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An overflowing crowd came out to see the "Symphony Sinatra" Picnic with the Pops performed by the Huntington Symphony Orchestra at Harris Riverfront Park Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

MAY

n Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Smith Music Hall, Huntington.

n Music Alive, 12 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington. Presented by the Marshall College of Arts and Media-School of Music.

n Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Smith Music Hall, Huntington.

n 3rd Avenue A Capella, 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. Smith Music Hall, Huntington.

n West Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Double Trebel, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Clay Center, Charleston. Lawrence Loh, conductor, Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos. Tickets, $15.50-$63.50.

n Donnie Baker - Swear To God, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Ro-Na Theater, 310 S 3rd St., Ironton. Tickets, $22-$29 at showclix.com.

n Spring Festival, Saturday, May 4. Heritage Farm, Huntington. Adults $12, seniors $10, children $8.

n Way Back Weekends, Saturday, May 4. Heritage Farm, Huntington. Saturdays, April 6-Dec. 14. Visit https://www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.

n Main Street Spring Festival, 1-5 p.m. May 4, downtown Hurricane, W.Va. Vendors, entertainment, food, games and more on Main Street in Hurricane.

n Human Being Tour with John Crist, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave, Ashland. Tickets, $30-$150.

n Josh Turner, May 10, Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave, Ashland. Call the box office at 606-324-0007 ext. 300

for Trailblazer seating in the first 5 rows. paramountartscenter.com.

n Paramount Players present "The Music Man," 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave, Ashland. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets, $30 adults and $18 students.

n Vineyard in the Village, Saturday, May 11. Nancy Cartmill Gardens on Main Street, Barboursville. Wine sampling, food vendors and local artisans.

n Woody Hawley - Jody Carroll with Opening Act Paul Callicoat, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Clay Center, Charleston. Tickets, $23.50.

n St. Albans Founders Day, May 11, St. Albans, W.Va. Sponsored by the St. Albans Founder's Day Committee and the St. Albans Historical Society, The 13th Annual St. Albans Founders Day will be held on Main Street to celebrate the history of St. Albans and promote the businesses on Main Street. Call 304-727-5972. visit www.stalbanshistory.com.

n Slayer, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse and Amon Amarth, 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets, $36-$86.

n "Something Rotten!" – Broadway in Charleston, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Clay Center, Charleston. Tickets, $37-$80.

n 5th annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, Wild Ramp, Old Central City, Huntington. A fair centered around building a more sustainable community, with local musicians, artisans, farmers, restaurants, businesses, organizations, and government, hoping to better inspire all to live a more locally based lifestyle. For questions or more information please visit www.huntingtonsustainabilityfair.com or call 614-357-8533.

n Multiplicity of Movement, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave, Ashland. The Ashland Youth Ballet will re-stage commissioned works from the past three decades with new and invigorated works choreographed by former dancers and master teachers/free-lance choreographers.

n Vandalia Gathering, May 24-26, Charleston. Enjoy traditional Appalachian music concerts and competitions, dancing, arts and crafts, foods and liars contest at this popular Memorial Day weekend event. Youth activities focus on culture and heritage; impromptu jam sessions dot the capitol grounds. The annual West Virginia Quilt Exhibition opens this weekend in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. Free admission. Organized by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Visit wvculture.org.

n Brewgrass Festival, May 25, Heritage Station, Huntington. Brewgrass will offer over 50 beers and four bands. The mission is to continue to promote the craft beer movement into this area, showcase local bands and local retail/food vendors. Tickets are $40 and sold online at eventbrite.com (simple search brewgrass) or in person at Taps at Heritage.

n Ironton, Ohio, Memorial Day Parade, May 27, Ironton. The nation's longest continuously running Memorial Day parade. Call the Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-377-4550 or visit www.lawrencecountyohio.org.

n Salute to Veterans - Memorial Day Celebration, 2-5 p.m. May 28, Central Park, Ashland, Ky. Call 606-329-1007.

n "It's a Mod, Mod World," a cocktail party fundraiser, 7 p.m. Friday, May 31. Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington. Celebrating the mid-century modern world of West Virginia native Charley Harper. Tickets are $65 and VIP tickets are $100. Email Jessica.Pressman@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the Huntington Museum of Art.

