You are invited to Arctoberfest, Harrisonburg’s first ever German beer and wine festival! The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the Turner Pavilion in Downtown Harrisonburg.
This inaugural, family friendly event will be benefiting The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham Inc. and promises to be a fun-filled day with music, dancing, carnival games, food trucks and vendors and of course a German beer garden.
Tickets will be available in advance via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/Arctoberfest
*Adults 21 and over – $15 per person includes a keepsake beer stein and one pour
*20 years of age and under – Free of Charge
Tickets available at the door:
*Adults 21 and over – $20 per person includes a keepsake beer stein and one pour
*20 years of age and under – Free of Charge
We hope to see you there!
Calling all art lovers! Stop in to help celebrate the grand opening of Harrisonburg’s newest art gallery, The Wooden Trout, tomorrow Friday, September 1st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. There will be appetizers, live music, kids activities, and local and regional art for sale.
The Wooden Trout is located in Agora Market in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg. For more information, check them out on Facebook.
It’s the Rocktown Chili Throwdown to benefit VAIL !
Join us as local restaurant Chefs battle it out for chili glory. There’ll be live music from Shenandoah Alley and Many Nights Ahead, hot pepper eating contest, family-friendly activities, an indoor silent auction, chili tasting and more!
It all takes place Sunday, August 13th from 1-6pm in the lot by Three Notch’d Brewing Co. Harrisonburg Taproom. $8 entrance at the gate. Children under 12 are FREE.
Fore more information on the event click HERE.
Enjoy tastings from valley wineries, coastal oysters and an array of craft foods as you explore curated, local artisan booths at On Sunny Slope Farm’s Inaugural “Virginia Wine, Oysters & Artisans at the Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley” Festival. The festival is taking place this Sunday August 6th from 11 am – 5 pm. There will be live music and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-festival-tickets-30049567064?aff=es2
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/923805257751716/
Come join us for a spooktacular time at The Artful Dodger‘s annual summer Halloween party! The event is taking place this Saturday July 19th from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am. There will be a $5 cover or get in for FREE if you come in costume. Lets just say that costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! DJ Crums will be taking the stage to make this one unforgettable night!
What could possibly be better than Sunday brunch? LIVE music! Join us at Jimmy Madison’s this Sunday, July 16th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for brunch and blues with special guest Quentin Walston!
Tomorrow, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, the White Oak Lavender Farm & Purple WOLF Vineyard will be collaborating with Executive Chef Brian Gooch from Bridgewater College for their Lavender Farm to Table Wine Dinner.
The event will take place rain or shine with a gypsy jazz celebration on the Lavender Deck with french style Hors d’oeuvres to match the ferver of Gypsy Jazz. There will be a four course meal with a wine to match each course! Lavender is included in creative ways!
For the detailed menu list, purchase tickets and register for the eve click HERE.
The Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival is back in town! This is a community fundraiser is being hosted by local Rotary Clubs for local park initiatives.
Admission to the event it FREE, but there will dessert sales to raise funds. $5 for your choice of strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries or strawberry sundae. To purchase a dessert ticket, click HERE.
There be live music by Strong Water and Who Shot John.
Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!
Taste of the World is NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center’s annual fundraiser. Every year, the event features an evening of food and music from around the globe.
This year, Taste of the World will feature the region of Southern Asia! (This includes India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangledesh, Madlives, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan).
Join NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center at Park View Mennonite Church at 6:00 pm on the evening of Saturday, March 25th, 2017 for food and silent auction.
Doors open at 5:30 followed by a silent auction from 5:30-8:30 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.
Purchase your tickets now! They are going to go FAST.
$65.00 per plate
$464.00 for a table of 8
Feel free to send a check to their office (64 W. Water Street, Harrisonburg VA 22801) made payable to NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, or find them online on our Square online store:
Note: Ticket prices are higher online due to processing fee. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you!
Come spend you Saturday night at Jimmy’s with Gypsy Town! The band is Cheryl Sule & Rick Cash with Steve Nicholson on percussion. Check them out on Facebook for more info! See you there!
What better to do on a Thursday night than help George Clanton and Negative Gemini kick off their VA tour at The Golden Pony? You know it’s going to be a wild ride of a night so don’t miss it! $10 (All Ages)
Zooanzoo will also be releasing their new album – ‘LOUD MOUTH’ – brought to you by Lagom Audio/Visual. The album will be available in cassette form at the show!
Are you a fan of rock and roll music? If you answered ‘yes’ then you’re in luck! This Friday January 13th, for one night only, the Radio Birds will be a playing at Clémentine Café. The show starts at 10 pm. You can RSVP here.
Are you a total fan of the New Years Eve celebrations? Jimmy Madison’s is having a “Back to the 80’s” NYE party and you are invited!
A special dinner menu is planned with special cocktails, a DJ spinning your favorite 80’s hits, dancing, party favors (while they last) and a champagne toast at midnight! Doesn’t get nay better than that! Get some friends together and go spend New Year’s at Jimmy’s!
The party starts at 11 am on December 31st! Happy New Year!
