Highland County Arts Council’s Variety Show is Saturday November 13

Saturday brings an annual event to Monterey with the Highland County Arts Council’s variety show.  It’s part of the Arts Council’s Second Saturday at Seven concert series.

“This is a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the Highland County Arts Council,” says Donna Bedwell.  “It’s modeled after an old-fashioned radio hour, that comes from the golden age of radio, with an announcer and then a variety show to follow.  We love it because it gives us an opportunity to showcase a lot of local talent and there is so much of that within Highland County, that it’s just a fun evening with a variety of players.”

That’s Donna Bedwell.  She’s the President of the Highland County Arts Council.

“We’re fortunate that we have wonderful talent on the Board who can put together a show of this nature,” says Bedwell.  “Clair Myers has done an exceptional job of pulling together a variety of talent, everything from storytellers, we’ve got a man of mirth.  We’ve got a little skit that will involve the Big Fish Cidery.  We’ll showcase some of the talent of Greta Sandberg’s Allegheny Music Program, they’ll bring a lot of new melodies to the evening.  We’ll have a preview of an upcoming show that we are planning for part of our Second Saturdays at Seven Concert Series in 2022.  And then we are so fortunate to have the Boogie Kings as the studio band.  They’ll be back by popular demand.  They’ve helped us celebrate these anniversaries several times.”

The radio hour variety show will be held at The Highland Center on Saturday, November 13, at 7pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.

“We often focus on the concerts that we have on the second Saturdays of each month and then, of course, the Arts Academy for hands on creative learning of a variety of things, but every once in a while I think it’s good for us all in the community to take a deep breath and look around us and realize what we have right here within the county, in terms of talent,” says Bedwell.  “This is just an opportunity to showcase some of that talent.”

To learn more about the Arts Council, visit https://highlandcountyartscouncil.org

The Highland County Arts Council is a supporter of Allegheny Mountain Radio.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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