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Sounds Good Festival 2022

A Celebration of Soulful Music in Appalachia


The Sounds Good Festival returns to Palatine Park in Fairmont, WV  on June 25th, 2022 as the Appalachian Soul Man, Aristotle Jones, brings his regional radio show and podcast “Sounds Good to Me with Aristotle Jones” to the stage for a second year. 

The Sounds Good Festival is a FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT. This year’s festival theme is a Celebration of Soulful Music in Appalachia, and will include performances by:

- Aristotle Jones, the Appalachian Soul Man from Morgantown, WV

- The Heavy Hitters, a funk band from Charleston and Huntington, WV 

- Lady D & Mi$$ion, West Virginia’s First Lady of Soul with her band from Beckley, WV

- Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, soulful rockers from  Beckley, WV

- Hustle Souls, a funk and soul quartet from Asheville, NC


Be sure to catch up on all episodes of “Sounds Good To Me with Aristotle Jones” podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast streaming platform. We look forward to seeing you at Sounds Good Festival 2022.

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Palatine Park, Fairmont, WV



Palatine Park is a scenic riverside park in Fairmont, WV that offers walking paths, a boat launch, picnic areas, green space, and a “splash pad” water play area for children. 

One of the biggest draws to the park is the popular Summer Event Series, where  top local, regional, and national touring musicians to perform live at the park's amphitheater. 

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Sounds Good Festival 2022 Musical Acts

Activities, Artists, Artisans, & Food Vendors

Sounds Good Palatine Mural & Coloring Sheet

In the spirit of creative expression and collaboration , the Sounds Good Festival 2022 will be unveiling a new public work of art at Palatine Park designed and created by the Fairmont State University Art Department.  Inspired by the inclusive message of the Sound Good Festival, the "Sounds Good Palatine" mural will be unveiled to the public the day of the festival. 

You can also join in on the fun by completing your very own "Sounds Good Palatine" coloring sheet.  Upload a picture of your completed coloring sheet to Instagram and tag @PalatineParkFairmont and @JonesAristotle and use #SoundsGoodPalatine for a chance to have it displayed on the video board during the Sounds Good Festival 2022 on Saturday June, 25th.

Interactive Screen Printing Station

In a partnership with Fairmont State University Art Department Chair Joel Dugan, the Sounds Good Festival 2022 will include an Interactive Screen Printing Station where attendees can create custom Sounds Good Festival 2022 T-Shirt.   Free T-Shirts are available for the first 100 attendees to go though the interactive screen printing station.  While the supplies of free T-Shirts are limited to 100, attendees may also bring  clean fabric items from home, such as T-Shirts, tote bags, bookbags, blankets  and other items to create a custom piece.   

Artist and Artisan Vendors

In conjunction with the mission of the Sounds Good Foundation, to connect creators with under-served communities, the Sounds Good Festival 2022 will feature several Local Visual Artists, and Artisan Vendor booths for attendees to shop and take home a unique artwork.

Food Vendors

Sounds Good Festival 2022 will feature several food trucks, and food vendors.  Please bring cash and credit/debit Card to pay for your meals, and get ready to enjoy several great food options. 

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