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The Purple Fiddle

96 East Avenue
304-463-4040

It was June of 2001 when (former) partner Kate and I first peered into the vacant DePollo Store on Front Street in historic Thomas. We immediately had a common vision for the space a varied and healthy deli menu, a community gathering space, and live Appalachian-based acoustic music. We also had our first spat in this instantly created business partnership.

"And it must have a good beer selection," I said.

"I am NOT raising my kids in a bar!" Kate cried.

And so our first disagreement led to that Purple Fiddle attribute of which we are most proud - a smoke-free, mostly-acoustic music venue where families can also enjoy tasting their favorite crafted beverage in a responsible and non-threatening environment.

Another thing for which we strived, was for consistent high-quality professional entertainment every weekend, but we never anticipated the overwhelming success we have had. Since opening 13 years ago, we have presented a performance every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 pm! Sure there has been some wicked weather up here at 3000 feet, resulting in some last-minute cancellations, but somehow we are blessed by amazing and responsive musical creatives who have always responded to our call at the eleventh hour.
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The Avett Brothers' last show at the Purple Fiddle!

These days we are thrilled to find that our music schedule practically fills itself six months in advance with nationally-touring professional acts eager to play our great-sounding, intimate space. For this we also give kudos to you, our customers, for always being attentive and respectful of the performances. Almost all of the bands mention this.

The best attribute of the Purple Fiddle is the people. They generate a keen and ardent life-force here. What is cultivated here is heart-warming and very much in the spirit of long-time DePollo Store owner, Mr. John DePollo, and his impromptu social gatherings. It is more than just a place to meet and greet, it has become the heart of an amazing community, where tender and creative souls gather to nurture powerful ideas and build surprising futures.

Plus, there is never a lack of someone to just step in and wash an ever-growing mountain of dishes - just because it is there!

We encourage you to stop in and share in our abundant good fortune.



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Upcoming Events at The Purple Fiddle

Concert - Alyssa Hankey

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Alyssa Hankey

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Alyssa Hankey

Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Fly Birds

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - The Fly Birds

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - Jack Dunlap Band

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Shawn Taylor

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - 18 Strings

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Shawn Taylor

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - EmiSunshine

Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - EmiSunshine

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Hillbilly Gypsies

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - Cory Grinder And The Playboy Scouts

Friday, Jun 4, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Riley Moore

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Arcadian Wild

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Riley Moore

Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - Ben Gage Trio

Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Andy Branton

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Andy Branton

Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Megan Bee

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Megan Bee

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Wild Hymns

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Wyatt Edmondson

Friday, Jun 25, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Wyatt Edmondson

Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Wyatt Edmondson

Sunday, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike Oregano

Friday, Jul 2, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike Oregano

Saturday, Jul 3, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike Oregano

Sunday, Jul 4, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike Oregano

Monday, Jul 5, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike P.Ryan

Saturday, Jul 10, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Mike P.Ryan

Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Shawn Taylor

Saturday, Jul 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Shawn Taylor

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Rodney Rice

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - The Suitcase Junket

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - The Suitcase Junket

Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 9:00pm
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Concert - Bob Keel

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - Jocelyn and Chris

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Bob Keel

Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Daniel Weihoff

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Dirty Grass Players

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Daniel Weihoff

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Bourbon Express

Saturday, Aug 7, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Bourbon Express

Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - The Well Drinkers

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Jonathan Foster

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Jonathan Foster

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - Into The Fog

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - Farwell Friend

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Dave Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Dave Shepherd

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Music - Olivia Ellen Lloyd

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Music - Liz Frame And The Kickers

Thursday, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Saturday, Sep 4, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Jason Ring

Monday, Sep 6, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - The Wild Hymns

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - The Wild Hymns

Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Bob Keel

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Bob Keel

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
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Concert - Johnny Staats And Robert Shafer

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 at 8:00pm
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