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Square Dance at the Pocahontas Opera House – Road Kill Cookoff

Square Dance at the Pocahontas Opera House – Road Kill Cookoff

Square Dance at the Pocahontas Opera House – Road Kill Cookoff Friday September 29th Square Dance 7-9pm Bands:  The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack &              Mudhole Control Caller: Mack Samples

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration

The Pocahontas Opera House presents the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration

After getting your fill of wild food at the Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Road-kill Cook-off, the Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration.” The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home […]

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The Hefner Family at Music In the Mountains

The Hefner Family at Music In the Mountains

Music in the Mountains Old Time Festival at the Pocahontas County Opera House, Marlinton WV Friday September 9th and Saturday September 10th Hefner Family performs Saturday afteroon.  Event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday! Guitar builder Bill Hefner plays finger style and flat-picking guitar and mandolin in a variety of music styles with The Hefner Family, […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Saturday, August 27 7:30 p.m., $10 To loyal Opera House concertgoers and anyone who knows bluegrass music in West Virginia, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys need no introduction. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Elk River Ramblers

Pocahontas Opera House presents Elk River Ramblers

The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Galen Watts on bass and vocals, and Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and celtic music, The Elk River Ramblers also branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and contemporary pop. The Pocahontas Opera House, built in 1910, is a magnificent stage […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Lone Raven

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Lone Raven

Garnering rave reviews throughout Ohio and the surrounding states, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions. With over 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish reels to Gypsy fiddle tunes. Their instrumentals are fueled by […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

When Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line last came to the Opera House, they had just released their critically acclaimed album Carnival. Now with the release of Wake earlier this year, they are riding a wave of good reviews from Rolling Stone, as well as NPR’s The Record and Fresh Air. Nora Jane Struthers […]

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Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters @ Hammons Family Celebration

Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters @ Hammons Family Celebration

After getting your fill of wild food at the Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Road-kill Cook-off, the Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration.” The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home […]

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Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Friday, September 25th, 2015 The Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-Off present: Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance Location: Pocahontas County Opera House Time: 7-9pm Band:  The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack Caller: Mack Samples Cost: FREE! From the Pocahontas Times: The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida […]

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The Pocahontas County Opera House presents Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

The Pocahontas County Opera House presents Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They play Appalachian string band tunes, many of which they learned years ago from old-timers in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. They sing songs […]

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Music and the Mountains Old-Time Festival

Music and the Mountains Old-Time Festival

Sept. 11 – 12, 2015 – The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Village Harmony

Pocahontas Opera House presents Village Harmony

Village Harmony Friday, July 24 7:30 p.m., $10 Village Harmony is a traveling, singing summer camp for teenagers. The group of 20 young singers rehearses intensely for a week, learning traditional music styles from around the world from three master teachers, as well as cooking and cleaning for each other. They then get in a […]

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Marlinton Square Dance

Marlinton Square Dance

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters, the Bing Brothers Band, Mud Hole Control or others provide music with local callers Tom Sharp, Jim Carpenter, and Ellen & Eugene […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Caroline Spence

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence is enamored with words and songs. Though countless singer-songwriters boast the same simple claim, few have been lifted up by their passion the way Caroline has. Her passion led the Virginia native on a pilgrimage to Nashville, where the 25-year-old honed her writing and her coy, dusky soprano across folk, Americana and alt-country […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong—albeit with a contemporary sensibility.
“We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” says Zara Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 1950s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”

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Pocahontas Opera House Potluck

Pocahontas Opera House Potluck

Potluck is a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and Colleen Anderson have gathered their very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community—and the connections between them—into an hour-long live performance that’s full to the brim […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Becky Buller

Pocahontas Opera House presents Becky Buller

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/becky-buller-tickets-16171132292?aff=efbevent If you’re a fan of acoustic music, particularly bluegrass, and you haven’t heard of fiddler Becky Buller, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of her songs. Becky’s compositions have been recorded by Ricky Skaggs (“Music To My Ears”), Rhonda Vincent (“Fishers of Men”), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (“Be Living”), […]

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Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Join local favorites Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters for a night of dancing and fun. An hour-long beginner workshop organized by the Pocahontas 4-H club starts at […]

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Pocahontas Opera House Opry Night with Southern Rail Express & Bob Shank

Pocahontas Opera House Opry Night with Southern Rail Express & Bob Shank

The Opera HouseOpry Night at the Opera House has come to showcase some of the best musical talent from the two Virginias. This season’s Opry Night features Virginia favorite Southern Rail Express and West Virginia banjo virtuoso Bob Shank.

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Kim Kalman

Pocahontas Opera House presents Kim Kalman

If music is a gift, Kim Kalman received a major inheritance. Her grandpa, George Kindler, was a band leader with a hot swing band and his own radio show in the 1940s. Known for his riffs on a mean sax, he played it his way. As Kim Kalman rocked her cradle to the big band […]

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Fiddle Fare Fundraiser for Pocahontas Opera House at the Fiddlehead

Fiddle Fare Fundraiser for Pocahontas Opera House at the Fiddlehead

Four WV Craft Beers + A Four Course Appetizer Dinner + Four Fiddlers = an evening of fun and music. That’s what’s happening at the Fiddlehead in Slaty Fork on October 24, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Gil and Mary Willis, owners of both the Elk River Inn and the Fiddlehead, have teamed up […]

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Red Tail Ring @ Pocahontas Opera House

Red Tail Ring @ Pocahontas Opera House

Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, jawharp and plain-old foot stomping.

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A Grand Convulsion in Society: Cameos of Women in Song and Story @ Pocahontas Opera House

A Grand Convulsion in Society: Cameos of Women in Song and Story @ Pocahontas Opera House

As part of the observation of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War singer-song writer Judith Avers and story teller John Burt present a program from the journals, letters and remembrances of women who lived during the time. The stories and songs you will hear will represent some of the lesser known women and […]

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Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration @ Pocahontas Opera House

Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration @ Pocahontas Opera House

The Pocahontas Opera House is pleased to bring back the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration,” as part of Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival. The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home in Pocahontas County. Their legacy is proudly celebrated among today’s musicians. In recent […]

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September Mountain Music Weekend

September Mountain Music Weekend

There’s plenty of music being made the weekend of Sept. 26-27, and our weekend itinerary highlights the best in the traditional mountain string band music you’re liable to hear along the Mountain Music Trail, and by extension, anywhere on Earth.

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Chris Smither @ Pocahontas Opera House

Chris Smither @ Pocahontas Opera House

Chris Smither has the soul of a poet, the supple fingers of a guitar god and the voice of a sage.

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Pocahontas County Opera House

Pocahontas County Opera House

The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for about 250, the Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performances on its stage each year, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, folk to musical theatre and everything in between. The Opera House is known by many as a venue for traditional, old-time music and bluegrass, and is host to the annual Allegheny Echoes summer music workshops, frequent square dances and an annual Opry Night featuring local and regional musicians.

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