Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Free Admission

Wicked Wednesday

Big Screen Double Feature

Part 1 - Vampire Classics


7pm - Dracula (1931) 

Directed by Tod Browning & starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler & David Manners.

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Watch the Dracula trailer:


            9pm -  Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) 

Directed & written by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani Bruno Ganz

Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

Watch the Nosferatu the Vampyre trailer:


Doors 6:30pm, Films at 7 & 9pm, Entrance is FREE


Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Shepherdstown’s own Sacred Groove describe themselves as a unified crew exploring within the musical realm of the Grateful Dead

. Their members include Jeff Kauffman on guitar, Chris Crawford on drums, John Quintanilla on bass, Butch Sanders on percussion and Paul Markuski on keyboards.


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $5


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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Free Admission

Freedom’s Run presents a free screening of the film Goshen followed by a Q&A  with the film makers Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz


GOSHEN is a powerful award winning documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe, who are striving to maintain their ancient culture against all odds. The Tarahumara are renowned for their incredible long distance running endurance and prevention of modern chronic diseases. For centuries, the Tarahumara have found a safe place of refuge in the remote depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. Recently, drought and famine have threatened the Tarahumara’s ability to sustain their ancient cultural traditions. GOSHEN takes you on a journey in the huarache-clad footsteps of these endurance athletes, highlighting the health benefits of safeguarding their way of life. Engaging and entertaining, GOSHEN will inspire you to take part in preserving the native seeds and running traditions of the Tarahumara. 


The documentary is directed and produced by Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz, two women filmmakers from Big Sur, California who traveled to the Copper Canyons to begin filming in March 2013. Since the release of GOSHEN, Dana & Sarah Films has won 4 prestigious awards for their documentary from the Accolade Global Film Competition, IndieFEST Film Awards, International Independent Film Awards, and Mexico International Film Festival.

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Doors 3:30, Screening 4pm, Entrance is free

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:00pm
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RHIN features local Ben Proudman, Tucker Riggleman, and Dominic Gianninoto playing their own blend of punk. Their album Bastard was released by Baltimore's Grimoire Records earlier this year and they are currently working on their follow up. They are sure to bring energy and passion to the stage.

 "Our neighbors from the western land just over the mountains, Rhin blasts the doors open at the Golden Pony on Saturday with their driving, heavy brand of punk inspired stoner rock. If you’re not impressed by their capacity to build A LOT of sound with only three guys, let the breadth of their knowledge of all things heavy blow your brain away. All at once stoner doom, desert rock, American hardcore, and grime punk, Rhin keeps you on your toes with variations on volume, tone, and composition. These guys know what they’re doing and are definitely on the upswing of fame, so don’t miss out when they’re playing in our own backyard" Macrock


Friends performing with RHIN include:


Old Indian who describe themselves as a rock and roll trio from Frederick, MD. With fuzzy guitar riffs, driving rhythm section, and a howling vocal array Old Indian delivers their music drenched in the gritty sounds of the sixties and seventies."

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The Bloody 9s who describe themselves as a three piece band. They're either a punk band with metal roots, or a metal band with punk roots... Nobody knows!

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Doors 9pm, Show 10pm, Tickets $5


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Free Admission

Wicked Wednesday 

Big Screen Double Feature

Part 2 - Great American Horror


7pm - The Last House on the Left (1972) 

In homage to Wes Craven who died on August 30, 2015, we will show Last House on the Left, Wes Craven’s debut feature.

Written & directed by Wes Craven, starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham & David Hess

A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Watch The Last House on the Left trailer:


9pm - The Exorcist (1973) 

Witten by William Peter Blatty, directed by William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow & Linda Blair.

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

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Doors 6:30pm, Films at 7 & 9pm, Entrance is FREE

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
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It’s no exaggeration to say that The Cajun Country Revival is a supergroup of American Roots musicians. Leader Joel Savoy, the son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann, is best described as an instigator. He has been at the forefront of the Louisiana music revival of the last 20 years and as a result he has become a highly visible figure in the American roots music community. The founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel is a GRAMMY winner for his production work with The Band Courtbouillon and a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, as well as a two-time winner of the Cajun French Music Association’s Fiddler of the Year Award. He has worked and played with the best of the best in south Louisiana as well as folks like John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and T-Bone Burnett.


Sharing the stage with Joel for the last 15 years is the legendary Cajun powerhouse, Jesse Lége. Growing up in a rural pre-electricity home in Gueydan, LA, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbors, and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his high, clear, “crying” vocals. Jesse has been playing traditional Cajun music and singing Cajun French songs for over 35 years. He is a winner of numerous CFMA awards: Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, and Song of the Year. In 1998 he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.


