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No Interview Needed at American Heritage Music Hall

Bluegrass and country music is an important part of West Virginia’s rich Appalachian musical heritage and Greenbrier County always has something happening in the way of jam sessions, concerts, and festivals. The American Heritage Music Hall, or “Hall” as it’s referred to, regularly promotes live music of all types to carry on our musical heritage. The Hall is located in Ronceverte near the Greenbrier River and hosts a variety of genres including classic country, classic rock, bluegrass, and western swing. 

Bill Evans’ Jammers play every Tuesday night at 7p and invite you to check them out.

Bill Evans’ Jammers play every Tuesday night at 7p and invite you to check them out. The cover is just $7. Doors open at 6p. You’ll find this weekly gathering brings to life the energy and excitement of our musical heritage. BONUS: Since this is a jam session, the Jammers invite musicians at all levels of experience to join them on stage. No interview needed! If you are new to playing music and haven’t performed with a band before, this is an excellent way to hone your skills.

These jam sessions are an excellent way for musicians to spontaneously create music and attendees to enjoy a pleasurable evening in good company.  Bill Evans tells us he started attending the Hall about 18 years ago and has been a regular ever since.

On Saturday, July 10th, make plans to see River Jack Band.

A couple of Saturdays a month, the Hall hosts a concert at 7p with a cover charge of $10. Doors open at 6p. On Saturday, July 10th, make plans to see River Jack Band. And Saturday, July 24th, Ivan Combs & The Outlaws will perform old rock, country, and blues. If you like to dance, this could be your new favorite spot because The Hall has the best dance floor within a 100-mile radius.

The Hall originally started with weekly jam sessions in Jeannie Crane’s living room. Jeannie would regularly make music with Fred Bolt and Charlie Massie. Friends and musicians were always welcome but the attendance became so big that Jeannie and Charlie looked for a larger facility. The duo found an old pet store in Fairlea, WV (which has been Soleil Glamour Bar since 2020 – see pg 4) and performed there for 6 1/2 years. They were asked to vacate by the shop owner and Jeannie and Charlie came across the roller rink building. They moved in and officially created The American Heritage Music Hall.

Everyone is welcome to the Hall and you will find that they go to great lengths to make you feel welcome!

Everyone is welcome to the Hall and you will find that they go to great lengths to make you feel welcome! Admission includes a variety of food, coffee, soft drinks that the audience brings. All donations benefit the Hall. Visitors are encouraged (but certainly not required) to bring a covered dish to share. This venue is a family atmosphere and there is no alcohol or smoking. The Hall’s address is 496 Island Park Rd. in Ronceverte. For more information about the Hall, call Grace Poe at 304-992-5852.

HashtagWV City Paper #133. July 2021.

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