A storytelling concert to benefit the historic Blue Church and the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.
Stories to chill, stories to scare, come and listen if you dare!
I mean, really, what’s Halloween without a chilling ghost story, or two?
Wheeling National Heritage Area’s new series, the Word @ Blue Church and the West Virginia Storytelling Guild are preparing an evening of shivery fright with a Halloween ghost story concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Blue Church, 1206 Byron St., Wheeling. The major sponsor for the concert is the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Four members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild will present a variety of ghost stories for adults under the title, “Would You Like to Hear a Scary Story?” The concert is a joint fundraising event primarily to benefit The Blue Church renovations, as well as the WVSG ongoing professional development workshops around the state.
Tickets are $10 each and will be sold in advance on social media through Eventbrite on the Wheeling National Heritage Area and The Blue Church sites. Tickets also will be $10 at the door.
The four tellers performing at the concert will present local ghost stories, Appalachian ghost tales, stories from the British Isles, and eerie tales steeped in folk lore.
The performers are Rich Knoblich of Wheeling; Mikalena Zuckett of Charleston, a Wheeling native; Stas Ziolkowski of Pittsburgh and Judi Tarowsky of St. Clairsville.