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ENTERTAINMENT 

 

THE LAST GALLOWS

Tuesday, July 2nd   7 p.m.

Saturday, July 6th    2 p.m.

The Last Gallows: John Morgan's Farewell will be showing at the Alpine Theatre on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.  Admission is free for both showings.

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY

Wednesday, July 3rd 6 p.m.

Free family fun sponsored by Victory Church. Unity In The Community features food, games, and music beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is invited for this positive gathering of fellowship and hope.   

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PATRIOTS ON WHEELS

BICYCLE PARADE

Wednesday, July 3rd 7 p.m.

The Constellium Cares Team will be again be sponsoring Ripley's "Patriots On Wheels" bicycle parade  on North Street beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.  It's free to enter and sure to be a great and glorious time.

The Little Patriot Hour

Thursday, July 4th  9 a.m.

The Little Patriot Hour at the Gazebo on the Courthouse lawn features children’s games and prizes for grades K-5.  Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America will be on hand to greet the kids.  The Batmobile will also be there.

Firecracker 2 Mile Race

Thursday, July 4th   11:30 a.m.

The Firecracker Two-Miler course runs through the heart of Ripley during America's Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration, immediately preceding the famous Sheetz Fourth of July Grand Parade. 

Sheetz Grand Parade

Thursday, July 4th   12:00 p.m.

Featuring 250 entries and covering 1.5 miles through beautiful downtown Ripley, the Grand Parade has been a 170 yearold tradition bringing thousands to town.

Hogan's Goat

Thursday, July 4th   4 p.m.

Popular Kanawha Valley band Hogan’s Goat is returning to Ripley. The combination southern country-outlaw group is on the I-77 Auto Group Stage at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 in downtown Ripley. The band is known for entertaining crowds with everything from George Jones cover songs to their own original tunes.

Rockland Road

Thursday, July 4th  6 p.m.

Rockland Road is wonderfully talented six member band, all sharing the last name Martin. Together they represent four generations of musical heritage; all vocalists who play twenty-three instruments between them. Rockland Road is a powerhouse of soulful vocals blended with a pure, exuberant joy worthy of the literal and figurative blood that flows through their veins making them a family.  They will be appearing on the I-77 Auto Group Stage at 6 p.m. July 4.

Exile

Thursday, July 4th  8 p.m.

One of America’s most popular cross-over bands, Exile, is this year’s Fourth of July headliner in Ripley.  Originating in Kentucky in 1978, the band hit it big with “Kiss You All Over” in 1978. The group took a turn toward country music during the 1980’s and recorded ten #1 singles.  Exile has appeared more than 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry. The latest project includes 11 number one songs spanning three decades. Known globally, the band has sold eight million records with three gold albums.  Exile is on the I-77 Auto Group stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

Back In The Day

Friday, July 5th  6 p.m.

Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m., the Class Act, a reunion for Ripley High grads and friends,will again be taking place on the Courthouse lawn.  Back in the Day is a 5-member band hailing from Morgantown featuring the hit music of the 50’s and 60’s. The group is bringing their “sock hop sound” to Ripley on the evening of Friday, July 5. They have a 6 p.m. performance during The Class Act, a get-together for friends and graduates of “Dear Old” Ripley High.  Back in the Day plays on the I-77 Auto Group stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Comedian Bil Lepp

Saturday, July 6th  7 p.m.

Bil Lepp is the biggest liar in West Virginia and beyond. A 5-time winner of the WV Liar’s Contest, Lepp is a nationally known storytelling comedian. He is known for his humorous insights of everyday life he weaves into family-friendly tale tales. Lepp is an author of several children’s books and a regular guest of the National Storytelling Festival.  As a child, he recalls his own treks from the Charleston area to Ripley’s 4th of July Celebration. He is appearing on the I-77 Auto Group Stage prior to Adam Tucker’s concert on Saturday, July 6 during a free ice cream social on the Courthouse lawn.

Adam Tucker and Nikki Adkins

Saturday, July 6th   8 p.m.  Constellium Night

Hailing from nearby Sissonville, Adam D. Tucker is bringing his “Vegas McGraw Show” to Ripley.  Tucker is performing on the I-77 Auto Group Stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 during Constellium Night.  His high-energy Tim McGraw tribute show with hits like “Live Like You Were Dying” is joined by Nikki Adkins, who performs her own tribute to country music icon Faith Hill.  Known for their classic top duet hits such as “It’s Your Love,” they are accompanied by a live band.

U-Turn Concert

Sunday, July 7th  6 p.m.

Now a Ripley tradition, the 2019 U-Turn Concert will take place Sunday, July 7 beginning at 6 p.m. on the I-77 Auto Group Stage.  More details to follow.

Gambill Amusement Carnival

July 2nd - July 6th Municipal Parking Lot