ELKINS - The popular Wednesday Night Pickin’ will move to Halliehurst on February 21 for one week only. The location change is the result of another event taking place in Myles Center for the Arts lobby area.
With an emphasis on participatory jam sessions, rather than performances, music is played acoustically in a group setting with everyone from beginners to visitors welcome to attend. Jam sessions include country, gospel, old-time and sometimes bluegrass music.
The country jam session starts at 5 p.m. and the old-time jams normally begin at 6:30 p.m.
Listeners are always welcome.
For more information on Wednesday Night Pickin’ and Augusta’s other public events, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org or call 304-637-1209.
A Center of Excellence for 44 years, the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers several weeklong programs featuring instruction in many traditions of music, dance, craft and folklore. Concerts, dances, a summer festival and other heritage arts events are part of the Augusta experience. The Augusta Heritage Center is also home to significant collections of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments and Appalachian art.
Programs offered by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College are presented with financial support from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Local support is provided by the Randolph County Commission.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.