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Summer Amphitheater Schedule

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May 27, 2017
East River Mountain Town Band - Free concert!

An evening of music by a community town band preforming an eclectic mix of classical, popular and patriotic concert band music. This ensemble of 60-plus members is directed by Concord University graduate and retired Mercer County music teacher Mel Saunders. Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. This is an amazing group of musicians and a show not to be missed. 
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Come and enjoy a nice evening outdoors listening to live music.
Contact: 304-466-1800


June 3, 2017
Bicycle

Bicycle is a high energy Indie Rock/Pop band from West Virginia. They play a mix of hits from the 1970's through 2016 plus some of their own originals that are currently being played on college and indie radio stations. Rock/Alternative from Scarbo WV! This group is exciting!
Bicycle is a high energy Indie Rock/Pop band from West Virginia. They play a mix of hits from the 1970's through 2016 plus some of their own originals that are currently being played on college and indie radio stations. Rock/Alternative from Scarbo WV! This group is exciting!
Contact: 304-466-1800
About Bicycle


June 10, 2017
James and the Giant Peach JR. 

James and the Giant Peach, Jr. comes to life as presented by K.I.D.S. Youth from schools in Summers County preform this dramatic stage performance. Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Support youth and the arts.
Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


June 16, 2017
MARK TWAIN - History Alive!

Mark Twain is celebrated as one of America’s great authors and humorists. As the young country rapidly grew into an international power in the second half of the 19th century, Twain shared his observations through writing and speeches. His best known novels are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but his work includes nonfiction, magazine articles, monographs, and commentaries that provide interesting insight into the American story. Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens. Portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton at Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater 7:30 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Open to the public at no cost.
Mark Twain presentation is a History Alive! program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park system.
Contact: 304-466-1800


June 24, 2017
The Crossroads Band - Amphitheater Show

Crossroads is a high-energy band based in the New River Valley of Virginia. 
In addition to originals, the band plays a variety of new and old country, some blues and class and Southern rock. 
Band members include: Steve Stewart (lead vocals and guitar), Chucky Ray Lilly (lead guitar and vocals), Tommie Lee Stewart (vocals and keyboard), Mark Skidmore (bass guitar, backup vocals), and Allen Meadows (drums and percussion, vocals).
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Admission is Adults: $8; Youth 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger, free. 
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 1, 2017
Lou Maiuri - Let's Squaredance! w/ the Appalachian Country Cloggers

Circle up! It's an evening of squaredancing with caller Lou Maiuri. The outdoor amphitheater is the place to be at 8:00 p.m. this evening for squaredancing and some line dancing fun. If you know your left from your right, you can squaredance at any age or stage in life. Let's dance starting at 8:00 p.m. 
There is no charge to attend. Presentation is open to the public. Young to the young at heart welcome.
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 8, 2017
Valley Bluegrass Band - Amphitheater Show

Valley Bluegrass Band is just that, bluegrass music at its finest. Featuring Larry Cox on guitar and vocal; Eddie Cales on dobro - one of the best traditional bluegrass dobro players in WV; Tommy Crigger on bass and back up vocals; and Tim York on banjo and guitar and vocals. Loretta Cox is the sound boards.
Listen to some great live bluegrass at Pipestem Amphitheater! Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Admission is Adults: $8; Youth 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger, free. 
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 15, 2017
Rick K and the Allnighters - Amphitheater Show

One of the most exciting performers on the music scene today, native WVian, Rick K shares his enthusiasm and love of music with an ever-growing audience across the country. A distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence have earned Rick K and his band rave reviews at majors fairs, casinos, and clubs. Rick K‘s grandmother, an accomplished gospel and jazz pianist, and his father, a drummer, paved the way for this rock ‘n‘ roll band‘s energized leader. 
An awesome night at the amphitheater!
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. 
Advanced ticket sales: Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Day of Show Ticket price: Fee-based. Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $5; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 21-23, 2017
King Lear - Appalachian Shakespeare Project

