What is Mountain
Mountain Stage is a two hour live performance radio
program that airs on more than 240 public radio stations across America. Each
episode typically features four or five artists, with each artist given roughly
the same amount of time to perform, give or take five to ten minutes, unless
otherwise stated. The show is recorded live to two track, with as few edits as
Does that mean
Mountain Stage is not just an (insert your favorite musician or band here) concert
with four opening acts?
Yes, that is exactly what this means. Tune in on one of 240 radio stations across America to hear examples or download an episode of the Mountain Stage podcast from iTunes.
Where is the show?
If you bought tickets online, there was a DIRECTIONS link, complete with a map, on each individual page where tickets were available for purchase. Many, but not all of our shows are at the Culture Center Theater, on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol complex, located at the intersection of Greenbrier
St & Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311. If you are usnsure about the location of the venue, we suggest that you have your questions answered before you depart, especially if traveling from out of town.
About the Venue: The Culture Center Theater is a state owned and operated facility. No food or beverages are allowed in the theater, and there are no food or drink services available. There are a few restaurants and watering holes within walking distance of the show.
I’m a musician. What
must I do to appear on Mountain Stage?
Appearing on Mountain Stage
begins the same way for all of our guest artists. Our Host and Artistic
Director Larry Groce needs to hear your music. Send a copy of your latest CD to
the following address:
Mountain Stage: Larry Groce
600 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301
After sending your CD, please wait. Do not write or call. Larry listens to
everything we receive, so it can take a while to get around to it all. If Larry
likes what he hears, if he thinks that it is right for the show, and if he can
find an episode where your music will fit, then we will be in touch. Due to the large number of CDs we
receive, only the artists who are invited to be on the show are contacted.
Please note that the
following submissions are not accepted: single songs, compilations, and holiday
It appears that a
show I want to attend is sold out. Can I still get tickets?
Sold out means exactly that: we are out of tickets to sell. However, a handful of unclaimed
tickets often become available on show day. These extras are always placed on
sale at the venue, 5pm, on the day of the show. First come, first served.
When can I hear a
certain show on the radio?
Episodes of Mountain Stage are typically broadcast about a
month after they are recorded, give or take. You can always view our complete
and up-to-date broadcast schedule on the Mountain Stage website. Airtimes vary by station, so check your local station's schedule to confirm.
Can I get a copy of a
Mountain Stage does not sell recordings of past
shows or individual songs. However, entire episodes of Mountain Stage can be
downloaded from our archives for free. We’re working slowly but diligently on
digitizing our entire 30+ year archive. It’s a major undertaking, so chances
are, if you don’t see the episode you’re looking for in our archive, it’s not
available for download yet.