Old-time at Chief Logan
LOGAN, W.Va. -- Two free Labor Day weekend concerts will be performed Sept. 1 and 2 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in the Park at Chief Logan State Park.
Roger Bryant, the grandson of West Virginia folk legend Virginia Myrtle "Aunt Jennie" Wilson, will serve as emcee for the eighth annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival. He will open the 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1 concert, also featuring Cora and Fred Hairston, Glen Simpson, Jack and Dave Morris, Elaine Purkey, Jeff Ellis and the Daddy Rabbit Band.
For the concert from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2, performers include gospel groups The Seekers and the Stewart Family, The Earl of Elkview, Buddy Griffin with Retro and Smiling, Robert Shafer and the Pour House Band, The Samples Brothers and the Street Players.
For more information about the festival, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager for Museum in the Park, at 304-792-7229.
Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is four miles north of Logan on W.Va. Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Point Pleasant river fest
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- Point Pleasant celebrates its rivers Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with music, towboat tours, games and a sternwheel boat parade.
Bluegrass band Smith and Company will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park.
On Sept. 1, the free activities start at 9 a.m. with towboat tours and the pilothouse simulator in the River Museum. Children's games and contest start at noon, the sternwheel parade at 2 p.m. and a memorial service for deceased rivermen at 7 p.m. Gospel music group The Elsons will perform at 8:30 p.m.
Symphony plays in Beckley
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Beckley Area Foundation's 26th annual free Labor Day Pops Concert in the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium, 400 Stanaford Road.
Born Old playing in Beverly
BEVERLY, W.Va. -- Musicians Doug Van Gundy and Paul Gartner will perform together as Born Old at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Beverly Heritage Center.
The two, who have been playing traditional old-time music together since 1997, have taught at the Augusta Heritage Center and Allegheny Echoes workshops.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event support the continuing arts program at the Beverly Heritage Center in Beverly, 6 miles south of Elkins on U.S. 219.
For more information, contact the center at 304-637-7424 or email i...@beverlyheritagecenter.org.
Bluegrass at Opera House
MARLINTON, W.Va. -- The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will return to the Pocahontas Opera House for a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 show.
The band organized in 1968, taking their name from Black Mountain in their native Pocahontas County. For five years the group worked a weekly radio show on WVAR, in Richwood. They also made regular appearances at local events and regional bluegrass festivals.