"Mountain Stage" draws hundreds to Radford campus

"Mountain Stage with Larry Groce" drew an impressive crowd to campus with five outstanding muscial guests.

Sunday April 8, 2018

Even with the lingering threat of another late snowfall, the excitement was palpable in Preston Hall on Sunday night as concert goers filled the auditorium in anticipation of “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.” A crowd of over 600 gathered in Bondurant Auditorium to watch a live taping of episode 920 which will air locally at 2:00 p.m. on Public Radio WVRU on May 5, 2018.

The lineup featured performers Dori Freeman, Scott Miller, The Weather Station, Shawn Camp, and John Gorka playing songs and sharing interesting stories from their varied musical careers. Between sets, host Larry Groce kept things moving with musical selections, anecdotes about "Mountain Stage," and information about the performers.

Executive Producer and Radford University music business alumnus Adam Harris kicked off the evening by welcoming the crowd and expressing his excitement about returning to campus. “I’m proud to be able to do this because I get to bring what I think is a fantastic crew and a wonderful group of musicians that are all part of the Mountain Stage team and show them off to my alma mater,” Harris said to the crowd.

“Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” was the fourth and final event of the 2017 – 2018 University Performance Series, which brought the “Festival of South African Dance,” the “National Players’ Production of Othello” and “The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet” to campus earlier this academic year. It also marked the fortieth anniversary of Public Radio WVRU, which airs “Mountain Stage” on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

Apr 10, 2018
Jason S. Hutchens, Ed.D.