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Celebrations Galore!  If you haven't attended a Festival in this region, you are missing out.  Food, brew, wine, music, art, crafts, river and trails Festivals are the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We celebrate life with Festivals.  Come join the fun this year.  Bigger names, bolder brews and more music than ever!


March 27, 2014 ~ The Palisades Restaurant kicks off a whole new way to party with Late Night Stage, every LAST Thursday of the month! Check out the Palisades website for WAY more exciting music dates in 2014!

March 28, 2014 ~ "WineDown" Friday at Draper Mercantile, 5:00p

Finish your work week off with some WineDown time at Draper Merc. Come enjoy live music, appetizers and our chef’s inspired choice of entrees.  We also feature a large selection of Virginia wines and craft beer.  A great place to unwind on a Friday night.

There's always somethin' happenin' at the Draper Mercantile, 3054 Greenbriar Rd Draper VA 24324.

March 31, 2014 ~ Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam 7:00-10:00p at River City Grill, 103 Third Avenue, Radford VA 24141

Join us "almost every" Monday in 2014 for a Bluegrass Jam Session at the River City Grill. Bring an instrument or just enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music played by local musicians. Get a true taste of real American Music at the Grill! A large crowd gathers every Monday so get your table early and be ready to make new friends.

See the Rad Fiddle & Banjo Jam website for more details and dates or send an email to

Check out River City Grill for our Menu, Op Hours and Beer & Wine List. See you HERE for a fun and relaxing atmosphere!

More on our Wine page

March 22, 2014 ~ Beliveau Vineyard presents our Welcome to Spring Party!

After this Cold Winter we'll want to enjoy an evening of great music, food, and wine. The incredible Stone Canyon Band will play from 6-10pm.  Three food stations will be set up with a wine pairing at each.

Chef Dell is finalizing the delicious menu! 

$45.00 per person. Reservations are required at 540-315-5674 (phone) or at our website. We've planned a fantastic Event Calendar for the 2014 year! Check with us for Spring, Summer and Autumn Events.


Center for the Arts at VA Tech

2014 ~ Center for the Arts at VA Tech presents the Exhibition of Landscape: Another Dimension

Featuring four distinct artists: Abstract paintings in oil on birch panel with acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Prismacolor pencil by local artist Joni Pienkowski, hyperrealist paintings using house paint and acrylics on house wrap by New York-based artist Adam Cvijanovic, fusions of painting and filmmaking by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier, and a five-channel video installation by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima.

Venues are the Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery, Cube. Address: 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg VA 24061

For more information on this spectacular Exhibition please visit the Center for the Arts at VA Tech website.


April 6, 2014 ~ The Moonshine Express in the town of Rocky Mount, additional date on April 13!

It's not against the law to TALK about making liquor, and that's what we do!

Hear true tales of likker in 'The Moonshine Capital of The World.' More than 75 characters & interpreters tell the story of moonshining in Franklin County. Tales of prohibition, antique barrooms, likker makers and drinkers.

Ride a vintage tour bus, stopping at multiple scenes around the county seat of Rocky Mount. Meet folks from both sides of the law, hear from the most famous lady rum runner of her time and hear "church women" decry Demon Rum.

Choose your departure time for an approximate 1 1/2-hour tour. Rain or, well, Shine!

Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Admission Fee: $14.00

We have a long long website address so it's just easier to click here for more information on this fun and educational event.

Arts at VA TECH

April 11, 2014 - Center for the Arts at VA Tech presents Tomáš Kubínek, Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible!

Meet the one and only Professor Tomáš Kubínek, a virtuoso vaudevillian who brings us an utterly joyous experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

His feats on stage mix clowning, magic, acrobatics, aerial stunts, and improvisations that will make you smile. Described as a cross between Red Skelton, Christopher Lloyd, and Victor Borge, the Czech-born Kubínek will leave you clutching your sides with laughter. Recommended for ages six and older.

Admission Fee: $20-$30 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

Detailed performance information for this and all Center for the Arts engagements available here.

Mountain Lake Lodge Events


Whether you like to photograph the serene Spring Mountains, savor our elite culinary fare, or gather family and friends for good times, Mountain Lake Lodge has everything you desire for a truly memorable highland destination.

Visit us at Mountain Lake Lodge. We look forward to seeing you!

Mtn Lake!




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