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December 2016

Black Nativity

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am - December 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Langston Hughes' gospel song play, Black Nativity is back in southern WV for a second year with productions in Beckley and Fayetteville, WV! When the name Langston Hughes is mentioned, one immediately thinks of the brilliant American poet, social activist and leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Least mentioned have been his body of work in the field of playwriting. "Black Nativity" is a retelling of the classic nativity story with an all black cast. Traditional Christmas carols are…

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May 2017

SJB WV Artist Silent Auction

May 19, 2017 @ 1:00 am - June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Show your support for the Simply Jazz and Blues Festival and W.Va's talented visual artists by placing a silent bid on some very unique and amazing pieces. The winning bids will be announced at our event, "Your Jazz Desserts: An Evening With the Bob Thompson Quartet" at WVU Tech's Carter Hall. We are still adding artists, but below is a list of those who have already submitted their work to show support for the Simply Jazz and Blues Festival: 1.…

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June 2017

Your Jazz Desserts

June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“Your Jazz Desserts: An Evening with the Bob Thompson Quartet” on Friday, June 2nd. This evening will feature not only cool jazz but delicious desserts from area restaurants and organizations. For this kick-off fundraiser we will also have a silent auction featuring West Virginia artists and will be debuting our 2017 souvenir booklet “SJBF Summer of Blues” that will include articles, profiles and advertisement all about W.Va. and its’ jazz and blues scene and history. Bob Thompson is a great…

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July 2017

Sax Blues & BBQ

July 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Sax Blues & BBQ” returns to the beautiful setting of Daniel Vineyards on Saturday, July 1st at 7pm with blues sax phenomenon, Vanessa Collier and her band. She was a big hit last summer, so we had to bring her back for an encore performance. Add to that, a delicious bbq dinner provided by Southern Comfort Café and you’ve got a hot evening of blues! Tickets will be $12.50 (Show only) and $25 (Dinner & Show). This will also be…

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Blues Block Party

July 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Blues Block Party” hits the uptown Beckley Underground on Saturday, July 29th; 4pm – 9:00pm headlined by blues legend Johnny Rawls. Also on the bill is Creek Don’t Rise and other acts TBA. Enjoy the unique setting of Beckley’s Underground and food and craft vendors all while being able to enjoy an adult beverage on Sir Walter’s Tavern patio as you groove to the blues. Tickets $15. All the action will be located right outside of Brown Dog Bottom at…

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