Harrisonburg’s 22nd season of the Fridays on the Square Music & Film Festival will begin this Friday, June 8 and run every Friday through August 24. It will be held in downtown Harrisonburg and is a collaboration between Citizens for Downtown and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
Fridays on the Square is an annual festival that celebrates music and film through outdoor concerts and film screenings. Events are held on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg, weather permitting. The rain location is at Turner Pavilion, behind the Harrisonburg City Municipal Building. All events are free and open to the public.
This year’s concert series will feature a wide range of sounds, from rock to country to blues and jazz, and will include The Nighthawks, The Judy Chops, Fatty Lumpkin & The Love Hogs, Michael Clem Trio, The Gary Smallwood Band, and George Wesley & The Small Axe Orchestra. Concerts will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, starting on June 8th and running every other Friday through August 17th.
This year’s film series features a wide range of titles, and there is sure to be something for everyone. Films will include How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Super 8 (2011), Best of the Super Gr8 Film Festival (Various local filmmakers, 2011), The Help (2011), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Hugo (2011). Pre-film entertainment will begin at 8:00 pm, with the films starting at dusk. Films will start on June 15th and run every other Friday through August 24th.
Fridays on the Square would not be possible without our many generous sponsors and volunteers. Event sponsors include 250metro.com, Joshua Wilton House, Merchants of Historic Downtown Harrisonburg, Alexiou Hearing & Sinus Center, Davenport Windows & Doors, Lantz Construction Company, Darrin-McHone Charitable Foundation, Laughing Dog T-Shirts & Gifts, Blue Mountain Housewrights, James Madison University, Randall A. See, Downtown Dining Alliance, Hugo Kohl, Shenandoah Bicycle Company/PULP, Dawg House Computers, Tradeshowdirect, StellarOne Bank, and Dave’s Downtown Taverna. Fridays on the Square is also thankful for its many overall festival sponsors.