Music will drift across the hills at Flatwoods tonight from the new showpiece for central West Virginia.

It is the opening of the Mountain Lakes Amphitheater.

John Skidmore II is one of the developers and he says the concept for such a facility was born out of the mind of his dad.

This weekend John Anderson will be the first big act to christen the facility, located in the Flatwoods RV Park directly behind the Days Inn.

Opening for Anderson will be Taylor Made, an up and coming group out of Grafton. Greg Duckworth with Taylor Made says they've played all over West Virginia and admits he is impressed.

Tourism is the lifeblood of what's called the Mountain Lakes Region. Skidmore says the new amphitheater is another element of that.

Promoters plan to have an event every weekend, from bluegrass, to gospel, to oldies, and rock and yes country music as well. Several other big names are also expected to play the Mountain Lakes during the summer months.

For more information see   mountainlakesamphitheater

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