Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
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First Thursday Artist Series Chelsea McBee Presents Tony Denikos and Georgie Jessup
"Tony Denikos' songwriting is filled with emotion and romanticism, moving from social commentary to small portraits of American life.... A good example of modern Americana and songwriting of noble birth."
--Fabio Cerbone -
Some of my earliest memories are of riding along the country roads of central Maryland, singing songs like -- "Jack O' Diamonds" by Tex Ritter, "Born to Lose" by Ray Charles, "Caldonia" by Louis Jordan and "Pendulum Swings" by Roger Miller -- along with my Dad and sisters while my mom smiled at the landscape gliding by... A seed had been planted.
After years of playing pubs and bars in various configurations I decided it was time to record my first release Naked & Smiling (1999) and included a mix of songs I'd written over the years. The Washington Post reviewed it calling me a, "Tunesmith in the best sense of the word", and folks started coming out to hear the band that I put together during the recording. A tradition of recording hard-luck, real-life songs mixed with humor and wit was born. I get requests for tunes from this CD at live shows to this day.                                                                                                                                             
 Georgie Jessup has an extraordinary ability to encourage audiences to look deeply into their prejudices and other transgressions. Consequently, audiences tend to respond emotionally, if not always lovingly. Georgie has developed a successful career by challenging musical styles, personal identifications, and storybook history lessons. She has released five CD's: American Holocaust, Sweet Grass SmokeWinkte & Crazy Sacred DogsWoman in A Man's Suit, andWorking Class Hero. She is working on her sixth CD, Philosopher Dogs, scheduled release spring of 2014. Georgie also works for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Early Childhood Intervention. Her work with autistic and children with behavior issues is considered “outstanding” by AACPS.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Day of Show: $10

The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style.  Deeply rooted in their love for early swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals, re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness.  Recognized as the region's "Best Traditional Folk Band" at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene in DC and Baltimore, pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.



Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Doors open at 8/Show starts at 9

Lisa Lafferty and The Giant Souls bring to you an experience of blues, soul, funk and gospel and jazz delivered by seasoned musicians who have played together for a long time. Each musician has brought their influences to this band making it a diverse mixture of songs that you don't hear everyday, but can move you to deeper levels of yourself. The musicianship of this band is striking and the relationship between the members is very warm and inviting. Often joined by horns or  backing vocalists , this band is versatile  lending to many different types of shows.
Our Holiday show will be full of energy for those who like to dance or just sit back and enjoy.

The Outpatients have been rockin for twenty years. Original & eclectic tunes make up the acoustic mayhem's repertoire. Rob Receveur, Jamie Daly & Steve Cifala.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
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Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the
world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis,Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul,who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitar List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo at the age of 28 has already proved himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grismanjust to name a few. Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008 they have performed over 1000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy's Teatro Olimpico. Their jaw-dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them, "...stars of the guitar".

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
This event is free.

Shepherdstown Opera House is hosting a Toys for Tots fundraiser on December 13th. The event is free, open to the public and sure to be fun for all ages! Our Star Wars themed event will include Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion. There will be a chance for photo ops, face painting, door prizes, trivia prizes and some other Star Wars style treats. The Force is going to be strong here so come out in support of a good cause during the holiday season and don't forget to tell your family and friends about this awesome event!

Can't make it to the event? Looking for somewhere around town to donate? Look for our Toys for Tots donation bins at these other Shepherdstown locations throughout the holiday season: Up on the Hill, Four Seasons Books.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Doors at 8/Show at 9

$5/ Ladies get in free

Doors open at 8/Show at 9
Everyone had such a great time at Club Crisis for the Identity Crisis Fundraiser back in August. We have invited the DJ back to help us dance off those winter blues!

Ages 18+

One of the top Video DJ's in the DC metro area. You can find VJ Paul Surreal at large clubs or at our local pool party. Know for his mixing skills and flawless track selection VJ Paul Surreal gets the dance floor moving and keeps it going all night.


Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
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The Reckoning is a seven piece acoustic ensemble of seasoned musicians from all points of the tri-state area, creating acoustic music inspired by The Grateful Dead album, “Reckoning”.  These shows truly create an acoustic Grateful Dead experience.  It’s been an exciting year in 2012 for the Reckoning after playing 3 festivals and many spots all around the tri-state area.  The band is firing on all cylinders after a great start in 2013.  Selling out their first theatre performance, gaining lots of new fans and being mentioned on the David Gans radio show “The Golden Road” on Sirius Radio.  The shows are becoming a community of friends and strangers enjoying the music we all love.

Members: Eric Avey- Vocals and Guitar, Kate Avey- Vocals, Eric Fuller- Vocals and Guitar, Eric Wagaman- Vocals and Keys, Jason Darr- Percussion, Jared Wenerd- Bass, Todd Hocherl- Drums

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Doors open at 8/Show @ 9 pm

RHIN Official Record Release Party

RHIN is a new garage rock/punk band from West Virginia featuring members of Domino & the Two Ton Rhinos, The Demon Beat, Black Blizzard, Bishops, and nonhealer.

Karma to Burn is a desert rock/stoner rock band from Morgantown, WV known fror their uncompromising, mostly instrumental sound.

Nagato = members of Vox Populi, Hovel, and Internal Void.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
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$12 in advance/$15 Day of Show

Doors open at 8/Show at 9 til ?
Join us as we ring in the New Year with The Fox Hunt and friends and celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Opera House!
Free champagne at midnight~~

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Though often overshadowed by Southwest Virginia and its famed Crooked Road, the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia’s northwestern counties have always been fertile ground for traditional music, and they continue to be home to many of its finest practitioners. The region is situated between the Appalachian hills of West Virginia and the culturally diverse and ever-changing Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and is known for producing musicians who transcend generic categories, deftly taking traditional music styles in new directions. Furnace Mountain, named for a mountain near where all the members grew up, consists of some of the most innovative and gifted young musicians in Virginia. With Aimee Curl on bass and vocals, Danny Knicely on mandolin and fiddle, Dave Van Deventer on fiddle, and Morgan Morrison on guitar, bouzouki, and vocals, the band creates music that is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki, and other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written in addition to original compositions. Furnace Mountain has performed throughout the world, from the Yangtze River in China to the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they are the host band of Watermelon Park Festival, held on the site of one of the very first bluegrass festivals, in 1965. Furnace Mountain plays music from the American Appalachian traditions, as well as original compositions, and songs penned by their favorite song writing friends.