A night of free jazz

Fans of jazz can come to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Saturday for the 12th-annual Don Redman Heritage Awards.

This year, the free event honors jazz legends Buster Cooper and Eddie Gomez. They’ll accept the annual award named for Redman, who was born in 1900 in Piedmont in Mineral County.

The son of a music teacher and a singer, he began playing the trumpet at age 3. Redman went on to study at Harpers Ferry’s Storer College, then found fame as a jazz bandleader, composer, musician and arranger. He died in 1964.

Put on by the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the night begins at 6 p.m. and also includes a free concert, with trombonist Cooper and double bassist Gomez joining the Howard Burns Quartet. For details, call the park’s Information Center at 304-535-6029.


“The Price Is Right, Live!” Starting Friday evening, a stage version of TV’s top game show comes to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Those attending the Charles Town shows could be selected to “Come On Down!” and win cash and prizes in games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel, Showcase and more. Shows happen at the casino at 5 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday and at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets start at $25. To learn more, call 800-795-7001 or go online to hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com.

Street Fest: Saturday brings the town’s annual day-long Shepherdstown Street Fest.

Happening from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., highlights include music from The Woodshedders, Johnny Neel, Hillbilly Gypsies. Christian Lopez & Joe Taxi and other bands, plus kids’ activities, artists’ displays, food and other street vendors, a beer garden and more.

For details on the free shuttle downtown, a schedule and other information, go to shepherdstownstreetfest.org or call 855-STREET FEST.


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