Mark Your Calendars for May/June
FloydFest at Fifth and Federal: A Luau
May 12, 1 – 11 p.m.
Can’t make it to the massive music festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Then enjoy a smaller version of FloydFest at Fifth and Federal Station. Five bands will perform on their Lynchburg City Limits stage, including Nelson County’s Chamomile and Whiskey, who will close the night. A Ballast Point tap tent will be on site.
Stars and Stripes Forever
May 25, 7 p.m.
This Memorial Day weekend, celebrate the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect at the National D-Day Memorial’s annual concert. The Jefferson Choral Society will perform patriotic music accompanied by a band. Visitors should bring their own chairs. Visit www.dday.org for ticket information.
Riverfront Park Concert Series: Naughty By Nature and
Big Daddy Kane
June 9, 5 p.m.
The first event in the Academy Center of the Arts’ summer concert series has ’90s music fans saying… Hip Hop Hooray! Naughty By Nature will take the stage at Riverfront Park, along with Big Daddy Kane. For more details about the series, visit www.academycenter.org.
Wolfbane’s Romeo and Juliet
June 7-30, 8 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Wolfbane Productions is putting a hometown twist on this classic tale. Their version is set during the Civil War and their stage is the perfect setting—the grounds of Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. Buy tickets at www.wolfbane.org.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Rozana Mediterranean Grill on Fort Avenue.
Hello! to The Sandlot, an indoor sports facility in Forest.
Hello! to Grey’s Restaurant on Fifth Street.
Hello! to Daughters and Sons Pizza on Fifth Street.
Hello! to a new location of Joe Beans in Bedford.
Hello! to Cinn City, expected to open in May on Main Street.
Goodbye to happycoffee and Tap 102 in Bedford.
Hello! to the new Midtown Lofts on Fort Avenue.
Hello! to Spearman Artistry on Main Street.
Hello! to a new location of Crisp in Forest.
Hello! to the Cutting Board, formerly City Place Food & Co., in Wyndhurst.