BB Riverboats is bringing our largest paddlewheel boat, The Belle of Cincinnati, to Haddad Riverfront Park. Our unique venue will provide a Sightseeing Cruise from 3pm-5pm, while sailing through downtown Charleston on the mighty Kanawha River. Enjoy the scenery as we travel both North and South of Haddad Riverfront Park. Capture the entire beauty of South and North Charleston from the Kanawha River. Snack bar and bar available onboard. Please call reservations to reserve your tickets today, 859-261-8500. Sightseer: $23 Adult, Kids $17
Think you have the talent to be an American Idol? The popular TV show makes a stop in Charleston to audition hundreds for a shot at stardom.
Join in the celebration of the Healer of Hearts and Restorer of Life. Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston overlooks the Kanawha River, so grab the family, friends and neighbors for an amazing summer evening by the water! Celebration headliner is Citizen Way. Other featured performers include the Martin Luther King Jr Male Chorus.
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series closes the season with Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier. The conclusion of the season also ends with a fireworks display.
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents LC Band and Resurrection - A Journey Tribute
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents "SportsFest evening" featuring The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon.
Charleston's summer outdoor concert series presents The Settlement and Beggars Clan.
Charleston's favorite summer outdoor concert series, in partnership with Multi Fest, present Biscuit Miller and the Mix.
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents FOOTMAD night featuring The Wild Rumpus and The Steel Wheels.
Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents Voodoo Katz and Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
Charleston's favorite summer outdoor concert series presents WTSQ night featuring West Virginia's own Ona and Ron Gallo.
Celebrate America's birthday a day early at Charleston's Haddad Riverfront Park. The skies will light up, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass Band will provide the soundtrack to the best fireworks display in the area.
Charleston's favorite outdoor summer concert series presents Shine and The Soul Doctors.
The CAMC Foundation Run for Your Life supports colorectal cancer screening and awareness. This race begins at Haddad Riverfront Park and takes runners through Charleston, up and around the historic Spring Hill cemetery and back to Haddad Riverfront Park. The walk, beginning in the same location, goes through Charleston and up to the base of the Farnsworth ramp, then turns around and retraces the path. Proceeds from this race benefit the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awareness and screening. Entry Fees: Registration is $25 if postmarked before June 11 and $30 after. Online registration is available at tristateracer.com. Late registration and pre-race swag bag pick up is on June 16 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at CAMC Cancer Center parking lot (3415 MacCorkle Ave, SE Charleston) and on race day at Haddad Riverfront Park from 7-8am. Sponsors - Pepsi Sponsors - Pepsi www.camcfoundation.org/events
The 7th annual Capitol City Biker Bash, sponsored by Go Mart and Mountain Dew, proudly announces the 2018 line up for the 3-day motorcycle rally. Hogan's Goat plays Thursday, June 7. 5-Star Rebellion and Non-Friction are scheduled Friday, June 8, and The Georgia Satellites and The Cat Daddys close out the bash Saturday, June 9. New this year is a stunt show on Friday and Saturday afternoon with Kyle Sliger sponsored by Vino’s Sports Bar & Grill and Copper Pint Pub. For the 6th year we are proud to partner with HospiceCare as our charity.
FestivALL's Preview Weekend will return to Haddad Riverfront Park & the Kanawha Boulevard for the 3rd year. Enjoy a weekend full of FREE live music, delicious food and endless artful adventures in Charleston, WV. Kick off your summer with speaker series 'Three Things: My First, My First, My Favorite', the first Live on the Levee of the season, Taste-of-ALL Charleston, FestivALT concert series, and the opening of FestivALL's public art exhibition 'Brickscape'.
Officially permitted and sanctioned with USA Cycling. July 21-22, 2018, the hip, historic city of Charleston, WV, will be the center of a three-event, two-day stage race testing cyclists with an individual time trial, a criterium, and a road race to determine an overall winner. All cyclists will race the same courses for the time trial and the criterium, starting and ending at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston, WV. The road races will be contested over three different distances, and will also start and finish at Haddad Riverfront Park.
Walk for Freedom is a walk to bring awareness to Human Trafficking. It takes place in countries across the world on October 14th and we are bringing it Charleston. It was started by and organization called a21 and their main goal, other then ending Human Trafficking, is to reach, rescue, and restore victims of Human Trafficking. We will start at Haddad Riverfront Park and walk down Kanawha Blvd to the Capitol building and back. Distance is a little over a 5k. If you would like to register as a team or as an individual go to a21.org/charleston. If you would like more information you can go to getactivecwv.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headliner: Southern Avenue Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. "If Memphis music is a genre, this is it!" proclaims American Blues Scene, and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue, "The most-talked-about band in Memphis."
