Alderson Fourth of July Celebration Returns for 62nd Year

Wild, Wonderful, and Free in 2023  Every year, our small town of Alderson turns red, white, and blue and hosts what has become known as West Virginia’s BEST Fourth of July Celebration. This event features everything from a Fireman’s Rodeo, to an All-American Baking Contest, to the Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race. And, of […]

New Skyline Bluegrass Festival on the River Returns for Second Year

New Skyline Productions, Inc. is pleased to announce the second annual New Skyline Bluegrass Festival on the River will take place Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, beginning with welcoming remarks at 5 p.m. at the Island Park Amphitheatre in Ronceverte.  The original Skyline Bluegrass Festival took place on a mountaintop farm overlooking the […]

Artist on Display: James Addison

By Sarah Richardson HashtagWV sat down with local artist James Addison this month (who you may recognize from the Wild Bean & Thunderbird Taco where he makes a killer margarita!) to talk about his unique and tech-inspired art style. His works create an almost blended ethereal /cyber vibe, and are intriguing in the details. Who […]

Unplugged: Birch Graves

By Sarah Richardson For this month’s edition of HashtagWV, we got to discuss with prolific local saxophonist Birch Graves his most recent musical endeavors, and get the inside scoop on what draws him to his passion: playing and listening to music. Who are you? I’m Birch Graves, and I grew up playing and learning music […]

Tony and Pulitzer Award Winning Musical Comes to GVT

Rock Musical Next to Normal Runs July 21 through 30 By Josh Lapping The musical Next to Normal opened on Broadway in 2009, earning 11 Tony Nominations and three awards, along with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This well-received and award winning musical is now coming to Greenbrier Valley Theatre for the first time. […]

My Dog & I: Too Shy…

By Janine Lazarus A great many problems with our dogs these days seem to stem from their inability to manage social situations. I get a lot of calls from folks who have already diagnosed their dogs with “fear aggression,” “separation anxiety” and “reactivity” issues. We are SO over-informed about the various catch phrases surrounding our […]

Healing Appalachia Lineup Announced

Tickets on Sale Now! The annual Healing Appalachia music festival will be returning to the West Virginia State Fairgrounds on September 21, 22, and 23. The festival is a fundraising and awareness-raising effort for Hope in the Hills, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the opioid crisis in West Virginia and Appalachia at large. The […]

A letter to my Grandson

By Larry Case Hey buddy, you don’t know me yet but I hope you will someday. You see you were just born the other day, and I am your Grandfather. Not long ago I wrote a letter similar to this to your cousin Sophia, she is a couple years older than you and I hope […]

Carnegie Hall’s July Calendar of Events

Carnegie Hall is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit, call 304-645-7917, or stop by 611 Church Street, Lewisburg. Thursday, July 13: MA’AM Carnegie Hall’s 2023 Ivy Terrace Concert Series continues Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. with eclectic female duo MA’AM. Ivy Terrace Concerts take […]