Rockabilly band Tex Railers Doomtown plays The Empty Glass on Thursday, kicking off a month of free Thursday shows at the bar.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Everybody likes getting things for free, and as a way to say thanks to all its customers over the years, The Empty Glass
, 410 Elizabeth St., is offering cover charge-free shows by touring bands every Thursday in March.The series kicks off at 10 p.m. Thursday with rockabilly band Tex Railers Doomtown
. March 8 brings singer/songwriter Phil Minnesale
, who will be backed by The Carpenter Ants. On March 15, it's hippie bluegrass band Jive Creek Ramblers
and the Tillers
, and on March 29, it's Morgantown-based college rock band Sleepwalker
.A band for March 22 has yet to be announced, but Empty Glass booking agent and technical manager Jason "Roadblock" Robinson said that is in the works.
"We're pretty much doing a different genre every week," Robinson said. "These are all quality bands, and we hope it brings people out."Robinson said that if the no-cover Thursdays are successful, The Empty Glass might continue them or bring them back later."It's definitely something we're talking about," he said.