The West Virginia State Gospel Singing Convention strives to preserve the old-time camp meeting and singing traditions with the annual sings held in June, July, and September. The facility is in the farm section of Nicholas County with approximately 30 acres of beautifully kept grounds. It is a place where families can plan for a weekend of camping with good old fashioned fun or just come for a day and enjoy some of the best of Gospel singers from WV and several surrounding states. Tabenacle with inside seating - ALL SINGERS WELCOME- Campground: Tent, camper, motor home or bus....modern restrooms, showers, limited electric (light, fan & amp; ref. only), dump station, food service available during each singing session. No charge for camping (Donations accepted to help with utilities, ground maintenance, and sound equipment) Handicap friendly. Pets on leash. Tour busses welcome. Location: 791 Song Convention Road - Located approximately 2 miles East of the intersection of US-19 and WV-129, South of Summersville, WV.
ADMISSION: $28.50 This dark comedy with its kooky, mysterious and spooky singing characters is a perfect show for Halloween. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Show dates: October 27, 28, 29 November 3, 4, 5
The longest running variety show of its kind in the Ohio Valley, the Linsly Extravaganza has become an annual tradition for generations of Linsly alumni, many of whom have children or grandchildren who will perform in their footsteps on the stage Friday night. Showcasing the talent of the Linsly student body, the Extravaganza will include an eclectic range of acts including singing, dancing, instrumental performances, comedy and a few surprises along the way.
If you’ve been looking for a theatrical concert that will transport you back to the days of your youth with the passionate, beautiful songs of the past, Decades Rewind™ is an incredibly memorable and nostalgic show that you’ve been dreaming of! Featuring the top hits of the golden age of music (from the 60’s to the 80’s), Decades Rewind™ is a veritable time machine of amazing music that will never fade away. One magical night of singing, dancing, and being transported back in time. Over 60 songs starting with Bon Jovi and ending with Let the Sun Shine in. 3 huge video screens of the culture of those decades and over 100 costume changes will make you feel like you're a teenager again!
Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Augusta Explorers” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Artist Emily Prentice will instruct the class focusing on Appalachian culture and the great outdoors. Class activities will include nature walks, plant identification, weaving, party games, ghost stories, square dancing, printmaking, singing and much more. Augusta Explorers will earn merit badges as they take in all that Augusta has to offer. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.
Fort Randolph's reenactors invite you to join them for a frontier Christmas celebration. Gingerbread cookies and punch are just the beginning of a frontier Christmas feast. Colonial entertainment with music, singing, dancing and story telling follows dinner. Don your colonial best and celebrate the Christmas season at Fort Randolph.
For only the third time in our 85 year history, we will open our doors early to host an Easter Weekend EGGstravaganza over the April 13-16, 2017 weekend. Last time, over 200 guests joined us for several days of family-filled festivities and, quite frankly, we couldn’t think of a better way to begin our 2017 season! We so enjoy seeing all the familiar faces–as well as welcome new ones too! Our guest of honor, the Easter Bunny, will make appearances all weekend. Friday night, guests will have a chance to win fabulous Capon prizes during an Easter Egg Bingo party. Who will take home the grand prize of a free night stay for two this time? Saturday afternoon will feature Easter egg hunts and lawn games for all ages. Everyone will be singing and dancing to the silly “Happy Easter (hop, hop)” song- which is still etched into the brains of past participants! We will end Saturday evening with a long-standing Capon tradition—a campfire sing-a-long and hot dog roast. If the temperatures are comfortable enough, we will hold the Sunday Sunrise Service up on the Hill, offering a joyous celebration of new life. April usually means crisp mornings and evenings so look forward to cozy fires in the Main House fireplaces. Maintenance supervisor Bub Brill will keep them stocked with fresh split logs. As far as fun contests, if you are good at guessing, you could win the new Capon water bottle if you can determine how many jelly beans are in it! We will all be anticipating the usual delicious Capon feasts with a few extra festive surprises!
Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.
This dance and music extravaganza is a tour of Irish tradition. Combining ancient with contemporary, the show features a live band, three tenors, and over 20 dancers from the National Dance Company of Ireland.
Come see what transpires when the local African American church is destroyed and they descend upon the white church down the road! "The Eleventh Hour," written by Vain Colby and directed by Thomas Lester is sure to entertain you! This original "Dramedy" is full of down home Gospel music (Musical Director Julie Hurley), great plot lines with lots of laughter, and a message that will leave you wondering why we segregate our worship services.
Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” This show will contain many of her well known hits, and the Christmas favorites we all know and love!
This most loved Christmas show features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole. Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey. Songs include “White Christmas;” “Winter Wonderland;” “Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas;” “Chestnuts Roasting;” “Jingle Bells;” “Away in a Manger;” “Silent Night;” “Deck The Halls;” “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree;” “O Holy Night” and many more. This sparkling Holiday Show is ideal for the whole family. Pre-Show Dinner in the Ballroom available! Call 304-233-7000 for reservations.
Strand Theatre presents Ron Retzer Trio Concert at 2:30 p.m. Bus Tour Event open to the public.
This Carnegie Hall Mainstage Performance will feature Julie Fowlis, a multi-award winning Gaelic singer, who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. Fowler is a warm and engaging live performer who has graced stages around the globe, from village halls in the Highlands to theaters in Paris, Vienna, London and New York.
The Ohio Valley’s own Honky Tonk Sweethearts return with a heartwarming Christmas show that also pays tribute to our military troops serving at home and abroad. Don’t miss this incredible quartet with some special friends to help you get ready for the holidays!
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