A weekend of new songs

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival

August 19, 2004

Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22

Claymont Court on Huyette Road, just outside Charles Town, W.Va., with Sunday evening Mountain Stage show at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

n Friday, Aug. 20

9 a.m. - Gates open

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Contest live rounds

Noon to 5:30 p.m. - Workshops

12:30 to 2 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Buck Brown, Mark Simos and Jen and Scott Smith

2 p.m. - Pops Walker

4 p.m. - Paul Reisler

4:30 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Jamal Millner and Devon Sproule


5 p.m. - Admission for evening pass concert ticket purchasers.

6 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Hunger Mountain Boys, Kate McDonnell, Peter Mulvey and Robbin Thompson

7:30 to 11 p.m. - Performances by Tom Prasada-Rao, Kenny White, Steppin' In It and Susan Werner

n Saturday, Aug. 21

9 a.m. - Gates open

9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Workshops

10 a.m. to noon - Contest live rounds

10 a.m. - Multiperformer session with Mark Simos, Kate McDonnell, Todd Burge and Gar Ragland

11:30 a.m. - The Hunger Mountain Boys

Noon to 4 p.m. - Contest semifinals

12:15 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Robert Blake, Louis Ledford, Anais Mitchell and Rachel Reis

12:20 p.m. - Tori Anderson and Possum Holler

1:20 p.m. - We're About 9

2 p.m. - Robbin Thompson

2:20 p.m. - Jamal Millner and Friends

2:45 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Pops Walker, Jon Wikstrom, Ron Sowell and Buck Brown

3:20 p.m. - Naked Blue

4 p.m. - Steppin' In It

4:20 p.m. - Malcolm Holcombe

5 p.m. - Contest finals

5 p.m. - Admission for evening pass concert ticket purchasers

6 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Susan Werner, Tom Prasada-Rao, Kenny White and Paul Reisler

8 to 11 p.m. - Performances by Devon Sproule, Peter Mulvey, Mad Agnes and Darrell Scott

There will be live music in the Blue Cardinal Caf from midnight to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

n Sunday, Aug. 22

Admission is free with purchase of a ticket for the Mountain Stage NewSong show at Shepherd University.

9 a.m. - Gates open

10:30 a.m. - Somewhat Spiritual Song Circle hosted by Douglas Imbrogno

11:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Workshops

Noon - Multiperformer session with Songwriters Association of Washington

1 p.m. - Multiperformer session with Baltimore Songwriters Association

1 to 4 p.m. - Sign Up and Sing session

3 p.m. - Performances by Voxology, David LaFleur, Outpatients and South Mountain String Band

5 p.m. - Gates open for Mountain Stage NewSong Show at Shepherd University's Frank Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

6 p.m. - Performances by Lisa Loeb, Ellis Paul, Junior Brown, Darol Anger's String Ensemble and the 2004 NewSong contest winner

Tickets, plus handling fees, are available by calling

1-800-594-TIXX and online at A portion of all tickets sales will benefit the Claymont Mansion Restoration Fund. Advance tickets are available through today.

n Weekend pass: Adults, $90 in advance, $110 at gate; children ages 13 to 16, $35 in advance, $40 at gate; free for kids 12 and younger. Includes all performances, workshops, KidSong and evening concerts.

n Weekend pass with live song contest entry: $110 in advance; $130 at gate. Limited slots available.

n Friday pass: $35 in advance; $45 at gate.

n Saturday pass: $40 in advance; $50 at gate.

n Sunday pass: $15 in advance; $20 at gate. Free with purchase of Sunday evening Mountain Stage ticket.

n Friday evening pass: $15 in advance; $20 at gate

n Saturday evening pass: $20 in advance; $25 at gate.

n Double evening pass (Friday and Saturday): $40 through today only.

n Sunday Mountain Stage NewSong Show at Shepherd University: $17.50 in advance; $25 at gate. Seating is limited.

For more information, go to on the Web.

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