Headliner: TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands. Opener: Tim Browning and the Widowmakers Tim Browning and the Widowmakers hail from the deep dark hills of Appalachia. Fusing together the dark folk/country roots of Johnny Cash with the harmonised guitar-lines of Gorham and Robertson (Thin Lizzy), they weave tales of back alley justice and crimes of passion in a world that has moved on.
Headliner: Ashton Shepherd A gifted country songwriter and singer, Ashton Shepherd was born August 16, 1986, in Coffeeville, Alabama. She reportedly began singing as soon as she could talk and began writing song lyrics in notebooks when she was only five or six years old. Shepherd entered her first country showdown when she was eight, singing Patsy Cline songs, and was soon performing regularly at local fairs, benefits, and community events. She picked up the guitar when she was 15 and that same year her parents helped finance a self-released CD, which Shepherd sold at her shows. In 2006 she won a talent contest in Gilbertown, Alabama, for which the prize was an opening slot at a Lorrie Morgan concert. Spotted by a Nashville producer at the Morgan show, Shepherd was invited to Nashville to record, and soon signed with MCA Nashville, beginning work on an album, Sounds So Good, with veteran producer Buddy Cannon later that same year. A debut single from the project, the impressive "Takin' Off This Pain," hit the airwaves in September of 2007, and the Sounds So Good album was released in 2008. Sounds So Good peaked at a reputable 16 on the country charts and for her next album, 2011's Where Country Grows, she streamlined her Americana sound slightly and the record peaked at 11 on the country charts. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi Opener: Seth Bunting At a young age, Seth Bunting found a passion for singing. He was raised in Boone County, West Virginia where he was surrounded by gospel, country, and pop. Throughout the years Seth sang as often as possible, finding a stage and an audience for anyone who would listen. He was first involved in musicals with his local theater groups, then grew to actively singing in churches, performing in dance classes and competitions. It was at one of these competitions that Seth was discovered by a talent scout for BCE (Bobby Cyrus Entertainment). It was then Seth was able to continue his passion further by writing, recording, and performing his upcoming album. His latest single, “That's What I'm Talking' 'Bout” marks his debut to the country music world. The song is an up-tempo melodic country song that displays Seth’s vocal talent. The song was born when he was connected with Corey Barker and Anita Cox to co-write. After months on months of atrist development and over 20 songs written together, they realized through all the new material that an album would be born. The team headed to the Kent Wells Studio in Franklin, Tennessee and began recording. “That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout” stood out among all of the other songs and caught on with his fans. The single debuted on August 19, 2016. Seth has since relocated from West Virginia to Nashville, Tennessee where he is busy co-writing, traveling, and collaborating with local musicians while we wait the release of his newest tracks.
Headliner: Stark Raven Opener: The Band Wagon
Headliner: Priscilla Price Priscilla's first single, in 1973, was a re-release of "Funny." Picked up by BASF, it went to No. 17 on Billboard's top 30 R&B chart. "You Better Watch Yourself" is Priscilla's 2002 Rock House Records release, produced by Roy Roberts on his Rock House Label. "I'm Not for Sale" is the title of Priscilla's 1997 CD. Produced by Roy Roberts for King Snake/Rockhouse Records. Price's vocals combine gospel roots with pop sensibilities. She also loves the slow, smoldering blues songs that many singers wish they could achieve. Priscilla Price was presented with a “Life Time Achievement Award" by the Blues Society of Detroit in 2006.
Headliner: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line “Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire. Struthers has [come] up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists. … The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.” Ann Powers, NPR Music. Opener: GypsyRhythm GypsyRhythm formed in the fall of 2012 as a belly dancing duo, eventually branching out into live music and adding a percussionist to the group. Our members are... multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. We began performing by going to open mics and performing original belly dance choreography and playing a new genre of music, with both cover songs and original works and by performing with some local artists and projects. Soon we booked several shows in Charleston at The Boulevard Tavern, The Empty Glass, Third Eye Cabaret, and Nomadic Tribes Collective, along with upcoming appearances at Roni's Pizza Bar and More, and on 88.1 FM for a live radio interview on WTSQ's Musicians Edition. We currently host open mic at The Empty Glass every third Monday night of the month.
