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Tue Feb 13: Mardi Gras @ Irish Pub!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Local Beat

It’s almost time for Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday! This is the party to end all parties because the next day is Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which also happens to land on Valentine’s Day. Since chocolate is out of the equation, Christian couples might celebrate their love with smudges […]

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Fri. Jan 19: Krista Hughes Brings Soul to The Asylum!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Krista Hughes Band is playing at the Asylum, 9pm, in Lewisburg. Influenced by traditional country music, as well as folk and singer/songwriter, Krista’s music is pure and beautiful. Her sound is part country, part folk, and a dash of soul that makes for a truly unique sound. Krista was born, raised, […]

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Friday, Jan 19: Cody Wickline at Sweet Shoppe

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Cody Wickline performs at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, WV.  Cody is a singer/song writer from the mountains of Southern West Virginia.  He is the grandson of a coal miner who taught Cody to love country music. Growing up Cody loved listening to Waylon Jennings, Hank (Williams) Sr., and George Jones.   While […]

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Friday, Dec 29: Matt Bednarsky @ The Asylum!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Born to a jazz guitarist and music teacher father and a mother with a classical pedigree, Matt Bednarsky grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises.  […]

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Local Beat: Back to the Music w/ Warner Music Studios!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat, Music

It’s back to the music the Fall with Warner Music Studios in downtown Lewisburg. Offering music lessons to everyone of all ages, the team here uses a progressive teaching method unlike many other studios. “We’ve worked with new students with years of lessons who knew less than what we teach them in the first 6-12 […]

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September: Bees Trees @ more at The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, September 15th, experience the buzz with Bees Trees at the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg!  This band delivers a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight a wide range of musical influences. They gain inspiration from genres such as soul, funk, jazz, roots rock, reggae and blues. The Bees Trees frequently perform in a variety of venues […]

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Sat. Aug 12: Elvis Comes to Alleghany!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Michael Hoover, winner over 95 contestants in the International Elvis Tribute Artist Competition held in Memphis, will perform “Memories of Elvis” along with his band on stage in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia in Clifton Forge on Saturday, August 12, at 8:00 p.m. Winner of the Best Country Singer Award […]

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Sunday, Aug 6: Bouzouki Meets Piano.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Sunday, August 6th head to the Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg at 3pm for a Bloody Mary’s, mimosa, or a classic pint of your favorite brew and enjoy the tunes of New Orleans musicians, Beth Patterson and Josh Paxton. They will perform what they describe as an intricate style of bouzouki and piano! In […]

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Friday, June 30: Matt Deal at Sweet Shoppe

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, June 30th Matt Deal will grace the stage at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg. Matt grew up in Welch, WV with a steady diet of classics from every genre thanks to his parents’ glorious record/music collection, which included The Beatles, Motown, Country, Classic Rock, Funk, Folk and everything in between was in […]

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Sat. April 8: One Voice Project & The Change

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Saturday, April 8th, at 8pm, Hill and Holler in downtown Lewisburg presents The Change, and all female funk band from Princeton WV.  Bandmembers include: Kayla Mckinney, Aryan Graham, Jedah Palmer, and Caeli Massey. Their inspiration stems from a desire to create “change” in the world with their music; wanting to help others, continue recording […]

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Fall Fashion & Fun Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper!

Fall into Fashion & Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper! - Fall into Fashion as unique as you are at Wolf Creek Gallery in downtown Lewisburg. Since 1994, Deva Wagner (owner of Wolf Creek Gallery) has invested thousands of hours into this creative store to offer the coolest up-and-coming brands that have people stopping her clients in the streets. The store offers a selection of carefully curated […]

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WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]