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Amphitheater Shows at Pipestem Feature a Variety of Talent in June 2012
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Outstanding entertainers will take the stage at Pipestem Resort State Park’s amphitheater during five evenings in June.
“We’ve concentrated on scheduling music and performances by West Virginia and Virginia artists in the month of June,” says Shirley Martin, summer performance coordinator at Pipestem.
June Amphitheater performances at Pipestem Resort include:
June 9 – Matt Jones and The Road
From Shady Spring, West Virginia comes the big voice of recording artist Matt Jones. Matt began performing at the age of 5 years old his hometown church. He has a love for traditional country music and for those artists who have continued to stay true to their country style despite the "non-country" shift of mainstream radio. Jones is a must-see and listen amphitheater show.
June 16 – Maurice Ulmer Group
The Maurice Ulmer Group has been rocking the two Virginias for several years. If you like classic rock ‘n’ roll, blues and rockabilly you will find your groove with MUG! Come and enjoy original music composed by Maurice Ulmer. MUG is led by Ulmer on guitar, bass and vocals; Cathy Lowry on keyboards, flute, recorder, bass, vocals; Steve Herald on drums; and Jimmy McCutchen on guitar, bass and vocals. Members of the band live in Covington, VA and Clifton Forge, VA.
June 22 – Doug and Shelley Harper
Doug and Shelley have performed throughout central Appalachia in a variety of venues. Some include NPR's Mountain Stage, Tamarack, Theatre WV's Music in the Mountains, Grandview National Park, Douthat State Park in Virginia, The Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va., and the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, W.Va. Longtime friend and accompanist Dave Fondale joins them on bass. “Hybrid Fold” is a term coined to describe Doug’s writing style and playlist. Audiences come away from performances warmed, amused and inspired.
June 23 – The Blind Will Band
A local rock ‘n’ roll band from Hinton and Beckley, W.Va., Blind Will plays a mixture of favorites by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger and Eric Clapton along with pure rock ‘n’ roll originals written by the band.
June 30 – Bil Lepp! The one and only.
A winner of the WV Liars Contest, Bil Lepp tells tall tales written by himself and his brother. His outrageous stories about Buck-dog, fishing, politics, trains, the rodeo and many others will have the audience roaring with laughter. Admission is free. Lepp is scheduled to appear at eight West Virginia state parks this summer.
The cost for June shows, excluding Bil Lepp’s free performance, is $6 for adults and $3 for youth ages 6-12. Admission is free for children ages five and under. Ticket sales begin about one hour prior to show time. Amphitheater shows begin at 8:00 p.m. and conclude by 10:00 p.m.
Pipestem’s outdoor amphitheater has 525 seats. Attendees may bring blankets for great hillside seating. No alcohol is allowed. There is a refreshment concession stand onsite. You do not need to be an overnight guest at Pipestem to attend shows. Shows are open to the public.
To learn more about Pipestem Resort State Park facilities and events visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800.