Ready for another summer of music

Music will be coming from the Weirton Event Center just about every Friday this summer, with the annual Downtown at Sundown summer concert series set to kick off this week.

With a variety of musical acts scheduled, the series, organized by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, is sure to entertain just about everyone.

Since its inception, the concert series has drawn great crowds, and we’re sure this year will be no different.

It all begins Friday with local favorites De’ Ja’ Vu and Legend, along with a car cruise. That means great music from a couple of area bands and some great classic cars to view, as well.

The remainder of the summer will feature a mix of rock, country, bluegrass, as well as oldies and contemporary selections.

Independence Day weekend festivities will begin July 1 with the annual performance by the Wheeling Symphony, followed by a fireworks show to be visible from much of downtown Weirton.

Another highlight will be an appearance by the Glenn Miller Orchestra on July 29.

A new attraction is a music and art festival, slated for the Event Center Aug. 5 and 6.

Other scheduled shows include Dave Iglar Band and Bill Dailey on June 3; US Kids and Spinning Jenny on June 10; Michael Christopher and the West Virginia display of the mobile Vietnam Wall on June 17; Jill West and the Blues Attack on June 24; Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys on July 15; the Stickers on July 22; the Hillbilly Way and Kylar Kuzio on Aug. 12; Twist, honoring Fritz Williams on Aug. 19; and wrapping up on Aug. 26 with the Joseph Sisters and Gabby Barrett.

Don’t forget the concert series at the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben gets under way tonight.

We thank all those involved in continuing to provide such great entertainment opportunities for residents of all of our communities.