Camp Washington-Carver will continue this year’s musical entertainment series, Sweets and Sounds, on two more consecutive Sundays in September at 3 p.m. The one-hour concerts are followed by delicious homemade desserts in the Great Chestnut Lodge. The series will continue on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21.
On Sept. 14, the Carpenter Ants of Charleston will perform their unique blend of rhythm and blues, gospel/soul and country/funk. The group features Ted Harrison on bass, Michael Lipton on guitar, Jupiter Little on drums and Charlie Tee on vocals and saxophone.
The group has been playing for more than 20 years. The band has toured Moscow twice, appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show “Mountain Stage” and joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson for a barnstorming, 10-city pre-election tour in 2004. More recently, the Carpenter Ants were selected to play on “Whad’Ya Know?,” the American comedy, interview and quiz radio program starring Michael Feldman when the show visited Charleston this past June. The Carpenter Ants have recorded several CDs including “Long Live the Queen,” “Picnic with the Lord,” and “Ants in Your Pants.”
Sweets and Sounds concludes on Sept. 21 with Angie Richardson, a traditional gospel singer and musician, also based in Charleston.
Reservations are recommended, but tickets also will be sold the afternoon of the performance. Tickets are $10 per person for the performance and dessert.
For more information about the Sweets and Sounds musical entertainment series or to make reservations for the concert, call (304) 558-0220, ext. 130.
A beautiful retreat listed in the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Camp Washington-Carver serves as the state’s mountain cultural arts center and nurtures the cultural heritage embodied in the site since its dedication in 1942 as a 4-H and agricultural extension camp for West Virginia’s African Americans. The camp is located adjacent to Babcock State Park just off Route 60 (Midland Trail) on Route 41 South in Clifftop, Fayette County.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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