Summerfest 2023

Summerfest returns to Tamarack Marketplace on Saturday, June 10th

    Starting at noon, two stages will host ten talented West Virginia bands, located either outside on the lawn or in our courtyard, until 6 pm. The concerts are free, and all you need to do is bring your lawn chair.

      You can soak up the sun, enjoy local brews and seltzers, and listen to live music. Additionally, you will get to see local artisans at work and be mesmerized by the local magician, Joey Stepp. Kids can enjoy face painting by Happy Faces!
      You can enjoy your favorite menu items from our restaurant or indulge in delicious treats from the many food vendors that will be in attendance.
      This event is perfect for families, friends, and music enthusiasts of all ages. So mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of summer vibes!


      1 Tamarack Place, Beckley, WV

      12 PM – 6 pm

      Free Admission









Performances by

Joslyn & the Sweet Compression

After cultivating her dynamic voice and performance skills in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed with her stepfather, Marty Charters (a touring guitarist and songwriter who has shared the stage with legends such as Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Van Morrison), to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band. Joslyn & The Sweet Compression (Isaac Stephens – guitar, Smith Donaldson – bass, Rashawn Fleming – drums, Trevin Little – saxophone, and Sam Richardson – Keyboard) combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul on their self-titled debut album, released in 2019. A headlining favorite at regional clubs and music festivals, they are poised to engage fans across the country with widespread touring in 2023.

Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns

Matt Mullins & the Bringdowns are an Appalachian Rock band that have found a niche all their own. The stories in their songs are almost as diverse as the influences you hear in the music. Fueled by a driving rhythm section made up of drummer Dylan McInturff and bassist Bob Campion, Stuart Hill creates sonic tapestries with his guitar that will leave you in awe. Add to that the lyrical prowess of raspy voiced singer/guitarist Matt Mullins and you have what the group feels to be the most honest music they have ever collectively created.

Lords of Lester

Lords of Lester is a high energy jamgrass band centered around the songwriting of band leader Jamie Lester, combining folk influences with country, bluegrass, and klezmer.

Alabaster Boxer

Alabaster Boxer is a project from the heart of West Virginia singer/songwriter, Nick Durm. Blending genres of pop,folk,bluegrass and rock, Alabaster Boxer’s design is to create a new yet familiar sound for listeners to enjoy. Teaming up with the brilliant minds of Monarch Entertainment and a slew of amazing guest musicians, a full length debut album is set to release Early 2023.

Grace Campbell Band

Grace Campbell is a singer/songwriter originally from Princeton, West Virginia with a charm all her own. Her impeccable songwriter skills and charismatic personality have warranted her quite the fan base both in West Virginia and on social media.

She was awarded early admission to The Berklee College of Music during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now completing her last semester in Advertising at West Virginia University. At WVU Grace is heavily involved with MonHills Records, and the Go1st Project where she produced her first single: Who’d You Fall in Love With Now?

Untrained Professionals

Long time live music veterans Clinton Scott and Chris Huddle come together to form the acoustic duo Untrained Professionals. Playing a wide range of cover songs spanning all genres and eras along with plenty of original music, The Untrained Professionals have something for everyone!

Briana Atwell

Briana Atwell is a musician born and raised in Pilot Mountain, and Mayberry, North Carolina. Playing music since the age of nine, Briana released her first CD, “Played These Strings” in 2015, and provides live music around the state of North Carolina and Virginia.

Jonah Carden

Jonah Carden has been performing in the Appalachian area for over 20 years! He has played upwards of 100 shows a year in the Appalachian area as a solo, acoustic act. His powerful baritone is really the only constant factor in his music. As his wide range of guitar talent enables him to play and write multiple genres.

Ginger Wixx

Ginger Wixx is a singer/songwriter and self proclaimed “Sweetest Pea of WV”. She plays a range of music from introspective acoustic stylings to an edgy blues rock with a big voice.


Verdeant Is a piano driven duo featuring Chloe on Piano and vocals with Bryce on percussion and harmony. Inspired songwriting and impassioned delivery have made them a refreshing surprise to listeners.

Weaving lush bass and alto harmonies, the brother/sister pairing is vibrant on stage. They are born storytellers and unusually gifted singers, enabling them to meld meaning with a high level of entertainment. 

Full Summerfest Music Schedule:

June 10, 2023 from 12 PM to 6 PM

Main Stage

12:30-1:30 PM: Grace Campbell Band 
1:30-2:30 PM: Alabaster Boxer 
2:30-3:30 PM: Lords of Lester 
3:30-4:30 PM: Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns 
4:30-5:30 PM: Joselyn & the Sweet Compression 

Courtyard Stage

12-12:45 PM: Untrained Professionals 
1-1:45 PM: Briana Atwell 
2-2:45 PM: Jonah Carden 
3-3:45 PM: Ginger Wixx 
4-4:45 PM: Verdeant, The Band 

Local Food Vendors:

The Restaurant at Tamarack Marketplace
Francie’s Sweets
Aurora Ice
WV Mountain Ears
Tea Time
County Fair Lemonade


PLEASE NOTE that no outside food or coolers are allowed.

Artist Demonstrations & Other Entertainers:

Happy Faces Face Painting
Joey Stepp Magician/Funny Guy
Nan Perry • Oil Painting
Angela Carpenter • Needle Felting
Tim Gump • Oil Painting
Jimmy Woods • Mixed Media/Screen Painting
Fierce Sonia • Mixed Media
Kelsie Tyson • Ceramics
Meredith Young • Mixed Media