Live Music This Saturday!

We have an extra treat for visitors Saturday–not one, but two talented local musicians performing live!  Corey Shields will begin around 10:30, and Traci Goode will play after lunch.

Corey is a self-described simple folk musician from West Virginia, who writes and sings “simple songs from the heart”.  He recently released “Only Questions” and he’ll have copies of his CDs on hand Corey shieldsto purchase.

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Traci is another popular performer in the Mid-Ohio Valley, singing “simple versions of songs that matter to me”.   She describes her style as a blend of eclectic alternative pop/rock/blues/folk.

You can enjoy the sounds of both Corey and Traci right on the Armory lawn, bring a chair or find a seat on the stairs.  It’s free, just one more reason to be downtown Saturday!

Won’t You Join Us?

Finally, the wait is over and the first Marketplace of 2016 is upon us!  This is going to be the best market so far—more artisans, live music, food vendors–the Armory will be rockin’!

If you’ve clicked on the VENDOR tab at the top of the page, you’ve likely clicked on the links to check out the goodies you’ll be seeing.  Pretty impressive, huh?  There are so many talented, passionate, creative people living in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond–this is a great way for you to meet them in person and see their products first hand.

A few FAQs for you:

The Market will be open 10-5, rain or shine.  Only the threat of severe weather will shut us down.

It’s free to the public, even the music of Corey Shields and Traci Goode!  In addition, the Washington County Bookmobile will be on site, along with Nacho Average Taco cart and Cissy’s Kitchen food truck.  You can even purchase tickets to the Broughton Ice Cream Social–plenty of reasons to visit the Armory this Saturday!

Each vendor is a separate small business–some take credit/debit cards, others prefer cash.

If you are visiting for the first time, you can enter “155 Front Street” into your GPS.  Or, simply take I-77 from the north or south to Exit 1.  Turn right from the exit ramp, and drive through the business section (that’s Pike Street).  Stay on Pike Street, it will become Greene Street, and if you take it to the end you’ll come to a stop sign in front of the Lafayette Hotel.  Turn right, go down a block and you’ll see the Armory on your left, filled with tents.

*PLEASE NOTE – city parking, unless otherwise noted, is limited to 2 hours.  So if you do plan to stay (and we hope you do), you may have to move your vehicle before 2 hours has passed. Just to be safe. 🙂

We certainly hope you’ll join us Saturday for a unique shopping experience and a great way to interact with artists, creators, makers and bakers.  It’s also a great reason to spend some time in Marietta, you’ll find it to be a friendly city with lots of shopping and places to eat.  Stroll the river trail, enjoy the view from a shady bench, and meet some friendly people.

See you at the Armory!