Bridges Makes Annual Stop at Towngate Thursday

Bridges

WHEELING — Acoustic and soft rock band Bridges along with special musical guests take the Towngate stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

Together since 2005, this three-part harmony, featuring talented vocalists Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, always draws a crowd and will provide an evening of memories with classic rock sounds from artists like the Eagles, Little Big Town, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Chicago the Zac Brown Band and more. Fans throughout the Upper Ohio Valley look forward to this annual performance.

During the 1970s, Kim Butler was half of “Kim and Ed,” one of the top musical duos in the Tri-State area. Playing the club circuit, the duo performed at popular Wheeling nightspots as well as clubs in Pittsburgh and throughout the Midwest.

Doug and Dave Pettit played for years locally with the band Sweet Harmony. They came together with Butler in 2005 to form Bridges.

Special guest Kelly Bell, of Pittsburgh’s Doug Edgell Trio, will join the band on percussion for the May 23 show.

The show lasts about two hours and refreshments are available.

Towngate Theatre is located at 2118 Market St. in Wheeling’s historic Center Market district and parking is either curbside or in the nearby Center Market garage.

Members of Oglebay Institute receive a discount on admission. Call 304-242-7700 for more information and to purchase tickets, or visit www.oionline.com.

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, audiences can watch live theater, listen to poetry and spoken word performances, bring the kiddos to a children’s theater production and attend ballet performances. Towngate also showcases improvisational comedy. Local and regional musicians also perform on the Towngate stage. Towngate is a single screen cinema, too, and shows a variety of classic, independent and art house films throughout the year. Hundreds of live performances, concerts, events and classes take place year-round.

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