Completing the group is the infamous Foghorn Stringband from Portland, Oregon, and together they present a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. "[Foghorn Stringband} among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe, a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history." -Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 day of show


Watch and listen:

The Cajun Country Revival:


Foghorn Stringband:

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
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“Fierce roots rock that shakes up blues and classic rock with a dollop of punk spirit.”- Cool Cleveland (Nov 24, 2014)


Demure and quiet off stage, Angela Perley usually shocks people when she tells them she is the lead singer in a band. “Putting on a show is my way of being heard, I guess”. Growing up in small town Ohio, Perley spent years as an observant wallflower engrossing herself in poetry, literature, people, and films. “I am a storyteller at heart, always have been. I get a lot of inspiration from relationships, surroundings, poetry, and old movies. Music for me is a way to express feelings I can’t get out any other way, and when I hit the stage with the band I can turn up and let go.”

Perley has earned comparisons to everyone from Patsy Cline to Joan Jett and her range of delicate reverb-laden crooners to grit- fused rock anthems have made more and more listeners take notice. The band’s live shows rumble with swaggering basslines and guitar riffs and Perley’s soulful delivery and charismatic stage presence create a memorable experience for audiences eager to listen.


The group’s latest release and debut album, Hey Kid (Jan 2014), has been catching praise in the U.S. and the UK from tastemakers including American Songwriter Magazine, Magnet Magazine, PopDose, Americana UK, Maverick Magazine and more and has been gaining steady grassroots radio play in both the U.S. and Europe. The group’s explosive single, “Hurricane” was featured on ABC during the USC vs. UCLA football game in November and their new record reached number six on the EuroAmericana charts in March of 2014.


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10


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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Do you enjoy a bygone era when variety shows were all the rage? Are you attracted to the high glamour of classic burlesque? 


October 17, 2015, Baltimore's Best Burlesque troupe, Gilded Lily Burlesque, returns to Shepherdstown, WV to descend upon Opera House LIVE in a devishly deviant display of demonic deluge dedicated to All Hallows' Eve. Witness burlesque in a celebration of alchemy, enchantment, witchcraft and the afterlife for one night only! Gilded Lily's cursed and cloven cast includes Kittie Glitter (DC), Maria Bella (Baltimore), Mourna Handful (DC), Valeria Voxx (Baltimore), Dolly Longlegs (Baltimore), Miranda Lookinglass (Batlimore) & Lauren Marleaux (Baltimore).


Gilded Lily Burlesque has been entertaining audiences throughout the US for the past six years. Having graced the stage with some of the biggest and best names in the business, it’s no wonder Gilded Lily was named Best of Baltimore by the City Paper. The scandalously smart and titillatingly talented performers of “Baltimore’s Premiere Burlesque Troupe” are committed to bringing you the very best of what this vibrant artistic community has to offer. Our mission is to bring you entertainment that is fun and thought provoking.


Doors 8pm, Show9pm, Tickets $15


Watch Maria Bella, founder of Charm City's Gilded Lily Burlesque:


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Free Admission

Wicked Wednesday

Big Screen Double Feature

Part 3 - Foreign Horror


7pm - Grabbers (2012)

Written by  Kevin Lehane, directed by Jon Wright, starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley & Russell Tovey

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

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9pm - 28 Days Later (2002)

Written by Alex Garland, Directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris Christopher Eccleston

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Watch the 28 Days Later trailer:


Doors 6:30pm, Films at 7 & 9pm, Entrance FREE

Friday, October 23, 2015 (All day)
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Friday, October 23rd, (6:30)

Saturday, October 24th (12:30)

Sunday, October 25th (12:00)

Sunday, November 1st (4:30)



The  13th annual American Conservation Film Festival features breathtaking films from talented conservation filmmakers around the world.  Enjoy 46 films over 4 days around Shepherdstown - from the state of the art, National Conservation Training Center, to the historic Shepherdstown Opera House downtown as well as 2 additional venues on the campus of Shepherd University.  Meet filmmakers and experts, take workshops, debate issues, vote for the winner of the Audience Choice Award.  You will not leave unchanged and unchallenged.  Tickets range from pay-as-you-can to just $12 for a block of films.  Full festival and day passes are available too.   


Audiences seek out these films because they want to be filled with awe, to be informed about urgent environmental crises that aren’t covered in the media and to renew their commitment to action.  With each ticket and every sponsorship, you help support the festival, the filmmakers’ work and our collective understanding of modern conservation.  


