The Ohio Valley is known for its outdoor free summer concerts.
From the Wheeling Waterfront to Fort Steuben, and from Tiltonsville to Moundsville, there’s always a show going on in the summertime.
And now they will be listed in one single booklet.
You can hear The Vogues at Fort Steuben or the Glen Miller Band at Oglebay Park.
And you can see the newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, at the Wheeling Waterfront.
This summer’s schedule is all in a 12-page color glossy booklet to come out May 1.
It lists every venue from Weirton to Toronto, and from Oglebay to Warwood.
“It occurred to me that people would go to one venue, and not know about the other eight or nine venues,” said R. “Scat” Scatterday, coordinating producer of the project. “So now people can actually look for these schedules, which will be produced in one brochure this summer.”
“We’re really excited about getting the product out there, and getting everybody to know what’s going on,” said Tim Birch, Wheeling operations supervisor and events coordinator. “I’m a person who’s always very eager to promote live music.”
“Now it has grown into a very large project,” said Bob Contraguerro Sr., of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, underwriting the project. “We brought in Wheelhouse Creative. They’re actually doing a lot of the design work. They’re on board with us. So they’re underwriting a lot of that with us.”
They are printing 50,000 copies of the booklet, that will list 110 concerts and events.
They will be available at the Wesbanco Arena Box Office and the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau office plus at all the music venues.
Each concert time, date and place will be listed, along with the type of music, for example, classic rock, jazz, blues or polka.