Long Strange Night brings classic rock to Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House will welcome Long Strange Night back to its stage Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. for a night of classic rock, featuring the music of The Grateful Dead and The Beatles.

Long Strange Night formed when Tommy Cox and Eric Hollandsworth of the Tommy Cox Band asked Doug White and William Newman to sit in for a set of Grateful Dead music in 2014. The set went over so well that the group decided to form a Grateful Dead and Beatles cover band. The following summer, Chris Schmitt joined the group adding keyboards, sax and amazing vocals to the lineup. Schmitt brought his incredible ear for improvisational music and added a whole new spectrum of sound to the mix. Soon thereafter, the members of LSN started adding original music to the song list. Led by the incredible songwriting of Cox and Schmitt, other members joined in with more originals for a truly unique blend of songs with that signature LSN sound. LSN continues in the pursuit to create new music and create fresh approaches to the music of The Grateful Dead and The Beatles.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org or at the 4th Avenue Gallery in Marlinton.

Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.

The Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Support is also provided by Pocahontas County Dramas, Fairs and Festivals and the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Music in the Mountains Festival is sponsored through the Cal Price Enrichment Series in partnership with the 4th Avenue Gallery Artisan Co-op.

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