Opener: Union Sound Treaty Union Sound Treaty is based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. Outsiders may not exactly view this as the most ideal location for a band to base its music career. However, it does allow the boys to exist on an island of creativity, remain close to their roots, and play out…A LOT. Union Sound Treaty was founded in the latter part of 2015. Charles had searched for months at regional open-mics and songwriter nights to find like-minded musicians who had aspirations of playing original songs for a living. Thanks to a mutual friend, Charles was able to cross paths with Shawn and John. The three soon hatched a plan of starting the group that would eventually become Union Sound Treaty. Charles grew up with Ross and the two spoke often about each other’s music. So, when it came time to find a drummer for the band, Charles knew Ross was the critical piece this band needed. Union Sound Treaty fell upon great fortune in March 2016 when they were given the opportunity to go to Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. They would begin work on what would become their debut album, Next Year (released November 4th, 2016). In the same room where Chris Stapleton’s Traveler was tracked, the boys of Union Sound Treaty laid the foundations of what would become an impressive debut. “With Next Year you also feel like you’re listening to a record of a band that is only going to continue to get better, and you’ll be listening to them and Charles Godwin for years to come. These guys have a bead on what really resonates in country music with listeners.”- Saving Country Music. Headliner: Sundy Best Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. Offstage, the pair are lifelong friends, college athletes and dog-lovers; onstage the musical duo delivers something wholly fresh and original, blending their best influences with personal music histories.
Headliner: Split Nixon Formed in the spring of 2002 from Ashland Kentucky, this band of brothers with a thirst for musical success and a strong willingness to blaze the path, Split Nixon began it's journey. Countless rehearsals and studio sessions led to the self titled freshman album completed early in 2004. After it's release, Split Nixon would begin playing numerous regional shows throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The band quickly gathered a legion of fans in the area and also attracted the attention of many local radio stations. Shortly after, the band signed a management deal with Ameritone Entertainment from Los Angelos, CA This led to national tours with platinum selling acts such as Saliva and Theory of a Deadman. To date, Split Nixon has shared the stage with countless national acts such as the above mentioned, Shinedown, Soil, Hell Yeah, Black Stone Cherry, Seven Mary Three, Hale Storm, Bobaflex, Ra and many many others. Currently, the band just released a second album entitled "unbreakable" which is now available for sale. Check it out and let us know what you think......Split Nixon Rocks!! Opener: No Pretty Pictures Since the beginning, we have wanted to bring an original sound to the table. In a scene replete with bluegrass, Americana, jam bands and singer-songwriters (which are all wonderful genres in and of themselves), we wish to stand out. With influences anywhere from Rush to Thrice to Dave Matthews Band or This Town Needs Guns, CAKE, Minus the Bear, Why?, you name it! We like to touch on as many bases as we can.
Multifest has celebrated diversity in Charleston for 28 years. This year's event includes confirmed guests the Bob Thompson Band, MLK Mass Choir, and national recording artist NEXT.
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.
The Carpenter Ants open this performance that is part of the FestivALL Charleston celebration. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr headlines this can't-miss concert.
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth. The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Juneteenth also features live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, MLK Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, spoken word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, games and much more. This event is free and open to the public.
Nationally touring bands The David Mayfield Parade, Seratones and a special guest will rock out the Schoenbaum Stage. The David Mayfield Parade headlines the evening with his impressive display of pickin' and singing as he combines his rugged Americana tunes with a touch of vaudeville flair, and the Seratones will light up the stage with their feisty southern rock tunes unfluenced by their Louisiana home. Join us at Haddad Riverfront Park for a night of FREE live music.Enjoy this FestivALL experience from the water or land as you watch the Levee become a work of art! Expect to see FestivALL characters dancing throughout the crowd and additional artful activities on the levee and boulevard. Local food vendors & trucks will line the Kanawha Boulevard and beverages will be available for purchase. Info at :http://festivallcharleston.com/events/preview-weekend-festivalt
Local BBQ chefs and backyard smokers complete in their own divisions.
Gather your family, friends, and neighbors for a wonderful summer evening of outdoor praise and worship. This event is FREE and open to the public and will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park.
BB Riverboats' River Queen returns to Charleston with 1-1/2 hour sightseeing cruises on the Kanawha River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of FestivALL from a different point of view. There are one to four cruises per day. The full schedule will be posted soon. River Cruise schedule: Wednesday, June 22: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm Thursday, June 23:12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm Friday, June 24: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Saturday, June 25: 12pm, 2pm Cruise Tickets: $20 adults, $19 seniors, $12 children 4-12; Children 3 and under are free. The River Queen “River Taxi” makes round trips between Haddad Riverfront Park and the University of Charleston. You must have, or be willing to buy tickets to Craft Brews, Blues & BBQ or Wine & All That Jazz if you wish to get off at UC. Full schedule will be posted soon. River Taxi Schedule Friday, June 24: Leaves Haddad Riverfront Park 7pm, 8:30pm, 10pm Leaves University of Charleston 7:45pm, 9:15pm, 11pm Saturday, June 25: Leaves Haddad Riverfront Park 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm, 10pm Leaves University of Charleston 4:45pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 9:15pm, 10:30pm River Taxi tickets: $3 for adults one-way, children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.