Casey James, who finished third on Season 9 of "American Idol" (behind winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox), performs at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the free Founder's Day concert in downtown Spencer.
Local act Audio Outlaws also performs. Call 304-927-1640.
The free West Virginia Coal Festival runs through Saturday in downtown Madison. It features a carnival, coal heritage museum tours, mine equipment displays, a parade at noon Saturday and fireworks Saturday night.
The featured performer is country singer John Anderson at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Other concerts are by Blue Million and Alan Griffith at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the Key West Band at 8 p.m. and Savannah Jack at 9:30 p.m. Friday, and Hogan's Goat at 6:30 p.m. and The Reflections at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The festival opens at noon daily. Call 304-369-9118 or visit www.wvcoalmuseum.org.
Music in the Mountains
The 32nd annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Saturday at Summersville Music Park. Headliners are Nothin' Fancy on Thursday, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on Friday and Dailey & Vincent on Saturday.
Three-day passes are $130 and daily tickets are $45, or $20 after 6 p.m. Children's daily tickets are $15 for ages 6-13 and free for ages 5 and under. Call 706-864-7203 or visit www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com.
The Alban Arts Center stages the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Proof" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and June 29-30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and July 1 at its theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The play revolves around the 25-year-old daughter of a recently deceased mathematical genius who is questioning how much of her father's genius -- and madness -- she has inherited.
Directed by Adam Bryan, the show stars Courtney Gleason, John Johnson, Jessica Smith and Patrick Felton. It contains strong language.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
Oak Hill cultural festival