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JOY TO THE WORLD W/ BOB THOMPSON FT PAULA COLE THU · DECEMBER 13, 2018 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $25.00 - $30.00

FestivALL Fall

FestivALL Charleston will celebrate FestivALL Fall for its 7th consecutive year. The festival will extend the popular city-wide multi-arts summer

Thomas Rhett Life Changes Tour

THOMAS RHETT Thomas Rhett scored his first No. one hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This," introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of county music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut, and the anything-goes attitude of rock. WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BRETT YOUNG and MIDLAND Brett Charles Young is an American country pop singer and songwriter. Brett is currently touring with his band which includes lead guitarist Sam Davis, drummer Billy Hawn, guitarist Matt Ferranti, and bass guitarist Noah Needleman. Midland is an American country music group formed in 2016 in Dripping Springs, Texas, consisting of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Cameron Duddy (bass guitar, background vocals), and Jess Carson (lead guitar, background vocals). In addition to their roles in the band, Wystrach is an actor and model, and Duddy is a music video director. The band has released one studio album, On the Rocks, which has accounted for three charted singles on the Billboard country music charts: "Drinkin' Problem", "Make a Little" and "Burn Out". The band's musical style can be defined as neotraditionalist country.

Hot Rod Rockers at the Morgan County Expo!

Everything from Rockabilly to Disco, Classic Country to Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, and Blues. The song list is extensive and sure to bring out the dance and voice of everyone. Join us from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for fun, music, and more at the main stage area in front of the Senior Life Services Center of Morgan County!

Berkeley County Youth Fair

Experience a traditional county fair, mixing agricultural interests and exhilarating carnival elements, at the 71st annual Berkeley County Youth Fair, in Martinsburg, August 4-11. Each day is packed with activities and events, so each day creates new experiences and memories. Fair-goers will delight in activities like bull riding, corn hole, a doughnut eating contest, tractor/truck pull, a Figure 8 Derby, a concert and more before ending the evening dashing between the dizzyingly fun carnival rides and games. Be sure to load up on delicious fair food, from grilled hamburgers to funnel cake, snow cones, cotton candy and more.

John Henry Days

John Henry is a beloved folk hero known for having raced against a steam powered drill to prove worth of using the crew of men rather than machine and to hopefully, preserve the rail workers' jobs. He proudly fought and won the epic battle, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand. His legend is a reminder that America and all of its successes and advancements were buillt by everyday heroes like John Henry. John Henry Days is an annual 3-day festival held on the second weekend of July. The festival starts on Friday night with a concert at the stage near the Great Bend Tunnel and ends on Sunday with the Rubber Duck Race at the Talcott bridge. For more information on John Henry Days, check out their website at: Johnhenryhistoricalpark.com

John Ellison, Live at ACE Adventure Resort

International legend John Ellison, singer songwriter of the classic hit "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" is bringing it to the table at ACE Adventure Resort with his all natural, low sodium, no MSG and gluten free gourmet blend of seasonings. Ellison is scheduled to perform on the deck of The Lost Paddle at ACE, Saturday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holiday weekend and announce a partnership between ACE and Ellison's Some Kind of Wonderful Gourmet Seasoning. The show is free, family friendly and open to the public. Ellison, born in a shack built from driftwood on the bank of the Kanawha River in Fayette County and raised in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, pursued his musical dreams and became the songwriter of one of the most recorded and played songs in music history: "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" was released in 1967 and gained notoriety with its catchy tune and lyrics. Today Ellison continues to perform on stages around the world bringing people together with music, and now around the dinner table. In 2001, John started Some Kind of Wonderful Foods to produce his own recipes and gourmet seasoning. The seasoning is his own blend, all natural, gluten free, no MSG and low sodium. ACE's kitchen uses Ellison's gourmet seasonings on all their wings as well as a few other food items on The Lost Paddle menu. Try the sauceless wings - they are Some Kind of Wonderful. Ellison's soulful funk performance will be followed by the local folk pop rock band The Parachute Brigade.

U.S. Floyd Live

The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Tickets $33.50 - $38.50

Wheeling Symphony Concert & Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

Charleston Metro Bands Concert

A free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse features patriotic marches, Broadway tunes and movie hits.

