Summer music festival season is right around the corner, but if you’re not planning on heading out to Coachella, you can still enjoy live music right here in Morgantown. Check out these local venues to get your summer music festival fix.


For a laid-back and lively feel, Black Bear Burritos offers frequent live music with no cover charge. While you’re there, build your own burrito and try a featured West Virginia beer on tap, like Big Timber’s Forest Fest.

Are you longing for Nashville with a country and rock ’n’ roll vibe? Then look no further than Smokin’ Jack’s. Its rustic stage is a great showcase for any band—and don’t skip the brisket.

Feeling adventurous? Mainstage Morgantown is the place to go. Its fully packed schedule includes everything from Latin Night to a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. And 123 Pleasant Street is the place for you if you’re after a real urban club feel. We’re longtime fans of the nightclub, which hosts local, regional, and national bands spanning genres from country to punk and anything in between multiple nights a week.

Finally, no Morgantown summer is complete without visiting Tropics Restaurant and Bar, home of “Tropics Summer Concert Series Lineup,” a schedule of bands and musicians spanning May to September on Friday and Saturday evenings on the open deck are sure to entertain. Relax and enjoy the authentic Hawaiian dishes and the koi fish pond.

Written by Savannah Carr

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