Lavender Farm to Table Wine Dinner with Gypsy Jazz

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.

Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival 2017

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 2017

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:
https://squareup.com/store/newbridgesIRC

Note: Ticket prices are higher online due to processing fee. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you!

George Clanton with Negative Gemini

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!

Jimmy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

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!

Skeleton Festival

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.

Bro’s Coffee Fest

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!

Live music:
Mike Howdyshell (12:30-1:30)
Delaplane (2:00-3:00)
Britton James – Singer/Songwriter (4:30-7:30)

Coffee vendors:
Friendly City Food Co-op
Black Sheep Coffee Harrisonburg
Nova Coffee Labs

Food:
Rocktown Slops (serving breakfast inspired slops all day)
Mashita (serving lunch/dinner from 1:00 on)
Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Tap list:
Drunken Mornings
Coconut Vanilla Daylight Cravings
The release of Local Roast (Coffee Oatmeal Stout)!
Coffee pin (more info TBA)
Coffee infusion (more info TBA)

Welcome Bach!

First Presbyterian Church Harrisonburg

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.

Concert at Turner Pavilion Tonight!

Downtown Harrisonburg

Downtown Harrisonburg

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 Event Calendar for April

Blue Nile April Events

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 25thTitus 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

open mic night at clementinee

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!

Artful Dodger Harrisonburg

Happy Feet Mondays @ Artful Dodger

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

EMU’s Annual Gala Concert this weekend!

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