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7 mountain bands you need to hear

From Mountain Stage to the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, West Virginia’s mountain music is a perfect combination of old

Doddridge County Fair

Your inner foodie will flip for these 9 dine-around events

Attention foodies: the Mountain State is full of flavor, and ready for you to take a bite! These festivals, cook-offs

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

Best of March in WV

Wondering what to do in the Mountain State in March? Here are 7 best bets: 1. Last Hurrah Snowshoe Mountain

9 grandest old arts centers in West Virginia

So many theaters in the Mountain State still shine with their original 20th century grandeur. Take in a performance at

WV’s most historic music stage

Once a week, the uplifting chords of Larry Groce’s “Simple Song,” moving from major to minor, kick off another 2-hour

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

How to move to that old-time mountain sound

Even if you don’t know which way to swing your partner or how to do-si-do, you can dance like a

The weird Alpine tradition you can also find in Appalachia

The Appalachian hills of West Virginia might not have too much in common with the rocky, soaring peaks of the

Jerry Run Summer Theater

Warm your spirit this season in these 5 WV coffee shops

Coffee is a drink that keeps us connected in the Mountain State. Here in the hills, you will find several

9 best live, local music venues in WV

From bluegrass to rock’n’roll, gospel and country, you can get your fill of real mountain music here in the Mountain

This month only: sample every luxury in the country’s 1st spa town

By January, after all the holiday hustle and bustle, you may be in need of a little “me” time. Good

Mountain Flavor: Wicked Pimento Cheese

Betsey Sorrell calls it “everybody’s restaurant.” The RailYard in Bluefield mixes up Americana cuisine with a rotating menu and palate-friendly

4 most indulgent ways to upgrade your Mountain State ski trip

Resort skiing is the best of 2 extremes– the gritty fun of barrelling down slopes combined with the sheer luxury

WV’s Little Italy: discover European flavor in the mountains

A little taste of Italy is hiding in the West Virginia hills. Thousands of Italian-Americans settled in North-Central West Virginia

How many of these 45 authentic WV experiences have you had?

West Virginia has never been one to follow the trends— I mean, we exist because we created our own state

24 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

11 winter shows not even snow should keep you from

The holidays in West Virginia are packed with fun theatrical offerings – from symphony performances to ballets to plays –

Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Cultural crawls of WV’s Certified Arts Towns

West Virginia’s official certified arts towns go above and beyond. They are THE places to visit for a dose of

Our Local Palate, Charleston | The best of WV’s capital city cuisine

By Kelsey Thomas The capital city’s food scene has really taken off in the past few years. Charleston is packed

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

7 places that take “Dinner and a Show” to a whole ‘nother level

Here in the Mountain State, you can unwind over a delicious meal and enjoy top-of-the-line entertainment, from murder mysteries to

West Virginia’s Oktoberfest Oktober-Bests

What better time of year to get out and discover real mountain flavor in West Virginia? Round up your friends

These daredevils parachute off a bridge— and you can watch!

It’s no wonder Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event of its kind in the entire world. Who wouldn’t

5 innovative musicians redefining WV mountain music

One of West Virginia’s most profound and longstanding contributions to American culture has been simple, earthy, acoustic music. We call

Friends of Music

Best of September in WV

Ahh, fall in West Virginia. The temperatures of summer drop, the leaves begin to change and it seems as if

11 things You don’t want to miss at the State Fair of WV

The 10 most fun days of summer are nearing: the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg begins Aug. 9

6 best craft beer & spirits events across WV

As West Virginia’s craft beer and spirits scene has grown, so have events to celebrate these handcrafted flavors. Some of

WV theater performances the kids will love (and you will, too)

Live theater in West Virginia offers a wide variety of performances that are whimsical, funny and tell classic tales of

Pocahontas County Opera House

Three Gables Club

Country music stars, golf greats and more: 7 things to do at the Greenbrier Classic

The Greenbrier Classic is a world-class tournament for golf’s greats, but it’s also an event with plenty for everyone in

5 ways WV will throw you for a loop

West Virginia has great moonshine, bluegrass, and yes, plenty of great “country roads.” But there’s so much more to this

Zenclay Cafe, Studio and Gallery

ZenClay’s Cafe was established in 2001. We offer great food with a focus on local foods, a healthier lifestyle, and

Wheeling Jamboree

The second most famous country music show in the U.S. has returned to Wheeling. Wheeling Jamboree Inc. and Wheeling Island

West Virginia University Creative Arts Center

Your connection to WVU concerts and performing arts events. WVU Student Mountainlair Student Union and Creative Arts Center Box Offices.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra – Parkersburg

Blennerhassett School Auditorium hosts symphonic concerts of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra – Parkersburg during a four concert season. This

