Carnegie Hall begins the 2019 Ivy Terrace Concert Series on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. with bluegrass group Long Point String Band. Sponsored by City National Bank, the concerts take place outside on Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace as attendees watch from the expansive lawn in front of New River Community and Technical College.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy live music. All Ivy Terrace concerts are free and open to the public.
The Long Point String Band is an old-time acoustic “neo-traditional” outfit from southern West Virginia. The group blends the authenticity of old-time mountain music, with the flare of bluegrass, regularly playing musical selections from West Virginia old-time and bluegrass pioneers. The group consists of the virtuosic stylings of Hunter Walker, Brian C. Bell, Lewis Prichard, Lars Swanson, and Tessa Dillon. Most recently, the band won first place in the old-time band category at the 2017 Tazewell Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention.
The remaining Ivy Terrace schedule is as follows: June 27 – Shayar (reggae); July 11 – Hardened and Tempered (folk/country from Austin, Texas); July 25 – Thomas Taylor (country); Aug. 8 – Krista Hughes Band (country/rock); and Aug. 22 – B-BAMS (a little bit of everything).
So mark your calendars and get excited about this summer in Lewisburg. The 2019 Carnegie Hall Ivy Terrace Concert Series is a “must do” for visitors and locals alike. The entertainment moves indoors in the event of inclement weather. For more information, please visit www.carnegiehallwv.org or call 304-645-7917.