Huntington arts

festival upcoming


The 10th annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival will offer attendees much to see, hear and experience.

The event, slated for Monday through Sept. 1, will be at various locations.

Aug. 26

6 to 9 p.m. — 72-Hour Film Challenge Screening, Ritter Park.

Aug. 27

6 to 9 p.m. — Art on the Edge art display, Huntington Museum of Art.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Open Mic and Trivia at The Lantern, 817 Fourth Ave.

Aug. 28

6 to  9 p.m. — Appalachia Central, Old Central City.

9 to 11 p.m. — Comedy Night, Black Sheep Burritos and Brews.

Aug. 29

6 to 9 p.m. — Concert, Heritage Station.

9 p.m. to midnight — Roller Boogie, Roll-a-Rama.

Aug. 30

6 to 9 p.m. — Concert, Pullman Square.

9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. — Downtown Getdown (Crawl through Downtown Huntington).

Aug. 31

Noon to 10 p.m. —

Huntington Music and Arts Festival Main Event, Ritter Park Amphitheatre followed by afterparty at The V Club.

Sept. 1

3 to 6 p.m. — Recovery Day, Ritter Park Amphitheatre.

Pre-sale tickets are $15; sales end at 11 a.m. Sunday; then, tickets become $20. Tickets available at These tickets are for admission into the all-day Saturday event on Aug. 31. All other events are free.

Comedian closes playhouse season


The end of Pioneer Playhouse’s 70th year will feature standup comedian Etta May. Shows will be at 8 p.m. today and Saturday.

The Kentucky native, hailed as the “Polyester Princess” and the “reigning queen of Southern Sass,” Etta May is the winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards “Comic of the Year,” and has appeared on Oprah, Showtime, CMT, CBS Morning America, ABC and NBC. She headlines the nationally popular Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour and boasts a fan base with the Sirius-XM comedy channels.

Opening will be Meg Mark of New York City and Terron Young of Lexington.

Dinner, served at 7 p.m., will include a home-cooked BBQ dinner of pulled pork or pulled chicken, parmesan roasted potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread and fruit cobbler.

Reservations are suggested for the play; required for dinner. Price for dinner and show is $35; show only is $20.

Pioneer Playhouse is at 840 Stanford Road. For more information, call the box office at (859) 236-2747 or visit

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