The Appalachian Shakespeare Project returns to Pipestem State Park July 21, 22, and 23 of 2017 to present one of Shakespeare's most exciting and best-loved tragedies, King Lear. King Lear tells the story of an aging king who attempts to divide his kingdom among his daughters, and of the treachery and violent chaos which ensues. This production will feature sword-play and word play, intrigue, Renaissance costuming, and a cast of local actors, some new to the project and some returning. 
The Appalachian Shakespeare Project is a community theater organization founded by Concord University in the summer of 2010 that strives to provide the community with an enjoyable and educational experience. Anyone seeking more information about the Appalachian Shakespeare Project is encouraged to contact the Executive Director of the Appalachian Shakespeare Project, Professor Gabriel Rieger of Concord University, via email at [email protected] or via phone at (304) 384-9488.

An awesome music night at the amphitheater!
Show begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. 
Fee free! Open to the public. Donations to the ASP are welcomed.
Contact: 304-466-1800 


July 21, 2017
King Lear - Appalachian Shakespeare Project

King Lear tells the story of an aging king who attempts to divide his kingdom among his daughters, and of the treachery and violent chaos which ensues. This production will feature sword-play and word play, intrigue, Renaissance costuming, and a cast of local actors, some new to the project and some returning. The Appalachian Shakespeare Project is a community theater organization founded by Concord University in the summer of 2010 that strives to provide the community with an enjoyable and educational experience. 
An awesome evening at the outdoor amphitheater!
Show begins at 6:00 p.m. 
Fee free! Open to the public. Donations to the ASP are welcomed.
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 22, 2017
King Lear - Appalachian Shakespeare Project

King Lear tells the story of an aging king who attempts to divide his kingdom among his daughters, and of the treachery and violent chaos which ensues. This production will feature sword-play and word play, intrigue, Renaissance costuming, and a cast of local actors, some new to the project and some returning. The Appalachian Shakespeare Project is a community theater organization founded by Concord University in the summer of 2010 that strives to provide the community with an enjoyable and educational experience. 
An awesome evening at the outdoor amphitheater!
Show begins at 6:00 p.m. 
Fee free! Open to the public. Donations to the ASP are welcomed.
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 23, 2017
King Lear - Appalachian Shakespeare Project

King Lear tells the story of an aging king who attempts to divide his kingdom among his daughters, and of the treachery and violent chaos which ensues. This production will feature sword-play and word play, intrigue, Renaissance costuming, and a cast of local actors, some new to the project and some returning. The Appalachian Shakespeare Project is a community theater organization founded by Concord University in the summer of 2010 that strives to provide the community with an enjoyable and educational experience. 
An awesome evening at the outdoor amphitheater!
Show begins at 6:00 p.m. 
Fee free! Open to the public. Donations to the ASP are welcomed.
Contact: 304-466-1800


July 28, 2017
BIL LEPP – Storyteller - Liar - Comedian - Humorist at the Amphitheater

Get ready to laugh yourself silly…Bil Lepp is a master storyteller and a champion liar. His humorous tales curls the lips on the grumpiest of people. Sure to tickle your funny bone. Laughter begins at 8:00 p.m. at Pipestem Amphitheater. This program is FREE and open to the public. 
This program is free and open to the public. 
Contact: Kim Hawkins, 304-466-1800


July 29, 2017
Beach Nite Band - Amphitheater Show

The Beach Nite Band is a quartet of professional musicians and a highly qualified sound engineer. With three vocalists, two keyboards, two brass instruments and drums, this combination echoes the big band sound. The group, based in the western Virginia and southern West Virginia, consists of Donnie Hagy – Lead Vocals; Ronnie McCall – Trumpet and Vocals; Randy Gilliam – Drum; Deaton Jones – Keyboards Trumpet/Trombone and Vocals and Steve Mattox – Technician - Sound Engineer, all former members of the Collegians for more than twenty years. With a Carolina beach music tradition, the evening playlist includes soul, R&B, disco, blues, boogie and memorable oldies. 

