Happy #WVmusic Day, everyone! I'm so excited to share the work of 30 great artists and acts over the next 30 days. And what better way to kick off this interview series than with the man behind Huntington Music & Arts Festival, WhizzbangBAM and Huntington's vibrant music scene... Mr. Ian Thornton. http://wvpublic.org/post/how-one-mans-made-wvmusic-sing
WhizzbangBAM! is based out of Huntington, WV and was created out of the frustration of one local fellow who was tired of seeing so many talented bands from our region go unnoticed. Through years of experience on every side of music (playing in bands, running a music festival, booking for venues, booking individual artists), Ian Thornton decided to take matters into his own hands.
Loaded with an eclectic roster that he’d put up against any scene in the country, he set out to create a management/booking agency that could provide his artists with the respect they deserve.
WhizzbangBAM! not only books for regional artists but can also assist in event planning. Drawing from the experience of booking the entertainment for such events as the Huntington Music & Arts Festival (of which he’s the founder) and the Rails & Ales Festival (West Virginia’s largest craft beer festival), he has the experience to provide any size gathering with the right production.