West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Mountain Stage coming to WVU Parkersburg Oct. 1, 2006.
CONTACT: Connie Dziagwa, Institutional Advancement office, 304-424-8203.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is coming to West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center and the show begins at 6.
Featured will be country rock/delta blues group Cracker; jazz/flamenco/rock guitarists Rodrigo and Gabriella; Australian songwriter/guitarist Jeff Lang;folk rock/Indie songwriter Matt Keating with Emily Spray; folk rock/Indie/alternative performer Stephen Yerkey, and additional performers, to be announced.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Also, patrons may purchase a ticket and a box supper for $20. The picnic-style meals will be available in the cafeteria at 4:30 p.m. the afternoon of the show and picnic seating will be provided in the college’s backyard. Box suppers must be purchased by Sept. 29.
A production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage is a radio show recorded before a live audience. The show has established a long tradition of featuring national and international performers in almost every style of music. Acts range from traditional roots and country music to avant-garde rock and jazz.
The last time Mountain Stage performed in Parkersburg was in 1999 at the Smoot Theatre. If there is enough local interest, WVU Parkersburg officials are interested in the college becoming the Mid-Ohio Valley home of Mountain Stage.
Mountain Stage’s appearance begins a week of activities surrounding WVU Parkersburg’s 45th anniversary. Theme of the week is "Celebrating the Community’s Commitment." The week will conclude with a free concert, open to the public, by Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the multi-purpose room.
Additional Mountain Stage information is available by contacting the college’s business office, 424-8223.