West Virginia Public Theatre

West Virginia‘s preeminent professional musical theatre located in Morgantown. For tickets or more information please call our box office at

The Landmark Studio for the Arts

Landmark Studio for the Arts is located in Sutton’s Historic Downtown district. Housed in an 1896 Victorian era Church renovated

The Inn at Charles Town

You are invited to stay overnight in comfort at The Inn at Charles Town, located on the grounds of Hollywood

The Grande Hotel

Located at The Mountaineer Casino Racetrack | Resort

Tanner Theatre

Originally a federal building, this 1913 Neo-classical structure was donated in 1976 to be developed and maintained as a cultural

Smoot Theatre

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment in this restored 1926 vaudeville house – the Grand Lady of downtown Parkersburg. Artists of national and

Shiley Acres

Shiley Acres is a 6000 person capacity venue located in Inwood, WV. Throughout the 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s

Sagebrush Round-up Country & Western Music

Sagebrush Round-Up Country |amp; Western Music 5:00PM – 10:00PM Every Saturday night! Admission is by a donation of $5 Children

River City Restaurant & Banquets

River City Ale Works sets a new standard of excellence for dining and hospitality. Features micro-beers and 24 draft beers

River Cities Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the excitement of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s very own symphony orchestra performing together with internationally renowned soloists. Concerts and

Randolph County Community Arts Center

Built in 1928, the former St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, served the Catholic community until 1999. Walter F. Martens, the architect

Purple Fiddle

The Purple Fiddle is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue, coffeehouse and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old

Parkersburg Art Center

Founded in 1938 by members of the Parkersburg WV Woman’s Club, the Art Center is the oldest arts organization in

New World Theater Company

Acting Accordionly – strolling accordion music and witticism from the web, as well as variety stage show; Mystery! – Interactive

Municipal Auditorium

The Auditorium is a monolithic concrete and steel structure completed in 1939 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project and

Mountaineer Opry House

The Mountaineer Opry House In Milton, WV, Is The Local Hot Spot For Bluegrass Music In The Huntington/Charleston Area. Located

Mountain State Brewing Company – Thomas, WV

7 – Barrel brewhouse specializing in producing fine handcrafted ales. Brew Pub offering a full bar, limited food, live music.

Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is a live radio show hosted by Larry Groce and heard on over 150 public

Morgantown Event Center

Mannette Steel Drums

There was only one family of instruments created in the last 150 years: the steel drum instrument of the Caribbean.

13 places in WV where they still do it the old-fashioned way

Modern life is full of interesting gadgets and easy conveniences, but it hasn’t always been that way. There are plenty

Huntington Symphony Orchestra

The Huntington Symphony’s Picnic with the Pops series draws out thousands of people to the riverfront for outdoors concerts where

Haddad Riverfront Park

Greenbrier Valley Theatre

West Virginia’s Official Professional Theatre. Presenting theatrical productions, musical concerts, literary events, youth education programs, art exhibits and more throughout

Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Presents the finest classical chamber music including international artists in beautiful St. Peter the Fisherman Church in downtown Fairmont.

East End Bazaar

Each week, the Bazaar hosts a wide variety of high-quality, juried artisans, live music and entertainment, locally-sourced food, and plenty

Cottrill’s Opera House

The mission is to make Cottrill’s Opera House into a 425 seat state-of-the-art theater and performance hall, once again making

Cornerstone Christian Bookstore

Specializing in a variety of Christian books, music and gift items. Mon-Fri 10-6 and Sat 10-5

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Discover the excitement at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, where you can experience music, theater, art and

Chief Logan State Park

Campground with 26 sites all with electric and water hookups. 14 sites also have sewage hookups. This facility is included

Cheap Thrills Records

Charleston West Side Main Street

The West Side is a significant and historic passageway in its region. Attractions |nbsp; • It is home to the

Charleston Town Center Mall

Charleston East End Main Street

One of the oldest and most diverse neighborhoods in Charleston, the East End is an eclectic community with a funky,

Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre offers a variety of rental services to the community. Rooms in the Capitol are available for renting

Camp Washington-Carver

This Fayette County complex is a group of buildings and facilities that have achieved exceptional importance within the past 50

Alpine Theatre

The Alpine Theatre opened December 25, 1936. Admission was 25¢ per adult and 15¢ per child. Candy was 5¢; popcorn

1863 Grill

Chuck Mathena Center

Fairplain Yacht Club

Morgantown Brewing Company

Mountain State Forest Festival Association

Tamarack Marketplace

West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Inc.

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

“The Co-op” – Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Marketplace

Barboursville Parks & Recreation

The Loud

Summit Chamber Music Series

Kiser Music

The Smoot Theatre

The Rite