Check out a local concert

The air is warming up and local residents are looking for things to do in the community, especially activities to gather with families and friends.

One such event is getting under way this Friday with the launch of the Weirton Summer Concert Series. This will be the third year for the concert series at the Weirton Event Center, and we hope residents make some time this summer to check it out.

We thank the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau for once again putting together such a valuable community event and providing an opportunity for residents to get together, listen to some great music and have some fun.

It wasn’t too long ago this concert series, and the Weirton Event Center itself, were just ideas and dreams. Now, they are reality and their popularity continues to grow.

This year’s series will feature some returning favorites, like Pat Heiserman, Jill West and the Blues Attack, Legend, the Joseph Sisters, Spinning Jenny and U.S. Kids. There will be a few making an appearance at the Event Center for the first time, too, including Tres Lads, Kylar Kuzio and Justin Fabus Band.

The June 20 concert will be unlike any other as residents are invited to gather and celebrate West Virginia’s birthday, complete with a performance by the Davisson Brothers. This West Virginia-based country music group has seen its following grow dramatically in recent years, and is sure to draw a crowd.

This summer also will see the return of Beatlemania on Aug. 8. The group, one of the premiere Beatles tribute bands in existence, earned many fans during their performance last summer, and we’re certain they will be a hit again this year.

The Wheeling Symphony also will be making its return July 3, with a Band Blast event on July 4. Both nights will feature fireworks to add to the festivities and enjoyment of our residents.

It won’t just be about the music either, as car cruises and other events also are being planned to accompany the Friday evening festivities.

So, come on out on Friday nights, bring a lawn chair or blanket, hang out and have a good time.