Friday, May 1st, 2009
Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. Kick off the summer with outdoor & indoor live music, artist receptions, fun and refreshments! First Friday after Five will take placefrom 5pm to 9pm on Friday, May 1st. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Back by popular demand, Evolver will perform outdoors in Downtown Lewisburg’s Green Space at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Washington Street. Birch Graves provides soulful sounds on saxophone and flute, while the White Sulphur rhythm section of Matthew Patterson and Joshua Adamo lay down luscious grooves on bass and delicious beats on drums. Inspired by a multitude of musical styles (world, jazz, electronica and funk), Evolver successfully fuses these styles with their own improvisational personalities.
Join Show Your Colors for their Grand Re-Opening Celebration at 105 N. Court Street, right next door to their old location. Don’t miss their Tailgate Party with refreshments, fun and specials. 645-0008.
Brick House Antiques welcomes “Dr. Bob” on acoustic guitar in their courtyard. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the music. 123 East Washington Street, 645-4082.
Harmony Ridge Gallery hosts a jewelry show for Kelly Colleen, designer of the hottest ring trend to hit Lewisburg. Stop by and see her colorful selection of Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Stretch Rings as well as a display of her unique necklace and earring designs. 209 W. Washington St, 645-4333.
The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Patrick O’Flaherty starting at 8:30pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.
Plants Etc. presents Alan Freeman with his eclectic dulcimer645-6910.. Stop by for great music and refreshments. 102 S. Jefferson Street,
Carnegie Hall kicks off two exhibits on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm: The Greenbrier’s Artists 25th Annual Exhibit, “Art Journeys” in the Old Stone Room and Chuck Woelfel’s “Paintings and Drawings: Inspired by His Spiritual Natural World” in the Museum Gallery. 105 Church Street, 645-7917.
Enjoy a blend of folk, ballads and old country favorites by “Pushing’ String” at The General Lewis Inn. Ron Kirk performs on guitar and vocals and Jay Frye on bass. 301 E. Washington St., 628-4454.
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment. First Fridays After Five: You’ll find the lights on and the town alive!
Downtown Lewisburg is just 2 miles south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (I-60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or call Aaron or Monica Maxwell at 304-645-4333