You should know the drill by now.  There’s plenty of STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over The Mountain State this weekend, so let’s just soak in this partial list of suggestions.

Of special note is a show in Morgantown Wednesday night that will be our first graphic below.  Several artists that we play on Radio Free Charleston will be there.  Also, tomorrow I’ll be telling you about another cool event happening in Charleston this weekend, but today we’ll put the focus on music.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s The Parachute Brigade. Saturday Verdeant entertains the crowd at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/Coffee Shop/Art Gallery.

The Empty Glass has some great stuff through the week to tell you about.  Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Swingstein and Robin play fiddle and piano and sing swing and early jazz standards. Each week they donate their tips to a local nonprofit (as you’ll see below, this week it’s a really good cause).  Thursday evening The 11:11 take the stage at the Glass from 10 PM to midnight. Friday from 6 PM to whenever it’s a night-long benefit for everybody’s buddy, Herb Gardner.  You’ll see a few graphics for it below Throughout the night you’ll be treated to performances by Timmy Courts and Friends, Jason Jobe, Andrew Pauley, Dale Blankenship, James Townsend, Chet Lowther, Tom Kirk and Di. In addition, at 10 PM this will be Hair Supply’s only Charleston club appearance of 2023.

Next week they’ll have an open mic Monday night, and Songwriter Showcase on Tuesday. Other shows that have graphics are listed among the images below.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. In fact, it’s sort of surging again. Many people who have very good reasons are still wearing masks, and many of us, understandably, are still nervous about being in crowds, masked or not. Be kind and understanding  while you’re out.

If you’re up for going out, here are a few suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.