I thought there was a lot of  STUFF TO DO last week, but this week it’s even crazier! Charleston’s ArtWalk returns Thursday night, bigger than ever. FestivALL is still happening.  The Summer Solstice has solsticed all over the place. Juneteenth just happened, WV Day is happening Thursday and State Workers are taking off Friday so they can have a five-day weekend. We have a potentially lethal heat wave going on and Kroger is giving away free ice cream.

What I’m saying is, there’s still plenty of STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over the Mountain State and beyond as we plunge headfirst into the Summer of Excess!

FestivALL, complete with a zillion related events, continues this weekend. You can find the full schedule of FestivALL STUFF TO DO HERE.

ArtWalk returns to Charleston Thursday night. Here’s a freakin’ map…

As I have been copying and pasting of late, this a good time to remind you that THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS.  It’s just a starting point, so don’t expect anything comprehensive, and if you feel strongly about me leaving anything out, feel free to mention it in the comments. There’s like, a helluva lotta stuff happening.

Live Music is on tap at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s Maddie Starcher & Riley Inlay. Saturday Minor Swing take the stage at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about.  Thursday at 5:30 PM Swingstein and Robin return with music for a cause. Later Thursday, at 10 PM, Will Payne Harrison and Rebecca Porter w/Sea Scout take the stage, as you can see below. Friday, Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Friday at 9;30 PM Sting Chiefs play for you.  Saturday there’s a really cool show by The East End Ghouls that has a grahic below. Sunday the post Mountain Stage Jam, hosted by the Carpenter Ants, happens at 10 PM.

Please remember that the pandemic is still not entirely over yet. It’s a going concern with the ‘rona still lurking about. And now there are nasty seasonal allergies, melting sidewalks, obnoxious sports fans from Boston, loose emu and other damned good reasons to be careful. 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.

Keep in mind that all shows are subject to change or be cancelled at the last minute.

Here we go, roughly in order…