Friends of the Cheat is now accepting submissions from bands/ performers interested in being a part of Cheat Festival 2017. Now in its 23rd year, Cheat Festival is our largest fundraising event that supports the work of Friends of the Cheat throughout the entire year. We showcase a day full of music along the banks of the Cheat River in a celebration for river lovers, musicians, artists and boaters alike. Our festival primarily features acoustic, traditional, Appalachian, bluegrass, newgrass, and original music . If you are interested in donating your time and talents and being a part of our festival, we ask that you complete the attached form providing some information about your band. Thank you for your interest!
Cheat Fest 2017 will be held Friday, May 5, with music from 5:30 to 10:00 pm, and Saturday, May 6, with music from noon-11:00 pm. We will be accepting submissions until January 15th, 2017. Primary contact persons should look for an email in early February regarding the band’s status.