Say Farewell to “The Professah” at Blues & Brews 2016

WMRA is sponsoring the 8th Annual Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival, and the day’s festivities will have a very special emcee, our own Greg Versen a.k.a “The Professah”, host of Blues Valley. (more…)

July 26, 2016

Valley Fourth 2016: Many People, One Community

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Here is what’s happening at Shenandoah Valley’s best Independence Day celebration!

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June 22, 2016

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, 2016

Rocktown Beer Fest

MARK YOUR CALENDAR : Saturday April 30, 2016 ~ TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The 6th annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it;s always a mighty fine time.

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April 12, 2016

Port Republic Artisans Hold Debut Art Show

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The Village Artisans of Port Republic, LLC is holding its Debut Art Show from April 28th through May 1st in the newly renovated Port Republic Town Hall.

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April 3, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd at the ROCKingham County Fair Grounds

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Aug 19, 2015 at the Rockingham County Fair . . .

The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. (more…)

July 27, 2015

The Duhks coming to Court Square Theater on May 2nd

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One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the artists at the forefront of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks (pronounced Ducks) have won admirers as diverse as David Crosby, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson. The Duhks released their long-awaited new studio album Beyond the Blue on June 24, 2014 through Compass Records.

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April 14, 2015

The Seldom Scene, Seen in town April 18

April 5, 2015

Spring Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley

news from HarrisonburgNews of interest in the Centeral Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Harrisonburg, Staunton, Rockingham County and surrounding areas. If you’ve got news or a story to tell, just let us know! Here’s to Mother’s Day Weekend, 2014 …
[*] Mrs. T’s hosts Shenandoah Valley students to learn workplace skills
[*] Local Project Works To Raise Awareness About Sexual Abuse
[*] American Shakespeare Award recipient brings words to life
[*] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State
[*] Valley leaders clash over Medicaid expansion
[*] 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market
[*] The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage
[*] Local Impact of Lifted Poultry Ban
… and more!

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May 10, 2014

National Arts Advocacy Day is March 24-25

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When we say “ARTS” it is important for us to specify that the arts include visual fine art, design, art education, music, dance, art history, theater and performance, literary art, new media, film, integrated media, and public works. The arts are designated as a “core academic subject” in federal law, which means the arts have the same importance as reading, math, social studies, language arts, and science. This federal designation is an acknowledgement of the relevance of the arts in a complete education and their rightful place in the main instructional day. However, a 2011 national survey of over 1,000 public schools found that schools are narrowing curriculum and shifting instructional time and resources away from visual art, music, foreign language, and social studies.

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March 24, 2014

Harrisonburg Arts for April

Upcoming arts events and happenings in the central Shenandoah Valley … make your plans to enhance your spring with art . Don’t miss the Progressive Party, and other special events . .

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March 24, 2014