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.
COUNTRY LODGE (formerly Country Inn): Rt. 73 North. Live entertainment: 9:30 p.m., Friday, Glen Shaffer with the Frasier band; and Saturday, jukebox night with dancing and singing. Extensive homemade menu. 333-6310.
CENTURY JAMBOREE: Century Community Center located on Route 119 approximately 10 miles from Phillipi. Sunday, June 17, 2-5 p.m. Featuring Lynn Barcus and the Hill Country Band. Open mic session. Food served. Cake walk. Door prizes. 50-50 drawing. Special guest: Ray Hileman and the Wheels of Country. $2 donation at the door. 452-9997.
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College Lunch open mic hosted by Michael Stewart every Tuesday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Located in Fairmont.
Blue Moose Cafe shows: Every Sunday, Wayne Rowand, classical guitar virtuoso starting at around 10:30 a.m. Every Monday is Jazz Night with Jenny and Nathan Wilson starting at 7:30 p.m. and is free. Every Wednesday is open mic night hosted by Cracker Stackwell starting at 8:30 p.m. Shows featured in June are: June 15, Dan Cunningham; June 22, Bill Toms; and June 29, Josh Buskirk. For info., go to www.thebluemoosecafe.com.
Veltri’s Supper Club: Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.-midnight, Joe Prichard, lead singer of The Recipe, hosts an open mic. People with any level of musical talent can come and play or play with him. Located at 1717 Locust Ave., Fairmont. $2 cover. For info., call 363-9464.
Singles Dance, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, first Sunday of each month, Ramada Inn in Morgantown, 8-midnight, $6 fee. All singles are welcome. For info., 879-5393.
The Dennis McClung Blues Band at Rhythm & Brews in Morgantown (across from the Glenmark Centre) from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday. $4 admission. For info., call 284-9988.
Divine’s on 4315 Fairmont Rd. in Morgantown features: Every Sunday night, 5-10 p.m., open mic night. Saturday, June 16, Mechanical Bull Contest, Western night, music dancing and prizes; June 23, “A Tribute to Elvis by Memphis” Award-winning Show, advance tickets suggested; and June 30, Miss Mountainfest Contest Semi Finals with over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the winner, call to register. For info., call 288-9585 or go to www.divinewv.com.
The Ultamadems, a Fairmont area modern funk band, will play their first live show at Bunny’s on June 23.
Mountain Lake Amphitheater in Flatwoods announces 2007 concert series: July 3, Joe Diffle; July 14-15, Colgate Country Showdown preliminaries; and July 30, The Perry’s, Hope’s Call and J.P. Miller. For more info., call 1-866-700-7284 or go to www.flatwoods.com.
Purple Fiddle in Thomas presents Chatham County Line and they will perform July 6-7. For info., 304-463-4040 or go to www.chathamcountyline.com.
11th Annual All Good Music Festival in Masontown July 13-15 featuring Bob Weir & Ratdog, moe., Keller Williams, Les Claypool, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dark Star Orchestra and more. Early-bird tickets are $89 while supplies last through www.allgood.musictoday.com and www.jambasetickets.com or 1-800-594-TIXX. For info., go to www.allgoodfestival.com.
Christian recording artists Krystal Meyers, Run Kid Run, Walking Out Blind, Southbound Fearing and Winter’s Halo to perform at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown.
“Greater Tuna” presented by the Fairmont State Town & Gown Summer Theatre, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., June 15 and 16, and 2 p.m., June 17, at the Fairmont State Gaston Caperton Center, Clarksburg. Tickets are available through the box office at 367-4240.
The Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater event “Friendship & Love … Expired” will be presented by Parables Events, LLC, on Friday, June 22, at Christopher’s Banquet Hall & Conference Center in Fairmont (off exit 132). A full evening of fun and intrigue are included in the ticket price! Appetizers, salad, a full meal, dessert, beverages, gratuities and the live show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and mingling with some “zany characters.” (Cash bar available). Door prizes, prize for the winning sleuth and other prize opportunities. $38.95 plus tax. Tickets and info available by calling 304-657-7113 or at www.ParablesEvents.com.
“Fiddler on the Roof,” presented by the Fairmont State Town & Gown Summer Theatre, at 8 p.m. on June 29, 30; July 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, at Prickett’s Fort Amphitheatre. Tickets available at 367-4240.
Splint Woven Seats II workshop held at Pricketts Fort from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 21, $44 fee. For info., call 363-3030.
Book signing with author Janet Haines for her book “Living with the Elephant,” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 30 at Borders in the Meadowbrook Mall. The book is about a plain Jane who falls for what she believes is the love of her life and she quickly finds herself trapped in a relationship with an abusive alcoholic.
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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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