mattea, rising Kentucky star Daniel Martin Moore, Steel Wheels front man Trent Wagler, Charlottesville folk favorites The Honey Dewdrops, contemporary country-rock fusion band ⅔ Goat, Michael Johnathon of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and Clara Bingham and Bill Haney, producer and director of the award-winning documentary, “The Last Mountain.”

“We are excited that these dedicated activists and talented musicians are joining together with Appalachian Voices to help celebrate our 15 years of action to protect the places and people of the mountain region,” said Willa Mays, executive director.

“We invite Charlottesville’s music lovers and mountain lovers to join us for our special event, and become members of Appalachian Voices to help us continue this important work for the next 15 years, and beyond.”

General admission tickets to Artists for Appalachia are $35 each and include a membership to regional non-profit organization Appalachian Voices. Reserved seating is available for an additional $15. All proceeds go directly to aid Appalachian Voices in their work to protect the Appalachian Mountains.

Founded in 1997, Appalachian Voices is a regional non-profit organization committed to protecting the air, water, land and communities of central and southern Appalachia. In Virginia, the group is working to transition the state to clean energy and energy efficiency, end mountaintop removal coal mining and prevent construction of the state’s proposed largest coal-fired power plant. Appalachian Voices has offices in Charlottesville, Va., Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., and is headquartered in Boone, N.C.

For tickets or for more information about Appalachian Voices, visit call our Charlottesville office at (434) 293-6373, or visit AppalachianVoices.org/ArtistsforAppalachia

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