Check out the sizzle reel here!


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Some films may contain mature content.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Free Admission

Wicked Wednesday

Big Screen Triple Feature

Part 4 - Cult Classics


6pm - The Blair Witch Project (1999) 

Written & directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez, starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams & Joshua Leonard

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Watch The Blair Witch Project trailer:


8pm - Motel Hell (1980) 

Written by Robert Jaffe & Steven-Charles Jaffe, directed by Kevin Connor, starring Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke & Nancy Parsons

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of make Farmer Vincents fritters. The movie is gory, but is also a parody of slasher movies like Last House on the Left.

Watch the Motel Hell trailer:


10pm - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Written by  Richard O'Brien (original musical play) & Jim Sharman(screenplay), & directed by Jim Sharman, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick & Richard O'Brien

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Watch The Rocky horror Picture Show Movie trailer:


Doors 5:30pm, Films at 6, 8pm 10pm.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Christian Lopez Band (CLB) is not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia natives, are bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook than hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one’s interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy - a call to stomp, romp and roll.


 Husband-and-wife duo Grace & Tony will open the show. They call their style "Southern gothic" with  “songs intended to make listeners question everything they've ever known, to remind them”, say Grace & Tony, "to think, smile, laugh and even cry," and most of all "to dream the wonderful way you dreamed when you were a child."


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Tickets $15


Watch & listen to the Christian Lopez Band:


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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Ruckus Revival formed in Shepherdstown WV in 2012, display a blend of Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae, Soul, Funk, and Blues and incorporate an eclectic variety of influences into their hard hitting, rhyme 
spitting, high energy performances.

Keiko Perry, front man MC, hails from the Bronx/ Harlem NYC and brings the distinctive skill set of a 
rapper who came up on the streets where Hip Hop was born. 
Eric Calhoun, drummer/vocalist, hails from New Orleans where he was 
performing professionally and stealing the show from a young age. 
Benjamin Harrison, guitar/vocalist, comes from the tri-state area and has played 
in a number of bands over the years, bringing a wide variety of influences to the band. Bassist 
David Billmyer is a WV native with a distinguishable approach to his 
instrument and a creative spirit. He exemplifies the Ruckus experience. 
Rounding out the lineup are Frankie Bonacorda (keys), Evan Durr (bass), and 
Andrew Khunis (guitar), each of whom bring a their own sound and skill set to the 
Ruckus Revival’s mission is to rock shows and quit day jobs, period.


Soul Xchange a new band out of Frederick, Maryland who play a mixture of Funk and Soul will open the show.


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $7


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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Join us on Saturday, October 31 for our annual Halloween costume party with Holy Ghost Tent Revival & Friends.


Have you seen Holy Ghost Tent Revival since they moved to Asheville, North Carolina? How about since their van broke down in the Canadian Rockies, leaving them trekking through a snowstorm across the border back into the States? Did you hear how their lead singer Stephen cut off part of his index finger? He's gotten pretty good at the trumpet lately and, having this bigger and better horn section (as well as background vocals reminiscent of the Motown Era), seems to have really filled out their new soulful sound.


Holy Ghost Tent Revival's exhilarating live show has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past eight years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a "soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz."

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:00pm
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With one foot firmly planted in the country-tinged rock of the 1970's, and the other foot wandering between alternative, power-pop and folk, The 29ers make a refreshing new kind of music that still feels familiar. Matt Metz and Matt Kline, who share lead singing and songwriting duties, have played in multiple bands and genres together for over 10 years. Their harmonizing vocals and guitars are complemented by Chris Chilcoat on drums, Martin Metz on bass, and Eric Watland on keyboards.


Metz and Kline made up half of the folk string band The Fox Hunt, which spent 8 years touring around much of the United States, as well as parts of Ireland, Scotland, and Japan. Prior to that, they played with Chilcoat in the instrumental post-punk/metal band The Red Oranges, who had garnered a reputation for complex song structures and frenetic live shows.


Pulling inspiration from the past and stepping confidently into the future, The 29ers are bringing their brand of rock and roll to stages in their home state of West Virginia and beyond.


William Matheny & the Strange Constellations will open the show. “There is talent you glancingly acknowledge and then there is talent you ignore at your own risk. Consider West Virginia's William Matheny amongst the latter….Matheny's is a new voice, marinated in tradition, but utterly idiosyncratic and entirely his own. For those fortunate several who have seen Matheny perform his indelible tunes live, there is no further need of proof. For those not yet in the know, see him at your next opportunity, and prepare to be floored.”

