Mowtown sound comes to WV Coal Festival

"The Mowtown Experience" was the featured entertainment on the main stage Thursday night at the WV Coal Festival.

Blake Jarrell, 3, of Madison (blue shirt) and Ayden Lee Queen, 2, of Danville, the son of Colby and Hannah Queen enjoy the "Crazy Train" carnival ride.

Bobby Horn, 6, son of Bobby and Jenn Horn of Greenview; Zane Heater, 4, daughter of Charles and Beca Heater of Greenview and Tessa Tabor, 4, daughter of Kenny and Loretta Tabor of Bias Branch enjoy the carnival rides.

Four-year-old Jane Ellen Warner, 4, of Madison, gets a beautiful face painting from Maxine Cole-Tinnel. There are many vendors and activities available at the festival that celebrates Boone County coal history and heritage.

Several different carnival rides are at the festival. The carnival opens at 5 p.m. Friday and then at noon on Saturday, which is the last day of the event.

"Backdraft" is another popular carnival ride. The carnival opens at 5 p.m. tonight (Firday).

MADISON — Thursday was a night for the Motown sound for those at the West Virginia Coal Festival in Madison.

“The Motown Experience” took to the main stage as the featured live concert entertainment for the week long festival event.

The Motown sound was called the sound of young America. However, it spanned much more than that lasting for over 50 years.

The Motown catalog includes the most enduring songs in popular music with the most universal appeal of any musical form.

The Motown Experience had an all-star lineup of world class Motown vocalists drawn from the ranks of the legendary groups that made the hits they sang timeless classics.

The show was jam-packed with impeccable harmonies, dazzling choreography, and those timeless Motown songs that everyone knows and loves for audiences of all ages.

These are all former members of The Miracles; The Temptations; The Contours; and The Capitals.

Thursday also featured recognition of vendors; Idol finalist competition; a large carnival; and much more.

Tonight’s festival even features the carnival opening again at 6 p.m.; The Fantastics-Madison Christian Center live on the main stage at 6 p.m.; Stonestreet live on the main stage at 6:30 p.m.; the Fireman’s Parade on State Street in Madison, starting at 7 p.m.; Coal Employees Recongition on the main stage at 7:30 p.m.; Stonestreet takes the main stage again at 8 p.m.; and the featured live entertainment for the evening finishes with “Dressed To Kill” an awesome KISS tribute band that were very popular at last year’s festival as well.

Saturday is the last day of the festival and will feature a grand parade, pet contest, the Marshall Lowry Band and featured entertainer Andy Griggs, as well as a magnificent fireworks display.

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