Live on the Levee lineup announced for 2017 season

Live on the Levee drew lots of people down to Haddad Riverfront Park last year. Organizers announced the lineup fFriday or the Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee for the 2017 season. (WCHS/WVAH)

Soul, rhythm and blues, funk, country, bluegrass and classic rock are among the styles of music that will be featured at this year’s Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee.

Organizers announced the lineup Friday for the 14th season of free music down by the river at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. When the 15-week season kicks off Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend, a mix of national acts and West Virginia performers will be showcased on the Schoenbaum Stage. Several fireworks shows also will be featured.

Watch a video of the news conference below:

Headline performers at Live on the Levee will include Logan native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs, Sundy Best and TUSK - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute.

Other highlights include a special reunion show from the mid-1980s Charleston-based Stark Raven, Americana star Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line and soul music from DeRobert & the Halftruths and Southern Avenue.

Country singer Ashton Shepherd, whose 2011 album "Where Country Grows" featured her top 20 hit "Look It Up," also will perform.

Following is the schedule for Live on the Levee:

May 26

Opening Act: The M.F.B.

Headliner: DeRobert and the Halftruths


June 2

Headliner: Mothers Nature Band featuring Lola Spencer

(Opening Ceremony SOWV Summer Games)

June 9

Opening Act: Jack Dunlap and the 2 Dollar Short Band

Headliner: Joe Hunt Project Band

(Capitol City Biker Bash)

June 16

Opening Act: William Matheny

Headliner: The Company Stores


June 23

Opening Act: Carpenter Ants

Headliner: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.


June 30

Opening Act: Of the Dell

Headliner: Whiskey Daredevils

(WTSQ Night)

July 7

Opening Act: Union Sound Treaty

Headliner: Sundy Best

(Veterans Night)

July 14

Opening Act: No Pretty Pictures

Headliner: Split Nixon

July 21

Opening Act: Qiet

Headliner: 10,000 Maniacs

July 28

Opening Act: Gypsy Rhythm

Headliner: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line


Aug. 4

Opening Act: Multifest All-Star Show Band

Headliner: Priscilla Price


Aug. 11

Opening Act: The Band Wagon

Headliner: Stark Raven

Aug. 18

Opening Act: Seth Bunting

Headliner: Ashton Shepherd


Aug. 25

Opening Act: Tim Browning & The Widowmakers

Headliner: TUSK - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Sept. 1

Opening Act: To Be Determined

Headliner: Southern Avenue


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