Live Show News: Mountain Stage Adds Three June Shows

Feb 11, 2020

UPDATE: All three of these shows are on sale now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Ticket buyers will notice sales tax has been added to the cost of these tickets. Due to a change in West Virginia tax law, Eventbrite will now collect sales tax on all Mountain Stage tickets for Culture Center shows, starting with our June 2020 events.

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Three Mountain Stage events for June have been added to the already packed calendar for the live performance radio show. All three shows are on sale to Mountain Stage Members right now for just $15. Tickets will be available online and at Taylor Books starting Friday February 14 at 10a.m. EST. Mountain Stage Members should check their inbox for redemption instructions.

Members make a recurring gift of at least $10 a month or $120 annually and receive early online presale to our Culture Center shows and other periodic discounts and benefits. Click here to browse the levels and sign-up for a membership.

On Sunday June 7 Portland’s Blitzen Trapper will make their third appearance on the show, along with the folk rock of Nashville’s Lilly Hiatt, and songwriting super-trio Nobody's Girl. This will also be Hiatt’s third appearance on the show since 2015, and her new record, Walking Proof -due March 29 on New West Records- is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. You should check out American Songwriter’s recently published preview and interview.

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We’ll also welcome Nobody’s Girl on June 7. The indie-folk trio features Rebecca Loebe, BettySoo and Grace Pettis, who have  been friends now for a decade. They first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each a winner of the prestigious annual “New Folk” award there. The trio’s first full-length album (a follow up to their critically acclaimed EP, Waterline), is due in May 2020 and we’re looking forward to hearing these harmonies live and in person.

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Sunday June 21 will be the first of two Mountain Stage shows during the 15 days arts extravaganza FestivALL Charleston. This city-wide celebration of the arts takes over our hometown each June. FestivALL turns our city into a work of art, and it’s a great time to plan a visit to see what Charleston is all about.

We’re excited to welcome the “Psychedelic-Soul Force” of Black Pumas, to the show for the first time. The “Best New Artist” Grammy nominees have already taped an appearance on Austin City Limits and they're currently touring the UK behind their stand-out self-titled album Black Pumas.

Country Music icon and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea will return to guest host on Sunday June 28  as we close out the FestivALL activities at the Culture Center Theater with a set from New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins. Atkins is currently wrapping up a European tour ahead of the release of her upcoming album Italian Ice- out April 17th via Single Lock Records.

Recorded at legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, Italian Ice features legends Spooner Oldham and David Hood, plus collaborations with Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, Erin Rae, and John Paul White. According to promo materials, “At turns as opulent as symphonic pop and gritty as garage punk, the album wanders into shades of psych-rock and honky-tonk and girl-group melodrama, endlessly spotlighting the tightly honed musicianship and unbridled originality at heart of Atkins’s artistry.”

Rolling Stone just premiered the first video and single, "Captain," featuring Spoon front man Britt Daniel.

Tickets for all three June shows are $20 in advance and $30 day of show, available starting Friday February 14 at 10a.m. online and at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street in downtown Charleston.

As always, be sure to follow Mountain Stage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and to glimpses behind-the-scenes.