Beach Nite Band is live and on stage at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Ticket price: Adults: $8; Youth 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger, free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


August 5, 2017
Terror of the Tug - Amphitheater Show

Presented by McArts, Terror of the Tug is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on events in the life of Police Chief Sid Hatfield just after the Matewan Massacre, a notable event in the history of West Virginia and the history of labor relations in the United States. The 2016 presentation was an awesome performance; an encore in 2017 shouldn't be missed.
Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


August 12, 2017
Acoustic Country Blues and American Music

Corey Lee McQuade (guitar/dobro/banjo) and Garry Segal (harmonica/guitar) are multi-instrumentalists that have performed with nationally touring bands at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Floyd Fest, Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom, and more. The duo performs acoustic country blues in the styles of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Doc Watson, The Delmore Brothers, Mississippi John Hurt and Jesse Fuller along with country, folk and bluegrass from Guy Clark, John Hartford, Tut Taylor, Blind Alfred Reed and Johnny Cash. 
An awesome music night at the amphitheater!
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. 
Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


August 19, 2017
Chloe Florence at the Amphitheater

A vibrant, young vocalist, Chloe Florence performs a blend of country, modern, folk, and original music. Chloe’s singing style is described as country meets coffee house with a powerful execution and depth of feeling. Born and raised in southern West Virginia, music is central to her daily life. 

Chloe is a natural. She has been a featured performer for Beckley's Fridays in the Park series, Beckley's Kid's Classic, and at the Oak Hill Amphitheater. She's on of the performers at the State Fair of West Virginia on the Sprint Center Stage. Chloe has opened for some of Southern WV's most talented artists and is currently working on original songs for her first E.P. that will feature her band members and local musicians. Make welcome and come listen to live music by Chloe Florence.

Chloe Florence show begins at 8:00p. at the Pipestem Amphitheater.
Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


August 26, 2017
The Van-Dells - Amphitheater Show

For years, The Van-Dells have entertained audiences across the nation with a spectacular tribute to 50's & 60's rock and roll. With impressive lead vocals, tight harmonies, and hilarious antics, they have been called "The Three Stooges set to music". This upbeat show is packed with comedy, choreography, and all the greatest hits. From Doo Wop favorites to Motown classics, and everything in between, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The Van-Dells are classic entertainment that's fun for the whole family.
An awesome night at the amphitheater!
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater.
Advanced ticket sales: Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Day of Show Ticket price: Fee-based. Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $5; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800


September 2, 2017
Phil Dirt & the Dozers

A Phil Dirt and the Dozers show will take you right back to classic Rock n' Roll's golden age; a spiritual place often revisited by modern day superstars for inspiration and direction. 

For years, Phil Dirt and the Dozers have been praised, honored and downright loved by people everywhere. From their rise in Columbus, Ohio in 1981, the Dozers have kept their eyes keenly focused on musical perfection, quality, and entertaining their audiences. Standing ovations, encores, fun, laughter, and repeat performances are the “norm” for the Dozers. Their seasoned wit, extraordinary talent, musical excellence and artful versatility have granted them a place among the best nostalgic Rock n' Roll bands in their genre.

About the band: Steve CAbot "Dr. Honk", Mark Fry, Tony "Icepick" Alfano, Hadden Sayers, and Chirs Guthrie. 
An awesome music night at the amphitheater!
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. 
Fee-based. 
Advanced ticket purchases: Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Day of show: Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $5; Children 5 and younger free.
Contact: 304-466-1800
About Phil Dirt & The Dozers


Show general guidelines

  • All shows, unless otherwise stated, begin at 8 p.m. and end at approximately 10 p.m.
  • The amphitheater has 525 seats. Attendees may bring blankets for great hillside seating.
  • No alcohol allowed.
  • All shows are litter free.
  • Refreshment concessions stand onsite.
  • Free shows do not require a ticket or reservation.
  • You do not need to be an overnight guest at Pipestem Resort to attend shows.
  • Shows are open to the public; some with minimal admission and many are free as indicated.
  • Schedules are subject to change and more events may be added.
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