NOV 2017

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 15 The South's Top Music Meccas ConventionSouth asked readers and Facebook fans to help us select the Top 10 Music Meccas in the South for 2017 and the response was outstanding. According to Kayla Brown, marketing and communica- tions manager for ConventionSouth Media Group, our contest post reached 31,312 people and received 1,835 votes as well as 1,933 post clicks. Of the 30 Southern destinations nominated, here are the 10 cities that were voted as the top music meccas. THE SOUTH'S MUSIC CITIES Charleston, West Virginia Charleston's diverse music scene includes the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, where the Maier Performance Hall is home to the West Virginia Symphony, and the more intimate Walker Theater provides a venue for musical plays and small concerts. In October, the Charleston Light Opera Guild presented The Addams Family musical there. For those who prefer a more casual setting, The Empty Glass, located in the city's East End, offers all genres of live music seven days a week, presented by local and/or touring bands. Local Notes: At National Public Radio's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, emerging stars record folk, blues, country, indie rock, synth pop, alter- native and world music in front of live audiences.

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