Friday, December 11th, 2015 - there was a lot of fundraising going on for the Salvation Army's Christmas Bucks for Kids at Danville's Walmart with WAKG & sister station, the Scorpions Motorcycle Club, and more - plus LIVE music from local favorites band - the River City Rousers, who donated all their tips to the cause, too - over a hundred bucks! WAKG's Barry Shelton plays bass in the band, too!
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - we had a big kickoff day with the Salvation Army's Christmas Bucks for Kids at the Hardee's on Riverside Drive in Danville. Staff Photographer Barry Shelton captured some of the fundraising fun.
November 19th thru November 23rd, 2014 - country legend Garth Brooks set up shop at Greensboro Coliseum for 5 big nights and rocked the house each and every one to a packed house every night! WAKG was in the house Friday night (11/21) and Staff Photographer Barry Shelton captured some of the magic - enjoy!
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - Country rapper Colt Ford & up & coming new star Clare Dunn rocked the Halifax County Fair! Pre-show there was a "meet & eat" featuring chicken biscuits with Colt Ford, and lots more! Photos by StaffPhotographer Barry Shelton. Enjoy!
Friday, August 29, 2014 - Danielle Bradberry & The Swon Brothers from The Voice show played Danville's Carrington Pavilion, with special guests - local favorites Smoke N Guns. Photos by Barry Shelton. Enjoy!
Friday, August 29, 2014 - the lovely ladies from up and coming country duo Smoke N Guns - Alecia & Lindsay - dropped by WAKG for a little on-air interview with Alan Rowe and impromptu acoustic mini-concert to preview their show, opening for The Voice stars The Swon Brothers & Danielle Bradberry at the Carrington Pavilion later that night - Staff Photographer Barry Shelton captured the
Friday, July 11th, 2014 - Country star Jerrod Niemann brought along friends Cole Swindell and Outshyne to shake things up southern-style at Danville's Carrington Pavilion! WAKG Staff Photographer Barry Shelton captured some of the fun in fotos!
Friday, July 11th, 2014 - the country rockin' band Outshyne dropped by for an impromptu acoustic mini-concert and visit with Alan Rowe on WAKG before they opened the show for Jerrod Niemann & Cole Swindell at the Carrington Pavilion - check out the pics from the good times!
Country star Billy Currington helped kick off the Danville Harvest Jubilee Summer Concert Series, with newcomers Sam Grow and Lyndsey Highlander opening the show! Altho it was a rainy night, it was a party for all in attendance. Photos by WAKG Staff Photographer Barry Shelton.
On Saturday, March 1st, 2014 - country star Darius Rucker (of Hootie & the Blowfish fame) brought his "True Believers" tour to the Roanoke Civic Center for an evening of music and memories! His good friends David Nail & the Eli Young Band opened the show.
Friday, September 20th & Saturday, September 21st were WAKG Nights at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair, and staff photgrapher Barry Shelton captured some of the fun and excitement with Joe Diffie and The Henningsens!
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 - up and coming country pop rockin' allstars The Band Perry packed the house at the Carrington Pavilion - a sold out show! Eric Paslay and the Chris lane band opened this jam-packed night of music and good times presented by Danville Harvest Jubilee. It was a blowout final show of the season and concert series!
We gave listeners a chance to win a ride around VIR in the Danville Toyota Pace Car online at WAKG.com!
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 - Carol was apprehended and "locked up" for a good cause, helping to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Here's some photos of her getting picked up and run in to her "cell."
American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery, came to the Carrington Pavilion as part of the Danville Harvest Jubilee Summer Concert Series, Saturday, July 27th, 2013. The WAKG crew was there for all the fun!
Friday, June 28th, 2013 - Justin Moore brought his pure country twang to town with special guests Charlie Worsham & Brinley Addington opening the show. The Carrington pavilion filled with fans to enjoy the first concert of the Danville Harvest Jubilee Series.
Josh and Butch James joined the gang of Family Dollar's brand new location on Franklin Turnpike. They had a block party in the parking lot with food, giveaways and special appearances!
As part of a Pre-Valentine's treat, WAKG broadcasted LIVE from Roxboro, NC at Footwear Plus - it was a chocolate eating contest where contestants were blindfolded and had to guess the flavors. Tina Long was the lucky winner of a trip for 2 to Atlanta, GA and $200 spending cash! Congrats to Tina and her taste buds! Hubby was happy, too!
Here's our happy winner and her winnings!
The Showbiz Expo was open to the public from noon til 6 on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 and staff photographer Barry Shelton captured the fun of folks enjoying the 'red carpet' experience and more!
The Institute for Advanced Learning & Research welcomed area businesses to the Southside Show-Biz VIP Reception on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 from 5:30 'till 7:30pm and WAKG was on the scene, capturing special moments for folks with their favorite celebrities on the "red carpet!" See photos of fans and "Miranda Lambert," "Carrie Underwood," &
WAKG was a HUGE part of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair and staff photographer Barry Shelton captured a lot of the fun with folks enjoying rides, food, games, and great entertainment from country stars Dustin Lynch Friday 9/21 & Jason Michael Carroll Saturday 9/22!
An all-star country music lineup featuring Gary Allan, Josh Thompson, Rodney Atkins, and many more!