What’s so special about this edition of Stuff To Do, you ask? Well, I’m running it on a Thursday, instead of as part of The PopCulteer. Also, it covers four days. Also, it’s taking the place of The PopCult Bookshelf today.

The reason for all this?  It’s my birthday, and I don’t want to spend the whole day writing. But, I don’t want to break my streak of consecutive days with at least one post just five days away from the two-year mark of that major undertaking, so I’m doing this. As you probably know, with Summerfest and Deni Bonet playing Huntington the next two nights, this weekend is already loaded. We’re going to post graphics of the highlights of other cool things in and around town, and tell you about a cool annual festival that kicks off tomorrow.

11223680_10153446405493077_4252347375385268443_oThe Simply Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off another great line up, bigger and better than ever, with three days packed with Jazz, Blues and Gospel music!

This festival is founded on the premise that W.Va. has woven a rich tapestry of music that includes jazz and blues. Now it’s time to share our treasures and invite the world to enjoy what we have to offer here in beautiful southern WV. So join us on August 14th-16th for the 3rd Annual Simply Jazz and Blues Festival, returning to Word Park in uptown Beckley, WV.

FREE events in Word Park and on Neville St. Ticketed performances inside The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre! $25 Advance/ $30 at the door.

Check their website at www.simplyjazzandblues.com for the Artist line-up and schedule, Jazz and Blues Takeover venues, Blues In the Schools program and hotel information. Call 304.222.2536 or email info@simplyjazzandblues.com for more information!

And now, even more STUFF TO DO, after the jump…






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