Coonskin Park Amphitheater
2000 Coonskin Dr, Charleston, WV 25311
A NOTE TO ANYONE NEEDING ROOMS FOR THE FESTIVAL!!
The Sleep Inn at the Mink Shoals exit of I-79 (right outside of Charleston headed North on I-79 – beside the wonderful Harding’s Restaurant) is holding a block of rooms for us!!! They are offering the reduced rate of $89 for king or double queen if you ask for the Robin Kessinger Festival block with a cut off of April 18 ….the direct phone is 1-800-216-0661. All rooms have a small refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and board, coffeemaker, high speed internet, and a deluxe continental breakfast in the lobby from 6 – 10 AM. This will most likely be our ‘after hours’ jam location, too!
A nonprofit festival to be held at Coonskin Park Amphitheater, hosts the WV State Flatpick Guitar Championship and holds traditional music workshops.
Mission: To celebrate the traditions of passing on musical heritage in the mountain state.
The Robin Kessinger Festival hosts the West Virginia Flatpick Guitar Contest. We promote and encourage people to support West Virginia’s musical heritage as well as expose them to a variety of musical styles. Our hope is that everyone who attends our festival will go home with fond memories of the celebration of music, the beauty of our state, and the good times with new and old friends.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Robin Kessinger Festival for 2015 is cancelled. We do plan on having one in 2016, just not sure of the dates. We’re hoping to use the break to make the festival better than ever. Thanks to all for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2016.