American Idol Winner to Headline Friday's "Live on the Levee"

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Haddad Riverfront Park is expected to be packed Friday night for a special "Live on the Levee."

"American Idol" winner Kris Allen is expected to take the stage for the annual summertime concert series about 7:45 p.m. The concert will end with a fireworks show.

The fireworks are in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Clay Center's opening and the Boy Scouts heading to the National Jamboree in Fayette County.

“Several people have been working hard to make this a very special evening and weekend in Charleston,” said Charleston Mayor Danny Jones. “The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau organized a programming committee to work on special events to attract Boy Scouts and families on the way to the National Jamboree, and that committee has been working with the Clay Center and the City’s Live on the Levee organizers to make this a really special concert.”

In preparation for the fireworks, MacCorkle Avenue will be closed between Porter Road and U.S. 119 South. Eastbound access to the Amtrak station and the South Side Bridge via Thayer and Ferry streets will remain open until 9 p.m., according to a news release.

The Kanawha Boulevard will close at 5:30 p.m. Friday between Capitol and Court streets for the concert. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Ryan Kennedy Trio, followed by Kris Allen.

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