Elizabeth Nelson & Timothy Bracy contributors to Stereogum, NRP's Song of the Day and the Washington Post.


 Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $5


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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Original Pennsyltucky Fried Sister Folk


Meet The Hello Strangers …

Haunting harmonies by sweet and lonesome sister duo meld with indie-twang, old-timey pulp, and the sounds of a midnight train.The Band includes: Spencer Pheil on lead guitar, Trent Renshaw on drums, and Tom Hoy on bass.



“Sibling outfits always stand out whenever it comes to harmony and synchronicity...The latest pairing to prove their mettle are Brechyn Chace and Larissa Chace Smith, a duo that calls themselves The Hello Strangers. Even if they hadn’t been sisters, they would still be worthy of praise; as demonstrated on their eponymous debut, they boast a classic sound and style that already finds them sounding like country royalty.”- Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

"Quickly, the chemistry of two soaring, sisterly voices became clear and moving...gorgeous vocal harmonies as well as tight, grooving instrumentation." - Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots


Shepherdstown's own Tabasco Bustelo will open the show. The band made up of musicians, Shannon Roberts on guitar/vocals, Ken Bussey on lead guitar/banjo, Jacob Smith on piano/accordion/saxophone, Matt Lewis on bass & Danny Tait on percussion describe themselves as an,"explosion of Americana, Rock-a-Billy, Folk, and Gypsy Jazz music."

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10


Watch & listen to The Hello Strangers:


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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
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 Winners of 2014 Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival for Best Band, Best Mandolin Pickin’ and Best Flatpick Guitar Pickin’!


Colebrook Road is a five-piece string band that creates original music on banjo, mandolin, upright bass, guitar, dobro and fiddle. Be prepared to be wowed by this dynamic band’s driving sound, characterized by quick picking, tight harmonies and soaring solo work. Ninety percent of what Colebrook Road performs is original music composed by band members; the remainder of their repertoire includes skillfully reworked covers of tunes both in and out of the bluegrass genre.


The band is based in Harrisburg but performs all over the Mid-Atlantic region. Their unique sound comes from a solid understanding of bluegrass traditions gained through careful study of the genre and a mastery of music theory. As is true with many in this current generation of bluegrass musicians, they put a modern spin on the old sound through original songwriting and arrangement of three- and four-part vocal harmony. The result is an exciting, joyful sound to which audiences readily respond.


The group chose its name as a nod to the many streets and thoroughfares throughout Pennsylvania that are called “Colebrook Road” (including the one on which the band’s guitarist Jesse Eisenbise grew up). The band says bluegrass music is meant to draw people together, and that’s what the band name does. It could be anybody’s Colebrook Road.

Colebrook Road features Wade Yankey on mandolin, Mark Rast on banjo and dobro, Jeff Campbell on upright bass, and Jesse Eisenbise on guitar and lead vocals and Joseph McAnulty on fiddle who just took first place in the Fiddle Contest at the Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention on June 13th.


The three wins for Colebrook Road at the 2014, Watermelon Park Fest include:

Colebrook Road, 1st place winner of the Band Contest 

Wade Yankey, 1st place winner of the Mandolin Pickin’ Contest

Jesse Eisenbise, 2nd  place winner of the Flatpick Guitar Pickin’  contest


Runaway Dorothy will open the show. They are a folk band whose sensibility is both rustic and refined.  They mine folk, country, and alt-country with a songs-first restraint as to leave ample space for the group’s captivating storyteller lyrics, mesmerizingly melancholy vocals, and achingly beautiful harmonies.


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10


Watch and listen to Colebrook Road:

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
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2 X GRAMMY winners and 12 X GRAMMY nominated!


"Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, they play music that's honest to the bone!"  Allen Toussaint.


For the past 37 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleands jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.


Since becoming the first Cajun band to win a GRAMMY with L’amour Ou La Folie (Traditional Folk Album – 1998) and then a second Grammy in 2010, Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, BeauSoleil has garnered many accolades, including twelve GRAMMY nominations, the latest being their 2009 release Alligator Purse. They are regular guests on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion, where Keillor has dubbed them as “the best Cajun band in the world,” and their music is so integral to the Cajun culture that they have been featured on the New Orleans–based hit HBO program Treme. (Look for an on-camera performance from the band this year during the final season of the show). Critics unanimously agree that it is “bon temps, every time they play,” (New York Times).


