Second Chance Rocks the Two Virginias
One country music festival raises money for charity with performances by Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Jake Owen, and Lee Brice.
With more than 17,000 attendees expected to attend this year’s Second Chance Rocks the Two Virginias—a country music festival for a good cause—you can bet music fans from all across West Virginia and Virginia are in for the time of their lives. Last year, the festival helped to raise money for more than 30 nonprofit organizations, and this year, the festival aims to beat that.
“This festival started because we wanted to do something fun that could also do a lot of good,” says Erik Robinson, executive director of the festival. “It was a lot of work, but this year we have a solid grid line of talent and expect to have another great show.” Billy Wagner, a friend and Second Chance Learning Center partner of Erik’s, also helped to organize the festival.
This year’s lineup is full of big hitters, with stars like Eric Church, Jake Owen, and Lee Brice, among others, set to take the stage. “What’s really unique about this concert is that a lot of these guys don’t usually perform together,” Erik says. “We went to three different agencies to find all of our performers. It was a lot of work, but in the end I think it will be worth it.”
Erik suggests people planning on coming should wear weather appropriate clothes, but not to worry about the concert getting cancelled. “Our motto is ‘rain or shine, we rock. We want everyone to have a great time and we won’t let a little bad weather stop us.”
The concert will be held at Mitchell Stadium on Friday, June 29. The gates will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are being sold now for $30 to $60.
Last year's festival featured big names like Dierks Bentley.