Celebrate First Fridays After Five in downtown Lewisburg on Friday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Complimentary tastings, live music, giveaways, festive beverages, and special offers are all free to the public throughout downtown. Everyone is welcome!
Enjoy live Appalachian Soul and Blues live music in the City Green Space by local favorite Black King Coal from 5 to 8 p.m.!
Welcome the newest business to downtown Lewisburg: Sheena Pendley Photography Studio. Stop by at the Studio on Court street for an Open House for a print sale, giveaways, snacks, and more! (846 South Court Street, 304-646-9452)
Cooper Gallery will be featuring West Virginia modern artist George Snyder’s new work for the month of August. Come meet George on First Friday. Refreshments served. His colorful happy sculptures and paintings bring smiles. Please join them for an interesting evening. (1067 Washington Street East, 304-661-1752)
Hill & Holler will have Dave Buhrman and Susan Sanders on the outdoor stage from 7 to 9 p.m. (970 North Jefferson Street, 304-647-4429)
Edith’s store will be sampling out their new to the store Talenti gelato. Talenti gelato is a delicious type of gelato made from scratch with quality ingredients from around the world and uses an old-world process that involves slow cooking their ingredients and making gelato in smaller batches than most other ice creams in the US. Edith’s will also offer buy one get one free pint for the whole month of August. It’s their way of saying a sweet goodbye to Summer. (1035 Washington Street East, 304-645-7998)
Wolf Creek’s first 10 customers during First Friday hours who spend $50 or more will receive a “happy bag” with bandeau Headband. Wolf Creek will also be doing a raffle drawing for a pair of Edgy Petal Earrings. Customers will be entered to win with each purchase. (967 Washington Street West, 304-645-5270)
Bella will celebrate summer with bubbly & popcorn! On the tasting table will be tasty bubbles and locally grown popcorn, plus a few surprises from the cheese case, too. (1017 Washington Street East, 304-520-4921, @bellagourmetwv for details)
Author Brenda Barnes Clark will be signing copies of her new book The Runaways at The New Chapter. The Runaways is about an 11-year-old girl from West Virginia who develops a special bond with a horse. (922 Washington Street West, 681-318-3501)
On First Friday Little Black Box Bra Boutique is offering professional bra fittings and 20% off select bras. (818 South Jefferson Street, 304-645-6646)
The Washington Street Pub will feature the Smooth Ambler Old Fashioned! (1030 Washington Street East, 304-645-7386)
The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center welcomes all to stop in for an evening of unique art and an eclectic mix of music. August’s “Art in the Valley” series features award-winning West Virginia photographer Deb Sorensen with her show “Focusing on West Virginia and Beyond.” Come in to meet Deb and chat with her about her exhibit of scenic photographs. In the Art Alcove, Nan Morgan will display a collection of viewing stones. Nan will also be on hand to talk about her exhibit titled “Sticks and Stones” which includes several pieces that hint at imaginary hidden creatures. Enjoy an entire evening of musical entertainment with G.R.O.U.P. (Greenbrier River Optimistic Ukulele Players) strumming from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by The Rust Brothers (George, Bob and Jim) from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Local harpist Leah Trent will close out the evening with a performance from 7 to 8 p.m. (905 Washington Street West, 304-645-1000)
Spend $25 at Harmony Ridge and receive a free gift! And enjoy the ever-popular wine and bubbly First Friday special at $4 a glass. (886 Washington Street West, 304-645-4333)
Performing at The Asylum: Victor Della Torre or Vic D.T. as he is also known, is a drummer singer of four decades. Able to play any genre of music, he mixes his Roland electronic drums to blend with tracks sans drums and vocals and plays and sings in an effortless and very entertaining way. Young and old, classic rockers to country fans, all get a taste of what they like to hear. (399 Randolph Street East, 681-318-3515)
Aggie’s and Vest will be serving refreshments and celebrating the notion that summer does not end until late September. (979 Washington Street West, 645-4063)
Stop by the North House Museum to enjoy live folk music by Rural Felicity and refreshments in The Star Tavern Room. All exhibits and displays will be open for casual viewing. (814 Washington Street West, 304-645-3398)
Pop-in to Patina to enjoy live Celtic music by Patrick O’Flaherty and complimentary beverages and Girl Scout cookies. (1046 Washington Street East, 304-520-4960)
First Fridays is sponsored by City National Bank and the Shops and Restaurants of Downtown Lewisburg. For more information go to visitlewisburgwv.com or to Facebook or call 304-645-4333.