New Year's Eve entertainment lineup announced


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 30 artists and musicians will help Charleston say "GoodNight" to 2013."There's going to be a great diversity of music and musical styles," said GoodNight Chairwoman Alice Anne Robertson. "It's completely free and is a wonderful way to start an evening."The alcohol-free event, in its 19th year, will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 at various venues throughout the city. Each of the performances last about 45 minutes. People can walk to many of the locations or hop onto one of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority trolleys, free of charge, Robertson said.The event will feature performances by the Kanawha Kordsmen Barbershop Chorus, the West Virginia Youth Symphony, the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and many others.
Robertson said there's something for everyone to enjoy, including old and new acts. All the performances are scheduled to wrap up around 10 p.m., just before the new year.This is Robertson's third year as chairwoman of the event. She has enjoyed traveling to different musical events in West Virginia in search of new talent, she said."I love when people tell me, 'I have this group I want you to hear,'" Robertson said.Trolleys provided by the city of Charleston will make a loop of the GoodNight locations beginning at 6 p.m. Parking for the event will be free in the Virginia Street garage next to City Hall. For more information, call the GoodNight 2012 Information Hotline at 304-744-1400.New Year's Eve GoodNight scheduleBaptist Temple6 and 8 p.m.: Presby Pickers7 and 9 p.m.: Appalachian Celtic ConsortCapitol Theater6 p.m.: Gospel Brass Band7 p.m.: B-Ties Dixieland Band
8 p.m.: Charleston Metro BandCivic Center Little Theater6 and 8 p.m.: River City Youth Ballet Ensemble7 and 9 p.m.: Craig Hinchman TrioChrist Church United Methodist6 and 8 p.m.: womanSong
7 and 9 p.m.: Kanawha Kordsman Barbershop ChorusFirst Presbyterian Church6 and 8 p.m.: Roger Rabbalais7 and 9 p.m.: Bill McCoy and FriendsKanawha United Presbyterian Church6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: West Virginia Youth Symphony7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Almost Heaven ChorusSacred Heart Co-Cathedral7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Ralph MillsSt. John's Episcopal Church6 and 8 p.m.: Charleston Civic Chorus7 and 9 p.m.: The O'Daugherty Family SingersSt. Marks United Methodist Church sanctuary6 and 8 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus7 p.m.: Appalachian Children's Chorus9 p.m.: Jimmy McKnightSt. Marks United Methodist Church chapel6 and 8 p.m.: Jennie Allinder, Jim Mullins & Friends7 and 9 p.m.: Rose FisherTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church6 and 8 p.m.: Jonathan Tucker7 and 9 p.m.: Ryan HardimanReach Travis Crum at travis.crum@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.
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