Lionel Cartwright “I Watched it on the Radio”

An intimate evening with Nashville singer-songwriter-producer as well as Ohio Valley native, Lionel Cartwright. Join Lionel on stage of the historic Capitol Theatre in an intimate setting for only 200 people! Upon entering through the backdoor of the Theatre, you will be directed to the legendary stage itself and enjoy his performance from the stage on the stage! 3 BMI Million-Air Award songs, including the Billboard #1 Leap of Faith, I Watched It All On My Radio, Give Me His Last Chance, along with other top 10 hits. A member of the famous country music class of ’89. Lionel’s career has also included composing/scoring music for TV. See his composer page for examples. With over 100 TV shows to his credit, you’ve probably heard his work without realizing it! Lionel continues to work on all fronts: writing and recording, producing and mentoring other artists, and performing. As creatively alive as ever, Lionel is always exploring new expressions and opportunities for his artistry.

Straight No Chaser

Back by popular demand! If the phrase “male A-Capella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chase (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. This unforgettable live act is always a sell-out.

GSC Bluegrass Band

Glenville State College's Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the historic Alpine Theatre. Seating is limited to 120.

Valentine’s Concert at the Strand Theatre

The two hour vocal presentation will feature beautiful love songs from the 50's through today and from all genres; pop, country, oldies, and gospel by the Ron Retzer Trio. Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets: $10.00 each and are available at the Moundsville Pharmacy and at Frame and Fortunes in Moundsville.

Two Rivers String Quartet Concert

The Friends of Music will present the third concert of their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, January 13. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. It will feature the Two Rivers String Quartet. The concert program is entitled "Contrasting Passions." It will include two works: • Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) — String Quartet No. 1 in E minor • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.  Jed Gaylin, the Music Director of Friends of Music, says both works show great passion but their styles are very different. He says the Mendelssohn piece is "virtuosic, fleet, and intense, with moments, such as the final chorale, of magnificent serenity." On the other hand, he says, Smetana's quartet "is earthy, rooted in Slavic folk music traditions." Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before December 31). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. If there is snow that makes travel difficult on January 13, the concert will be rescheduled to January 20. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the region. For full information about the Friends and their concerts, go to www.friendswv.org.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Holiday Concert

Join Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and the United Way for this new Morgantown holiday tradition. Hear his new holiday songs while also enjoying his chart-topping favorites. It’s a wonderful addition to your holiday season!

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band. This special event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The roster of talented “friends” taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, will include Mark Lowry, The Martins, Buddy Greene, Lynda Randle, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Jeff Taylor, and Kevin Williams. This festive evening will feature many classic Christmas favorites, allowing all those attending to experience the true Reason for the Christmas season.

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler – A Christmas Tour

Kellie Pickler who gained fame on the fifth season of American Idol has established herself as an acclaimed artist of Country music and has become a media darling with her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler” which co-stars her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs. Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Together Pickler & Vassar will light up the stage in a rare Country Christmas Tour that will harmoniously showcase their musical talents and unique voices.

Harp Concert

A free harp concert will be held at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3pm. This event is hosted by local harpist, Leah Trent, and will feature harp solos and harp ensemble pieces.

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Folk icons Stephen Stills and Judy Collins are celebrating the golden anniversary of their tumultuous love affair that was immortalized in the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and as a solo artist. Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, fusing folk, rock, classical and jazz into a singular aesthetic. For this once-in-a-lifetime experience, the two will perform songs from their rich catalogs as well as debut songs from their joint album, due for release this summer, and share warm, intimate stories from their journeys.

