Live Music in Wheeling: The Trainjumpers at Towngate
Contact Number
304-242-7700
Address Info
1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

september, 2019

fri13sep8:00 pmThe Trainjumpers with Adrian Niles8:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Live Music in Wheeling: The Trainjumpers                                                                             Opening performance by Adrian Niles
8 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019
Towngate Theatre

Sponsored by Main Street Bank.

All tickets $12.50.
Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

About the Trainjumpers

West Virginia’s own The Trainjumpers plays funky music with fat backbeats and soul music that sounds like it was made in a different age.

In praising its “soul-swinging” style, late great Steubenville rock critic Mark J. Miller once said band members “sound like they haven’t listened to anything after 1975.” That might be stretching it a bit, but the band’s first three records – “Deadtown” then “Bring on the Trainjumpers” and finally, “Wide-Eyed Tragic Myth,” all have definite reggae, soul and Americana influences. A new recording is currently in the works that would further stretch the sound.

The band’s focus on groove is logical considering the drummer is Brian “Nugget” Gorby, the center of the Hackensaw Boys’ rhythmic throwdown the last few years during extended international touring. Nugget is a great throwback reggae/funk drummer and he and guitarist Matt Heusel have been playing together for years, while looking forward to making more good music. Bassist/vocalist/outlaw Scotty Harkness is a Trainjumpers veteran, a great player, and goes way back to the early Wheeling jam years with Heusel and Gorby. The tight sound the little group makes is testament to the years of logging musical minutes together.

Towngate Supports Live Music

Towngate proudly supports live music in Wheeling. Some of the region’s most versatile and entertaining musicians perform on the Towngate stage on select weekends throughout the year.

Towngate 2019-20 Live Music Schedule:

Ananga Martin Band Album Release Party August 17
The Trainjumpers with Adrian Niles September 13
Songwriters Circle with Joe Zelek October 26
A Very Bridge & Tunnel Christmas III December 20
Hermie & Harry’s Dueling Pianos January 18
MSM February 22
Hoard and Jones with Jamie Peck April 25
Bill Gorby & the Musical Mercenaries June 13

Towngate is more than just theater…

A church-turned-theater, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District. Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of Wheeling, the Upper Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage.

At Towngate, you can watch live theater.  Listen to poetry and spoken word performances.  Bring the kiddos to a children’s theater production. Attend a ballet. You can take a class or audition for a play. We also showcase improvisational comedy. Local and regional musicians also perform on the Towngate stage. You can see movies, too. Enjoy hundreds of live performances, concerts, events and classes year-round. See you at Towngate!

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

Location

Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Organizer

Oglebay Institute304-242-7700

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