Co-sponsor Javins says FestivALL has been a success

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With FestivALL coming to a close in Charleston this weekend, co-director Brittany Javins previewed some of the events and said the arts celebration has been a huge success.

The Mayors Concert Thursday night featured New Orleans native “Trombone Shorty”, which Javins said was a huge success.

“It exceeded our expectations, not only in attendance, but it was just an amazing show. (It was) high energy and a really good time,” Javins said.

She previewed some of the weekend’s events.

“Tomorrow our really big event is the Capitol Street Art Fair Saturday and Sunday,” Javins explained. “That’s one of our really big events with over 90 artists and it continues to grow.”

Friday night will also feature Blues, Brews and BBQ on the University of Charleston lawn. Javins said that FestivALL is a great celebration of art and has something different for everyone.

“It’s a good fun time to celebrate what we have hear in Charleston, but also bring in new things we might not see other times of the year,” she said. “It’s a fun time to celebrate the arts and celebrate our city.

Ann Magnuson sold out earlier this week. FestivALL will also coincide with the weekly music festival Live on the Levee Friday night, which will feature Red Wanting Blue.