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Concerts can be a season tradition

May 24, 2012
The Herald-Star

What is sure to be a new tradition each summer will kick off Friday at the Weirton Event Center, and we hope to see our communities come out to show their support.

The new Fridays at Five concert series will have its first show at the recently opened facility, providing an almost weekly chance for live musical entertainment for pretty much everyone.

The concert series, put together by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be free and open to the public thanks to financial support from many area businesses and organizations, including the Hancock County Commission, Business Development Corp., FirstEnergy, Hancock County Savings Bank, Chesapeake Energy and the Christian Fellowship Foundation.

As the name implies, the concerts will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays at the Weirton Event Center, using the new stage.

Primarily featuring local performers, there will be just about every type of musical style imaginable presented this summer, with some classic rock, country, blues, R&B and much, much more.

The concert series will kick off this Friday with a performance by local band Legend, as well as Chaos Killed. It will continue on June 1 with appearances by Brett Cain and Spinning Jenny; June 8 with the Joseph Sisters; June 15 with Jill West and the Blues Attack as well as the Ditch; June 22 with the Fabulous Bender Boys; June 29 with Radio Tokyo; July 6 with Key West Express; July 27 with No Bad JuJu; Aug. 3 with Rt. 45 Band; and a performance by US Kids on Aug. 10 to cap off the season.

A special Saturday concert also is set for June 9 featuring Christian parody group ApologetiX.

This is a great chance for our area to see the new Weirton Event Center, take in a night of live music and spend some time with their neighbors, families and friends.

While everyone is at it, they could even check out some of our area businesses, restaurants, hotels and other attractions and be reminded of what Weirton has to offer.

We encourage our residents to try to make it down and check out a concert at least once or twice this summer and help to make sure this can become a successful and annual attraction for our area.

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