Start off Halloween week on the right foot by joining the Harrisonburg community this Saturday, October 22nd for the Skeleton Festival! The event will take place from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Turner Pavilion and Park. Activities will kick off with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and will conclude with an all-ages party featuring kids, dog, and adult costumes contests, face painting, fire dancing, food trucks, live music, video art, “trunk-or-treating”, wacky shack, goober blobs, and whisker biscuits.
Do you like coffee, breakfast food, and beer? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three, it’s time to mark your calendars! This is your chance to join Brother Craft Brewing on Saturday, September 17th for their 2nd annual Coffee Fest!
From 10 am – 11 pm (yes, a whole thirteen hours) Brothers Brewing will be serving you the best in caffeinated drinks with coffee vendors, food trucks serving up coffee and breakfast inspired dishes, and of course, coffee inspired beer.
But wait! It gets better! There will be live music from 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm and guests will also have the opportunity at playing cornhole and giant Jenga!
Mike Howdyshell (12:30-1:30)
Britton James – Singer/Songwriter (4:30-7:30)
Friendly City Food Co-op
Black Sheep Coffee Harrisonburg
Nova Coffee Labs
Rocktown Slops (serving breakfast inspired slops all day)
Mashita (serving lunch/dinner from 1:00 on)
Heritage Bakery & Cafe
Coconut Vanilla Daylight Cravings
The release of Local Roast (Coffee Oatmeal Stout)!
Coffee pin (more info TBA)
Coffee infusion (more info TBA)
First Presbyterian Church Harrisonburg
Did you know that June 8th – June 15th marks the 22nd Season of Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival? As part of the festival’s week long events (a celebration of all things Johann Sebastian Bach), there will be daily concerts beginning at noon at First Presbyterian Church (17 Court Square) in Downtown Harrisonburg! It almost sounds too good to be true, but it gets better. There are no set ticket prices meaning you can contribute as much or as little as you can. But something tells me after hearing a soaring version of Bach Festival’s events.
It’s Wednesday on the week after Memorial Day and now that everyone is fully recovered from family fun activities and honoring our vets, it’s time to start enjoying Downtown Harrisonburg once again. Tonight from 6:00pm to 8:00pm will be a rockin’ concert at Turner Pavilion (228 South Liberty Street) featuring Final Hour. Music events at Turner Pavilion are held fortnightly (once every two weeks, yes, I googled it), and serve as a fundraiser for our local SPCA.
So if you love dogs or cats or bunnies or live music or being outside, this is the event for you. If you prefer to stay inside sitting in silence with your pet rock, that’s cool too, but know that there are a few other options out there.
Blue Nile April Events
As you may recall, we already declared Blue Nile the Best Coffee and Breakfast in Dowtown, but it turns out they also have top notch music shows and arguably the best music venue in all of Harrisonburg. Luckily, Blue Nile has posted their event calendar for April and we can all now plan our lives accordingly. So what’s on tap? Here are some highlights:
– April 17th (TONIGHT!) – The Deems (Jam Funk, $5 cover)
– April 25th – Titus Andronicus (Indie Rock, $10 cover)
– April 26th – Rocktown Afterparty feat. Dead Professional (Rock, $4 cover)
Now get out and enjoy all that Downtown Harrisonburg has to offer! If you don’t, you never know what great moments you may miss.
open mic night at clementine
How many times have you sat and watched American Idol or The Voice and thought, “I could totally do that if someone gave me a chance. All I need is one shot.”
Well, it looks like you’re all out of excuses because tonight is Open Mic night at Clementine (153 South Main Street). Battling with Little Grill Collective for most prestigious and infamous Open Mic night in the area (Little Grill’s events are held every Thursday), Clementine’s open mic pitches itself as a singer/songwriter showcase giving an opportunity to anyone with a voice and a lot of confidence.
The mic opens tonight at 9:00pm and is held on the basement level of Clementine in Ruby’s. In the immortal words of B. Rabbit from 8 Mile:
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
Well technically, the opportunity comes once a week, but you get the point. Make sure to check out Clementine’s tonight and seize your moment!
Need to dance away your case of the Mondays?
The Artful Dodger in downtown Harrisonburg has a perfect solution. The Dodger will host a FREE dance lesson this evening, beginning at 7:00pm. The session will be led by local legend Reza Mina and will teach students the choreography behind Applause, Lady Gaga’s recent platinum hit.
You can find the Artful Dodger in the heart of downtown, here:
47 Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
One of the Valley’s most anticipated musical events will happen this weekend as Eastern Mennonite University performs its Annual Gala Concert on Saturday, November 16th beginning at 7:00pm.
The event features a wide variety of music performed by the University’s world renowned music department. Joan Griffing, the music department chair of EMU, notes, ““There will be a wide range of musical styles and musical groups, an eclectic mix of music. The concert will have something for everybody.” The hits include everything from the Beatles to Beethoven.
In lieu of admission prices, the music department is accepting donations on behalf of the music scholarship fund with a suggested donation of $10. For more information, please contact the Eastern Mennonite University music department at 540.432.4225.
Source: EMU News