The hills and valleys of West Viriginia are home to some of the finest mountain/bluegrass musicians in America. A great place to see their talents is Charleston's annual Vandalia Gathering, a three-day music festival held in late May every year. Another is the theatre in the state Capital complex's Cultural Center, which is the venue for Mountain Stage, a two-hour weekly radio concert series on NPR, which is also televised on PBS.
For those not familiar with this style of music, the primary instruments are guitar, fiddle (violin), mandolin, banjo, and bass. Many songs also feature vocals.
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towns in greater Charleston
Charleston is an expansive city and incorporates many neighborhoods, communities and towns within its governance.
Presently, all of these towns listed below are part of the greater Charleston area:
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