The Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission announced today that it will sponsor a “A Very Bridge + Tunnel Christmas” musical revue at Towngate Theatre on Friday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. The concert will put audience members in a festive mood as multiple musicians take the stage performing traditional and modern holiday tunes.

The Bridge + Tunnel Collective was formed over a decade ago as an association of original songwriters and creatives in order to better promote the music and art scene in the Ohio Valley and the greater Tri-state area. The Collective became known for hosting and curating the “3rd Friday at Artworks” concert series for several years. In 2017, they created “A Very Bridge + Tunnel Christmas” to help spread holiday cheer and bring the community together through music.

This year, the event will be enhanced through additional funding provided by the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission. Traditionally the concert was hosted as a DIY event among the collective, but this year The Bridge + Tunnel Collective sought funding to help enhance the overall experience and expand their reach.

“We’re grateful to receive funding that will help us freshen up Towngate Theater’s Christmas decor, pay for sound provided by Josh Blakemore, expand our promotional opportunities, invite new musicians and bands, and provide many new surprises for guests at the event,” said Sean Decker, event organizer. “The funding also frees the musicians to make their own personal donations to our charitable organization of choice this year, Wheeling Health Right. We hope this is the absolute best Christmas show yet, and the funding has helped us broaden our vision for an even bigger and better family-friendly show next year.”

The Dec. 16 performance will feature an impressive lineup of local musical acts, including Mr. Fancy Pants, The Pussyfooters, Chelsey Keding, Ananga Martin, Zoe Buccella, Adrian Niles, Melody Rae, Bill Gorby, and more.

In the spirit of giving, all proceeds from this event will be donated to Wheeling Health Right. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, by calling 304-242-7700, or at the door.

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About the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission:

The mission of the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is to support and promote Wheeling’s arts and cultural communities. Their vision is to be a catalyst for a long-term, rich, inclusive arts and cultural experience for the community. The Commission is committed to values of inclusion, commitment, boldness, and achieving high impact.

 

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