Upfront May/June 2022

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May 19, 5:30 p.m.
Old City Cemetery Sunset Rose Tour
Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Old City Cemetery at sunset and learn about the history of the roses there, along
with tips on how to care for them. This event is one of several rose-related occasions happening at OCC in May. For tickets and information about all of OCC’s upcoming events, visit gravegarden.org.

May 21, 12 – 5 p.m.
BBQ & Blues Festival
The Sedalia Center’s popular BBQ & Blues Festival is coming back to Big Island with delicious barbeque, exciting live music, and plenty of family fun. Teams from across Virginia will be competing and hoping to impress the judges—and you—with their barbeque offerings. Keep an eye out for more information about the center’s Juneteenth celebration on June 18 as well. For tickets and a complete calendar of events, visit sedaliacenter.org.

May 27, 7 p.m.
National D-Day Memorial Annual Patriotic Concert
Don’t miss an inspiring concert of patriotic music performed by the Jefferson Choral Society and an accompanying band at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. This family-friendly event will honor veterans and active duty military in an awe-inspiring hilltop setting. No pets or coolers are allowed, and concertgoers should bring their own chairs. For ticket information, visit dday.org or call 540-586-3329.

June 10-11, 6 p.m. and June 11, 2 p.m.
Central Virginia Ballet Presents: Art in Motion 2022
Join Central Virginia Ballet for their 11th year of Art in Motion, a beautiful dance showcase, at the Historic Academy Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts. For tickets and more information, visit academycenter.org.

June 10-11, 17-19, & 24-25
Anne of Green Gables
Renaissance Theatre is excited to present a youth/adult production of Peter DeLaurier’s adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Based on the beloved 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the play follows the adventures of energetic orphan Anne Shirley as she transforms the residents of a small, stodgy Canadian town. For showtimes and more details, visit renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org.

June 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival
Celebrate the start of summer at the 12th Annual Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival at Lazy Days Winery in Amherst. Enjoy great wines from local Virginia wineries, live music on two stages, tasty festival foods, craft vendors, belly dancing, and more! Wine tasting tickets include a souvenir glass. Admission is free for children 12 and under. No dogs are allowed, but lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. For tickets and more information, visit summersolsticefestival.com.


Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Val’s Comfort Kitchen on Memorial Avenue

Hello! to The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Lynchburg on Forest Road

Goodbye to LYH Coffeehouse in Cornerstone

Hello! to Cava (Mediterranean fast casual restaurant chain) on Old Forest Road

Goodbye to Zoës Kitchen on Old Forest Road

Hello! to Maverick Nutrition on Forest Road

Goodbye to The Trivium Estate and Conference Center in Bedford

Hello! to Cakes and Pipers Bakery (new storefront) on Forest Road

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