W.Va. Music Hall of Fame to present an evening of Charleston concert flashbacks from the 1960s -1970s

Event to take place on June 28 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hosts, John Nelson and Terry Lowry will recall their memories and lead a discussion about some of the best Charleston Civic Center concerts of the 1960s and 1970s, including Jimi Hendrix’s appearance in 1969 and David Bowie’s legendary “Diamond Dogs” show in 1974.

The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. on June 28 at The West Virginia Museum of Music in The Charleston Town Center.

Other artists who played the Civic Center during that time include AC/DC, Parliament-Funkadelic, Queen, Eric Clapton, The Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart.

Also on display is a collection of archival photos of Kanawha Valley bands and concerts from Terry Lowry’s personal collection.

John Nelson and Terry Lowry bring decades of knowledge and first-hand experience to the event. Nelson was the manager of Budget Tapes & Records from 1978 until it closed earlier this year. Terry Lowry is a musician and writer who played in several seminal Charleston bands and wrote extensively about the Kanawha Valley’s burgeoning music scene.

Admission is free but donations are encouraged!

For more info: wvmhof@gmail.com; 304/342-4412


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