Upfront March/April 2017


Richmond Ballet II,
March 25 at 7 p.m.
Experience the beauty and elegance of ballet. The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Liberty University are joining together to bring these incredible performers to LU’s Worship Arts Concert Hall. Tickets at lynchburgsymphony.org.

Food Truck Thursdays Begin,
April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Featuring food trucks from across the region, this popular event is back for its third year! Stop by Miller Park every Thursday through September 31.

Hillcats Home Opener,
April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family to City Stadium to watch the Hillcats take on Myrtle Beach. Read more about the team’s new look (and more exciting changes) on page 31!

Lynchstock Music Festival,
April 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
With over 40 bands, musicians, and performers, Lynchstock is the largest local music and arts festival in Central Virginia. Read more about the event’s history and growth on page 25!

Lynchburg Garden Tour,

April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This walking tour features five private homes with gardens in varying stages of development. Find ticket and schedule information at www.vagardenweek.org.

Paint Out Lynchburg,
April 28 – 30
The Lynchburg Art Club welcomes you to a weekend of painting “in the open air.” Bring your easel and paints and be inspired by Lynchburg’s beautiful architecture and scenery. Full schedule of events at lynchburgartclub.com.

Tree Hugging World Record Event,
April 29 at 3 p.m.
You could help Lynchburg go down in history! Stop by Peaks View Park to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people hugging trees at the same place at the same time. Check in starts at 3 p.m.; the attempt is at 5:30 p.m. Then, stick around for an after party that will include live music, food trucks, inflatables and more.

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to William Alexander Tobacconist (formerly City Place Cigar) on Main Street and on Enterprise Drive.

Goodbye to women’s consignment store Salvaged in Cornerstone.

Hello! to Marco’s Pizza in the new Forest Square Shopping Center.

Goodbye to the J. Crew Clearance Store on Millrace Drive, which closed in January.

Hello! to the newly reopened salad and juice bar Crisp on Church Street.

Goodbye to Isis Spa on Enterprise Drive in Wyndhurst.


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