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Charleston's Free Concert Series Billed As "Bigger And Better" Than Ever
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: May. 7, 2012 11:05 AM EDT
Updated: May. 7, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Charleston's free concert series is being billed as "bigger and better" than ever. The Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee is attracting some internationally renowned acts for the 2012 summer.
Officials and sponsors gathered at Haddad Riverfront Park along the Kanawaha River on Monday to announce the summer concert series line-up. It kicks off May 25 and runs for 15 weeks through the end of August.
New acts will be hitting the stage this year, including "Dark Star Orchestra," they perform July 13.
The Friday night concerts are free and open to anyone and officials say they've really become the centerpiece of summer in the Capital City. Councilman Tom Lane says there are groups that come to Charleston and various events that incorporate Live on the Levee into their plans.
Firework shows are scheduled for the first two Fridays.
Here is the concert schedule:
(Opening acts perform from 6:30 to 7:30pm and the headliners perform from 7:45 to 9:30pm unless otherwise noted.)
May 25 - "Lost Cause" and "The Esquires"
June 1 - "Mother's Blues" headlines the entire show
June 8 - "Davisson Brothers Band"
June 15 - "The Carpenter Ants" and "Shemekia Copeland"
June 22 - "John Lilly & The Pour House Band" and "Sweetback Sisters"
June 29 - "Sasha Colette & the Magnolias" and "The Recipe"
July 6 - "Hybrid Soul Project" and "Santa Cruz"
July 13 - "Dark Star Orchestra" 7:00-10:00pm
July 20 - "The Bob Thompson Unit Featuring Nicci Canada"
July 27 - "Fletcher's Grove" and "600 LBs of Sin!"
August 3 - "High Voltage" and "Brownsville Station"
August 10 - "Holy Cow" and "Henry Girls"
August 17 - "Stan McDaniel Band" and "River Jam"
August 24 - "Mother Nang" and "Crazy Jane"
August 31 - "The Voodoo Katz" and "Greensky Bluegrass"
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