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Kathy Mattea with Charlie McCoy
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Haddad Riverfront Park
INFO: 304-348-1417 or www.liveontheleveecharleston.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Helping to celebrate West Virginia's birthday (and coincidentally her own), country star Kathy Mattea returns to Charleston for a special FestivALL Live on the Levee show Friday that also features country harmonica legend and fellow West Virginia native Charlie McCoy.
McCoy opens the free concert at 6:30 p.m., and Mattea takes the stage for two sets at 7:30 p.m.
Gazz spoke with Mattea about coming back to the state, what she misses when she's away and what the rest of her summer looks like.
Q: How great is it to be playing in West Virginia for the state's 150th birthday?
A:"I think it's going to be really fun. I'm sort of borderline nervous about it. I want to do really well, but I think there are just some gigs in your life that you remember, and it feels like the opportunities for these two shows on these two days will be really memorable."
(Mattea plays Wheeling's Heritage Port Amphitheatre with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Thursday.)