(06/15/2006)
By Drew Moody
For the Hur Herald
drewmoody@verizon.net

Entertainment in the Glenville, West Virginia area will be virtually non-stop during Folk Festival weekend.

Much of the scheduled activity is on the street and in halls, featuring live music, paying homage to the area's Appalachian culture.

But there is much more going on.

Two Glenville establishment will be offering live entertainment nightly beginning Thursday.

- The GSC Sports Bar - Downtown Glenville

The GSC Sports Bar will feature Mike Morningstar and Ricky Roberts playing nightly from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. The duo have a loyal following spanning decades. Many of the tunes are originals penned by Mike about life, love, loss and West Virginia.

The Tennessee Daniels Whiskey Band will open for the duo Saturday on the outdoor stage from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Karaoke Cowboy and DJ music is featured Friday out back from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Following the Folk Festival Parade, Saturday, all musicians are invited to perform and jam on the open stage.

Food will be served outdoors with a menu of pulled pork BBQ, buffalo wings, hot dogs and nachos. Seated dining is available indoors and out.

For the adventurous a mechanical bull will be on hand Friday and Saturday.

The bar is located at 101 West Main St., Glenville, just west of Pizza Hut. Hours of operation during the Folk Festival are: Thursday, 4 p.m. to close; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to close.

Proper ID required for entry. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Cover charge nightly.

For more information call Jeff or Leslie Campbell at 462-FOOD.

- Trezan's - Downtown Glenville

Trezan's, Glenville's newest bar and restaurant, will also feature music Thursday through Saturday.

Country-western singer Adam D. Tucker, who performed last year at the Wood festival, and Custom Built perform Thursday from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Tucker, originally from the Charleston, WV area, is one of Nashville's up-and-coming new stars. Tickets for Tucker's show are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Upcoming tour dates for Tucker & his band include opening for The Charlie Daniels Band and gigs throughout Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Dates are also scheduled in New York and Michigan. The band is busy and booked.

The Long Haul Band, a country/southern rock group, will play Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Treaan's is pool-shooter heaven, with five tables in a separate area so players can still enjoy their game while the rest of the crowd listens to music.

Trezan's, owned by Treza and Danny Shock, will serve food outside under a covered 'sit-down' eating area. The menu will feature a variety of offerings. They will be open from 9 a.m. till close.

The bar is located across from the Conrad Hotel near the bank.

ID required at door. For more information call 462-0212.

- Talliesduck - U.S. 33&119 East In Normantown

A trip to the Folk Festival wouldn't be complete without meeting the "dean" of Gilmer County bar owners - Bobby Layne. Over the past three-plus decades he's owned some of the most successful bars in the area.

Talliesduck is a smaller, low-key operation, with a fiercely loyal and friendly customer base. If you feel better out in the "real country" this is the place to be.

Musicians of any persuasion are welcome to come and jam. There's pool and foosball. Bobby, Rhonda and Misty will take turns behind the bar at this beer- only tavern.

On Saturday BBQ chicken will be featured from 4 p.m. on. The bar opens daily at 4 p.m. till close. Talliesduck is located 10 miles west of Glenville, heading toward Spencer.

- The Pub - Downtown Glenville

Carol and Joe Putnam are also local veteran bar owners. This bar features a small outside deck and a laid-back atmosphere. Food is available. There's a pool table. According to Carol's daughter, the only thing on the schedule is enjoying the weekend with no fixed plans. Hours vary. The bar is located near the Little Kanawha River bridge on U.S. 33 & 119.

- The Moose Club - Downtown Glenville

Located on Main Street near the traffic signal (when you only have one - it's a landmark), is the Glenville Moose Club.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the Folk Festival open house. Membership applications are available and the club is looking for new blood.

Pork butts and corn will be grilled out front. DJ Dick Harrison will be on hand with his special brand of karaoke.

The membership drive will be ongoing throughout the Folk Festival. Hours of operation are 5 p.m. to close. Grilling hours will vary.


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