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Three ways to enjoy this special anniversary performance: in person, on radio, and online


No matter where you are, there will be a way for music lovers to enjoy the 30th anniversary performance of Mountain Stage® in real time: be a part of the audience in Charleston, listen to a live broadcast on West Virginia Public Radio, or view the first-ever live web stream.

This celebratory performance will be Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Scheduled guests include Todd Snider, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Diego Garcia and, Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore with special appearances by Deni Bonet and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.

Advance tickets are $15 and available online, by calling 800-594-TIXX (8499) or visiting Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street, Charleston. If tickets are available the day of the show, they will be $25 at the door.

The live broadcast will be statewide on West Virginia Public Radio and the live web stream may be accessed worldwide at www.mountainstage.org.

"Our 30th anniversary show will be special but it will also be the usual mix of talent that Mountain Stage always presents: old friends, new guests and different styles of music from both young and experienced artists,” said Larry Groce, host, artistic director and one of the show’s founders. “We'll have visits from past Mountain Stage regulars, a reading by West Virginia's Poet Laureate and brief on-stage interviews with folks who were instrumental in making the show what it is today. We're also very excited that you will be able to hear the whole thing live on radio and audio stream, and see it on a video stream as it happens. Whether in person, on radio or online, we hope you'll join the party!"

Mountain Stage® began in 1983 and is one of the longest running live music performance shows on public radio. The program has featured nearly 2,000 acts from more than 50 countries and nearly every conceivable genre for a catalogue of more than 800 shows.

Mountain Stage® is heard weekly on West Virginia Public Radio Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The program airs on 139 stations nationwide through NPR and around the globe on Voice of America. Mountain Stage® is also a featured program of NPR Music.

The 30th anniversary show is scheduled for broadcast in March 2014.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting tells West Virginia’s story through high-quality programming and services including West Virginia Public Radio, West Virginia PBS, Mountain Stage®, wvpublic.org and Ready To Learn®.


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