JUNE

n Graffiti in the Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2, Ritter Park, Huntington. Tri-State Street Rods presents this car show with over 350 classic and custom cars, bikes and trucks nestled among the trees. Food vendors, great oldies music, dance competitions, arts and crafts vendors and children's activities. Bring your classic car, bike, or truck and spend the day. For more information, call 304-617-1608 or 304-416-0205 or visit www.tristatestreetrods.com.

n Old Central City Days, likely June 7-9 (dates not confirmed), Huntington. Festival features antiques, art, crafts, food, music, and more! Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking behind The Wild Ramp accessible from 13th Street West or at the Old Central City Shopping Plaza. Call 304-644-4475 or 304-523-9700 or visit oldcentralcity.org.

n Russell Railroad Days, June 7-8, downtown Russell, Ky. For more information call 606-836-9666.

n Tri Con, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Comic convention. General admission is $10, kids get in free. VIP tickets with early entry also available. For more information on Tri Con and a complete list of guests, panels, exhibitors and contests, visit www.tristatecon.net.

n The Perrys, 7 p.m. June 8, Milton Performing Arts Center, Pumpkin Park, Milton. Classic gospel. For tickets and more information, call 304-743-8774 or visit miltonpac.com www.perrysministries.com.

n Hurricane Fire Department Carnival, June 11-15, Hurricane High School parking lot. Sponsored by the Hurricane Volunteer Fire Department.

n Yak Fest and Tour de Coal, June 14-15, St. Albans, W.Va. Yak Fest is in coordination with the highly popular Tour de Coal. Yak Fest is a river-based event and will provide a variety of entertainment options, including a pre-Tour de Coal event and a downtown-based rib fest, music, and a major display of kayak and river-based vendors showing off the latest in water craft, paddle boards, fishing kayaks, and fishing gear. Organized by the Coal River Group. Tour de Coal is an 11-mile float trip from Tornado to St. Albans on June 15. Proceeds raise funds for Coal River conservation. Visit http://www.coalriverwatertrail.org.

n "Mamma Mia," June 14, 15, 16 and June 21, 22, 23, Ritter Park Amphitheater. Presented by the Huntington Area Regional Theater and the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District. Gates open at 7 p.m. for all shows. Community pre-show at 7:30 p.m.; main event at 8:30 p.m. Food and adult beverage vendors will be available. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (60+) and Children (2-12), and $10 for Groups (10+). For more information, call 304-696-5954.

n Huntington Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops featuring the lead singers from The Temptations, The Drifters and the Platters, June 15, Harrison Riverfront Park. http://huntingtonsymphony.org/

n West Virginia Day Celebration & Sale, June 15, Blenko Glass, Milton. Blenko annually produces a very limited, special edition to celebrate the state's birthday. The piece is offered beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday on a first come basis. The line to receive these begins to form several days earlier. Special annual limited edition production, signing event and sale.

n U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Region President's Cup, June 15-18 at the Barboursville Soccer Complex in Barboursville, W.Va., and the Shawnee Sports Complex in Dunbar, W.Va. The event will feature Boys and Girls teams in the 12U through 18U age groups who will compete for a regional championship and a spot at the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14 in Murfressboro, Tenn.

n FestivALL, June 16-30, Charleston. FestivALL is city-wide and multi-arts festival that features a variety of arts events throughout the city for 10 days, turning Charleston into a work of art. Each year FestivALL includes over 100 events, performances and exhibitions from music, theatre, dance, visual art, humanities and more. These events take place in over 30 indoor and outdoor venues, and many events are free or low cost. www.festivallcharleston.com/

n 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, June 18, Appalachian Power Park, Charleston. Charleston showcases some of the best young talent in all of professional baseball when 14 member teams send their all-stars to the 60th annual South Atlantic League Midsummer Classic.

n Jazz-MU-Tazz, June 18-22, Jomie Jazz Center at Marshall University and Pullman Square. Events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be presentations focusing largely on jazz education. Concerts at Pullman Square will be Friday-Saturday, June 21-22. More information and a full schedule are coming. Check www.marshall.edu/music/jazz/ for more information.

n Chevel Shepherd, American singer and winner of "The Voice" season 15, 7:30 p.m. June 21, Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, Ky. paramountartscenter.com.

n Boyd County Fair, June 25-29, at the fairgrounds in Cannonsburg, Kentucky. Features carnival, agriculture exhibits, home interior/crafts, livestock shows, youth exhibits and contests, youth market livestock auction, baby contests, demolition derby and more. Call 606-928-7190 or 606-928-4134 or visit www.boydcountyfair.com.

n Summer Motion, June 29-July 4, Riverfront Park and Central Park, Ashland, Kentucky. Features rides and games and free concerts. Fireworks on July 4. Visit summermotion.com.

n DAWG Dazzle, June 30, Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington. $5. 93.7 the DAWG presents an evening of live music and a fireworks extravaganza at Harris Riverfront Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Free tickets available at any Tri-State McDonald's location. $5 at the gate. Visit www.937thedawg.com for more information.

