The Parachute Brigade Live in The Room Upstairs

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The RiffRaff Arts Collective, 865-869 Mercer Street

Catch this outstanding Indie/Folk Rock band Live in The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn-of-the-century-ballroom turned small theater located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton. The Parachute Brigade is a 5 piece Indie/Folk Rock band from Beckley, WV. Their sound is a mixture of acoustic Americana and ambient Indie Alt Rock. Their vocal harmonies and driving instrumentation provide a unique sound and an emotional listening experience. Beginning as a cover band in 2012, they made a name for themselves by doing random popular songs in their own folkish, harmony driven way. However, they decided to start writing their own music shortly after, and quickly realized they had something special. They recorded a 5 song EP of original music in Nashville, TN over the summer of 2017, and are in the process of touring these songs as emerging artists at festivals and venues this summer. You can soon find the album, titled “The Gold EP,” on their website, ITunes, and Spotify.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Drinks & snacks are on the house! www.theparachutebrigade.com

Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival

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Appalachian South Folklife Center , Pipestem, WV

Join us for the 16th annual Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival on a magical mountaintop in Pipestem, West Virginia- a weekend long oasis of creativity featuring 3 stages of music and dance performances, workshops, children’s activities, artisan vendors, healing arts, facilitated discussions, community art projects, an epic fire circle, drumming, camping & so much more Sept. 5-8, 2019.

Mary your calendars, tell your fiends & stay tuned for lineup announcements!

Lobo Marino Live in The Room Upstairs

The Room Upstairs

Named after the enormous Pacific Sea Lion, Lobo Marino's brand of experimental folk draws from a rich palette of international and folk influences. Built primarily on harmonium, bass drum, banjo and various unique instruments and voices, Lobo Marino continues to evolve as the musical response to the continuous travels and ongoing spiritual journey of its members, Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price.

They are also the founders of Earth Folk Collective and Fonticello Food Forest in Richmond,VA. Deeply dedicated to environmental and social causes, when traveling they carry in their music a message of humanity's need for reconnection with the earth. While at home, they spend time community organizing and running their donation based educational homestead Earth Folk Collective.

Delnora Reed & Friends Live in The Room Upstairs

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The RiffRaff Arts Collective, 865-869 Mercer Street

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Princeton native & Nashville based songwriter Delnora Reed live in The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn-of-the-century-ballroom turned small theater located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton. Delnora is an Entertainer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. She has been performing her signature blend of roots, country and folk music across the country since she was a teenager, continuing a long and distinguished family tradition in music. Delnora released her first album, “Delnora”, while still in high school, garnering airplay on Country Radio in the United States and in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Princeton Senior High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Concord University in just two and a half years while also being named one of the 10 “Best College Entertainers in America.” Soon thereafter, she moved to Nashville where she was signed to an Artist Development deal for a Major Record Label. Two subsequent major record label deals and a few independent projects have served to continue honing her craft. "Music’s in the bloodlines for Delnora Reed; her great-grandfather Henry Reed’s fiddle tunes are a centerpiece of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Her own efforts, while steeped in old-time country and bluegrass, are considerably more contemporary. Such songs as “Sleepwalking” split the difference between Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin, with hushed sincerity and gutsy delivery." ~ K. Oliver Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Drinks & snacks are on the house!

Andrew Adkins Live in The Room Upstairs

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The RiffRaff Arts Collective, 865-869 Mercer Street

Enjoy the sounds of this extraordinary WV songwriter Andrew Adkins live in The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn-of-the-century-ballroom turned small theater located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton. After seven years of fronting the popular Appalachian Stompgrass band The Wild Rumpus at countless festivals, concerts and clubs including Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and the AMA (American Music Association) as well as writing nearly all of the songs for their 3 studio albums, Andrew has now firmly established his own voice with the release of his 4th solo album. “Who I Am” on Mountain Soul Records. Produced by Mountain Stage musical director Ron Sowell, recorded by virtuoso guitarist and engineer Bud Carroll and featuring an all star line up on West Virginia musicians, the album showcases Andrew’s wry insightful songwriting and his soulful authentic voice. “Andrew Adkins is without a doubt the embodiment of the current state of roots music in West Virginia, as well as it’s most profound songwriter” -No Depression Magazine Tickets are $10 for adults & $7 for students. Drinks & snacks are on the house! This is event is part of the ART WALK in the Mercer Street Grassroots District.

The Charleston Rogues Live in The Room Upstairs

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The RiffRaff Arts Collective, 865-869 Mercer Street

Enjoy this raucous Irish band in The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn-of-the-century-ballroom turned small theater located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton. The Charleston Rogues are a 8-piece Pogues cover band with their own Appalachian flair! Based in Charleston, WV, playing the songs of The Pogues, along with traditional Irish reels & jigs, a few country songs & a few originals, they have become known for their camaraderie and their high-energy, fun shows, offering a little something different to the Charleston area, which has a history of Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in Appalachia. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT- Open Stage Night!

The Room Upstairs

Join Us for OPEN STAGE NIGHT every Monday evening in the Room Upstairs! Relax in the comfortable living room style environment, enjoy the creativity flowing from all corners of the room, play music, read poetry, dance, tell jokes or just enjoy the show. All ages and styles are welcome. This is an all ages event, so please be mindful of your material choices when young people are present. There is a cover charge of $3 for audience and $2 for performers. Coffee, drinks and snacks are on the house.