Mountain Stage: Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances. Advance Tickets: $20; Mountain Stage Members: $15; Day of Show: $30; All Tickets General Admission
Girls Night Out
Now attracting more than 1,000 women from the tri-state area, GNO is a party women don’t want to miss. Local restaurants prepare their tastiest bites and male volunteers wait on guests with signature drinks, beer or wine from the bar. Photo opportunities abound, as GNO is widely known for its stunning décor. This year’s theme: Be Boho Chic, Live Violence Free. Inside the event, guests can shop a beautifully staged silent auction of over 100 items and dance the night away to live DJ entertainment. Tickets $125 thru August 1st; $150 starting August 2nd at www.gnowv.com
World War I Exhibit Opening at the Culture Center
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will unveil a new WWI exhibit at the Culture Center. The opening will feature a presentation with World War 1 Exhibit Opening at the Culture Center, multiple speakers, and a small reception will follow with refreshments.
40th Anniversary of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will celebrate 40 years with special activities for the whole family. Cake and cupcakes will be served at noon. Forty limited edition Blenko glass pieces will be on sale, along with arts and crafts activities for children, an in depth look into the different sections of the division and the amazing work the agency does around the Mountain State and behind-the-scenes tours of the State Museum collection featuring over 60,000 artifacts and the State Archives collection. A new WWI exhibit will also be unveiled.
Mountain Stage featuring Martin Sexton Trio
The Martin Sexton Trio & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia.
Mountain Stage featuring Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm and Luther Dickenson
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Luther Dickenson & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia.
Mountain Stage featuring St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mac McAnally, The Wild Reeds, and Chastity Brown
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mac McAnally, The Wild Reeds, Chastity Brown & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia. Visit the website to order tickets.
Mountain Stage featuring Okkervil River, Mokoomba, Curtis McMurtry, and David Amram
Okkervil River, Mokoomba, Curtis McMurtry, David Amram and more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia. Visit the website to order tickets.
West Virginia’s 154th Birthday Celebration
Stop by and sign the state's birthday card! West Virginia Day celebration at the Culture Center complete with youth activities, cake-cutting ceremony with birthday cupcakes and refreshments for visitors. Limited edition Blenko glassware will be on sale along with a presentation by Thorny Lieberman, author and architectural photographer.
Enjoy traditional Appalachian music concerts and competitions, dancing, arts and crafts, foods and liars contest at this popular Memorial Day weekend event. Youth activities focus on culture and heritage; impromptu jam sessions dot the capitol grounds. The annual West Virginia Quilt Exhibition opens this weekend in the Great Hall of the Culture Center.
Easter Carnival at the Capitol
Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice invite you to the annual Easter Carnival on the North Plaza of the State Capitol. There will be games, face painting, food vendors, door prizes at noon and photos with the Easter Bunny. It's free and open to the public.
First Lady’s Festival of Songs
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin welcome middle school and high school choirs from across the Mountain State to perform holiday music as part of the First Lady’s Festival of Songs. The show is free and open to the public. The performance, sponsored by the Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, will be taped as part of a special partnership with the West Virginia Library Commission and then aired Christmas morning on Library Channel television stations throughout the state.