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40th ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE BLOCK PARTY ON CHURCH STREET
July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lewisburg, WV – Carnegie Hall’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Open House & Block Party will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Open House starts at 5 p.m. and will feature live art demonstrations, performances by local musicians, and archival exhibits throughout the Hall. The Block party begins at 6 p.m. and will take place on Church Street adjacent to Carnegie Hall. The outdoor festivities will feature food, drinks, local beer, and wine vendors, and music by Irresistible Groove presented by the James F. B. Peyton Fund. The event is free and open to the public. Irresistible Groove is a highly awarded, critically acclaimed live-event band based in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina area. The band has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, The Knot Weddings Magazine, Town and Country Weddings Magazine, and many more. Carnegie Hall Fantasy Gala attendees will remember the band from the last two previous events. Irresistible Groove has been the winner of the coveted The Knot’s “Best Of” multiple times, as well as the winner of Wedding Wire’s “Bride and Couples Choice” for five years running. These awards are reserved for the industry’s top five percent. Over a decade of success has made the band one of the most in-demand party bands in the nation. “Our band has everything you could want for your event including a horn section, six vocalists, a full rhythm section, and the largest most diverse song list of any band in the Raleigh area — and the country,” states the band. “Add all of this to our stellar reputation and happy client reviews and you can understand why we are the most sought-after live band in North Carolina,” it adds. “Hear our band and rest assured you will have yourself a party!” The Block Party will also feature food vendor options from The General Lewis Inn and Kitchen 304, and beer, wine, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. More information to come. Just added, The Greenbrier River Optimistic Ukulele Players (GROUP) will be performing on the front steps.
Carnegie Hall CEO Cathy Rennard notes that “Carnegie is excited to celebrate 40 years of bringing the arts to life with a grateful nod to past visionaries, leaders, and stakeholders.” “We are anxious to join our community in marking this occasion and as we embrace the exciting things the future holds for the arts in our region.” Church Street will be closed in front of Carnegie Hall from 4 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The alley south of Carnegie Hall will be open to access the Hall’s handicapped parking. For more information, please visit www.carnegiehallwv.org/40th-anniversary or call Carnegie Hall Box Office at 304.645.7917, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org, or stop by at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg, West Virginia. Carnegie Hall Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit organization supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising efforts such as TOOT and The Carnegie Hall Gala. The Hall is located at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV. For more information, please call 304.645.7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.