Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will feature musical guests Gretchen Peters and Nellie McKay for the August 16 performance and recording at Barter Theatre. More artists will be announced at a later date.
During the press conference announcement, Artistic Director Richard Rose of Barter Theatre said, “When two great and well-known organizations such as Mountain Stage and Barter Theatre team up for an event, one expects something totally awe inspiring and truly remarkable. Our goal is to meet and exceed that expectation and to provide an experience that is totally transformative.”
Mountain Stage works to showcase the talent of performers and continue a rich musical history just as Barter Theatre works to showcase the talent of the actors, playwrights, and various designers who call the Barter stage home. Barter has worked for many years to help preserve the vibrant heritage of the Appalachian region; partnering with Mountain Stage to continue that project on another level is a natural fit. Barter Theatre is excited to present this special event to their loyal patrons.
For more than 30 years Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. The show was founded in 1983 in Charleston, West Virginia and is produced by West Virginia Public Radio. The two-hour broadcast is carried on nearly 150 NPR Stations nationwide. Each show features 4-5 guests and is recorded in front of a live audience for delayed distribution.
The opportunity to bring Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring Gretchen Peters and Nellie McKay to Barter Theatre is made possible by The Town of Abingdon and Emory & Henry College.
Barter Theatre is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
*Mountain Stage is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music