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Review of Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on 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 iTunes. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage typically features four or five artists, with each artist given roughly the same amount of time to perform, give or take five to ten minutes, unless otherwise stated. The show is recorded live to two track, with as few edits as possible. 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. Come see what radio looks like!
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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
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“Never lets me down”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Mountain Stage is definitely a jewel in WV's crown. You can't find a better deal - the tickets are inexpensive, and you will definitely hear someone in the lineup that is worth way more than the price of admission. No matter who the headliners are, there are always more guests there who are equally impressive, if not more so. I've gone to hear bigger names like Todd Snider & Mary Chapin Carpenter & Dar Williams, only to come away in love with a local group. There is a lot of music packed into the 2 1/2 - 3 hrs you'll be there - it's edited down for the radio show, so the live performance is definitely worth going to.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“DebWV”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Mountain Stage is a must do if you are here when they are performing! I've never been disappointed. Usually, there are about 4 or 5 guest bands or artists who put on about a 15 to 10 minute concert per artist. The Mountain Stage band itself is amazing. The only drawback is that the Cultural Center Theatre seats about 700 people and often, tickets are sold out. If you do get tickets, seats aren't assigned so try to get there at least 1/2 hour early.

Visited May 2013
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Ohio
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“An Event Worth Experiencing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Mountain Stage is so much fun. The musical acts are varied - some mainstream and others alternative or up and coming. Just to see the way a radio show is produced is worth the price of admission. If you get a chance, I'd recommend trying a show. I enjoy it everytime I go whether I'm familiar with the music acts or not.

Visited March 2013
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charleston wv
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10 reviews
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“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Mountain Stage is part of West Virginia Public Broadcasting,We have been to Mountain Stage numerous times and every time we have went we had a great time. An eclectic mix of music and talents. From Jessie Winchester, Nellie Mckay, to Zee Avi and more. Larry Groce is a wonderful MC. I think people visiting Charleston, Wv would be surprised to see how great a show the could see in such and intimate setting, definitely worth checking out. This is more of an adult environment unless the entertainment is billed to be otherwise do to the fact that they do record some of these shows for radio and other media purposes.

Visited June 2012
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