Cool Spots

Places with a neat atmosphere that you should check out if you get the chance.




Who They Are
What it is
Thomas, WV
Appears to be a funky cafe and hostel (only $20/person!) with regular live music and a neat atmosphere. Purple Fiddle

 Frontier Ranch Music Center

Pataskala, OH
Concert/Festival Site Frontier Ranch

Four Quarters Sanctuary 

Artemas, PA
Interfaith Sanctuary Four Quarters Sanctuary

Appalachian South Folklife Center

Pipestem, WV
Rural Event/Festival Site -natural ampitheater Appalachian Folklife Center


Pomeroy, OH
Campground, Event Center, Retreat Wisteria

Twin Oaks Community

Louisa, VA
Intentional Community/Ecovillage of about 100 people Twin Oaks
Roanoke, VA

Restaurant / Supporter of Local Organic Foods

A neat group of people I met at Floyd Fest (the tiny yellow tomatoes were very tasty! Thanks!!) Offering fresh, locally grown food and supporting the efforts of organic farmers!

   Roanoke River Massage
Patrick Beale, C.M.T.
Roanoke, VA

Business card says "Relaxing Sessions of Swedish-base Massage"

Met Patrick on my last day at Floyd Fest. I didn't have a chance to take advantage of his services at the fest, but man... after sleeping on the ground for 6 days, I sure wish I could have!! He seems like a really nice, mellow guy who loves his work. If you're in the Roanoke area, be sure to look him up!

The Historic Lewis Theater
Lewisburg, WV
The Lewis Theatre in historic downtown Lewisburg, WV

A community center for film and performing arts, locally owned, recently renovated with stadium seating and large stage.