The sixth annual Lynchstock Musical Festival will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This year’s location is Riverfront Park, located at 1000 Jefferson Street in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. This rain or shine event will take place between 11:00 am until 11:00 pm.
Produced this year by the Academy Center of the Arts the list of performers, entertainers, vendors and food trucks is outstanding! There will be over 30 bands, musicians and performers. A few notable mentions are Dr. Dog, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Nicole Miller and Lynchburg’s own Tony Camm and the Funk All-Stars. More than 20 local craft and art vendors will be displaying their wares. A variety of food trucks will be assembled to feed you and provide liquid refreshment.
Tickets are available as general admission or VIP admission tickets. The general admission ticket costs $25.00 each and allows you entry into Lynchstock. The VIP admission ticket costs $65.00 each and allows you a VIP entrance, premier covered seating with outdoor patio and private bar, light refreshments and 2 drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased through www.lynchstockmusicfestival.com. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s is shaping up to be even better! Remember, guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast are within a sort walk to Riverfront Park.
The Historic Foundation of Lynchburg, VA is hosting it’s Tour of Homes on Sunday, September 23, 2018. This year’s historic neighborhood is Daniel’s Hill. Daniel’s Hill was first developed as a residential neighborhood in the late 1840’s, when Judge Daniel began subdividing and selling his plantation. In the mid-1870’s Daniel’s Hill began a building boom that transformed the neighborhood from largely rural farmland into a bustling residential suburb. Among Lynchburg’s historic districts Daniel’s Hill is unique for the diversity of its architecture. Styles range from Federal to Italianate to Georgian Revival to Queen Anne. Types of buildings include opulent mansions, modest working class homes, rowhouses, servant’s quarters, stores, factories and churches.
1. The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, 404 Cabell Street, is one of the homes open for tour. This Italianate mansion was designed by R.C. Burkholder and built between 1875 and 1878. Richard Thomas (RT) had the mansion built, after purchasing the double lot for $2,150. He married Emma Hurt and they had eleven children, with only five growing into adulthood.
The massive brick home is predominately a rectangle with both exterior and interior walls constructed of three courses of brick. Today’s 3-sided wraparound porch and porté cochere were added in the late 19th century, Queen Anne’s influence. A sweeping staircase is found in the entry foyer. Romanesque arches framing windows and doors, pediments, scrolled brackets, pilasters, overhanging eaves and pillars distinguish this mansion as Italianate in style.
2. 405 Cabell Street is known as the Dabney-Scott-Adams house. Built in 1852 it bears much evidence of its original configuration-a standard three-bay, hipped roof Greek revival with a one story porch. In 1882 the house was stuccoed, the attic was made usable with the addition of dormers and a glass conservancy was added to the left of the front parlor. The parlor to the right of the foyer still contains the original plaster mouldings and ceiling ornaments. The 2-story brick servants’ quarters remain, as a separate building to the left of the house.
The house is known in Lynchhburg history as “Dabney’s Folly”. Built by Albert Dabney, who also owned the Phoenix Foundry, he spent lavishly in the construction of the house. Ultimately he went broke and had to sell both the house and the foundry. The home has recently been purchased and the new owner will be restoring the home to its original grandeur.
3. 211 Cabell Street. The Queen-Anne style Waldron-Hancock House was built in 1874. The house retained most of its fireplaces and fireplace tiles, moldings, banisters and wainscoting, a corner cabinet and a servants’ bell hanging over the doorway into the dining room. The exterior of the house has been painted blue with lavender trim. Be sure and notice the curved clapboard above the upstairs sleeping porch, in graduated shades of lavender and purple.
The backyard contains a brick patio with ample space for entertaining around the fire pit, several vegetable gardens and numerous fruit trees. The owners envision rebuilding a carriage house, as was there in the late 1800’s.
4. 123 Cabell Street. A renovation of a fine, but smaller, house that has improved upon the original house with modern amenities while still preserving as many original and architectural elements as possible. Gutting an older house, reimagining rooms and traffic flow, removing walls, adding windows and reconfiguring kitchens and baths are the fun of “starting over.” The historic character remains but you can imagine yourself living here in 2018. When possible architectural features such as original moldings, mantles, claw foot tubs and detailed paneling are preserved. Located walking distance to all that downtown Lynchburg has to offer-dining, the theater and opera, museums, shops and the vibrant art scene Cabell Street is quickly becoming the place to live!
This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018, between the hours of 1:00 until 4:30. Tickets can be purchased at the old church located at 217 Cabell Street. The Patron’s Party will take place at Rivermont House, located at 205 F Street, between 6:00 until 8:30. Ticket prices for the tour are $20.00. The Patron’s Party requires a separate ticket at $75.00.
