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New Year's Eve entertainment lineup announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 30 artists and musicians will help Charleston say "GoodNight" to 2013.

"There's going to be a great diversity of music and musical styles," said GoodNight Chairwoman Alice Anne Robertson. "It's completely free and is a wonderful way to start an evening."

The alcohol-free event, in its 19th year, will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 at various venues throughout the city. Each of the performances last about 45 minutes. People can walk to many of the locations or hop onto one of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority trolleys, free of charge, Robertson said.

The event will feature performances by the Kanawha Kordsmen Barbershop Chorus, the West Virginia Youth Symphony, the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and many others.

Robertson said there's something for everyone to enjoy, including old and new acts. All the performances are scheduled to wrap up around 10 p.m., just before the new year.

This is Robertson's third year as chairwoman of the event. She has enjoyed traveling to different musical events in West Virginia in search of new talent, she said.

"I love when people tell me, 'I have this group I want you to hear,'" Robertson said.

Trolleys provided by the city of Charleston will make a loop of the GoodNight locations beginning at 6 p.m. Parking for the event will be free in the Virginia Street garage next to City Hall. For more information, call the GoodNight 2012 Information Hotline at 304-744-1400.

New Year's Eve GoodNight schedule

Baptist Temple

6 and 8 p.m.: Presby Pickers

7 and 9 p.m.: Appalachian Celtic Consort

Capitol Theater

6 p.m.: Gospel Brass Band

7 p.m.: B-Ties Dixieland Band

8 p.m.: Charleston Metro Band

Civic Center Little Theater

6 and 8 p.m.: River City Youth Ballet Ensemble

7 and 9 p.m.: Craig Hinchman Trio

Christ Church United Methodist

6 and 8 p.m.: womanSong

7 and 9 p.m.: Kanawha Kordsman Barbershop Chorus

First Presbyterian Church

6 and 8 p.m.: Roger Rabbalais

7 and 9 p.m.: Bill McCoy and Friends

Kanawha United Presbyterian Church

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: West Virginia Youth Symphony

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Almost Heaven Chorus

Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Ralph Mills

St. John's Episcopal Church

6 and 8 p.m.: Charleston Civic Chorus

7 and 9 p.m.: The O'Daugherty Family Singers

St. Marks United Methodist Church sanctuary

6 and 8 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus

7 p.m.: Appalachian Children's Chorus

9 p.m.: Jimmy McKnight

St. Marks United Methodist Church chapel

6 and 8 p.m.: Jennie Allinder, Jim Mullins & Friends

7 and 9 p.m.: Rose Fisher

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

6 and 8 p.m.: Jonathan Tucker

7 and 9 p.m.: Ryan Hardiman

Reach Travis Crum at travis.crum@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.


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