The Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, W.Va., now known as the Capitol Theatre, will reopen Sept. 23 with a free concert thanks to some much-needed repairs to correct problems that shuttered the venue more than two years ago.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau purchased the historic venue, shuttered for fire code violations, from Live Nation in February for $615,000.
Needed upgrades included new exit and entrance lighting, installation of a sprinkler system and construction of a new fire escape tower.
All fire code issues have been resolved, officials said, and additional renovations are ongoing.
The Capitol Music Hall, built in 1928, was once home to the Jamboree USA live country music radio show.