OctoberWest

September 30th from 4 PM – 9 PM. All proceeds will go directly back into Charleston’s West Side for programs, public art, and other community and economic revitalization projects. In its tenth year, OktoberWest is West Virginia’s largest traditional German Octoberfest and among the largest craft beer festivals in the state. It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live tunes! Ticket Info (On Sale August 1st): General Admission – $35 (Includes six 12 oz. beer tickets and access to the OktoberWest concert series) Nondrinker – $20 (Designated drivers or attendees 13-20. Includes access to the OktoberWest concert series) Children’s Ticket – $10 (Children 12 and under. Includes access to the American Billiards Kids’ Zone and OktoberWest concert series)

The West Virginia Jazz Orchestra with a Tribute to 50 Years of GVT

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary Season, Greenbrier Valley Theatre welcomes the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra and guest artists to the stage at GVT. The evening will feature favorite show tunes and jazz standards, as well as a few surprises along the way. Join the Theatre in marking this momentous milestone!

WVU Wind Symphony

The 50-member WVU Wind Symphony will present “a la Sousa,” a concert in the style of those performed by the John Philip Sousa Band in the early part of the 20th century.

Steel Drum Concert

CB Studios is a steel drum instruction studio located in Morgantown, WV. Come join for a great time with great music!

For King and Country at Hearts on Fire

Grammy award winning Australian duo, FOR KING & COUNTRY is comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone and known for their soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes. Join FOR KING & COUNTRY in Charleston, West Virginia at the Hearts On Fire Youth Conference!

The Morgantown Jazz Orchestra with Travis Riddle and The Bourbon Street Band

The Morgantown Jazz Orchestra performs modern and straight-ahead big band jazz. Orchestra members have performed with legends as Bobby Vinton and the Temptations. New Orleans meets the Mountain State with Travis Riddle and his Bourbon Street Band.

Free Concert with Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

This free concert will be held at Krepp's Park at the upper pavilion. Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. As an offshoot of a former project, The Weedrags, JFS was formed by Gary Antol (Songwriter/Guitar/Vocals) and Libby Eddy (Fiddle/Vocals) in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, have fun, and take it to the road. In the time since, JFS has appeared at festivals from New England to Florida and played club dates from the eastern seaboard to the west coast. In 2015, the band released their debut album, The Lane Change, a collection of both original and traditional songs focusing on journeys through personal relationships as well as life in the coal mining towns of central Appalachia. The album was well received by fans and critics alike. “Mannington #9,” a searing tale of lives lost in a 1968 mining disaster in Mannington, WV, was featured in the Relix Magazine 2015 Summer CD Sampler. Written by West Virginia storyteller and old-time musician, Keith McManus, the song’s driving rhythm and haunting melody capture the loss suffered by 78 families in this tragic accident. The Lane Change also featured the powerhouse harmonies of Antol and Eddy on titles such as “No Ash Will Burn” and “Blue Diamond Mines.”The Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC) is committed to providing a quality system of parks, trails, facilities and programs that enhance our community and the well-being of our residents. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy this free concert.

Live on the Levee – Whiskey Daredevils with Of the Dell

Opening act Of the Dell begins the night with "young, restless and useless rock N roll created by four rough, rowdy and semi conscious West Virginia natives." Headliner Whiskey Daredevils closes the show with a combination of equal parts classic country, punk rock, and 60s garage.

Outdoor Classical Music Concert

The Friends of Music will present the fifth and final concert of their current season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Shepherdstown, WV. This will be a special outdoor concert, held under a tent with chairs on the front lawn of Shepherd University's Popodicon mansion on Shepherd Grade Road. The concert will feature the Two Rivers Brass Quintet playing a variety of spirited works appropriate for an early-summer day. The program will be as follows: • Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) — A Western Fanfare • Anonymous — Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder (c. 1684) • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) — Selections from West Side Story, arr. by Jack Gale • John Cheetham (b. 1939) — Scherzo • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) — Contrapunctus IX from "The Art of Fugue," arr. by John Glasel • Victor Ewald (1860-1935) — Quintet No. 1 Admission will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before June 11). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. Some parking will be available on the Popodicon grounds but concertgoers will mainly be encouraged to park in the southernmost end of Shepherd University's "H" parking lot, which is located directly behind Popodicon, off University Drive on the West Campus. From there, they can either walk a short distance to the mansion or take a shuttle bus that Friends of Music will provide. In the weather is adverse that afternoon, the concert will be moved indoors to the Shepherd University Wellness Center nearby. Watch the Friends of Music website and Facebook page for updates. For more information, contact the Friends office at 304-876-5765 or [email protected] The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the Eastern Panhandle. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to www.friendswv.org.

