In Charleston WV, you'll find live music seven nights a week!
From bars like Empty Glass, Boulevard Tavern and Sam's Uptown Cafe – to local restaurants like Bluegrass Kitchen, Bridge Road Bistro and Black Sheep Burrito – to big venues like the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the Charleston Convention Center and the Culture Center.
CWV hosts all kinds of artists from all kinds of genres. It's home to bevy of excellent musicians and bands.
In Charleston, the music doesn't stop.
We're proud to be the home of Mountain Stage, which for more than 30 years has brought live music to 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 mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, 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.
Every Friday throughout the summer, Live on the Levee brings free, live music to Haddad Riverfront Park on the banks of the beautiful Kanawha River. It's one of CWV's most beloved traditions.
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences hosts a variety of musical and performing arts shows. Those include nationally known acts, Broadway musicals, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and regional artists.
Speaking of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, it's one of the region's premier performing arts organizations, presenting classical, pops, and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Now in its 76th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.
Every June, Charleston erupts with music when FestivALL turns the city into a work of art. The multi-arts, multi-venue festival welcomes more than 130 events and more than 300 performances and exhibits to town, including music, theatre, dance, visual art, family fun and more.