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Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center set for busy summer, fall as entertainment industry makes a comeback


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A flurry of announcements in recent weeks by the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center has fans of all entertainment genres excited for what’s ahead and a sign the industry is roaring back to life following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick Leahy, the General Manager of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center (CCCC) told MetroNews now is the time for the entertainment industry as state and national guidelines for the virus are easing and more people are getting vaccinated.

“Around the first of February is when the industry started to see the light at the end of the tunnel and started planning for shows to take place in the fall and into next year,” Leahy said.
In the past week alone, CCCC officials have announced musical acts Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Preist and Foreigner and comedian Jeff Foxworthy arriving in Charleston this fall.

It’s on top of the scheduled comedian acts of Jim Gaffigan and Bert Kreischer and musical guests James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Aaron Lewis and Stateliners, The Avett Brothers, Brantley Gilbert, and Chicago for this fall and winter.

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