Upfront September/October 2019


Mark Your Calendars September/October

Lynchburg Art Festival
September 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
More than 150 fine artists will show off their masterpieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture and more. This event, now in its 47th year, is held on the grounds of E.C. Glass High School. Rain date is September 15.

Stanhope Johnson Historic Homes Tour
September 22, 1 – 6 p.m.
From homes to churches and beyond, the late-architect Stanhope Johnson designed between 700 and 800 buildings, half of those in our city. The Lynchburg Historical Foundation will lead the community on a walking/driving tour that highlights his work. Find tickets at the Lynchburg Visitor Center,
hillcitytix.com, and the foundation office: 434-528-5353.

Turn to page 63 to learn more about Stanhope Johnson’s personal life in Lynchburg.

October 5, 4 – 10:30 p.m.
Beer lovers… grab your lederhosen! The Water Dog and the Academy Center of the Arts are hosting this German-inspired celebration, held for the first time at Riverfront Park. Find more details at www.thewaterdog.com/Oktoberfest-2019.

Lynchburg Zombie Walk
October 19, 5:30 p.m.
Help transform Downtown Lynchburg into a scene from “The Walking Dead”! This bizarre gathering, now in its 9th year, serves as a fundraiser for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the Lynchburg Dog Park. The walk starts and ends at the Lynchburg Community Market.

Mamma Mia!
October 4-19, various showtimes
Channel your inner “Dancing Queen” at Lynchburg’s Renaissance Theatre. This musical sensation, based on the music of ABBA, has been loved by audiences for two decades. Find ticket information at renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org.

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to Board and Brush, a custom wood décor studio in Forest.

Hello! to Aji Ramen and Sushi on Main Street.

Hello! to Outside the Cone, an ice cream shop in Wyndhurst.

Hello! to Waffle Mania, a food truck located in the parking lot of Carol’s Place.

Goodbye to Sluggo’s Sundae Drive in Madison Heights (but you’ll still find their ice cream around town!)

Hello! to a second location of Mission House Coffee on Commerce Street.

Hello! to Scrub Connections in River Ridge Mall.

Goodbye to BurritOh! in the Forest Square Shopping Center.

Hello! to Petz Boarding and Doggie Daycare on Lakeside Drive.

Hello! to The Way Home Church Supplies on Fifth Street.


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