Thomas Shepherd Inn
888-889-8952 (7 am-9 pm only)
Thomas Shepherd Inn
Thomas Shepherd Inn
Bed and Breakfast
Thomas Shepherd Inn
Your best alternative to
a hotel in Shepherdstown WV!

Arts and Culture In and Around Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherdstown is fortunate to have a thriving arts scene, with a variety of venues in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia area. Movies, live music and/or theater can be enjoyed most nights of the week in and around Shepherdstown.


Contemporary American Theater Festival and Shepherd University Theater

CATF celebrates over twenty years of producing new American theater in rotating repertory with music, art, lectures and readings to create the ultimate theater experience. The Festival runs during July with tickets going on sale in the spring. Visit their website for schedule info.
Shepherd University has a theater program with occasional performances during the school year. Visit their website for more information.

Old Opera House in Charles Town and Apollo Theater in Martinsburg

Two other community theaters make their homes in renovated historic buildings in the Eastern Panhandle, the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV and the Apollo Theater in Martinsburg, WV. Visit the Old Opera House website for schedule info. Visit the Apollo Theater website for schedule info.

Live Music

O'Hurleys General Store

Every Thursday night, local and visiting musicians perform Appalachian and heritage music at O'Hurleys General Store on Washington Street by the railroad tracks. Jay Hurley (born in the rooms above the store that he still lives in) doesn't serve food or liquor, although sometimes there is hot chocolate warmed by the fire in the winter months. He does serve up one of the best ways to experience Appalachian music and local Shepherdstown color each and every Thursday around 8:00 p.m. Additional performances during Christmas in Shepherdstown.

Shepherd University Concerts

For classical, jazz and orchestral performances, Shepherd University's world-class music department has ensembles that have performed all over the globe. Visit the website for schedule info.

Blue Moon Cafe, Mecklenburg Inn and other music spots around town

The Blue Moon Cafe has live music most days on the weekends, ranging from rock to bluegrass to blues. Visit the website for schedule info.
The Mecklenburg Inn features open mic night on Tuesdays and live music on many weekends. The Carriage House Cafe also has occasional live music and the Three Onions and Stonewall's Pub have DJs and dancing. Please contact these venues directly for more information.


Opera House

Enjoy popcorn with real butter and your choice of wine, beer or soda with your movie, just two blocks from the Inn, at the Opera House. They show an interesting mix of independent and studio films Thursday thru Monday, usually two different films each week, one showing of each film each day. Occasionally the Opera House cuts loose with a live musician or band. Visit their website for schedule info.

Shepherdstown Film Society

On many Friday nights a quality independent, foreign-language or classic film is shown free of charge by the Shepherdstown Film Society. Visit their website for schedule and location info.
300 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443