Born & Bred Concert Series announced

TAYLOR COUNTY—Music fans, this year’s Born & Bred Music Festival will be held on September 21st at Toad Hall in downtown historic Grafton. 

The festival was originally planned to be held in front of the B&O Depot, but according to festival organizer, Brendan Gallagher, “Due to the Department of Highways denying road closures for downtown Grafton due to officers being out of town for training, we have to change the course of action for Born & Bred 2019.”

He said that the training for the officers was mandatory and that the city was not at fault in any kind of way.

Gallagher also said that through a series of meetings, the idea for Born & Bred to become a quarterly concert series came to fruition after it was suggested by Jason Young. The concert happening on September 21 will be the first in this series.

“The subsequent shows will be used to fund the larger annual festival with its new home to be announced shortly,” said Gallagher.

Each concert will feature local artists, as well as touring artists. 

The kickoff show for the series will feature the popular local artists, Greg Ice, Last Year’s Model and Stephanie Adlington.

Adlington will play music from her exciting new project, A Tale of Two.

This first concert will raise funds for both the Manos Theatre restoration and Patricia Smith’s Milestones & Music LLC.

Milestones & Music LLC is a music therapy private practice that services the north central region of West Virginia. Through the program, Smith offers individual music therapy, adapted music lessons, contract services, and music play groups. 

Funds will also be given to the Manos Theatre restoration project, to open the doors once more on this important landmark.

Seats will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m., the day of the show, with the show starting at 6:45 p.m., with a presentation from Milestones & Music students. 

Ticket prices are $10 and are available on 

Seating is limited so get your tickets today!


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