The best summer party in Charleston! Join your friends on Saturday June 23rd on the lawn at the University of Charleston for a full day of a variety of renowned jazz musicians, superb regional wines, and phenomenal food! We are proud to present a phenomenal musical lineup at the Wine & Jazz Music Festival this year. This year you can hear a band whose recently released CD is currently on the top 10 list of the Billboard charts, another band that has won four WAMMIE Awards, including “Best New Artist” and “Best World Album of the Year”, another renowned artist that has had several top 10 recordings on the Radio and Records jazz charts, and yet another performer that has been described as being “one of the classiest jazz guitarists between the Potomac and Mississippi Rivers”! The lineup this year will be one of the best ever! Scheduled to appear: - The Lao Tizer Band - Black Masala - The Bob Thompson Band - The Steve Himes Connection - Have You Herd Advance tickets (available for purchase online, see link above) are $25, and tickets at the event are $35.
Maverick “Big Dog Gymnastics Competition”
USAG sanctioned event with 500+ female athletes from 6 states for the 3 day event--Fri./Sat./Sun. December 1-2-3, 2017.
2017 Symphony Sunday: Be Our Guest!
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns with Charleston’s favorite Symphony event of the year, 2017 Symphony Sunday “Be Our Guest.” For its 35th year, this free outdoor festival features some of the community’s most beloved music, food, games and artisans ending with a WV Symphony concert and fireworks finale looking over the West Virginia State Capitol from the University of Charleston lawn. Sunday activities take place on the beautiful lawn at the University of Charleston, and end with a spectacular fireworks display. MAIN STAGE LINE-UP 1-1:45 p.m. Kanawha Valley Community Band 1:55-2:40 p.m. Arts in Action - Urban Stage Dance Groups 2:50-3:35 p.m. Brass Band of the Tri-State 3:45-4:30 p.m. Kanawha Kordsmen 4:40-5:50 p.m. WV Youth Symphony Groups 6-6:45 p.m. Charleston Metro Band 6:50-7:30 p.m. Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums 8:00 p.m. WV Symphony Orchestra CHILDREN’S COSTUME LAWN PARADE (starts at 3 p.m. at the Main Stage) ARTISAN TENT (2 – 7 p.m.) 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Drum Circle 3:00 -- 3:45 p.m. THE Brass 5 Quintet 3:50 -- 4:30 p.m. Japanese Culture presentation “Country Roads” 4:45—5:30 p.m. Lady D 5:45 -- 6:30 p.m. Celtic Jam Session BOOK NOOK (1 – 6 p.m.) FOOD VENDORS (1 – 9:30 p.m.) Billy Bob’s Funnel Cakes - Funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and fried pickles Bridge Road Bistro Carver Career Center Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream Gino’s Pizza MaryRose’s Spicy Bowl – Indian cuisine Nona’s Wood Fired Pizza Philippine cuisine St. George’s Orthodox Church – Greek cuisine West Virginia Symphony League: Popcorn, hot dogs, roasted corn
The City of Charleston Winter Series 10K Run/Walk
Come out and run or walk the final race of the Charleston Winter Series. The 10K starts behind the UC Pharmacy School at 2 p.m. The course is flat, easy, and will be well marked. You may register the day of the event. For more information, contact Julianne Yacovone of Charleston Parks and Recreation at 304-348-6860 or email@example.com.
Snow Bunny Run
The Snow Bunny Run is for children ages 4-12 and is an extension of the Charleston Winter Series. Bundle the kids up and bring them out for a fun and free way to keep moving in winter. Children will be grouped into two separate age groups. Ages 4-7 will run 1/4 mile, and ages 8-12 will run 1/2 mile. On-site registration behind the UC Pharmacy School will begin at 1 p.m. With the race starting at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 304-348-6860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montclair String Quartet
The performance will include the following program: "Gone Fishing" Mozart String Quartet No. 17 in Bb Major, "The Hunt" K458 Igor Frolov: Divertimento for 2 Violins and Piano Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667 "The Trout" with guest artists: Hannah Pressley, bass Victoria Fatu, piano Members of the Montclaire String Quartet: Anton Shelepov, violin I Cristian Fatu, violin II Bernard Di Gregorio, viola Andrea Di Gregorio, cello
Wine & All That Jazz
Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Latin fusion jam-band Locos Por Juana and the contemporary world-fusion group Tizer featuring Karen Briggs headline Charleston’s biggest yard party on the banks of the beautiful Kanawha River across from the capitol dome. Food and drink available, legal beverages available with ID. Schedule: 2:00pm Dugan Carter and Full Flavor 3:30pm Steve Himes Connection 5:00pm Bob Thompson Band 6:40pm Tizer featuring Karen Briggs 8:30pm Locos Por Juana
River Queen Cruises & Taxi
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.