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm


$30 in advance / $35 day of show


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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
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"The Bitter Liberals have decades of experience and lots of stories to tell... a twist of newfound joie de vivre from some the area’s best-known musicians." --- Leesburg Today


The Bitter Liberals play all original music of texture and maturity, featuring rich story-telling, fine vocals, and the seasoned musicianship of Allen Kitselman, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger, and Gary McGraw. The Bitter Liberals two CDs "13" and "Again" received six Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association, including Best Duo/Group and Best Recording in the Folk-Contemporary category, Best New Artist and Best Debut Recording.  


"Whether playing alone or opening for national acts like James McMurtry or David Onley, The Bitter Liberals present an evening of joyful collaboration and memorable musicianship."


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Tickets $10 in advance/$12 DOS


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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Better Off Dead, Maryland's premier Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tribute band, recreate the Dead's feel and energy for fans of this great music! Founded in 2012, Better Off Dead is inspired to bring an exceptional energetic experience to the fans who are touched by this music as much as they are. "The connection between the band members themselves as well as their fans is as undeniable as is their talent and dedication to the music that they play." They are dedicated to pushing the envelop of improvisation and create unique and mind blowing shows. "Take our advice", and come ride on the Better Off Dead train!


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10


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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Jazz from Shepherdstown


Ginada Pinata taps the influences of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, trace and blends it to create an organic vibe that entertains and excites audiences. Founded in Shepherdstown, WV in 1998 and getting funkier all the time Ginada Pinata has constantly pushed for new sounds and feels. Ginada Pinata's release "Talking to the Boss" highlights the musicianship of the band as well as capturing their original sound. Over the years the Ginada Pinata has played many festivals and clubs including Opera House Live, Sunshine Daydream, The Barns of Wolftrap, 123 Pleasant St., The WV Wine and Arts Festival, weddings, events and countless music venues.


Ginada Pinata is: Sam Jannotta on keys, Ken Bussey on guitar, Matt Lewis on bass & Jesse Shultzaberger on drums. 


Opening the show is Magnolia Blue. They start with a roux of Nawlins Funk and add a healthy dose of blues and straight up jam, a pinch of Southern Soul, a dash of Little Feat and bake at 420 until ready to rock! Magnolia Blue is fully loaded for funk with Cornelius on rhythm guitar and vocals, Katie Dworak on lead vocals, Mike Shade on lead guitar and vocals, Cecil Connely holdin down the bass and vocals, Mike Dillow keepin time and managing the grove, Will Layman on keys, Gary Vosbein on Trombone with Steve Williamson trumpet and Jim Wingo on Sax. Guaranteed to get you dancing with a festive selection of tunes from Mardi Gras/Jazzfest/Jamcruise.


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $7


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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 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, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.


After his years of playing alongside the aforementioned gamut of celebrity musicians, Vignola set out to start a rock band and originally auditioned Raniolo for electric bass. After performing together for a year or so, it became apparent that the young music student had his own fair share of bionic skill on the guitar, and Frank & Vinny was born


Vinny Raniolo says he met Frank when he was about 15. Frank generously gave Vinny one of his albums at the time. Both musician come from Long Island both and attended the Long Island High School for the Arts. Still in his 20s, Raniolo has already performed alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, Bucky Pizzarelli and David Grisman.


Vignola and Raniolo have been touring together as a guitar duo for nearly five years, and have played hundreds of shows together.


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Tickets $15


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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Buy Tickets Now - $20

The Shepherdstown Opera House is proud to host, Two Rivers String Quartet consisting of the Principal string players from the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra.


The program includes:

William Grant Still—Panamanian Dances

George Gershwin—Lullaby

Antonin Dvorak—“The American” String Quartet

Scott Joplin—Three Rags: The Entertainer, Solace, Maple Leaf Rag


The new string quartet honors Dr. King with two pieces by pre-eminent African-American composers and other well-loved chamber music. In his Panamanian Dances, William Grant Still, the “dean” of African-American composers, created a work unlike anything before in the literature for strings by approximating the sounds of native instruments. Composed in 1919, Gershwin’s bluesy Lullaby was heard as an aria in the opera Blue Monday until it was performed in its original string quartet form by the Julliard String Quartet in 1967. Dvorak’s Melodic American Quartet was based on his fascination with African-American spiritual music that he heard during his stay in New York. Joplin’s Rags are among the best-loved of American music. This will be a great evening of music.


Doors 6:30, Concert 7:30pm

Tickets $20 / $18 before January 3, 2016


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