Kayak Yak Festival

Yak Fest June 2019 Schedule of Events

2019 Entertainment Highlights 
Friday June 14​​
2-4pm - Vendor Set up
3pm - Albert Frank Perrone
4pm - Heather & Travro
5pm - Blues Crossing
6pm Creek Don't Rise
8pm Mountain Heart

Saturday June 15
Noon-2pm Vendor Set Up
1pm - Emma Meadows
2pm - Scott Honaker
3pm - Dave McCormick
4pm McKenna Hope
5pm Stephen Jones and CrossFire
6pm YARN
8pm Fletchers Grove


June 8, 2019

Alban Theatre
65 Olde Main Plaza Saint Albans, WV 25177
Time 6:30 PM

Miss and Teen Yak Fest

Teen 13-15 yrs $75.00
Miss 16-19 yrs $100.00

Will send Miss to West Virginia United States

Miss will receive
  • Custom Sash
  • Crown
  • $1,000 scholarship 
  • Custom Car Magnets
  • Portrait Package and more

Teen will receive
  • Custom Sash
  • Crown
  • $500 scholarship 
  • Custom Car Magnets
  • Portrait Package and more


  • For Application send request to  [email protected]
  • Send payments to  https://paypal.me/YakFest  - Please make sure you state Pageant and entry level
  • Deadline to enter is June 1,2019
  • Must be able to attend Yakfest June 14-15, St. Albans Christmas Parade and holiday activities, chili and wing event, and arti gras, and to represent Yakfest at other pageants and festivals throughout WV.

2019 Art Contests

Art Your Trash 

Wild & Wonderful

Friday June 14, 2019

  Albert Frank Perrone | Friday 3:00pm ​​

Albert's music is powerful in the singer songwriting tradition. Described as "the thinking man's musician," his songs range from emotion packed stories to whimsical toe tapping ditties. He takes inspiration from a long list of musical greats such as: Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Bud Powell, Doc Watson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tire Kingston Trio, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, John Prine, and his older brother, Ron Perrone. His musical craftsmanship is admired by many. There is no mistaking the warm connection between Albert Frank Perrone and his audience. There are always smiles and laughter, as well as a few tears. No one else sings or plays an electric classical guitar quite like him.

    Heather & Travro | Friday 4:00pm​​

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Heather & Travro Mcghee Musicians, singer/songwriters, teller of the story, lovers of music. Heather began singing at an early age, learned to play the guitar at age 11 and by the time she was in High School had written a few of her own songs. In recent years Heather began performing with Travro.  Heather & Travro have played at many events around West Virginia, including Charleston's “Live on the Levee”, and are also members of the local group, Appalachian Rain.

  Blues Crossing | Friday 5:00pm​​

Ray Hensley and Michael Lyzenga have been playing and recording original music together as Blues Crossing since 2004, mainly the blues with a touch of Americana and rock thrown in. Over the years they have played in numerous blues competitions, benefits, fundraisers, and various other gigs throughout the tristate region and are regulars at festivals and events hosted on Main Street St. Albans. Influences include Stevie Ray, Clapton, Floyd, James Taylor, Neil Young, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Mark Knopfler, Tool, Son House, Chris Sutton.

Creek Don't Rise  | Friday 6:00pm

 Creek Don't Rise is an eclectic four-piece band hailing from the mountains of West Virginia/Kentucky.  Their soulful, blues inspired music takes influence from their native Appalachia, spanning across "Country, Blues Soul, Rock n Freakin Roll".  The band tackles and successfully plays several genres of music.
"Our Niche is We Have No Niche".  Their original music cannot be easily labeled
either, with soul searching lyrics about life and powerful guitar and harmonica solos over rock steady rhythms and silky smooth dynamics.
This band is not like any other touring today.  

  Mountain Heart
  Friday 8:00pm

Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA
awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's.
They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of
130 times, and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Punch Brothers, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and many more.

