Pioneer Stage to hold grand opening

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Bluegrass Program has relocated to The Pioneer Stage at 10 East Main St. in Glenville where a grand opening celebration starts 10 a.m. Sept. 22. The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will host a showcase of bluegrass music starting at 10 a.m. followed by a lecture on bluegrass history from Buddy Griffin and Megan Darby, director of bluegrass music at the college. A workshop on the early influences of women in Appalachian music will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. followed by a flatfoot dancing workshop at 1 p.m.

The bluegrass alumni will host another bluegrass music showcase starting at 2 p.m. Glenville State student Jacob Stover will hold his senior recital at 3 p.m. as part of the requirements for his four-year degree emphasizing bluegrass music. Following the supper break, the Bluegrass Band will hold a community bluegrass jam.

A square dance will be held at 8 p.m. on Main Street. Jesse Milnes and Friends will provide the music and the legendary Mack Samples will serve as caller. A Cruise-In sponsored by the Appalachian Cruisers will be held 10-2 p.m. in front of the Pioneer Stage.

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