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EVERY MONDAY! Open Stage Night

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff, 869 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn of the century ballroom, plays host to a weekly music and creative gathering. All ages and all styles are welcome. Comfortable couches make for a laid back living room style theater atmosphere, and great sound and lighting make for a top notch performance experience. No alcohol is served, and coffee, drinks and snacks are complimentary. There is a $3 charge for audience members and $2 for performers. For more info., visit

Clean Up Day!

Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

The volunteers who organize the Crusiser's Reunion also rally the troupes for a day of cleanup in the downtown. Join them and help make Princeton shine!

Princeton Pooch Party

Knob Park, Princeton, WV

The second annual dog friendly celebration, featuring fun for the whole family, including Man's Best Friend! A Jump Start event.

Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair

Mercer Street, downtown Princeton

a day full of music and family fun including an apple pie contest, quilt show, classic car show, games and more- and top it off with a movie in the park.

All Together Arts Grand Finale PARADE and Day of Merriment

Mercer Street , downtown Princeton

The sixth annual celebration of All Together Arts Week concludes with the most colorful and whimsical day of the year in dowtown Princeton!

The arts community brings Mercer Street to life, and anyone is welcome to be a part.

We will meet at 11am for Arts Alive in the Streets! We will sidewalk chalk, hair paint, get in costume, and make music & merriment! (Meet right in front of The RiffRaff and/or The Town Square!)

At 12:30 we'll make our way down to the PARADE starting point (the parking lot next to Service Cleaners) and the PARADE will march at 1pm.

After the parade, we will proceed to the Town Square for a Drum Circle, and more music & merriment!

No motorized vehicles are permitted, but costumes, wings, puppets, and glitter are highly encouraged. Non-motorized floats are also encouraged!

questions? ideas? Please call! 304-425-6425

(If the weather does not cooperate, the same schedule of activities will take place on May 25.)

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Renaissance Rocks! Concert Fundraiser

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

A marathon fundraising concert for the theater featuring 6 bands:

Floyd Ricks & Freddy Modad Clinton Collins Blues Margo And-the Bluegills The Holli Brothers Band James Hart & Melissa McKinney

Join in the fun and helps raise the roof on The Renaissance Theater!

$15 adults / $10 students. Kids 5 & under are free.


Renaissance Project Community Forum

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

Are you interested in the renaissance of downtown Princeton? Would you like to get more involved? Do you have ideas you would like to share, questions you would like answered or insight you would like to bring to the table?

Please join us at our first community forum of 2014 on Tuesday, February 11 at 6pm in The Turnaround Concert & Gathering Hall at 855 Mercer Street.

Mix and mingle with you probably have a lot in common with! Meet new friends, brainstorm ideas and think outside of the box to envision the future of Mercer Street. Put a group of creative and driven citizens together in a room and amazing ideas will result!

Members of the Princeton Renaissance Project team will be there to answer all your questions, update you on progress and listen to your ideas.


2014 Downtown Countdown

Downtown Princeton , Mercer Street , Princeton, West Virginia

An epic New Year's Eve celebration featuring:

Countdown, Ball Drop, Sparkling Cider Toast and FIREWORKS at the stroke of midnight! (sponsored by Ramey Toyota) Music by JC/BC in The Renaissance Theater Free Finger Foods and music by Patient Jazz in The Turnaround Special guest performances by Melissa McKinney in both venues Acoustic Music in The "Hot Chocolate Spot" by Tim & Maggie Jusiel Family-friendly merriment in the streets DJ Dough-T in the Princeton Town Square! Street performers

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and Kids 10 & under are free. Tickets gain you access to all four stages of professional musical entertainment (3 Indoor, 1 Outdoor) plus cool street performances, free finger foods in The Turnaround, free hot chocolate* and sparkling cider at midnight. The site will be like a festival, with tons to see and do beginning at 8pm. There will be cool lighting, magic in the air and, of course, the ball drop that will go down in history as downtown Princeton's first.

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A Christmas Tree Miracle

The Renaissance Theater

Princeton native Kevin Sizemore stars in this heartwarming story.

$5- Purchase Tickets at the Door.

A Christmas Tree Miracle

The Renaissance Theater , 843 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia

Princeton native Kevin Sizemore stars in this heartwarming Christmas story.

$5- Purchase Tickets at the Door.


Jonathan Bucker & A Chosen Road

The Renaissance Theater

A faith-based concert for all ages.


Red Carpet Movie Premiere- A Christmas Tree Miracle

Chuck Mathena Center, Princeton, WV

Red Carpet Movie Premier - A Christmas Tree Miracle - w/ Kevin Sizemore & the cast, on Nov 16th in Princeton, WV (my hometown) & sponsored by the Princeton Renaissance Project w/ a special performance by Delnora Reed - that's me ;)

Contact the Chuck Mathena Center 304.425.5128 for tkts. A very special thank you to Kiss FM Now 92.7 & 102.9 Bluefield Daily Telegraph Official Page Princeton Times R. Short Photography Greg Puckett & Scott Noble

Kevin Sizemore

Delnora Reed


Renaissance Rap Session

Old Royal/Lavon Theater , Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia

Come share your ideas, ask questions, meet people and get involved!


Business After Hours, by City National Bank

Old Royal/Lavon Theater , Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia

A very special business after hours hosted by City National Bank.


Mercer Monster Mash: A 2-day Halloween Extravaganza

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Mercer Street Princeton , downtown Princeton, WV

 The two day fest includes Trick or Treat on Mercer Street, showings of Young Frankenstein, Goosebumps and Rocky Horror Picture Show in the theater, a costume pageant, a paranormal investigation and more! Find details here:

Age limit: All ages


Screening of Hollow: An Interactive Documentary on McDowell County

The Old Lavon/Royal Theatre, Princeton , WV

Come experience Hollow, an interactive and participatory documentary that focuses on the residents of McDowell County, West Virginia. Join Elaine McMillion, director of Hollow, and associate producer, Tricia Fulks, as they discuss the process behind creating the project and working with residents to create an authentic view of life in Central Appalachia today. The event will include screening 60 minutes of documentary content and will allow attendees to add their story to an ongoing collection about life in Southern West Virginia. The full Hollow experience can be viewed at

Age limit: All ages


Renaissance Rap Session: A Community Conversation

The Theatre, 843 Mercer Street

This is your chance to share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get involved with The Renaissance! This type of meeting will be occurring regularly, so don't stress if you can't make it this time.

Age limit: All ages

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