Check out these exciting events coming up in downtown Princeton!

Previous events

EVERY WEDNESDAY IN SUMMER- Music in the Square

Dick Copeland Town Square, Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

Every Wednesday afternoon in the summer months, The Princeton Times teams with The Music Exchange to present a weekly concert series in the beautiful Dick Copeland Town Square. Call 304-425-6425 with questions, and stay tuned to The Princeton Times for weekly artist announcements.

All Together Arts Week- GRAND FINALE!

Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

the most whimsical day of the year in downtown Princeton, a colorful celebration of the arts and community including music and merriment in the streets, a colorful parade and drum circle, and so much more. We'll paint the town together!

All Together Arts Week- Kickoff CIRCLE TALK

The Turnaround Concert & Gathering Hall, 855 Mercer Street

Circle talk is a chance to meet creative people in our area, to share ideas, recruit collaborators, promote your projects, and make new friends. If you are an artist of any kind, an arts presenter or interested in networking with creative people for any reason, come and join us. We'll talk about ways we can collaborate to make our arts scene more vibrant.

All Together Arts Week

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Various Locations Around Mercer County

a full week of arts activity around Mercer County including art shows, poetry readings, music events and much more! Stay tuned to alltogetherarts.com for a full schedule as the event draws near.

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT- Open Stage Night

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff, 865 Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

Every Monday Night in The Room Upstairs is open stage night. All ages and styles welcome. Enjoy a grab bag of music, poetry, improv comedy, dance, and more. Relax in the comfortable living room theater setting of The Room Upstairs. Complimentary coffee, cookies and other refreshments are served. $3 for audience, $2 for performers. This is an all ages event, so censor your material accordingly.

Every Third Saturday Starting in May- Cool Cruisin' Nights

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downtown Princeton , Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

Beginning in May, lovers of cruising Mercer Street in Princeton have re-ignited the energy with a major Cruiser's Reunion every summer, and monthly cruise in's the third Saturday of every summer month. Check out their page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/CruisinMercerStreetWV/info?tab=page_info

Awakening- The Art of Spring

The Gallery of The RiffRaff Arts Collective & other locations

a lovely evening in the gallery. Enjoy live music, wine, cheese and other complimentary refreshments, meet the artists of the co-op and enjoy their new work.

Visit other downtown locations on the block; more information on participating businesses to follow; stay tuned.

A Night on the Town

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downtown Princeton, Princeton, WV , 24740

Enjoy an entertaining evening downtown featuring Live Music, A Scavenger Hunt, Art, Games, Special Student Deals at Participating Downtown Businesses and more.

Performances by Concord University Jazz Band JC/BC Tim & Maggie Mainland and more TBA.

Find the latest info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409791015994204/

This event is produced in cooperation with Concord University SGA.

Business After Hours and Auction Fundraiser

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The Chuck Mathena Center , 2 Stafford Commons , Princeton, WV

Sponsored by City National Bank, this special Business After Hours and Silent Auction will benefit The Princeton Renaissance Project and the restoration of The Historic Royal/Lavon Theatre. Local artists used antique pressed tin tiles salvaged from the theatre and speakers from the Anita Drive In Theatre to create beautiful, unique works of art.

These one-of-a-kind works will be auctioned during the April 16 Business After Hours event at the Chuck Mathena Center. Only a limited number of pieces have been created, and proceeds from the auction will go toward remodeling the old theatre into the new Renaissance Theatre, expected to be open in 2017. This is your chance to own a piece of Princeton's history that also represents its future. Pay for the item(s) you win with cash, check, or credit/debit card.

To view the auction gallery or place an absentee bid, click on the AUCTION page above. Let us know you’re coming by responding to our Facebook event invitation here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1423136044647446/

Even if you’re not bidding, join us for the fun, the mingling, delicious food, and libations. $5 for admission. Call 304-425-6425 with questions.

