Fifty years ago this summer the Beatles released their masterpiece “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which quickly became a soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” Last weekend, the mountains of the New River Gorge became the new Haight-Ashbury for the Summer of Love 2017. Millennials loaded into cars, vans and buses to hear live music, just as their grandparents may have done 50 years earlier.
ACE Adventure and Resort hosted the Mountain Music Festival, which included 24 bands on four stages over a three-day period. The outdoor resort in Minden may not have seen the 100,000 estimated guests that San Francisco hosted in 1967, but the music, fashion and spirit of the original ‘Summer of Love” lived on for some.