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South Charleston’s Summerfest gets underway ‘Around the Mound’

Dancing, live music, food and refreshments are on tap in South Charleston as the city’s annual Summerfest gets underway “Around the Mound.”

Summerfest runs Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Mound on D Street.

The event will include free sno cones, cotton candy, Jupiter Jump and face painting each day, Wednesday through Saturday, sponsored by the City of South Charleston and the South Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Summerfest schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, Aug. 16

6 to 7:45 p.m.: The Company Stores

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Rocket Man -- Elton John Tribute

• Thursday, Aug. 17

6 to 7:45 p.m.: The Esquires

8:30 to 10 p.m.: The Van-Dells

• Friday, Aug. 18

6 to 7:45 p.m.: The Joseph Sisters

8:30 to 10 p.m.: WQBE Country Night (music to be announced)

• Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Around the Mound Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a drawing for $100 every 30 minutes for registered car owners (must be present to win). Free T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the first 200 car owners who register their vehicles.

6 to 7:45 p.m.: U.S. Stones -- Rolling Stones Tribute

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Rick K & The Allnighters

10 p.m.: Fireworks.

For more information about Summerfest, call the South Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, 304-746-5552.


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