Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, Sept. 4! Join the fun – live music, art events and more – all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Enjoy live music in the City Green Space, featuring several of Lewisburg’s wonderfully talented acoustic musicians. The eclectic roster includes Jeanne Hoffman, Amy McIntire, Dan Freeman, Jim Snyder, Michaela Foster and Sam Snyder.
Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center for an evening of art and music. September’s “Art in the Valley” display will feature local artist Ron Refsland. Come in to meet Ron and view his show titled “Art on the Wild Side.” Animals and wildlife are the main subjects of Ron’s paintings, which he creates using a variety of medias. Hum along with the tunes of local band “Strum Sum.” The band will entertain throughout the evening with an eclectic mix of oldies and goodies. (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)
Visit Plant’s Etc for live music by Robin & Doug – Guitar, Cello and Vocal Duets. Their music, an eclectic mix of country, folk and blues comes together to produce an artistic and unique blend of heart-felt vocal instrumental duets.(102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910)
The Pepper Shed invites you to stop by to stimulate your palette with Orange Pineapple Pepper Jelly with cream cheese and pretzels or let your taste buds tingle with Spinach Artichoke Dip served with veggies. It’s not your normal Spinach Artichoke Dip. (101 North Court Street, 520-4970)
Musician Matt Evans performs on The Asylum’s Rooftop Deck. (114 E. Randolph Street, 681-318-3515)
In conjunction with their “Then and Now” exhibit, the Greenbrier Historical Society is presenting “Poems of Paradox,” a reading of some of Louise McNeill’s poems documenting the effects of economic and cultural change on the land and people of West Virginia. McNeill is a former state poet laureate and is the author of Paradox Hill: From Appalachia to Lunar Shore, among others. This reading will be at the North House Museum at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. (301 W. Washington Street, 645-3398)
At The Irish Pub world renowned Celtic musician Patrick O’Flaherty will play until 8:30 and then at 9 p.m. the Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage. Come in for a drink and a listen. (109 E. Washington Street, 645-7368)
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.