Towngate Spotlight: Roger Hoard and Dan Jones

Live Music in Wheeling: Hoard and Jones at Towngate Oct. 22

Towngate Theatre 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.

This Saturday, October 22, is the first of those performances. Hoard and Jones returns to the Towngate stage at 8PM. Guitar master Roger Hoard and fiery fiddle player Dan Jones will entertain with crowd-pleasing tunes from a variety of artists ranging from Charlie Daniels to Tom Petty.

Roger has worked at CA House for 30 years teaching guitar and finding good homes for fine guitars and has been playing guitar for more than 50 years. Roger said music helps him forget about the cares of the day and the problems of the world.

“What I love about playing the guitar is the different styles it can cover and how different guitars make you respond differently as a player,” Roger said. “Also, there’s the challenge of performing, taking that risk and pulling it off. Every time I pick up the guitar, I find a new and different way of playing something.”

Dan, a board-certified family physician with a practice in Colerain, Ohio, has been playing music since he was seven years old and studied under Roger as a student.

“Music has always been a very big part of my family. My uncle was my inspiration to become involved with music. He introduced me to Roger, and the rest, as they say, is history,” Dan said.

Hoard and Jones has performed many shows throughout the region. This year, they even played on The Ohio State University Buckeye Cruise for Cancer aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Roger performed at Jamboree in the Hills with country music star and Ohio Valley native Brad Paisley.

“We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to play in so many great locations and to so many wonderful friends and fans,” Dan said.

Dan said he is looking forward to their upcoming Towngate performance.

“Fans can expect a very diverse set list in any of our performances,” Dan said. “We anticipate performing an array of music from Southern and Classic Rock to Modern and Classic Country to Blues. We also have a couple tricks up our sleeve for the show. It’s going to be a little different than when we played there before.”


Tickets for the show are $10/$8.50 for OI members. Purchase in advance at or by calling 304-242-7700. You can buy tickets at the door, too.