Garden Workshops, Flea Market, Plant Sale, Ask a Master Gardener table, Family activities, Concessions, Local Vendors and Exhibits and Raffles
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the home of live music on public radio, is heard weekly on more than 150 National Public Radio station across America. Recorded before a live audience, each show features five artists ranging from seasoned legend to emerging star, performing music that spans folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop and more! This year will be featuring John Oates and The Good Road Band with Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt and Bil Lepp.
The 50-member WVU Wind Symphony will present “a la Sousa,” a concert in the style of those performed by the John Philip Sousa Band in the early part of the 20th century.
Students and community members donate good, usable items to sell to the public at large. Visit the sale for great bargains on wonderful treasures! The early bird sale begins at 7:00 a.m. for only a $5.00 admission fee. General admission is free and begins at 8:30 am. The sale ends at 12:00 p.m.
The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of “Annie” will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. It’s a masterpiece of storytelling!
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, Mamma Mia! is the world’s No.1 show! Don't miss it on its farewell tour!
For more than 30 years “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” has been the home of live music on public radio. The two-hour radio show is produced in West Virginia and distributed by National Public Radio weekly on more than 150 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. The show, which is recorded before a live audience, features performances by seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, world and alternative music, and beyond. Singer/songwriter Larry Groce serves as the show’s host, artistic director and co-producer. The Mountain Stage house band includes jazz pianist Bob Thompson, vocalist Julie Adams, bass player Steve Hill, drummer Ammed Solomon and guitarists Michael Lipton and Ryan Kennedy. The band is directed by Ron Sowell. While “Mountain Stage” is based in Charleston, Morgantown has been the show’s second home for more than a decade.
Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation. For more than half a century, he has blended the genres of blues and rock and roll like no other performer. His early work at Chess Records where he could be found sitting in with Muddy Waters, and his early gigs in Chicago where he became famous for his fiery guitar work and flashy stage style led him to the pinnacle of the blues ‘n’ rock genre for which he is known. Guy has earned seven Grammy Awards—Best Blues Album (2015), Best Contemporary Blues Album (2010), Best Traditional Blues Album (2003), Best Contemporary Blues Album – or Contemporary Blues Recording (1991, 1993, 1995) and the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). He has received the National Medal of the Arts as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 where he was presented with his award by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It’s no coincidence that Guy counts King among his influences along with T-Bone Walker and Otis “Lightin’ Slim” Hicks but he is also credited with influencing the careers of Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of Buddy Guy’s legendary live concerts in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center Clay Theatre!
Special Olympics West Virginia hosts the annual Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Morgantown, West Virginia. Athletes from around the state train months in advance to compete against other counties for the gold as they demonstrate their passion and skill for sports through these awe-inspiring basketball and cheerleading competitions. The tournament offers team basketball, individual skills basketball, and cheerleading that features floor cheers and dance routines. We are privileged to partner with West Virginia University and Morgantown High School for some of the best facilities in the area. Come cheer on West Virginia athletes during this exciting event!
One Act Festival 2016 - Two nights, 12 playwrights, 10 directors and 25 actors! January 22 and 23, 8 PM Curtain We've selected 12 one acts written by authors from across the country to bring you our 3rd annual One Act Festival. Enjoy an evening of new works and cast your vote at the end of the evening for your top 3 favorites!