Upfront Sept/Oct 2021


Mark Your Calendars | September/October 2021

Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lynchburg Art Festival

More than 140 artists from across Virginia and neighboring states—representing a broad range of visual arts from oil, acrylic, sculpture and photography—will be showing off their work on the grounds of E.C. Glass High School. Rain date is September 19. Learn more at Lynchburg Art Festival on Facebook.

Sept. 18, 12 p.m.
Lynchburg Beer, Wine & Cider Festival

It’s a booze-focused festival with a little something for everyone! Enjoy beer, ciders and wine hand-picked from across Virginia along with other unique regional vendors. lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com

Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Jefferson and Douglass, A Conversation

Experience a conversation that transcends time—and American history—as you witness an imagined interaction between Founding Father Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist. poplarforest.org

Sept. 25
Virginia 10 Miler

A tradition in the Hill City since 1974, the Virginia 10 Miler race is truly “where Southern hospitality meets the road.” More than 3,300 people from 36 states and 10 countries participated in 2019. virginiatenmiler.com

Oct. 15-31
Agatha Christie’s Love from a Stranger

In the mood for a spooky story? James River Theatre Company brings this intense and chilling psychological thriller to life at the Firehouse 4 Venue on Rivermont Avenue. www.jamesrivertheatre.com

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to Burg Burritos on Church Street.
Hello! to greenhaus,
a new beer garden in downtown Lynchburg.
Hello! to clothing store Empire Fleet Vintage
on Fifth Street.
Hello! to Firefly Grove Confectionary in the Lynchburg Community Market.
Hello! to a new location of Burlington Coat Factory at Wards Crossing West.
Hello! to The Bagel and I on Timberlake Road.
Goodbye to Mr. Shipp’s on Forest Road.
Hello! to boutique store Cashé in Wyndhurst.
Hello! to For the Love of Soul, an Alpha-Gal friendly restaurant, on Oakley Avenue.
Hello! to Southern Works Hair Salon in River Ridge Mall.
Hello! to new owners of Farm Basket on Langhorne Road.
Goodbye to Pretzelmaker inside River Ridge Mall.
Hello! to new wedding venue The Barn at Cedar Oaks Farm on Elkton Farm Road.
Hello! to new owners of Repast Catering
Hello! to Hygenio’s, a veteran-owned and -operated power washing company.


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