Live on the Levee – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr and The Carpenter Ants

The Carpenter Ants open this performance that is part of the FestivALL Charleston celebration. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr headlines this can't-miss concert.

Air Force Concert

Rhythm in Blue is a 15-piece orchestra of the United States Air Force. The band is presenting a free concert in the 700-seat Ripley High Auditorium.

Memorial Day Concert – Legend

Enjoy a free rock and pop concert at Wheeling Heritage Port featuring favorites by Legend!

Summer Kick-Off Concert – Ron Retzer Trio

Kick off Summer with a FREE concert featuring favorite gospel songs performed by the Ron Retzer Trio!

Post-Race Concert – Easy Street

Head to Wheeling Heritage Port following the Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Classic for new and classic rock favorites with Easy Street!

WVSO Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series

WVSO welcomes Springfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Rhodes. The program includes Massenet The Last Sleep of the Virgin; Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Viktor Valkov, piano of Astral Artists; and Liszt Faust Symphony.

Two Rivers Piano & Wind Ensemble Concert

The Friends of Music will present the fourth concert of their current season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. The concert will feature the Two Rivers Piano and Winds Ensemble. The pianist will be Shepherd University's Scott Beard. The program, entitled "Windswept," will include the following works by American, German and French composers: Paquito D’Rivera (b. 1948), Invitación al Danzón for clarinet, horn and piano Friedrich W. Voigt (1833-1894), Nocturne for clarinet, horn and piano Op. 75 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano (1926) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16 Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before April 16). Tickets and Friends' memberships can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. The Two Rivers Piano and Wind Ensemble includes the following musicians: Scott Beard, Piano. Dr. Beard has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra soloist throughout the U.S. and Canada and in Europe and South America. He was Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shepherd University from 1998-2011, and currently serves as Shepherd's Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education. Noelle Drewes, Oboe. Dr. Drewes is the principal oboe with the Apollo Orchestra and is a founding member of the Capital Reeds. She has performed on numerous occasions as a guest with the National Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras in the region. She teaches at Montgomery County Community College, and maintains a private teaching studio out of her home in Bowie, Maryland David Drosinos, Clarinet. Mr. Drosinos has performed in Greece, Ireland, Moscow, Finland, the Bahamas and all over the continental U.S. He teaches at the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Peabody Preparatory, and Shepherd University. Lynn Moncilovich, Bassoon. Ms. Moncilovich is the principal bassoonist of Central Maryland's Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, and second bassoonist with the Keystone Wind Ensemble in Pennsylvania. She also performs frequently with the Lancaster PA Symphony Orchestra. Daniel Carter, Horn. Mr. Carter is adjunct horn instructor at Shepherd University and teaches Elementary Band and Strings in the Howard County MD Public System. He is principal horn of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. The piano used for this concert has been graciously provided by the Steinway Piano Gallery of Washington, DC. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the Eastern Panhandle. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to www.friendswv.org.

A Night for Three: Chamber Music for Violin-Cello-Piano Trio

3 world-renowned classical musicians here together from Boston, Bramwell, and South America. Call (276) 326-4248 for more information.

Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour

With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac's career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album,THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification,EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD,ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award. HITS DEEP LIVE, his newest LIVE CD/DVD will be available on Nov. 18. Admission varies.

Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Friends of Music will present a Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concert in Shepherdstown, WV on March 25. The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Entitled "Songs and Dances of Love," it will feature three works: Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes," Edward Elgar's Serenade, and the Marimba Concerto No. 1 of Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro. The soloist will be Michelle Humphreys, the Orchestra's Timpanist and Principal Percussionist. Humphreys, who formerly taught at Shepherd University, is now Professor of Percussion at Towson University. An early music specialist, she performs regularly with many of the region's top ensembles, including the Washington Bach Consort, Folger Consort, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Philadelphia's "Tempesta di Mare," and the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct. The Brahms waltzes were composed in 1869. Sumptuous in style, they are based on a collection of folk songs and love poems. It has been said that Brahms was moved to write them by his frustrated love for Clara Schumann, the wife of fellow composer Robert Schumann. Elgar's Serenade is a work of great lyricism. The composer wrote it in 1892 to commemorate the third anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Alice, whom he loved deeply. Elgar retained a great fondness for this work throughout his life and referred to it often as his favorite. It was the last piece he recorded before he died in 1934. Rosauro's Marimba Concerto is another very lyrical work that blends classical, jazz, and Brazilian motifs. The composer dedicated it to his son Marcelo, who was born around the time of the composition in 1986. Its four-movement structure is based on a Brazilian "Serenata," a lover's serenade that consists of a greeting, a lament, a dance, and a farewell. Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person ($22.50 before March 12). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted. In addition to on-street parking around the church, free parking will be available at the Bavarian Inn's upper parking lot, with free shuttle bus service to and from the concert. Full information about the Friends, the Orchestra, and the concert season is available at www.friendswv.org.

Love Riot Tour featuring God’s Not Dead Live!

(High Point N.C.) November 30, 2016 – Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original songs from Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens), Rivals brings an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers together to answer the question “Can God really make a difference?” and take the audience on a journey to an infamous music venue where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in. “With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different,” said Michael Tait, lead singer Newsboys. “There’s something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans.”

Rockin’ Road To Dublin

Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation changing the Irish Dance world. A fusion of rock and Irish, Rockin' Road combines the best of both worlds to thrust Irish Dance back into the spotlight. This stylish, can't-miss spectacle is the perfect balance between concert and stage show! Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine calls “WORLD CLASS ... a one-two punch of style and mastery ... they made some magic here”.

Video Games Live

Video Games Live is an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time played by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. (Admission varies.)

It’s Christmas Again Holiday Family Concert

Get in the holiday spirit and bring the whole family to a great concert with MAC Glee, a community chorus sponsored by the MAC: Monongalia Arts Center. Special guest entertainment with STEEL AWAY steel drum band. Lively, fun, sure to be a great toe tapping time!

Big Band Holidays with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call (304)696-3326 for more information.

Pipestem State Park – EAST RIVER TOWN BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT

East River Mountain Town Band Christmas Concert is an annual Sunday afternoon event at Pipestem State Park featuring Christmas and holiday music performed by the 45 member East River Mountain Town Band of Bluefield, WV and the surrounding area. This concert welcomes everyone and takes place in the Hudkins Conference Center of McKeever Lodge and will begin at 3:00 pm. There is no charge to attend, everyone is welcomed to attend this Sunday in the park program.

NEEDTOBREATHE Tour De Compadres

Grammy-nominated Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, along with special guest Mat Kearney, will be in Huntington on November 6 as part of their “Tour De Compadres 2016. NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records and quickly achieved cross-genre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours. Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, “H A R D L O V E” follows the band’s blockbuster album “Rivers In the Wasteland,” which made a stunning chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” and “Top Alternative Albums” charts while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #3. What’s more, the album’s stunning “Multiplied” earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination. The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song became a Top 10 rock smash, Top 20 CHR/Hot AC favorite, as well as NEEDTOBREATHE’s first-ever entry on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Tickets are $31 and $46 and available at ticketmaster.com and the Big Sandy Box Office.

Heaven Bound Ministries presents “A Southern Gospel Concert…Homecoming Style”

A Heaven Bound Ministries production. Join us under the revival tent inside the beautiful Capitol Theatre! Gospel Music.

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced their co-headlining 2016 North American tour. Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs throughout his acclaimed 10-plus year career, and on the return, multi-platinum selling artist Andy Grammer will dazzle crowds with his naturally upbeat and positive songs off his recent deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets avalable at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Ron Retzer Trio Concert

Strand Theatre presents Ron Retzer Trio Concert at 2:30 p.m. Bus Tour Event open to the public.

Mayhem In The Coalfields: Concert

Join us for a night of rock/metal at the Williamson Field House. 5 Bands for $5.00! Some of the best live music our area has to offer! Bands include: One In The Chamber Sever The Wicked Through The Woods Apologetic Venom Timeframes Concessions will be available at an additional cost. Hot Food, Cold Drinks! Check out the bands on FB!

