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

Port Republic Artisans Hold Debut Art Show


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.


April 3, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd at the ROCKingham County Fair Grounds

Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

If There’s A Rock and Roll Heaven

After the success of 2011’s The End Of The World As We Know It, local playwright and director Jay Zehr brings his newest comedy to the stage at Court Square Theater with the world premiere of If There’s A Rock And Roll Heaven.


July 17, 2015

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Rocktown Beer Fest



April 18, 2015

Art, music, theater, entertainment


Bundle up, bring a friend, grab some popcorn and enjoy some of the best live entertainment you’ll see in and around the Valley! Your local community theater, Court Square Theater is the place to be this winter … (more…)

February 25, 2015

What’s up in and around Harrisonburg – April

It happened last week — if you have a news, views or review item to share with harrisonburg readers, please pass it along! Among the better news providers we find WSVA, blogs and others in this week’s news : [*] JMU students accepted into intensive summer medical training program
[*] UNCW’s Adams, JMU’s Brewer Honored as CAA Women’s Golfers of the Week – April 9
[*] Staunton City Council Considering Doubling Cigarette Tax
[*] Mulitple Vehicle Accident Closes US 340 in Virginia
[*] Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threats
[*] Teams Volunteer For Blacks Run Cleanup Day
[*] Annual Plane Pull Benefits Fairfield Center
[*] Saturday sunrise in the Shenandoah Valley
[*] Farmers wanted for infrastructure survey
[*] Pamela’s Secrets Building Sold
[*] and more . . . (more…)

April 14, 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 . .


March 24, 2014

A Different Brush : the pottery of Rudy Tucker

What might happen to your work if you replaced every single one of your raw materials, and your main production tools, in one fell swoop? As a surgeon, it might strike fear in the hearts of your clients, not to mention yourself. However, as an artist, taking those risks would put you in the “exciting, I’ve got to see this” category for the community. (more…)

February 19, 2014

Dynamic Duo: Tim OʼBrien and Darrell Scott play at Harrisonburgʼs Court Square Theater

I hear laughter in the thunder I feel comfort on the wind
I see hope in hopeless faces Someday they will love again
People come and walk beside me, until our pathways do divide
Nothin’ much but love to give you, even less have I to hide

– Tim OʼBrien, Darrell Scott, Timothy Page, songwriters (Walk Beside Me)


October 18, 2013