Saturday June 15, 2019

  Emma Meadows | Saturday 1pm

Emma Meadows is from Alkol in rural Lincoln County, WV. She has been a member of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus for 8 years, singing at the WV Governor’s Mansion,  the Senate floor, Niagara Falls, the Canadian Capitol, West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, the Clay Center, and the Charleston Civic Center.
She also enjoys performing at local open mic nights. She taught herself how to play ukulele and piano, and is now working on learning to play the guitar.  

    Scott Honaker | Saturday 2pm

Scott Honaker is a Nashville singer/songwriter/artist/musician who grew up in St. Albans, WV. Scott moved in 2004 to Nashville, and has been singing, writing, and has performed in the Nashville area at world famous establishments such as The Bluebird Cafe, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Opryland Hotel, Opry Backstage Grill, and The George Jones Museum. Through the last 15 years, Scott has performed as a solo artist, has been a singer/frontman for various bands, and has also performed with various artists.  Scott and his family have recently moved back to West Virginia, to be closer to family. Scott is continuing to perform in Nashville, as well as bringing his years of hard work, and performing experience to his home state of West Virginia. Scott has written and recorded two CD's.

    Dave McCormick | Saturday 3pm

Dave McCormick is a 40 year veteran of the local music scene. He has been writing songs that whole time, and so,has over 500 original songs and knows at least that many cover songs in all styles and varieties. His songs will make you cry, laugh and cheer, his guitar playing will knock you out, but his voice is his hallmark! Whether it is a warm, rich baritone, or a loud bluesy squall, his voice will blow you away! Dave is always looking to make new friends and fans

MaKenna Hope  | Saturday 4:00 pm

Makenna Hope is a 15 year old from St Albans. Makenna currently attends SAHS as a freshman. She has been singing locally since she was 10 at various fairs, festivals and restaurants. She has had the honor of opening for Dan and Shay, Parmalee, Brandon Lay and Colt Ford. Makenna is working hard to make all of her dreams come true.

  Stephen Jones and CrossFire | Saturday 5pm

Tim & Stephen Jones  Tim has been involved in the local music scene for 30 some years as a lead guitarist and, vocalist for numerous groups playing various styles from Country, to Classic rock, to Soul and Motown genres. Tim has performed at such venues as St. Albans ArtiGras, Riverfest, South Charleston Summerfest, and early Mountain Stage.  Stephen is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association, He has won first place in the 2017
Putnam's Got Talent competition, and numerous best male vocalist awards as a featured soloist.  Not only a strong vocalist, and guitarist, he also plays piano, ukulele, drums and percussion. This father and son duo, brings originality to cover songs along with originals, with their unique brand of bringing a fun musical experience for all ages and tastes.

  YARN | Saturday 6pm

You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. “that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction”.  They have landed on the Grammy ballot 4 times, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, placed top five on both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts garnered airplay on Sirius FM, iTunes, Pandora, CNN, and CMT, and also accorded the “Download of the Day” from Rolling Stone. Shine the Light On found shared songwriting credits with John Oates (the Oates of Hall & Oates fame).  Yarn has shared stages with such superstars as Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, Allison Krauss, Leon Russell, Jim Lauderdale and The Lumineers.
Yarn is Brooklyn and Raleigh based band -currently comprised of Blake Christiana, Rod Hohl, bassist Rick Bugel, and drummer Robertonhomme.

  Fletchers Grove
  Saturday 8:00pm

 Known for their high-energy shows, the band mixes a fierce rhythmic foundation, dual guitar solos, and an Appalachian tinged mix of genres that makes standing still nearly impossible. By focusing on musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, Fletcher’s Grove has captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond.  Fletcher's Grove has hit the festival season's hard playing festivals like All Good Music Festival, Hookahville, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Werk Out Music Festival, Highland Jam, Kind Roots, Hookahnanny, Hookah in the Hills, Masquerade Ball, and many more.                              Fletcher's Grove plays over 100 shows and festivals a year, sharing the stage and line-up with bands such as Furthur, Primus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphree's McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Gov't Mule, Rusted Root, Papadosio, The Werks,  Ekoostik Hookah,  EOTO, STS9, The New Mastersounds,   Larry Keel and  Natural Bridge,  Cornmeal,  Great American Taxi,  and  numbers  of other talented artists.


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