Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2014

Evening Shade a treat for native

— During my recent annual pilgrimage to my home town of Bluefield, Va., I had the distinct pleasure of attending the town’s Evening Shade musical performance on Friday, June 20. A brief thunderstorm had blown through, necessitating the venue move to town hall.

What a treat! Nonplussed, the musicians and vocalists set up, tuned up and piped up without a hitch. Looking as if a sparse audience would enjoy the performance, the entourage grew as folks trickled in throughout the evening. Once the sets had been played, the audience began requesting show tunes. Not one request was turned down and most were played from beginning to end without sheet music.

Bluefield, Va., has a gem in its state-of-the-art town hall, its hometown ambiance, and especially its one-of-a-kind summer luxury called Evening Shade. It’s good to come home.

Rhonda Mitchell Scott

Valrico, Fla.

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