Courtesy American Mountain Theater
Six years ago, the railyard in historic downtown Elkins, West Virginia, became the unlikely home of the American Mountain Theater. This theater was the dream of a local family who developed it into an entertainment destination with a variety of shows.
Today, the theater hosts some 30,000 visitors each year.
“Our ‘Premier Two Hour Show’ is a live music, comedy and variety show,” said the theater’s Meggan Sexton. “It’s true variety — you get everything from country to pop, gospel and R&B. This year we have songs by ZZ Top, Willie Nelson and a Southern gospel group.”
The theater also has a show called “A History of American Music,” which it performs on request for groups. This one-hour show covers a range of songs from American history that are familiar to all audiences.
In addition to these shows, the theater presents a Christmas show that begins after Thanksgiving and runs until the day after Christmas. They also host a Southern gospel concert series that features one concert each month.
The theater caught a big break this year when television network RFD began broadcasting a show from Elkins called American Mountain Theater.