Curt Anderson Christian Pop Concert

Christian pop musician Curt Anderson is bringing his message of hope to Elkins in performances during the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival. For his recent debut release, “Every Moment” on Dream Records, Anderson teamed up with Grammy and Dove Award winning producers and songwriters to bring listeners a fresh collection of anthemic songs that will both encourage and challenge. The album’s first single, “Keep It Beating,” is a fun-filled song about hope and redemption. Sunday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Summit Church in the American Mountain Theater Sunday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Robbins Memorial Chapel, Davis & Elkins College Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Celebrate the Spirit!, Elkins Town Square. For additional information, visit www.forestfestival.com or call 304-636-1824.

Tony Bennett at the Keith Albee

Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs. With seventeen Grammy Awards and seven Emmy Awards, he has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Today Tony Bennett's artistry and accomplishments are applauded here at home and all over the world from people from 12 to 90 years old. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Greenbrier Valley Chorale Presents Faure’s Requiem

The Greenbrier Valley Chorale will present Faure's Requiem in D Minor with Chamber Ensemble and Soloists. The event is in commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 and is in memory of the West Virginia communities devastated by floods and those who lost their lives. Faure said of his most famous work-- "it is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest." The concert will be held at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for college students and $5 for children grades K-12, and can be purchased on the Chorale website or at the door. For those who would like to learn more about Faure and his music, there will be a free lectire by Dr. James Caplinger at the church at 1:30pm.

Party in the Holler

Tackle America's best whitewater by day and party on the mountain all night. We are lining up your favorite Americana musicians for a killer show this Labor Day weekend. Get ready to stomp your feet so hard that your legs will be sore for days. We have big plans and some super surprises planned so make your plans now to Party in the Holler September 3rd! Stay tuned for lineup announcements and more coming soon.

Alderson Riverside Concert Series Presents “A Tribute to Bricktop”

Alderson Riverside Summer Events will present "A Tribute to Bricktop" featuring The Robinson-Kenga Trio on Sunday, August 28 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bring your chair and come out to hear Bricktop's music and times brought to life at this special musical event. "An Alderson Original, Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, a.k.a. "BRICKTOP" Smith was a 1920-50's singer, dancer and Paris Club owner. She was called Bricktop because of her auburn hair and a face full of freckles. After the death of her father, the family moved to Chicago where Ada discovered her talent for entertaining and hosting. When she moved to Paris in the early 1920s, she decided to open her own club called Chez Bricktop. Cole Porter was a fan and after hearing Bricktop talk about a lynching, wrote a song for her based on a comment she made (this song will be performed by Suzanna Robinson-Kenga). Ada used to say that the success of a night at her club was based on the number of Kings in attendance. The most was 5.....not counting the Prince of Wales. Bricktop was always proud of her West Virginia heritage. She would tell interviewers that she was born in "West, by God, Virginia". Her very interesting life has been depicted on stage and in books. A food vendor will be on hand selling drinks and snacks.

BEAR HILL BLUEGRASS @ PRICKETTS FORT

Come join us for a FREE outdoor concert by Bear Hill Bluegrass who will be preforming gospel music.

Adairs Run Concert

Adairs Run is a country group with a fiery edge based in Nashville, TN. Their sound encompasses the roots from rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. The band is made up of Princeton native, Todd Hanchock, Pat Pollifrone, Ian Daugherty and Chad Yarger. In May 2016, the Band Released their first EP titled “Turn Back The Miles.” The new music features 6 new compositions including one song featuring hit rock artist, Chris Daughtry. The single was released to radio in June. Tickets may be purchased at www.chuckmathenacenter.org.

Free Outdoor Concert: GRKMANIA

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater Come out and enjoy an evening of entertainment with the ever popular Polka band GRKMANIA. The Joe Grkman Band includes three generations of the Grkman family. The group features traditional Slovenian polkas and waltzes along with their original GRKMANIA style Slovenian button-box accordion music. Free and open to the public.

