FestivALL in Charleston

festivallPrepare yourself for a ten-day multi-arts festival, featuring the arts of Charleston and West Virginian artists and arts organizations.

With activities ranging from exhibitions, concerts, dance, music, art and theater performances, there’s something for everybody at the Charleston FestivALL. Scores of pre-FestivALL events have been happening around the city since May, but the FestivALL proper will formally start with an opening ceremony on June 19 at the Haddad Riverfront Park at 6pm.

Highlights of the FestivALL include Booker T & The MG’s with special guest Eddie Floyd headline a Stax 50th Celebration at the Mayor’s Concert on Thursday night, June 25, in the Clay Center, and “Back Home Again (Dreaming of Charleston)” starting veteran West Virginia-born accress, Ann Magnuson. There will also be a performance by the Charleston Light Opera Guild, the recent Broadway musical comedy hit, “Curtains,” in celebration of the guild’s 60th anniversary.

Of course, festivals aren’t complete with food! Among the events people are looking forward to is the ‘Smoke on the Water-Charleston Chili Cook-Off’, which will take place on West Virginia Day, June 20.

For more information and a complete schedule of events of the FestivALL, visit www.festivallcharleston.com.