Blue Church | "Raise the Roof" Friendraiser Concert

Feb 7, 2015

What did we do last night?  Oh…not much.  We just sat in one of Wheeling’s oldest buildings and listened to three different local artists rock the stage.  No big thing.

What is now lovingly being called “The Blue Church” by the Wheeling Young Preservationists & Wheeling National Heritage Area groups is the 1837 Greek Revival Church that has recently been saved from a potential demolition.  The two groups of people and several community members did a very crowd source-style raising of funds to pull together enough money to buy the building.  And now the real work begins.  First up is putting a new roof on the building…and the end goal is to turn this old gal into a community center where more and more events like what happened on Friday night.  Last night’s concert was just a taste of what could come to the Friendly City.

Of course, we loved the crowd that was in attendance.  Despite being a cold evening in February, the turnout was amazing.  It really was.  

The talent was even more amazing.  I’ve seen two of the three artists play before but I was still blown away by the music we got to hear.  In the lineup was Ezra Hamilton, Haley Slagle and Michael Iafrate (who had Sarah Sigmon and Josh Taylor alongside him for a couple of songs).  Loved every second of this concert.  Louis even enjoyed it, he sat through the whole thing.  Well, until he zonked out at the very end.  He is four, after all.

We brought out the “I Love Wheeling More Than…” design, this time in koozie form.  I even made an extra-special one for Jon-Erik to carry around.  Poor Glenn, you just can’t get any respect anymore, can you?

I’m becoming a broken record when I blog about the things we do in Wheeling.  But I’ll say it again.  It’s super fun to be in this city right now.  The excitement about what is happening *now* and what could be happening in the future is…EXCITING.  I’m not sure you could go to any other city and find such a mixture of people, talking about their city.  Especially in such a positive manner.  

The show was fabulous and was actually one of the stops on Downtown Wheeling’s “First Friday” events.  As we were walking out to our car, the trolley was outside of The Blue Church, ready to take everyone to the next downtown destination.  I have yet to ride the trolley but we’ve participated in plenty of First Fridays so far.  Always with Louis, too!  Like this event, almost everything during First Fridays is pretty kid friendly. 

Surprisingly, I feel like I don’t have a lot to say.  I think the pictures can speak for themselves.

In case you need it, here’s a recap:
— the music was awesome.
— the potential of The Blue Church is inspiring.
— Wheeling is boss.
— we love the energy of our city.
— our friends rock.

Thanks for another great night, Wheeling!!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

Clone Force 99 : Team Wrecker

I'm continuing to share the items I made from the latest release from Patterns for Pirates, and next up on my list is this super fun Wrecker top I made for my kiddo! With this release, we had a set of FOUR patterns all launch at once.  The Go Team Jersey, Go Team...

Team Candy Corn : You’re Either With Me or You’re Wrong

Listen up, Internet dwellers.  I've been seeing A LOT of hate online for candy corn over the last few years and it always ramps back up around this time of year.  I'm here to tell all you haters this:  YOU. ARE. WRONG.  Candy corn does not deserve the nonsense you've...

All Leopard-ed Up, a P4P Cardigan

As if I could go through an entire pattern test and not include leopard in my sewing.  You know me better than that....right?  So when I was digging through my fabrics for the perfect pairing with the new All Buttoned Up cardigan, I found this sweet leopard print and...

Fabric for Pirates :: September 2021 Reveal

Y'all, I CANNOT believe that we are halfway through the month already!!  The only thing getting me through this harsh realization of time flying by is that I get to share this month's Fabric for Pirates!!  It's a good one too.....but then they all are, so who am I...