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“WEST VIRGINIA GOLD!”
Review of Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and iTunes. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage typically features four or five artists, with each artist given roughly the same amount of time to perform, give or take five to ten minutes, unless otherwise stated. The show is recorded live to two track, with as few edits as possible. 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. Come see what radio looks like!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
highwayman935
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“WEST VIRGINIA GOLD!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

What a treat. You can't find a better live performance ANYWHERE in West Virginia. If you're a fan of live music and want great seats, visit the Mountain Stage!

Where else can you sit three rows away from awesome artists like Rodney Crowell and Tim O'brien or groups like Elephant Revival, Tattletale Saints, The Sea The Sea, and the Infamous String Dusters? I literally could have spit on any of those artists boots from where we were sitting.

Tickets are the best priced live venue I've ever seen. $15.00 for a great show. Those musicians played nearly two and a half hours! Even better, we had an opportunity to meet and greet the majority of them at the end of the show, in the lobby of the theater! How often does that happen?

I can't go on enough about the wonderful time I had at the Mountain Stage. If you ever get a chance to go... go! Order your tickets online through their website - otherwise the tickets are $25.00 at the door.

THIS SHOW IS PURE WEST VIRGINIA GOLD. IT IS A TREASURE TO BE SHARED!

Visited May 2014
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Charleston
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Music”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Mountain Stage is WV's treasure! Mountain Stage has brought to the mountain state so many great musical acts over the years. It is an affordable night of wonderful music.

Visited March 2013
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Charleston, WV
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well worth a trip”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Mountain Stage is one of those wonderful institutions where you get to see some great performers in a really fun atmosphere. The only disappointing thing about the shows is that if you're there to see a favorite artist, the set will be too short. At the same time, when there is someone you don't much care for on stage, you won't have long to wait before someone you like better comes on. Don't miss this - if you live in or near Charleston you should be there every month! If not, it is worth it to make the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never lets me down”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Mountain Stage is definitely a jewel in WV's crown. You can't find a better deal - the tickets are inexpensive, and you will definitely hear someone in the lineup that is worth way more than the price of admission. No matter who the headliners are, there are always more guests there who are equally impressive, if not more so. I've gone to hear bigger names like Todd Snider & Mary Chapin Carpenter & Dar Williams, only to come away in love with a local group. There is a lot of music packed into the 2 1/2 - 3 hrs you'll be there - it's edited down for the radio show, so the live performance is definitely worth going to.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“DebWV”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Mountain Stage is a must do if you are here when they are performing! I've never been disappointed. Usually, there are about 4 or 5 guest bands or artists who put on about a 15 to 10 minute concert per artist. The Mountain Stage band itself is amazing. The only drawback is that the Cultural Center Theatre seats about 700 people and often, tickets are sold out. If you do get tickets, seats aren't assigned so try to get there at least 1/2 hour early.

Visited May 2013
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