GRKMANIA @ PRICKETTS FORT

Come join us for an evening of FREE entertainment with the ever popular polka band Grkmania. The Joe Grkman Band includes three generations of the Grkman family. The group features traditional Slovenian polkas and waltzes along with their original GRKMANIA style Slovenian button box accordion music.

Free Outdoor Concert: Nikki Talley

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater Come out and enjoy an evening of entertainment the little lady from Ashville, North Carolina, Nikki Talley. Nikki is an energetic mountain girl with big vocals and raw gritty lyrics, her voice harkens back to Appalachian roots. Free and open to the public.

WV 153 Music Festival: The Reunion

We are bringing back our West Virginia's birthday celebration by bringing back five of our favorite bands! This is a once in a lifetime event you will only see at The 35th Star at Cantrells! *Friday June 17th* Preparty with The Laurel Creek Ramblin' Gamblers (LCRG) featuring Paul E. Johnson and the long-lost Geoff Richards! 10pm-2am / NO COVER *Saturday June 18th* Reunion performances by the original lineups of West Virginia legends Vern's Pot O' Chili THE YETTI The Rust Kings & Atomic Jo 8pm-2am / $10 admission (*camping not included) *On-site camping is available for the discounted rate of $8/person, per night. On-site cabin rentals and RV hookups are also available! Call Cantrell Ultimate Rafting at 304-877-8235 for reservations and more information. Book a full day or express rafting trip and make it a truly epic weekend!

Tyler Childers with special guest Colter Wall: Live from The 35th Star

Franks Family Music Show

Don't miss your chance to reminisce with us through some of the greatest musical hits of the decades. Our family blend, hilarious comedy, and variety of musical styles promise something for everyone. Join the family and feel the love! Give us a call at 304-460-5009, visit www.FranksFamilyMusic.com or find us on facebook!

Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra–Pushing the Season

The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra will continue its current season with a concert in Shepherdstown on March 12. The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will feature two iconic works: Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring Suite" and Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." It will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct. The violin soloist for Four Seasons will be Quing Li, the Baltimore Symphony's Principal Second Violin and a frequent soloist with that orchestra. Born in China, she studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She currently performs on a Neopolitan instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736.

Concord University’s Band Concert

The Concord University Concert Band is directed by Dr. David Ball, Director of Bands at Concord University. Dr. Gabriel Rieger, Associate Professor of English, will serve as the guest narrator at the concert. In addition, Concord University student Austin Bolden will be conducting a piece during the performance. The event is free and open to the public.

First Saturday Concert at GVBC

Enjoy delicious food brought to you by The Market. The Jar Movers will go on at 6pm. Pair this with some great refreshing beer and have yourself a rockin' good time! $1 off pints, $3 off growler fills, $5 220z bottles of any kind, $25 Wild & Wonderful 22oz bottle cases (you can mix and match styles to custom make your case of 12).

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red Tour with special guests Rend Collective

Peck Fest 2015 Country Music Concerts Sept 4 & 5 Point Pleasant, WV

PECK FEST 2015 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL! Peck Fest is Featuring Rodney Adkins, Joe Diffie, Trailer Choir, Jeff Dane, Tom Dixon, Black Mountain Shine, Mike Short Jr. ,Whiskey Rose, and Double Barrel Bring your own chairs! Be comfy and enjoy great country music! - - - - - PRE SALE PRICES - - - - - All SUPPORT Acts will do a Meet N Greet during the day Saturday where you will get to meet and get autographs as well as Pics! Limited Meet N Greets available for Headliners through Radio Stations and other contests. Stay Tuned! ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE this is a RAIN or SHINE event! Bring your chair or blanket get comfy and enjoy a full day of great Country Music! Country Music Concert featuring a great mix of National Recording Acts as well as the best Regional Acts! Friday Scheduled Lineup Headliner: Rodney Atkins (Big Hits: Take a Back Road, If your Going Through Hell) Supporting Acts: Trailer Choir, Tom Dixon, Black Mountain Shine, Saturday Scheduled Lineup Headliner: Joe Diffie (Third Rock from the Sun, Prop me Up beside the Jukebox) Supporting Acts: Trailer Choir, Jeff Dane, Whiskey Rose, Mike Short Jr, and Double Barrel