FestivALL Charleston

UPDATE: "There's A Stream" is archived right now on Facebook, and it will be available on YouTube and LiveSessions.NPR.org until Sunday, July 5.

Original Post: Since we’ve been unable to record fresh episodes recently, we reached out to the guests we’ve had to postpone appearances by and asked for performance video submissions. The results will premiere this Sunday June 28 at 7p.m. EST as we present “There’s a Stream,” a collection of virtual performances curated by Mountain Stage.

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

This week’s broadcast reflects on some of our favorite performers who appeared on Mountain Stage in recent years during FestivALL Charleston, the city-wide arts celebration that helps our hometown become a work of art throughout the year, including their summer and fall festivals.

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

When country superstar Chris Stapleton stopped by a special FestivALL Charleston edition of Mountain Stage on June 28, 2015, he brought songs from arguably one of country music’s greatest debut albums in recent memory.

Josh Saul / Mountain Stage

This week’s broadcast continues our Listeners' Choice series with a 2015 episode we recorded at The Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va. during FestivALL Charleston. We’ll hear performances by Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Joe Ely, and a collaboration between The Fairfield Four and The McCrary Sisters called “Rock My Soul.”

Due to the current circumstances, Mountain Stage is canceling our live shows scheduled for June 7, June 21 and June 28, in Charleston, West Virginia.

Lyza Renee

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.

Courtesy of the Artist

Mountain Stage is working through the Spring with an eye on the long Summer evenings, so here’s the latest updates on our upcoming Live Show Schedule. Ticket prices vary per event, and all shows are on sale now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Joshua Black Wilkins

June will be a busy month for music lovers as Mountain Stage has scheduled three live tapings in Charleston, W.Va. that will be worth planning a trip for. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members. Not a member? Click here to find out more, choose a level and sign-up.

Josh Saul/Mountain Stage

Classically-influenced eclectic pop maestro Kishi Bashi locally sourced a quartet of Appalachia-based string players for his performance on Mountain Stage, which you can hear on this week’s encore broadcast with guest-host Joni Deutsch.

Alysse Gafkjen

On Sunday June 24 Mountain Stage will once again be a part of FestivALL Charleston, the city-wide celebration of the arts in our hometown of Charleston, WV. Iconic songwriters Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Vermont’s emerging soul-music star Kat Wright, have already been announced. Today we’re adding the next round of artists, and our next guest-host.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is pleased to be a part of this summer's FestivALL Charleston, the city-wide arts and entertainment festival that turns our hometown of Charleston, WV into a work of art.

Zack Smith

Tony Award winning West Virginia Native Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins) will guest host during FestivALL Fall.

Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson added to September 24 line-up.

Photo courtesey of PRX. / Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage will record episode number 899 on Sunday, June 25 as part of FestivALL Charleston. Tickets on sale now on  mountainstage.ticketfly.com, by phone at 877.987.6487, or locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Piper Ferguson / Courtesy of the artist

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program based in Charleston, WV, is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed indie pop group Lucius will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Culture Center Theater. The show will be presented at FestivALL Charleston by Holiday Inn & Suites at the Capitol Conference Center.

Art Curator Discusses Children's Exhibit

Jun 24, 2015

This is the time of year when the city of Charleston becomes a work of art.  FestivALL runs through this week an includes concerts of all kinds of music, theater, shows, dances and, of course, art.

At the Clay Center this week is "Art for ALL: A Juried Children's Exhibit" with works from children ages pre-K to 6th grade.

When you see it, you will notice the beautiful dioramas, drawings and paintings, but also take a look at how these works are displayed.

This exhibit employs it's own curator.  We spoke with Amanda Rogers, an art history major from West Virginia University, as she prepared to go to work.

Let's Talk #WVmusic

Jun 18, 2015
Joni Deutsch

Hey, West Virginia. It's me, Joni Deutsch, your friendly neighborhood public radio host. You have a second to talk #WVmusic? Cool? Cool.

Liz McCormick

In September 1958, The Blob, an independent horror, science-fiction film was released by Paramount Pictures and Umbrella Entertainment. Starring Steve McQueen in his debut role, the film left a permanent mark in Americans’ minds, and in 2006, Charleston’s Contemporary Youth Arts Company took the film a step further, writing their own adaptation of the classic film in the form of a musical.

David McClister

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce announces four new events scheduled at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets for all four events go on sale Thursday, March 20 at 8 a.m.