Our Town’s last concert for 2021 is scheduled for Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs
ELKINS – As the series of summer events hosted by Our Town Inc. wraps up this week, a new series of community events is about to begin.
The final show in a summer concert series sponsored by Our Town Inc. will be on Thursday when Elder Smith takes the stage at the Rotary Amphitheater in Elkins Town Square.
The concert, which will feature the McChoir Sisters of the First United Methodist Church as the opening act, will close the 11-date series that began on May 20. The concerts were presented in conjunction with the Mountain State Street Machines Cruise. -Ins.
“This COVID thing has certainly been a challenge, but overall we’re happy with the way the concerts and cruises have gone,” said Bobbi Trimboli, volunteer with Our Town Inc .. “I think people had a great time coming to the shows and looking at all the different cars.”
Brother Smith, which started as a root-focused acoustic group in 2015, is directed by brothers Wes and Aaron Smith. Today the act has evolved into a progressive auditory ensemble with sound influenced by many different genres including rock, funk, gospel, folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and music. country.
The group hails from Park Hills in northern Kentucky and now includes members Trevor Caddell on saxophone and Amberly Winfrey on vocals. The last outing of the group –“Blue Sod, Vol. II “ – showcases the group’s multi-instrumental talents. They are currently recording new music with plans for further releases this year and next.
Trimboli said the McChoir Sisters were initially scheduled to play the Rosie the Riveter Celebration which had to be canceled due to the rising number of COVIDs.
“The McChoir sisters make songs from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s” said Trimboli. “We couldn’t use them during the Labor Day event, so we’ll be presenting them to the crowd at our last gig.”
Concerts and cruises are free and open to the public. As the Rotary Amphitheater is an outdoor space, there is room to stay away from others safely during events.
Our Town Inc. is also collecting finished scarecrows and fall leaves for its Fall Contest at Elkins Builders Supply. These can be dropped off at reception from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thursday.
Scarecrows and leaves will begin to take to the streets of downtown Elkins on Saturday. Companies participating in the event will have their finished work picked up and placed on the street that day.
“We have more than 80 scarecrows and 110 leaves arriving” said Trimboli. “So it can take us all weekend to get them all out. “
The exhibitions will adorn the streets until October 23. The fall designs will be used as a fundraiser after the event, with each designer having the first option to purchase their work.