Celebrate First Fridays After Five in Downtown Lewisburg on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. As always, there will be complimentary tastings, live music, festive beverages, and special offers throughout town – all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Dance to the tunes of Dark Matters, a 9-piece soul band rooted in the sounds of ‘60s soul, deep grooves, heavy soul and hefty horn lines. Live performance will be held in the City Green Space from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center welcomes September with an evening of eclectic art and music. The Art in the Valley series presents a gallery exhibit by local artists Tenley Shewmake and Bob Hoffa. This creative duo’s show titled “From Cotton to Copper: A Continuum of Elegance” features a “marriage of proportion, balance and function in materials from soft flexible Cotton to cold rigid Copper.” The Art Alcove highlights the unique artwork of well-known local artist, writer, and vocalist, Susanna Robinson. Susanna’s show “All These Ladies, Quite Bewitching” includes a bevy of collage portraits reflecting a true Art Nouveau influence. Stop in to meet all of the artists and learn about their creative process. Live music throughout the evening will be provided by G.R.O.U.P. (Greenbrier River Optimistic Ukulele Players) and George, Jim and Bob, better known as The Rust Brothers. Don’t miss this art-filled, fun evening in downtown Lewisburg! (905 Washington Street West, 645-1000)
Stop by the Sheena Pendley Photography Studio to check out their selection of photographic prints and postcards featuring some of West Virginia’s iconic locations! Postcard bundles start at just $15! There is something for everyone to enjoy. (846 South Court Street, 304-646-9452)
At A New Chapter author Kris Hall will be sharing his newest novel, The Fabian Waltz, which is based in the life of George Bernard Shaw. (922 Washington Street West, 681-318-3501)
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)
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, visit Facebook, or call 304-645-4333.