On the first Friday of every month, Ohio Valley residents are encouraged to visit Wheeling’s downtown area to support local businesses, shops, restaurants, and venues. In return, business owners offer special entertainment and deals so you can enjoy a fun, affordable night out in Wheeling. A FREE trolley runs from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. throughout Downtown for your convenience and safety. The trolley stops at 10 locations between Uncle Pete’s and Centre Market, running on a 20-minute loop. FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN! Some specials are only available for First Fridays, so don't miss out! FREE TROLLEY SHUTTLE 4:30-10:30 p.m.
John Mellencamp Resumes Critically Acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour Carlene Carter Returns to Support All Dates New York, NY (Jan. 25, 2016) – “A triumphant, career-spanning show (Hollywood Reporter)”, “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance (Boston Globe)” and “as a performer, he delivered on every level (Dallas Morning News)” are just a few of the vivid descriptions attributed to John Mellencamp’s 80-date Plain Spoken Tour of 2015. On the strength of critical praise and high fan demand, the multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll hall of famer is set to resume the renowned tour with support artist Carlene Carter starting on April 1 at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK. The tour will see Mellencamp hitting 13 all-new cities and performing songs from 2015’s Plain Spoken, his 22nd studio album and one of the most lauded in his 40-year career, as well as his catalog of fan favorites. Praised as “stark, soul-baring (Billboard)” and drawing comparison to Bob Dylan’s Grammy-winning album ‘Blood on the Tracks,’ Plain Spoken draws on timely themes including political and social injustice, further cementing Mellencamp’s status as “arguably the most important roots rocker of his generation (Billboard).” Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, opens the show each evening.
Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance. In 2004, he recruited five Irish female musicians who had not previously performed together: vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, and shaped them into the first line-up of the group that he named "Celtic Woman." Downes chose a repertoire that ranged from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.
When in Wheeling, join us in cheering on the home team, The Wheeling Nailers have been part of the Friendly City's professional sports scene for more than 25 years. This East Coast Hockey League team affiliate with the Pittsburgh Penguins has more players in the NHL than any other franchise.