Local Beat Archive

Fri. June 17: VPOC Reunion at Hill & Holler

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, June 17th, Vern’s Pot O’ Chili (VPOC) will perform a long awaited reunion concert on the stage at Hill & Holler Pizza. VPOC is a mostly original music 9 piece band with styles in funk, reggae, rock and jam. Their songs are about life, love, and growing up in the 2000’s. Their upcoming […]

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Fat Cheek Kat Kicks off Mtn Music Fest!

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

Get excited for Fat Cheek Kat’s Mountain Music Festival preview show at the Wild Bean on Friday, May 6th at 9pm! This early stop at the bean will give you a peak of what they are all about. You can also WIN TICKETS to the festival at this show! Fat Cheek Kat is a funk/roots […]

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Live & Local at The Asylum this January!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Enjoy live and local music at the Asylum all month long! On Friday, Jan 8th, bare bones blues-rock duo Blackwater Mojo performs. lbspy.com/fri-sept-11-blackwater-mojo-the-asylum-lewisburg-wv/ Friday, Jan 15th Erica Rebinski takes the stage. lbspy.com/restaurant-gigs-are-tough-for-musicians/ Friday, Jan 22, check out the Spanglers. Friday, January 29th, don’t miss Shawn Cohen! Also happening at the Asylym is Happy Hour daily!!! […]

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Sat. Jan 30: West Virginia Winter Music Festival!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

The 2016 edition of the annual West Virginia Winter Music Festival (formerly the Greenbrier Valley Winter Music Festival) is slated for Saturday, January 30. This year’s event boasts 7 venues with close to 40 acts from a 5 county region in WV and VA. Participating venues this year are Greenbrier Valley Theater, The Irish Pub, […]

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Sun, Nov 22: It’s a Party at the Irish Pub!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Sunday, November 22, from 5-10pm, the Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg, WV will be celebrating its 9th year and they invite you to come party with them! There will be lots of fun and free stuff including an Italian Rum Birthday Cake by Greenbrier Valley Baking Company, baked Ziti prepared by Pasquale Izzo, and […]

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Thur, Oct 22 – Meet the Mountain Music Trail!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Capture the rhythm and vibe of Appalachian music at Greenbrier County’s film premier of the West Virginia Mountain Music Trail. On Thursday, October 22, the Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring this free-to-all film premier along with a live performance by Black King Coal. Their songs range from 50s style rock and roll […]

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Thursday, Sept 17: Owen Danoff @ Irish Pub!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Washington DC native Owen Danoff will be performing at the Irish Pub on Thursday, Sept 17th from 7-10pm! In the DC area alone Owen has performed at nearly every major venue including the Birchmere and the 9:30 club, been selected as a Strathmore Artist in Residence, won multiple Washington Area Music Awards as well as […]

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Fri. Sept 25: Steele Country @ Sweet Shoppe!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Enjoy live country and classic tunes w/ Steele Country on Friday, September 25th at the Sweet Shoppe! No cover.

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Sat. May 23: Snake Doctor & Amy McIntire

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

West Virginia rock band, Snake Doctor, is performing at the Lewis Theatre on Saturday, May 23rd. Inspired by 70s rock and roll, country, and blues with elements of vaudeville theater, glam rock, and gypsy jazz, this band puts on a dynamic and electrifying live show, making whatever venue they play in full of life and […]

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Something for Everyone w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this February!

Something for Everyone w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this February! - There’s something for everyone at Greenbrier Valley Theatre this 2020 Performance Season! + Enter to WIN 2 Tickets to any show this year! Pick us up to learn more! This month we feature The Squirrel Master Classic by Larry Case, the Virginia Opry, a call to race fans by Matthew Young, a sweet escape with […]

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

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