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Live Show News: Three Mountain Stage Events in June
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June will be a busy month for music lovers as Mountain Stage has scheduled three live tapings in Charleston, W.Va. that will be worth planning a trip for. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members. Not a member? Click here to find out more, choose a level and sign-up. All shows will be at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds- Greenbrier & Washington Streets in Charleston, W.Va.
On Sunday, June 9 Mountain Stage welcomes back the charming folk duo Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, The Milk Carton Kids. Since we first worked with them in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids have become a beloved part of the Americana music scene thanks to compelling songwriting and their humorous on-stage rapport. Their latest is All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do.
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Also scheduled to appear on June 9 is journeyman songwriter Steve Poltz. Each of Poltz’ previous appearances have been legendary in their own right, so we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time.
On Sunday, June 23 Mountain Stage will record the first of two episodes to take place during this year’s 15th Anniversary of FestivALL Charleston. From June 16-30 our hometown becomes a work of art during the 15 days of this multi-faceted arts festival. We’ll welcome atmospheric singer and songwriter Damien Jurado, whose new album In The Shape Of A Storm is due April 12 from Mama Bird Recording Company.
Also appearing June 23 is folk-rocker Vanessa Peters, a versatile performer and a world-traveling artist, who receives universal praise for the depth of her songwriting and her engaging live performances.
Mountain Stage will be the capstone event of FestivALL as we close out the festivities on Sunday, June 30 at the Culture Center with a return appearance by the John Pizzarelli Trio. Any lover of classic jazz and hot guitar is a fan of Pizzarelli. This year he’s celebrating with For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole, a tribute to the legendary Nat King Cole, who has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years.
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It’s an extra special treat to have one of the finest vocalist around, Catherine Russell, and the immersive mood-rockers DeVotchKa lined up to appear on June 30 as well.
Tickets for all three June shows are $30 in advance, and only $20 for Mountain Stage Members. Tickets will be available online and at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., starting Friday, March 29 at 10a.m.
Mountain Stage Members make a recurring gift of $10/month or more, or an annual gift of $120, and receive seven days of exclusive online pre-sale access to our Culture Center shows before they go on sale to the public. Choose a level of support and sign-up here. Once your donation is processed you will receive a code via e-mail to gain access to the pre-sale. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. Thank you to all our Members for their commitment to supporting the cause of live music discovery.
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