|Pickin' in the Park||
What began as a bunch of guys meeting under a shade tree many years ago to do a little Pickin' after work and on weekends, Pickin' In The Park has grown into a live entertainment sensation. When they were offered an old barn sitting inside Chief Logan State Park in 2001 to gather and play their music, Pickin' In The Park was born. Devoted to honoring real country, gospel and bluegrass music’s rich history, Pickin' In The Park showcases a mix of classic country, southern rock, bluegrass, classic rock and the contemporary "real country sounding" music that has have followed in the footsteps of the greats like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Johnny Cash.
Hailed as West Virginia's OPRY in the Park, our stage has seen performers such as American Idol Semi-finalist Chase Likens, The Voice semi-finalist Cody Wickline, Internet Sensation Kayla Slone and America's Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Bands travel from all over the Appalachian region just to sing on our stage.
Pickin' In The Park is also home to the annual Aunt Jennie Wilson Festival the last weekend of August, that celebrates the life, spirit and music of Virginia Myrtle Ellis "Aunt Jennie" Wilson, a 1982 Vandalia Award winning banjo player, considered a master of the "clawhammer" style of banjo playing. She became a folk festival favorite, who loved to play music with her grandson Roger Bryant, and inspired many others to play banjo using her clawhammer style picking.
Although Pickin' In The Park has a house band, Sang Creek, other great local talent regularly performs on our stage, like Coal Fired Band, who has backed Chase Likens as well as Kayla Slone as their tour band on several occasions, is considered as one of Logan's top bands, as well as One Horse Town, Weekend Grass, Mystery Mountain Boys and Blackberry Jam.
Currently under the direction of Ray Perry, Pickin' In The Park has went through a multitude of changes since it's beginning days of an old pole barn with floors covered in sawdust but it's most recent transformation of a newer larger stage, reminiscent of his mamaw's front porch, Ray Perry, with the assistance of several businesses and local volunteer help, has turned what once was a tiny cramped up stage into one of the largest stages and dance floors in the area.
If you or your band would like to perform at Pickin' In The Park, please contact us through our Facebook page, call us at 304-687-3160 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a performance.
Pickin' In The Park will begin Sing With The Band, in May 2015, where one night a month will be dedicated to single performers, duo's and/or trio's without a band to sing with our house band and showcase their talent.
If you would like to participate in Open Mic Night please contact us at the above contact information for details.
Family Friendly Atmosphere
No Alcohol Allowed on State Park Property.
Coal Fired will be performing at this years West Virginia Freedom Festival in downtown Logan, WV on Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 6PM
Coal Fired will be performing Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 8 til 10 PM at the Lincoln County 4th of July Celebration in Hamblin WV
Come on out and enjoy the free entertainment and watch the fireworks with Coal Fired!!!!!
CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO WATCH 5 YEAR OLD LIAM PLAYING HIS FIDDLE AND PLAYING IT 'HOT'
From 5 thru 75 years old, everyone loves coming to Pickin' In The Park. Ray (guitar) Liam (fiddle) Curt (double bass) and Dunk (banjo) playing Duelin' Banjo's
PICKIN' IN THE PARK will be closed Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26 2015.
PICKIN' IN THE PARK's regular bands, Mystery Mountain Boys, One Horse Town, Phil and Liam Farley, and Coal Fired will be performing at this years Apple Butter Festival Sept 24 thru 26th, come on down and enjoy your favorite bands in Chapmanville WV.
PICKIN' IN THE PARK's Senior's Prom will be Friday, October 2nd, beginning at 6 and going til the music stops. Coal Fired Band and McVanHat will be performing.
Pickin will be closed Saturday October 3rd.
PICKIN IN THE PARK's monthly Gospel Sing will be held Saturday, October 10th with exciting, new bands to perform Bill Marcum's Rubberband/featuring Sandy Young, The Dickie Taylor Band
The Spaulding Family, Saving Grace and The Farley Family.