Upfront July/August 2019

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Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days
July 17-21
Batten down the hatches and raise your Jolly Roger as pirates take over Smith Mountain Lake! Back by popular demand, the lake’s “Pirate Days” weekend includes numerous events and activities such as a Pirate Ball, Pirate Trivia Night, and Pirate Ship Parade. Learn more at www.visitsmithmountainlake.com/sml-pirate-days/.

Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
July 20, 7 p.m.
Classic rock meets classic country in this incredible summer tour that’s making a stop at Lynchburg’s Riverfront Park. Find ticket information at www.cityauditorium.com.

State Games of America
July 31-August 4
Approximately 15,000 athletes from across the country will descend upon the Hill City to compete in this Olympic-style event at Liberty University.  Sports competitions include track and field, archery, yoga, figure skating and much more. Opening ceremony is August 2. Visit stategamesofamerica.com for more information.

Daniel’s Hill History Days
August 17 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), August 18 (1 – 4 p.m.)
The Lynchburg Museum needs your help documenting the untold stories of Daniel’s Hill and illustrating African American life in the neighborhood through the years. Gather your old photos, memorabilia and memories and stop by the Carriage House at Point of Honor.

Race 4 the Fallen Glow Run
August 24, 8 p.m.
Bring the whole family to Percival’s Island for a colorful, nighttime event that raises money for the Police Benevolent Foundation. Register today at runsignup.com


Local Openings And Closings
Hello! to Mighty James River Company, a fully mobile float company on the James.

Hello! to wine tasting room Reserve by VinoWine on Jefferson Street.

Goodbye to McCraw’s Furniture, an iconic furniture and collectibles shop on Main Street.

Hello! to a second location of Market at Main in the Boonsboro Shopping Center.

Hello! to Sugar Rush, a new candy shop in River Ridge Mall.

Hello! to Wingstop on Wards Road.

Hello! to an expanded Oshun Organics in the Lynchburg Community Market.

Goodbye to Emerald Stone Grille on Jefferson Street.

Hello! to Everyday Sommelier, a wine education and tasting shop on Fifth Street.

Hello! to home furnishings store Bailey Grey Interiors in the Boonsboro Shopping Center.

Hello! to BVA Mercantile, a home décor/furniture store, in Downtown Bedford.

Hello! to Main Street Nutrition, a wellness and shake bar located inside the Holiday Inn Downtown.

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