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Outdoor evenings at Pipestem Resort feature Amphitheater Shows
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Among several performances scheduled at Pipestem State Park’s outdoor amphitheater in July are two popular programs: Dancin’ with Lou and Three Rivers Avian Center’s “Wings of Wonder.” Both evening events are free of charge and open to the public.
“We have a mix of free evening programming in addition to our shows that charge a minimal per person fee,” said Shirley Martin, activities coordinator. Shows with admissions are $6 - $10 per person. Most performances at Pipestem Amphitheater begin at 8 p.m.
Pipestem’s outdoor amphitheater has 525 seats. Attendees may bring blankets for 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, all of which are open to the public.
Amphitheater shows in July at Pipestem Resort State Park are:
July 6, 2012
Dancin' with Lou (Maiuri) and the Appalachian Dancers
Lou Maiuri is an instructor of traditional Appalachian dance and modern line dancing. He has won three national championships. No previous dance experience (or rhythm) necessary. Come dance at 8:00 p.m. The evening is open to the public with no charge to dance or attend.
July 7, 2012
Adam Tucker – Tribute to Tim McGraw
Tucker, a Las Vegas entertainer and West Virginia native, performs “Tribute to Tim McGraw.” Show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Advance tickets are available at the park office or Pipestem’s McKeever Lodge for $8 and $4 respectively.
July 14, 2012
Hans Creek Grass
From Greenville in Monroe County, W.Va., Hans Creek Grass is a traditional bluegrass group. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-12 years of age.
July 20, 2012
"Wings of Wonder" - Birds of Prey Program
Owls, hawks and eagles! Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) presents a raptor program and live birds of prey. The program is open to the public at no charge. Learn about birds of prey in West Virginia, habits, habitat and more. This presentation begins at 7 p.m., one hour earlier than traditional amphitheater shows. To learn more about Three Rivers Avian Center, visit www.tracwv.org
July 21, 2012
This Saturday evening performance includes energetic beach music and some old-time rock ‘n’ roll. The Collegians have been entertaining for 30 years. Diversified in musical styles, this group keeps the audience wanting to get up and dance. Anyone who enjoys Carolina Shag or West Coast swing music will be delighted. Show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Advance tickets are available at the park office or Pipestem’s McKeever Lodge for $8 and $4 respectively.
July 28, 2012
The Emeralds specialize in “golden oldies/classic rock” also known as “beach music.” They also play the greatest hits by contemporary performers. The band was formed in 1999 by former members of several well-known groups in the Bluefield/Princeton, W.Va. area. The Emeralds are a seasoned and professional quality group. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-12 years of age.
To learn more about Pipestem Resort State Park facilities and events, visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800.