JULY

n Hurricane Independence Day Celebration, 4-10 p.m. July 4, downtown and City Park, Hurricane. The City of Hurricane hosts its annual Independence Day Celebration. A parade down Main Street at 4 p.m. followed by entertainment, games, food, a hot dog eating contest, inflatables, and fireworks at City Park all evening. Free. events@hurricanewv.com; 304-562-5896.

n Coal Grove's Family Fun Days, Independence Day weekend at Paul Porter Park in Coal Grove, Ohio. Activities include music, arts, crafts, food and games, plus fireworks. Call Village of Coal Grove at 740-649-2900.

n Dwight Icenhower — Tribute to Elvis Presley, 6:30 p.m. July 5, Ro-Na Theater, 312 S. 3rd St., Ironton, Ohio. Tickets at www.showclix.com.

n Lawrence County Fair, July 6-13, Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Proctorville, Ohio. Join the festivities with sale of livestock, musical entertainment, rides, crafts, bull riding, demolition derby, food vendors and much more. Call 740-643-2900 or visit www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com/.

n Tim Hawkings — The "Trying too Hard" Comedy Tour, July 11, Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky. This is a Trinity Communications presentation. For more information call 606-324-0007.

n Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson: Notorious Twins of Evil Tour, 7 p.m. July 12, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets and VIP packages are available through Ticketmaster, the arena box office, and by phone 1-800-745-3000.

n Charcon 2019 - West Virginia's Gaming Convention, July 12-14, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston. Science fiction, live music, gaming, Cosplay, comic convention, www.facebook.com/events/296863037680108/

n Disney's "The Little Mermaid," July 12, 13, 14, and July 19, 20 and 21, Ritter Park Amphitheater. Presented by Huntington Area Regional Theater and the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District. Gates open at 7 p.m. "Disney's Frozen JR" Pre-Show at 7:30 p.m. "Disney's The Little Mermaid" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (60+) and Children (2-12), and $10 for Groups (10+). For more information, call 304-696-5954.

n Huntington Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops featuring country singing legend John Berry, July 13, Barboursville City Park, Barboursville. http://huntingtonsymphony.org/

n Putnam County Fair, July 13-20, at Eleanor, West Virginia. Arts and crafts, agricultural livestock exhibits, beauty pageant, all-week carnival and more. Call the Putnam County Fair at 304-755-4900 or go online at www.putnamcountyfairwv.com.

n Kids Fest, July 20, The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky. For more information call 606-329-8888.

n Rise to Glory $60K Women's Tennis Classic, July 20-28, Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Road, Ashland, Ky. To volunteer or sponsor, visit www.ashlandprotennis.com.

n Cabell County Fair, July 23-27 at Pumpkin Park, Milton, West Virginia. Carnival rides, 4-H livestock and live entertainment. Hours are 3-11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Call 304-743-4273 or visit www.cabellcountyfair.org.

n West Virginia Hot Dog Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27, Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue, Huntington. The festival will offer hot dogs from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses in Huntington and West Virginia. The WVHDF will have a classic and custom car and truck show, kids activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, along with retail and craft shopping. Don't forget about the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races! Families love the "all-breed" exhibition races, the dog costume contest, hot dog eating and root beer chugging contests, "bun fun" games, and much more! For more information and a full schedule please visit www.wvhotdogfestival.com

n Wayne County Fair, July 30-Aug. 3, Camden Park, Huntington, West Virginia. Features rides, concessions, petting zoo, gospel and country music and more. Visit www.waynecounty-wvfair.com.

