Just when it looked like life was returning to a new “normal” and we were getting closer to the end of the coronavirus pandemic, a new mutation formed and gave us Omicron! Everything scheduled at this point is subject to change. Mountain Stage’s performance this month is to be at “full capacity”, with everyone wearing masks. While there are many musical performances, the sports world seems to have come to a screeching halt in Charleston for February. Before heading out to any event, it is best to check and see what, if any, last minute restrictions have had to be put in place.

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center (CC&CC) is the venue for the “Morgan Wallen Dangerous Tour” on the 4th. Named by New Yorker magazine as “the most wanted man in country”, Wallen has had 4 consecutive #1 hits and over 7 BILLION on-demand streams. “The Righteous Brothers” and “The Marshall Tucker Band with Dave Mason” are two more internationally well-known bands performing in Charleston this month.

“Trolls LIVE!” comes to town with 4 performances. Bring the kids to see Poppy, Branch, and their friends come to life on stage in their very first live tour.

Charleston Light Opera Guild Theater will be the venue for “Paradise Park A Musical”, based on the cult classic film based in West Virginia. Adapted for the stage by Daniel Boyd, the show features a new musical written by Larry Groce.

The “West Virginia Juried Exhibition”, which has been held at the Culture Center since Nov. 14, 2021, wraps up on Feb. 19. This extremely interesting and eclectic show includes 110 works of art, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture, and print. Twenty-five counties are represented in the exhibition.

The Winter Blues Farmers Market has become a very popular event during the cold winter months. At the CC&CC, entry is FREE to the public. From 1-5pm, on the 25th, thousands of shoppers converge to shop a diverse selection of agricultural products. 

In upcoming news, the newly renovated main branch of the Kanawha County Public Library is to be completed in early May, with the grand reopening scheduled for May 10. This is exciting news for the entire county!

As we continue to forge through the second year of a global pandemic, we realize just how lucky we are here in Charleston. Enjoying the beauty of the river and mountains, watching the transformation of winter heading into spring, it just doesn’t get any better!

Happy February!