Downtown News

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks at Pale Fire

December 4, 2019 by Susan Keeler

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks are a grooving rock ‘n’ roll band playing original music rooted in an eclectic array of vintage blues, country, and jazz sounds, based in Nashville, TN. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess. She possesses a voice that is, "alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to” (Pop Matters). more

Trapper Schoepp + Spectator Bird at Pale Fire

December 3, 2019 by Susan Keeler

Trapper Schoepp (Milwaukee, WI) plays Pale Fire on May 23rd. Spectator Bird (Harrisonburg, VA) opening. more

Stephane Wrembel at Pale Fire

December 2, 2019 by Susan Keeler

Gypsy jazz composer and performer, Stephane Wrembel, returns to Pale Fire with his band for the third time on Saturday, September 22nd. The Stephane Wrembel Band includes Sara L'Abriola (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), and Nick Anderson (drums). more

grace+main coffee shop Welcomes Harrisonburg Residents

November 13, 2019 by Guest

By David Tremain — Located inside Hotel Madison on the corner of Grace Street and Main Street, grace+main coffee shop welcomes JMU students and faculty and city residents to their morning cups of happiness. more

Small Business Saturday (and Black Friday) Downtown

November 13, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Shop small this holiday season! You won’t find big box stores, long lines at the register, or mass-produced items in Downtown Harrisonburg. You’ll discover quality, one-of-kind, artisan items that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll receive personalized attention from small business owners and employees who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Most importantly, you’ll make a significant impact on our community by investing your money locally. By shopping small, you’re investing in our schools, roads, and other services we use daily. more

Thanksgiving Specials and Fun Downtown

November 12, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

Header image from Lola Mo's Deli more

Destination Downtown: Resolute Weekend

November 7, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

Brothers Craft Brewing hosts their seventh annual Resolute Weekend this weekend, November 8-10—and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Supported in part by HDR’s Destination Downtown Grant, #TapintoResolute Weekend will be jam-packed with unique opportunities to shop till you drop, knock back a few brews, and celebrate well into the night with live music and entertainment. In fact, Brothers Craft Brewing has partnered with 30+ downtown businesses to offer exclusive discounts and promotions for Resolute Guide holders. more

Veterans Day (and Weekend) Specials and Promotions

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

The Veterans Parade is this Sunday, and many Downtown businesses are also running specials to thank those who have served! Here's where to go Veterans Day weekend and holiday: more

How to Leave Online Reviews

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Here's a how-to guide to leaving reviews, for Thankful Thursday or any day! more

Living Waters Farm Initiative: Cultivating Hope and Healing on the Farm

October 30, 2019 by Katie Mitchell

Written by Katie Mitchell, photos by Molly Whitmore — The morning sun burned through the last wisps of autumn fog and the promise of a new day unfolded with every curve on Runion’s Creek Road. I was on my way to meet Travis Coyle and Mark Lambert and learn about their Living Waters Farm Initiative, a space where veterans can congregate in the spirit of solidarity, hope, and healing. As I drove up the dirt path, the land was quiet; mountains loomed in the distance and trees displayed their fall flair. A couple of pot bellied pigs shared breakfast with some farm cats behind the house. Horses glistened in a neighboring pasture, and a white-tailed deer strode silently by. more