April at Opera House Live


Friday, April 10, 2015

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Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $10 in advance / $12 day of show

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Watch and listen:

Bumper Jacksons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=69Cz4DJTuoI

Grand Ole’ Ditch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTHni7TGeI

“Wildly inventive, eclectic and the most fun you can ever have at an old-fashioned dance party, DC’s Bumper Jacksons have quickly gained national recognition for their blend of jazz, swing, blues and old-time country tunes, as well as original compositions that harken back to an era of white lightning, Appalachian hollers and New Orleans’ jazz clubs. With influences that range from Hank Williams to Bessie Smith and an impressive repertoire of tunes, both old-timey and brand spankin’ new, you could say the Bumper Jacksons have been there, done that; wrote the country song.” Jane Roser, That Music Mag

Grand Ole’ Ditch will open the night. They describe themselves as a “progressive bluegrass from Cumberland MD, who utilize nickel-wound vibrations emanating from historically pigeon-holed boxes composed of wires and wood. Featuring inventive song writing, caramelized 5-part harmonies, dazzling banjo, silky dobro, fiery mandolin, galloping bass, sizzling fiddle and freight train guitar”.


Saturday, April 11, 2015



Doors 4pm, Film 4:30pm

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The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) will celebrate spring with a movie and dinner party on April 11 featuring the film Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields, its filmmaker, and special guests involved with farming and veterans’ issues. Dulanie Ellis, the filmmaker of Ground Operations, and Edgar Hercila, a farmer-veteran, will be coming from Los Angeles to join the party and participate in a discussion following the movie and before dinner.

Festivities begin at 4:30pm at the Opera House with the screening of this award-winning 40-minute documentary that champions combat vets who are rebuilding their lives as organic farmers and ranchers and revitalizing their communities with access to local, affordable, fresh, healthy food.

Following the movie, the party will move to the Shepherdstown Community Club for a cocktail hour, discussion with the special guests including West Virginia farmer-veterans James McCormick and Calvin Riggleman, local farmer-author Forrest Pritchard and Barbara Hartman, Chief of Nutrition and Food Service at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, and a locally-sourced buffet dinner. The party will serve as a fundraiser for ACFF, who is going into its 13th year of bringing outstanding conservation films, filmmakers, and educational programs to Shepherdstown and beyond. A few very special items will be live auctioned to add to the fun and coffers. Space is limited and tickets are $50 per person, $200 for two at the Sponsor level, and $600 for a reserved table of 8.

Questions? E-mail Jennifer Lee at jennifer@conservationfilm.org or call 540-539-6150




Saturday, April 11, 2015


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $15

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“Whiskey Tango arose one serendipitous evening in 2009 when the winds whispered ‘Side…Show…!’ across the flickering embers of some dance-school drop outs. From there the spark ignited and the Whiskey Tango Sideshow fire burns bright bringing together dancers, singers, musicians, costumers and performers of all varieties. Today, the sizzling sirens of W.T.S. are proud to showcase their special brand of performance art, dubbed “Cabaret Nouveau” across The Finger Lakes region and beyond! 
From some serious sass, to the downright bizarre, the Whiskey Tango Sideshow brings something for all…a true variety show experience. Every act is an original creation to dazzle the senses and tickle the soul. So remember, everyone is lavishly wealthy when the Whiskey Tango Sideshow is in town! Make sure mend that hole in your pocket and tuck junior in to bed…this is one ticket you don’t wanna lose!




Friday, April 17, 2015

THE RAD TRADS 1653544_362647170577556_8630502341676995480_n

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $10, Buy Tickets Now

Watch and listen: http://vimeo.com/83465247


“The Best Damn Band You’ve Ever Seen”


Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained the reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago Delta Blues and rock & roll.

Featuring four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma and enthusiasm. The band performs regularly in NYC at the Brooklyn Bowl, Webster Hall, The Blue Note, BB King’s and Radegast Hall when not touring across the USA an Europe. Notable 2014 festival performances include the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & blues Festival, the Umbria jazz festival in Italy, the SILDA Jazz festival in Norway and the Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. Members of the Rad Trads continue to perform with top groups such as Truth & Soul Record’s “Lee Field & The Expressions,” “Lady,” “EMEFE,” Broadway giant Jason Robert Brown, and have performed or recorded with artists such as Deer Tick, Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human, Antibalas, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Ikebe Shakedown, Lenny Pickett and Joe Lovano among many others.




Saturday, April 25, 2015

THE HELLO STRANGERS 20090314063RS - Version 2


Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $10,  Buy Tickets Now

Watch and listen:

Hello Strangers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brq4rKjMpa4

Savannah Valentino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrsR2kza7ro

“Original Pennsyltucky Fried Sister Folk”

The Hello Strangers is an Austin-influenced, rural-Pennsylvanian, indie sister-folk sister duo comprised of Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace, whose haunting harmonies and original, wittingly noir songwriting style are the backbone of their sound. Besides from vocals Brechyn plays tambourine, harmonica, and accordion and Larissa plays rhythm guitar. They are joined by Tom Hoy on bass, Spencer Pheil on lead guitar and Trent Renshaw on drums.

Chris Spector of the Midwest Review describes their sound as, “Post modern down home music…a total antidote and tonic for jaded ears that need some organic nourishment.”

Opening for Hello Strangers is one of the country’s rising young songwriters Savannah Valentino. She may be just 20 but she has years of composition behind her and is now embarking on a career that already has her touring with the top musicians in the country and making regular stops at venues like Purple Fiddle and Empty Glass (WV), Steel City Coffeehouse (PA), Cyclops, HomeSlyce, Gallery 788, An die Musik and NightCat (MD) and Ashland Coffee + Tea (VA) as well as festivals in those areas.




The Shepherdstown Opera House is an intimate venue in downtown Shepherdstown, WV. It is the home of the Smithsonian Channel’s, Rocking the Opera House: Dr John. With its great live music, shows, wonderful film festivals and its very unique rental spaces the Opera House is sure to please everyone.