CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mountain Stage will host a free show Jan. 19, on a first-come, first-serve basis, as a gesture to the community in the wake of the ongoing water crisis in the Kanawha Valley.The show is at 7 p.m. at the Culture Center on the Capitol Complex. Free tickets will be available at the Culture Center box office beginning at 5 p.m.
Scheduled to perform are: R&B singer Bettye Lavette, Israeli musician David Broza, the family-based quartet Matrimony, Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke, and Seattle-based musician Noah Gunderson."This is an unusual step for us," West Virginia Public Broadcasting executive director Scott Finn said in a press release. "We decided to cover the cost of the show so that the attention can be on the people of this community and how we are coming together to respond to this crisis."