Alderson Depot sees record-breaking attendance for open mic night


Nearly a hundred musicians and audience members established a new attendance record for Alderson’s Open Mic at the Depot on July 1, 2023. Buoyed by visitors to Alderson’s wonderful July 4th activities, and great weather, there was a constant stream of people coming and going and listening to great music.

This was the third month in a series that runs from May to October on the first Saturday of the month from 6-9 p.m. Alderson Main Street hosts the event to provide family friendly activities, and a chance for local musicians to try out new material and learn from each other. Event organizer, Marcia Sutherland, said “The level of musician certainly increased this month, and we’re glad to provide the opportunity to showcase their talent.”

The Alderson Train Depot. Photo by Jonathan Eggleston, for RealWV.

For more information on Open Mic at the Depot, visit Alderson Main Street’s Facebook page or contact Don Sutherland at


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