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Outdoor music concerts in summer -- particularly performances of folk and West Virginia traditional music -- features some of the world's top musical artists. Many New River Gorge area music stores carry the work of local artists and musicians. Live music is also featured nightly in night clubs in or near the New River Gorge and Beckley, WV area.  
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West Virginia Music (of a non-traditional kind)

A sampling of original West Virginia music, sounds, electronic compositions, and acoustist and synthesized works is now online. (You didn't think all West Virginia music consisted of 3-chord tunes played on dulcimers and banjos with washtub bass accompaniment... did you?)

Camp Washington-Carver

The nation's first black 4-H camp, Camp Washington-Carver, a Mountain Cultural Arts Center located at Clifftop in Fayette County, West Virginia, now programs a summer season of events from music concerts to theater. The facility may also be rented for family reunions, company picnics, weddings and other private activities

Mountain Stage: Audio CDs Series

A series of audio CDs featuring music from West Virginia's Mountain Stage, a two-hour radio show recorded in Charleston, West Virginia (WV). In its 20th year, the Mountain State has established a long tradition of featuring national and international musicians and musical acts in almost every style of music.

New River Jazz

New River Jazz is a swing band/big band, based in Beckley, West Virginia (WV). An all volunteer group, New River Jazz has performed its music throughout Southern and Central West Virginia in Welch, Marlinton, Pipestem, Fayetteville, Summersville, Craigsville and Beckley, WV.


Located off I-77/64 at Beckley, West Virginia (WV), Tamarack offers the best of live entertainment at the Governor Hulett C. Smith Theater. Here you can enjoy performances in a wide variety of venues such as Blue Grass Music, Jazz, Dinner Theatre, Poetry Readings, Classical Music, Country, and Feature Films.

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia incorporates 679 excerpts from original sound recordings, music and 1,256 photographs from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional uses of the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild

Located in Charleston, West Virginia (WV), less than an hour's drive from the New River Gorge region, the Charleston Light Opera Guild is dedicated to providing high-quality (yet affordable) musical theater to Charleston and the surrounding area.

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