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2 events scheduled in August

The SteelDrivers Return to Princeton 8/3/18 to 8/3/18
Princeton, WV - The SteelDrivers return to Princeton for their 3rd performance on the Chuck Mathena Center stage. Performing old favorites and singles from the critically acclaimed, Grammy Award winning album The Muscle Shoals Recordings, this fiery, soulful bluegrass group returns with new lead singer Kelvin Damrell who was discovered by songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. Damrell’s vocals and fretwork add a fresh voice to the mix, while bass player Mike Fleming continues to anchor it all with rock solid rhythm and a firm foundation.

It’s a sound The Tennessean once described as “Gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer put it even more succinctly. “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville’s Steeldrivers have bushels of it.”In fact, The SteelDrivers’ success lies in their consistent growth and ability to reinvent their regimen.

The band plays approximately 75 shows a year, including major festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Merlefest, Wintergrass, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It’s their populist approach that finds their devotees — self-proclaimed “SteelHeads”– traveling hundreds of miles to see them in repeat performances. “It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since our first album,” Rogers muses. “And yet, even with all the change and transition, we still have the same joy and enthusiasm that we did in the beginning.

Tickets are $22.00, with a 10% discount for groups of ten or more, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chuckmathenacenter.org , by calling 304-425-5128 or by visiting the CMC Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

Location:
Chuck Mathena Center
Address: 2 Stafford Commons
City: Accoville
Zip:
County: Logan
Phone: 3044255128
Email:
Website: www.chuckmathenacenter.org
Cost: $22.00
Category: Music
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon 8/18/18 to 8/18/18
This exciting rolling course will take you out of the city and into the scenic surroundings of West Virginia before looping back into commercial downtown Parkersburg.

Location:
Downtown Parkersburg
Address: 519 Juliana Street
City: Parkersburg
Zip:
County: Wood
Phone: 3044851891
Email: halfmarathon@newsandsentinel.com
Website: newsandsentinelhalfmarathon.com
Cost: $20-60
Category: Running
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