VINTAGE LANES COUNTRY MUSIC HALL: (formerly Gary’s Country Place, name has been changed). Grafton. No show this week. Call 265-3293.
HUNDRED: Cindy’s Country Music Show, Friday, downtown Hundred. 6-9 p.m., open mic from 6-7 p.m. Bands featured Jack Cartright, and the Country Gospel Travelers. For more information, call Cindy at 775-2355.
SAGEBRUSH ROUND UP: Bunner Ridge (six miles east of I-79 at exit 139). 27th Annual Spring Festival, 6-10 p.m., Friday, and 1-10 p.m., Saturday. On Friday, open stage. (6-7 p.m.) with The Round-Up Band, Wildfire, Mama’s Pride and Bill Reny. On Saturday, Ronnie McDowell starting at 8:30 p.m., and other acts will be Wildfire, Floyd Cowger, Ray Hileman & The Wheels of Country, Your Request Band, Granny Blosser, Mama’s Pride and The Round-Up Band. Friday admission: $3 per adult; Saturday admission: $15 at the gate and $10 advance. For more information, call 986-2158.
BLACKSVILLE TOWN HALL: Saturday, June 16, 7-10 p.m. Donation, $3. Featuring Jake Barr and Friends and Bernice and Little Country. Kitchen open. For info, call Jake Barr, (304) 798-3597.
MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW (formerly Valley Memories): Friday, 6 p.m. Located on Route 73 located across from The Middletown Mall in Fairmont. Featuring Your Request, Bonnie Jacobs, Dave Townsend and Rockin’ Al Anderson. Dinner price is $6. Refreshments available. Admission, $4. For information call, 265-4938.
MOM’S RESTAURANT: Karaoke Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Alcohol and tobacco free. Tuesday night, 7 p.m., a different gospel group each week. Call for info, 368-9223 or 612-1061.
NICK & TERRI’S TAVERN: Rt. 73 off Goshen Road exit. Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m., Mahlon Kisner. 225-2037.
ANNA JARVIS BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM: Rt. 119/250, four miles south of Grafton. Saturday, June 16. Featuring Music in the Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Bands this week will be P.J. Snyder, the Little Itty Bitty Band, and Tommy Dee and the National North Band with Friends. Every other week at 5:30 is line dancing. Bring chairs for a night of great music under the open skies and good food. Cost, $3 per person. 265-5549.
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St. Paul School of Music offering 3 summer camps
With summer break in full swing, it’s time for planned family vacations and relaxation.
But if you’re a music lover, Anne Schooley, director of the St. Paul School of Music, invites you to participate in what she calls “musication.”
Starting on June 18, one of three specialized music camps will kick off for beginners and advanced musicians alike. Guitar Camp will be held throughout the week of June 18-22 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. “Born to Sing” will start the week of June 25-29 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., while “Youth Handbell Camp” will be held the week of July 9-12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
More than 11 million children across the United States attend summer camps each year, she said.
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Rediscover Marion County for a summer full of fun
Memorial Day Weekend was the cue for families to begin thinking of and even planning those wonderful summer trips that build fond memories and shared stories for years to come.
In just a few weeks, school children will be out for the summer, giving families time to take off work and take off for all points north, south, east and west.
Listen to the music playing in your head
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor concerts. And North Central West Virginia is conveniently located amid the many venues that offer music ranging from country to pop to rock and more.
The following is a list of concerts scheduled throughout the summer in the area.
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