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Music, art, food among FestivALL highlights this week

The Capitol City Street Art Fair, shown in this file photo, is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at part of FestivALL. (WCHS/WVAH)

From sampling pepperoni rolls to sipping wine or listening to some jazz, FestivALL offers a smorgasbord of choices as Charleston’s 10-day arts celebration heads into its second week.

Highlights include the Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee concert Friday; the Capitol City Street Art Fair Saturday and Sunday; the Wine and All that Jazz event Saturday at the University of Charleston; and the Children’s Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair Sunday.

Below is a schedule of some of the events:

Monday, June 19

Juneteenth

3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Haddad Riverfront Park

Step Afrika!, a dance company from Washington, D.C., is the featured performer for a holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas and the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South.

Entertainment also will be provided by Unity in the Community Choir; MLK Male Chorus; Jean English from Harlem Heights; spoken word by Crystal Good and Janet Williams; and a live DJ, Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat.

Tuesday, June 20

Rolls on the River

5:30 to 8 p.m., Magic Island, Kanawha Boulevard

Chefs from local restaurants and home kitchens will offer up their own versions of the famous West Virginia pepperoni roll and pair them with craft beer offered by Mountain State Beverage. The event is a fundraiser for youth mentoring programs. Tickets, which include 10 pepperoni rolls and five 4-ounce beers, are $25 in advance and $35 at the event.

Wednesday, June 21

Brown Bag Concert

11:30 to 1:30 p.m., Davis Park, downtown Charleston between Summers and Capitol streets

Burnished Brass Quartet will be featured in a free downtown lunch concert. Residents are encouraged to bring their lunch or pick up a lunch special from downtown restaurants.

Thursday, June 22

Mayor’s Concert

7 p.m., Clay Center

Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the New Brass Band will perform. Randolph is a renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, while the New Brass Band is known for its funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop infused New Orleans sound.

Friday, June 23

Court Street Live!

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Court Street, in front of Charleston Town Center restaurants

Music will be performed by Rubber Soul.

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee

6:30 p.m., Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston

The opening act The Carpenter Ants will get the music started and will be followed by the headliner, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a West Virginia native and the 2010 winner of “America’s Got Talent.”

Saturday, June 24

Kanawha County Public Library Used Book Summer Sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kanawha County Public Library, Capitol Street

Used books and library materials will be for sale in the Ray Room on the third floor of the library.

Capitol Street Art Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Street between Quarrier and Washington streets

More than 85 artisans will be displaying their fine art and crafts. Entertainment will be provided by street performers and on street stages.

Wine & All That Jazz

2 p.m. to 10 p.m., University of Charleston

Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet and High & Mighty Brass Band are the featured performers in this popular annual event in which people sample wine and food and take in an array of performers along the river. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate.

Sunday, June 25

Capitol Street Art Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Street between Quarrier and Washington streets

More than 85 artisans will be displaying their fine art and crafts. Entertainment will be provided by street performers and on street stages.

Sprint Children’s Stage

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kanawha County Public Library

Music and a variety of family entertainment.

Children’s Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Street in front of Main Library

Make-and-take craft opportunities from invited artisans and groups, a sale of work by children and youth in Kanawha County neighborhood programs, a stage with child friendly performances and games and other activities for young children.

For a complete list of FestivALL events, click here.


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