EVERY WEDNESDAY- Jumpstart Princeton Volunteer Meetings

Various Locations- Currently Nonna's Italian Kitchen , Mercer Street

JumpStart is a group of volunteers whose mission is to energize the downtown. They meet every Wednesday at 2pm at various locations in Princeton. Currently they meet at Nonna's Italian Kitchen. Anyone is welcome to come and get involved. They support events, devise events of their own, and find ways to support local business. Contact Sam Franz for more information.

Community Garden Activity- Ongoing

Community Garden , Mercer Street

The community garden group meets often to create and maintain our beautiful green space on Mercer Street. For times and details, call 304-425-6425.

Renaissance Rap Session- A Community Meeting

The Turnaround Concert & Gathering Hall, 855 Mercer Street

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY- Come one, come all, share your ideas and inspirations. Ask questions, meet new friends and discover ways we can all work together to make our community a better place to live. Every Third Thursday in The Turnaround.

The Newlywed Game

The Turnaround Concert & Gathering Hall, 855 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

Join us for a live version of the classic game show, featuring 4 newlywed couples, announcer Sam TheMan and your host Greg Puckett.

Yummy treats will be served and the evening should make for a fun filled night on the eve of Saint Valentines Day.

Admission is $10 at the door and proceeds will benefit the restoration of The Renaissance Theater.

If you or someone you know has recently been married (in the last 2 years) and would like to be a contestant, click this link and fill out an application! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K3JDXN6

Special Thanks to our sponsors, The Turnaround Concert & Gathering Hall, Bridal Central, Steve Coleman Photography and LLyniuM entertainment.

La Rouge- A Red Dress Art Event

Gallery of The RiffRaff Arts Collective , 869 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

an evening of art and mingling in the beautiful gallery of The RiffRaff Arts Collective at 869 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton. Guests are encouraged to don red apparel in honor of Saint Valentine's Day. Complimentary wine, cheese and other refreshments will be served.

Meet and enjoy the company of the artists in the co-op, enjoy live music by Tim & Maggie Mainland, explore the gallery's fine selection of unique jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, photography and more, and surprise your sweet heart with a hand-made, one of a kind gift item.

The co-op recommends guests come downtown with ample time to shop other Mercer Street locations, and enjoy dinner at Nonna's Italian Kitchen, another creative, independent downtown business, before the event.

For more information, visit www.theriffraff.net

Admission is free.

Mercer Monster Mash

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downtown Princeton

A 2 Day Halloween Extravaganza!! Produced by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who reeeallly like Halloween (JUMP START of Princeton, WV), this event is crazy amounts of fun. It was wildly successful in its inaugural year last fall; we invite you to carry on the tradition in 2014!

Friday, Oct. 31: 6pm- Trick or Treat on Mercer Street 8pm- Prizes for Best Costume & Best Pumpkin Carving 9pm- Appalachee Paranormal Society Investigation at Associated Photography Midnight- Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Turnaround

Saturday, Nov. 1: 5pm- Little Shop of Horrors at The Turnaround Dusk- Zombie Walk at Princeton City Park 7pm-Ghost Stories sponsored by Sly Fox 10pm- Army of Darkness at The Turnaround

Call 304-425-6425 for more info! All events are FREE if charge!!!!

Salsa Dance Band @ The Room Upstairs

The Room Upstairs, 869 Mercer Street

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff will host a killer salsa dance band from Miami called Lanzallamas for an evening of mucho divertido!!!

Right before the show at 7pm, enjoy a dance workshop to get your steps together so you can throw down on the dance floor.

Check out the band here: http://www.lanzamusica.com/ and if you have questions, please feel free to call! 304-425-6425.

Tickets are $10 for the show from 8-10pm, and if you want to come for the dance workshop at 7, bring an extra $10 for the instructor. Student price is 1/2 off.

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Room Upstairs is located at 869 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton. Find out more here: www.theriffraff.net

Bailamos!!!!

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT NOON- Music in the Square

Princeton Town Square, Mercer Street

Beginning May 7, every Wednesday in the park catch a local music act and enjoy concessions from a nonprofit organization. Make the most of your lunch break!

If you have an event going on in downtown Princeton and would like us to include it on this page, please write to lori@princetonrenaissanceproject.org.