The Avalons performing tonight as part of Nitro’s Boomtown Days Festival

September 8, 2018 GMT

NITRO, W.Va. — A high-energy rock & roll oldies band with 30 years of experience tops the bill for entertainment at Nitro’s Boomtown Days festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Avalons will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. followed by fireworks 15 minutes later.

“We have a family-oriented, fun show with lots of costumes, comedy and four-part harmonies,” Tom Caldwell, a founder of the Avalons, said. “We have fun with the oldies.”

Prior to the Avalons, local band Stephanie Stacy & the Aftermath will perform a mixture of country and rock music from 5 to 7 p.m. The day’s musical entertainment will begin from noon to 2 p.m. with the local duo of Larry Hoskins and Carolyn Sue Young with a mixture of popular songs from the past and the present. The rest of the afternoon will be filled with DJ-ed music and clogging performances. All of the entertainment will occur on the stage at Living Memorial Park, 112 21st St. in Nitro. The Avalons’ performance is sponsored by the law firm of Preston & Salango.


“We are glad to be a part of the Nitro community and bring this exciting group to Boomtown Days,” Ben Salango of Preston & Salango said.

Also during the Boomtown Days festival, about 200 antique cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles are expected to line up along Second Avenue as the Nitro Antique Car Club holds its 57th Annual Antique Car Show on Sept. 7 and 8.

In addition, beginning at 4 p.m. on September 8, an all-you-can-eat Italian feast will be provided at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for $10.00 each. Proceeds will benefit the Nitro Mission Team.