AUGUST

n Chris Stapleton's All American Road Show, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, Charleston Convention Center & Coliseum.

n Blenko Festival of Glass, Aug. 2-3, Blenko Glass, Milton, W.Va. A selection of classes are offered for all ages within the factory. From hot glass to crafts with wood, glass and glue for youngsters. Special prices, tours, signing event and family activities. Family fun. Classes fill quickly. Complimentary annual commemorative given to attendees. Visit https://blenko.com/events.

n Raceland Race Days, Aug. 2-3, Raceland City Park, Raceland, Kentucky. Free entertainment: Jim Stafford on Aug. 2 and Exile on Aug. 3. www.racelandky.org/racedays.

n Eleanor JEEPfest, Aug. 2-4, Eleanor, W.Va. Second annual JEEPfest promises a weekend of Jeeps, fun and friends. Kick the weekend off on Friday evening with a Show & Shine along with vendors, food, and music. Saturday will be a full day of obstacle course runs, trail rides, vendors, food, and end the day with a bonfire that evening. Sunday, back at the obstacle course and more trail rides before wrapping up that evening. Camping spots are available for campers and tents. Kids 12 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). http://eleanorjeepfest.com.

n Rails & Ales Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 10, Harris Riverfront Park, 200 10th St., Huntington. The annual event will feature live music, food from local restaurants, artisan vendors, and specialty craft beer from West Virginia breweries and craft breweries across the US and from around the world. The festival will be held rain or shine and there will be no refunds. All attendees must have a ticket and must be 21 years or older. Small children can attend if they are carried by their parents at all times; no strollers will be allowed. A new smartphone app will help you navigate the festival and keep track of your favorite beers. Check back before the festival for the link to download. www.railsandales.com.

n Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss Together Live, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets at the arena box office or Ticketmaster.com.

n Citywide Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 10, Hurricane, W.Va.

n Huntington Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops featuring Mary Wilson from The Supremes, Aug. 17, Harrison Riverfront Park. http://huntingtonsymphony.org/

n Italiano Italian Festival, Aug. 17, downtown Huntington. Celebration of Italian food, culture and heritage benefits the Facing Hunger Foodbank's backpack program, which provides take-home food for hungry students. Visit www.facinghunger.org/italiano/

n Rally on the River, usually mid-August, Ironton, Ohio. This motorcycle festival features free live music, vendors, bike show, food, beer gardens, a parade of heroes, car show, $1,000 poker runs and more. Admission is free, but there is a cost for the poker run and some other events. Visit www.rallyontheriver.net.

n Fly In Festival, Aug. 23-24, Robert Newlon Airport, 6090 Kyle Lane, Huntington. The Fly In Festival is a bluegrass, old time, Americana, acoustic music festival. Some of the region's best bands and performers will be featured. The event offers airplane tours, sky diving exhibitions, camping, kayak tours, vendors, and food and drinks on the beautiful Ohio River just north of Huntington. There will be a limited number of full hook-up RV sites. Food and drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call 304-733-1240 for more information.

SEPTEMBER

n Catlettsburg Labor Day Celebration, Sept. 2, downtown Catlettsburg, Ky. For more information call 606-739-5277.

n Greater Vision, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Milton Performing Arts Center, Pumpkin Park, Milton. Christian gospel music. For tickets and information call (304) 743-8774 or visit miltonpac.com or www.greatervisionmusic.com.

n 17th Annual Mothman Festival, Sept. 21-22, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with a Kickstarter event on Sept. 14. The Mothman Festival is an annual gathering commemorating the visit of the mysterious entity known only as "The Mothman." Admission is free; museum fees are $3 adults, and $1 children 10 and under. Other fees may include specific events (tram tours, bus tour, etc.) Events include TNT area bus tours; hayrides; lectures by paranormal authors and experts; live music; vendors; food; cosplay; appearances by beloved paranormal characters, including the Mothman, and more. www.mothmanfestival.com.

n Poage Landing Days Festival, Sept. 20-22, Downtown Ashland, Kentucky. Features arts, crafts, car show, bicycle race, motorcycle show and live music. Featuring the Ed Haley Fiddle Festival. Call the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 606-329-1007 or 800-377-6249 or go online at www.visitashlandky.com.

n Disturbed Evolution Tour, Sept. 27, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets at the arena box office and Ticketmaster.com.

n Annual Greek Festival, Sept. 27-29, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Ave., Huntington. Three days celebrating the rich heritage and tradition of the Orthodox Christian faith and Greek culture. Featuring Greek food and pastries, live Greek band, Greek dance performances, church tours, inflatables for kids and more. Admission and parking are free. Learn more at www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival.

n Hurricane Harvest Festival, 12-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Hurricane City Park, Hurricane, W.Va. Vendors, crafts, chili cook-off, games, prizes, food, live entertainment and more fall fun takes place.

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