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Mountain Stage Celebrates the City of Huntington’s 150th Anniversary – Tickets on Sale
January 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm$60
Mountain Health Network presents West Virginia’s own live radio program, MOUNTAIN STAGE with Larry Groce, at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium to celebrate Huntington’s 150th Anniversary of becoming a city, on Friday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. This epic live performance will be held in honor of Frank E. Hanshaw, Jr. Artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Jan. 25th at noon. For tickets call 304-696-6656 or ticketmaster.com.
All seating at the stadium will be general admission. Seating will be socially distanced. Doors at the stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. All local, state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, in place at that time, will be enforced. This event will be held rain or shine.
“What an honor to be a part of the 150th anniversary of the great city of Huntington,” said Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage. “We are grateful for the opportunity and will do our best to offer a Mountain Stage show that’s a fitting celebration of this happy and important occasion. It’s a delight to again team up with the Marshall Artists Series because we’ve had such a long and rich partnership. Together, over the past 25 years, we’ve presented John Prine, Allen Toussaint, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Buddy Guy, Brandi Carlile, Mose Allison, Judy Collins, Steve Earle and so many more great artists in Huntington. I can’t wait to get together again!”
“We are excited to partner with Mountain Stage and Marshall Artists Series on an outdoor concert this spring at Joan C. Edwards Stadium,” said City of Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. “Both entities are staples of this community and throughout Appalachia and showcase our residents’ particular brand of creativity, resilience and hope. As we continue to tell Huntington’s positive stories in 2021, this concert will safely bring us all together to celebrate a monumental moment in our collective history. This is one way all of us can support the talented artists who are part of Mountain Stage and Marshall Artists Series while commemorating Huntington’s sesquicentennial.”
For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 240 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth-pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.
General admission tickets for Mountain Stage are $60. Price include all taxes and fees. Mountain Stage is sponsored by Mountain Health Network, AT & T, Huntington Foundation – in memory of Frank. E. Hanshaw, Jr., West Virginia Division of Culture & History, Steptoe & Johnson, The Touma Foundation, Appalachian Power, Huntington Federal, Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Anonymous, Marsha Slater – State Farm Insurance, Dr. Stephen Nicholas, iHeartRadio, WSAZ and, the Herald-Dispatch.