PARTY On The PATIO – AUG 28th, 7PM-11PM

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August 28th – 7PM to 11PM

Come on out for the C&S Railroad Band as they kick off the Diamond Teeth Mary Festival weekend with PARTY on the PATIO @ Heritage Station. Grab some dinner with Chickpeas Middle Eastern Grill or Johnny Ray’s BBQ. Then grab a craft brew at the patio bar.

Sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, First Sentry Bank, Coca-Cola, and the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

6th Annual Diamond Teeth Mary Festival – AUG 29th 2015

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The 6th Annual Diamond Teeth Mary Festival is set for Saturday, August 29th, NOON to 11PM, at Heritage Station in downtown Huntington, WV. This event celebrates our region’s great array of artists, artisans, craftsmen, children, musicians and above all, WV’s own Diamond Teeth Mary McClain. Come on out for some great blues, food and fun.

Come hungry and get some Blues, Brews, BBQ, delicious dogs and scrumptious snacks.

Starting at NOON

Food & Snack Vendors
– Johnny Ray’s BBQ
– Laikyn’s Hot Dog Stand

– Tropical Moon Frozen Yogurt

Craft11924552_871967626202346_7291480041565538711_n Beer Sampling – $5 for 6 tickets to sample
– Not Your Father’s Root Beer
– Sam Adams Octoberfest
– Redd’s Apple Ale
– Mothman Black IPA


NOON to 4PM – Bakery Blues Jam
@ the River and Rail Bakery
(Hosted by Joe Troubetaris)


Evening Performances on the
Heritage Station Stage:
  4PM – The 1937 Flood
  5PM – Lady D.
  6PM – Mojomatic
  7PM – Liz & Doc
  8PM – Micah Kesselring
  9PM – Downtown King
10PM – Huntington Blues Society “All-Star Jam”

 

This event is Sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, Hits 97.9, Holiday Inn, and the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Dedication Plaque

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Mary McClain was born on August 28th, 1902, and raised in Huntington, WV. At the age of 13, she hopped a train and left town to become a singer and dancer. During the 1940’s, Mary had diamonds removed from a bracelet and set into her front teeth, creating a dazzling stage effect which earned her the nickname, “Diamond Teeth Mary.” Night spots from Chicago to Miami billed her as “Queen of the Blues,” and “Walkin Mary.” She performed at the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall, the White House, and in Europe, where her show-stopping charisma received standing ovations. She also toured with the USO. Mary passed away on April 4th, 2000. As she had requested, her ashes were sprinkled on the railroad tracks at Heritage Station where she had hopped her first train. Mary always lovingly reffered to Huntington as “my home.”