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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

Mother’s Day Downtown

May 3, 2019 by Noelle Dondero

If you're at a loss as to where to take that special lady in your life on her day this year, this blog should help you out. Downtown Harrisonburg is the ultimate place for lovely brunch outings, shopping sprees, and events designed for you and the women you hold so close to your heart. Show them how much they mean to you this year with a day filled with love, appreciation, and the Downtown experience. more

Bach is Back Downtown

May 22, 2018 by Guest

Cowbells? Effects pedals? Dueling harpsichords? Yes, all that and more is coming to this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. If you think the Bach Festival is an “EMU thing,” think again! This year the Festival will have a bigger downtown Harrisonburg presence than ever before, and you’ll hear sounds you never thought you’d hear from classical musicians! more

Restless Moons Brewing Plans Grand Reopening

February 21, 2018 by Guest

Inside the brewery, owner Jeffrey Moon is talking about new signage for his recently purchased business. Things are moving along, and Moon is eager to get to February 24th, the day Restless Moons will celebrate the Grand Reopening of the former brewery on Wolfe Street that was aptly named Wolfe Street Brewing Co. more

Cask for A Cause: Anniversary Edition

January 18, 2018 by Susie Patrick

Last Saturday, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and Brothers Craft Brewing teamed up to celebrate both of our anniversaries at the brewery. more

Cheers to 5 Years

January 12, 2018 by Guest

“Time flies,” says Jason Shifflett of Brothers Craft Brewing. It’s hard for him to believe that five years have passed since the three Shifflett brothers first opened the brewery in December of 2012. Brothers Adam, Jason, and Tyler started the business as a way to collaborate on a shared passion, but the “brotherhood” has evolved to include a large and supportive community in Harrisonburg. And that’s what their 5th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 13 is all about. more

Anything (and Everything) Goes: 25 Years at the Artful Dodger

October 9, 2017 by Guest

This city's got a beat, and you gotta hook into it. And once you get the beat, you can do anything. -The Artful Dodger (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens) more

Sofar Sounds Popped Up at Three Notch’d

October 4, 2017 by Susie Patrick

Last Thursday, a cool show popped up in downtown Harrisonburg that united music lovers, beer drinkers, and concert goers alike. Sofar Sounds, a music organization reaching 376 cities across the globe, made its third appearance in the “friendly city.” A group of JMU Marketing and Music Industry students brought Sofar to Harrisonburg last March. The JMU seniors handle all of the logistics, including booking the artists, selecting the venues, promoting the shows, and hiring and managing a production team of photographers, videographers, and audio/sound engineers. more

Downtown’s Craft Beer Scene Keeps Growing

September 26, 2017 by Guest

The Friendly Fermenter is getting ready to open its doors in downtown Harrisonburg. This nanobrewery and homebrew shop will be the first Harrisonburg brewery that is open for lunch during the week. Located at 20 S. Mason Street, Suite B10 on the corner of Route 33 and Mason Street, next to Rocktown Bicycles and near Urban Exchange, Friendly Fermenter will be on the basement level of a three-story, newly renovated building which will also house LAFAH Café, a middle-eastern based restaurant, directly above. The third level will offer loft apartments which will also be ready soon. more