Do you like to ride your bike? Do you enjoy riding in a unique setting? Are you up for a fun evening of a bit of exercise, community togetherness, nature and fun? Then the Glow Ride on Percival’s Island is just for you.
On Friday, August 24, 2018 you will pedal under a full moon. Meeting at Percival’s Island, you will ride 3 miles down the trail, turn around and ride back, for a total ride of 6 miles. Dress up. Wear bright colors, funny hats, unique shirts, have fun with it. Decorate your bike with glow sticks and lights. What about streamers? Flowers? Bows? Bells and horns? Again, have fun with it. A prize will be awarded for the most festive bike, so let your imagination run wild!
The ride starts at 8:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm. It is open to riders of all ages and abilities. All bikes MUST be decorated in lights of some sort to participate. The Glow Ride is free but you must register at www.lynchburgparkand rec.com. If you have any questions call 434.455.5858.
For guests staying at the B & B, Percival’s Island is located at the far end of downtown Lynchburg, VA from The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, about 1.25 miles. You can ride your decorated bike from the B & B. Just remember, it’s a steep ride or climb back up Cabell Street from the trail. Main Street to Rivermont Avenue to D Street is a flatter route that may be a better choice. See you at the Glow Ride!
Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you enjoy movies shown outdoors? Want to experience a Star Wars movie with other die-hard fans? Then you will want to attend the Lynchburg Park and Rec showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it is shown at Riverside Park on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
This is the third season that Lynchburg Parks and Rec has hosted “Movies in the Park.” Each summer they become more and more popular. Gather your family, friends, co-workers and others. Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic supper or snacks and enjoy a great movie. You may want to take advantage of the local food trucks and downtown restaurants that will be selling their delicious food and drinks. Usually 5-7 food trucks or restaurants are available to choose from. Food Trucks will begin serving 2 hours before the movie starts. Vendors and sponsors will have information and booths for you to explore. Or, you can get to Riverside Park early, snag your spot and then explore the park. Exhibits, trails and more await you.
Free parking is available in three parking areas near the screen and seating areas. Parking assistants will direct you to the parking areas. All parking is first-come, first served.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi runs for 2 hours and 32 minutes. In this movie Rey develops her newly found abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the first order.
If you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast we can prepare a “to go” box supper if you’d like. Just be sure to mention this to us at least 48 hours prior to your arrival. Additional fees apply. Enjoy the movie!
After last weeks fun concert in downtown Lynchburg, VA this week you will entertained again. Wynonna & The Big Noise will be performing at Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 starting at 5:00. Tickets are on sale and going fast.
Wynonna Judd is an iconic performer who has received over 60 industry awards, 20 number 1 hits and countless charting singles. Her rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide over her 34-year career.
Wynonna & The Big Noise is led by her husband/drummer, producer, Cactus Moser. Their debut album was released in February 2016 to critical acclaim. She calls their sound country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. You will be in for a musical treat!
This concert is presented by The Academy Center of the Arts. General admission tickets are $11 (including fees and taxes). A $53 VIP Ticket option is available. The VIP tickets are sold only in advance and include a private VIP entrance, premier covered seating, light refreshments provided by RA Bistro, a koozie and 2 drink tickets. Food trucks and adult beverages will be sold on-site. Food truck listings and drink menus can be found on the Academy’s Facebook page.
“Doors” will open at 5:00 for happy hour. Music begins at 7:00, followed by a second band at 8:00 (both TBA) and then Wynonna & the Big Noise taking the stage at 9:00.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at The Academy Center of the Arts or call 434.846.8499.
And as always, remember, if you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast you can easily walk to the Riverfront Park venue.
It’s going to be a couple weeks of great music in downtown Lynchburg Virginia!
Week 8, of Cheers to the Weekend Concert Series, Friday, August 10, 2018, held in downtown at Riverfront Park, will feature Billy Bon Thornton and the Boxmasters. Lynchburg’s premier outdoor concert series is close to wrapping up for the season. What better way to say goodbye to summer than with this fabulous group who will entertain you, make you dance and sing and help you have a great time.
Gates to the concert open at 6:30 pm, for general admission ticket holders. The show starts at 7:00 and runs until 10:00. The show will take place rain or shine. A valid ID is required to receive your wristband. No outside food, drinks or coolers are allowed. There will be food trucks, beer trucks and vendors available where you can purchase your summer picnic dinner.
Riverfront Park is located at 1000 Jefferson Street. Tickets range from $10 or $25. General admission is $10. The $25 tickets are for VIP guests. VIP tickets allow early admission (6:00), VIP seating, a lounge with private full service bar, 2 drink tickets and a VIP meet and greet opportunity.
Billy Bob Thornton is an actor, director, musician and screenwriter.
For more information visit www.CheersLynchburg.com
Remember, if you are staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast you are within walking distance to Riverfront Park. We have chairs available for guests who stay with us.
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