Shindig music festival Saturday in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG – The fifth annual Shindig music festival will be 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio Valley Rowing Club at the foot of 19th Street next to the Memorial Bridge in Parkersburg.

The event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and the Ohio Valley Rowing Club.

Admission is $10 for adults before 4 p.m. and $20 after 4 p.m. Students are $5 and anyone 17 and under with an adult is admitted free. For more information, call 304-485-0650 or go to

The lineup of performers is scheduled to include:

* 3 p.m.: Ben Davis Jr. and the Dirt Poor Troubadours

* 4 p.m.. Andrea Davidson

* 5 p.m.: The Noah Witherspoon Band

* 6 p.m.: The Settlement

* 7 p.m.: The Magic Mama Band

* 8 p.m.: The Carpenter Ants

* 9 p.m.: Kevin Gordon Band

* 10:15 p.m.: The Greens

The money raised for the CHS will benefit the agency’s runaway/homeless youth and its transition housing programs, said Missy Storey, program coordinator for the runaway/homeless youth program. Among its services, the CHS provides a drop-in center for youth ages 12-17 as a safe place for them one night a week.

The Shindig is in its fifth year and has been a positive event for the society, Storey said.

“It’s been growing every year. We’re hoping to raise about $4,000 the evening of the event,” she said of Saturday’s event.

Concessions will include Philippines Best, North End Tavern and Dave’s Grill Shack, Storey said. In a new addition to this year’s event, several craft vendors will be selling their wares during the Shindig, she said.

Storey said there will be a small change in location for this year’s Shindig, which will be held at 2201 Keever St., off 19th Street near the Memorial Bridge. This year, the activities and music will be held on the river side of the flood wall at the rowing center, instead of the grassy area inside the wall as in past years.