Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced the first annual Earth Rocker Festival, set to take place on Saturday, May 20 at Shiley Acres in Inwood, West Virginia. Also featured on the bill are LUCERO, THE SWORD, BAD SEED RISING, APOLLO’S PROPHECY and the Frederick, Maryland School Of Rock band.

Earth Rocker Festival is a daytime event that has the parking field opening at 9 a.m. Gates to the show open at 12 noon and music starts at 1 p.m. The festival ends at sunset with overnight camping permitted. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge. 10×10 pop-up tents and lawn chairs are allowed inside designated festival concert areas.

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“The first annual Earth Rocker Festival takes place at Shiley Acres, in West Virginia,” states CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon. “We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a blast. Our intent is to have a really diverse bill. If all goes as planned, Earth Rocker Festival will continue as an annual event, hopefully growing in scope over the years.”

Guitarist Tim Sult adds: “Enjoy the May weather in the best way possible — with a day of rock n roll in a West Virginia field!”

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster says: “Earth Rocker Festival is a great way to kick off summer! The green rolling hills of West Virginia will provide the backdrop for our inaugural music event. We wanted to create a musical experience that included a diverse lineup of music. We are pleased to announce this year’s lineup includes our friends THE SWORD and the legendary LUCERO. Come rock with us!”

Shiley Acres is an outdoor concert venue located in Inwood, West Virginia. For 40 years Shiley Acres has seen many local and national acts grace its stage.

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