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Movies in the Park

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Movies in the park; great family fun.

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!

Wynonna & The Big Noise

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Wynonna Judd will be performing the Academy of Arts

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.

 

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters

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Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters to perform in Riverside Park

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.

Summer Solstice Festival

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Come join the party at the Summer Solstice Wine Festival at Lazy Days Winery.

Lazy Days Winery, located at 1351 Amherst Highway, Amherst, VA, is celebrating the kick off of summer with their 10th annual Summer Solstice Festival.  Taking place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 between 11 until 6 it’s an easy way to relax, enjoy and celebrate summer in Central Virginia.  Lazy Days Winery is located in what was once the Central Virginia Stockyard.

This popular event is suited to the whole family.  At least 8 wineries will be offering tastings and sales, festival food will be available throughout the day (including Virginia peanuts, jerky plus local growers offering fruits and veggies), 30 artisans and crafts vendors will be selling their wares, live music will be presented throughout the day on 2 stages (in the dell and in the pavilion), 2 performances by a Belly Dancing troupe and for the little ones a petting zoo.

Tickets are available as general admission, $10 and as wine tasting tickets, $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.  Each wine tasting ticket comes with a Lazy Days Winery glass.  Children are free.

For more information call 434.381.6088 or visit http://www.summersolsticefestival.com.

 

 

Lynchburg Restaurant Week 2018

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Bootleggers on Bluffwalk in Lynchburg is participating in Restaurant Week.

It’s that time again!  Restaurant Week 2018 is back for its 7th year.  June 23 -30, 2018.  More restaurants are participating this year than ever before.  And for the first time, the restaurants have set their own prices on their discounted menus, which will allow for much more creativity and menu choices for you.  The charity benefiting from this years proceeds is Meals on Wheels of Central Virginia.  25 percent of the business sponsorship will be received by this incredible organization that helps many in the Lynchburg area.

Many of the 2018 restaurants have been generously participating from the beginning.  “Old” favorites include Crown Sterling, the Depot Grille, Farm Basket, Isabella’s, Jimmy’s on the James, Neighbor’s Place and Shoemakers.  New participants include Bootleggers, Choice Hibachi Buffet, El Jefe, Fire & Hops Taphouse, Iron & Ale, My Dog Duke’s Diner and Trio.  As in years past the restaurants are spread throughout Lynchburg.  Many are downtown and will showcase all that downtown is becoming–a vibrant dining scene.  Others are a bit further from the core of Lynchburg in Wyndhurst, Cornerstone and Forest.  All have pulled together delicious menu options, some starting at a low of 3 courses for $15.  A few restaurants are offering a lunch and dinner menu with different choices for each meal.  What a perfect way to explore one of Lynchburg’s new restaurants or to try an old favorite you have been ignoring.

A few of the menu choices include:

  • Starters: crab and brie soup, pretzel bites with beer cheese, frickle chips, Cajun krab dip, Thai chili calamari, queso fundido, jalapeno poppers or fried green tomatoes and mozzarella stack.
  • Main course options include:  kickin’ Cajun chicken, sundried tomato pesto chicken with cavatappi noodles, porky fig pizza, herb crusted cod nicoise, salmon imperial, chicken and waffles, Tuscan skewers and a cheezy western.
  • Don’t forget dessert: fried Oreos, tres leche, cannoli, toasted coconut ice cream sundae, Key lime pie, chocolate blackout cake or a blondie brownie.

For a complete listing of participating restaurants, hours, sample menus, and ore details visit www.LynchburgRestaurantWeek.com.  Start planning your week of dining out now, you’ll be glad you did!

As always, if you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast you are within walking distance to all of downtown’s great dining options.  And don’t forget the Hopper runs each evening if you’d like to visit several participating restaurants without walking from one to the other.

 

Downtown Loft Tour 2018

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The Old Piedmont Flour Mill (now loft apartments) will be on the Downtown Loft Tour

It’s that time again….the Downtown Loft Tour in historic Lynchburg, VA.

This benefit tour supports the Free Clinic of Central Virginia.  Marking it’s 14th anniversary, this years tour may be the most exciting yet!  Featuring several brand “new” loft buildings you will be able to experience several great buildings for the first time.  One “new” loft building will be Factory 88, located at 320 12th Street.  Originally the Ford and Winfree Tobacco Factory, it is thought to have been built in 1850 and features various one-bedroom floorplans on three floors.  Other loft buildings will be announced, as we get closer to April 28th.

Gish Flats

Several loft buildings from last year will be featuring different loft units.  These include The Gish Flats, Imperial Tobacco Lofts and the Piedmont Flour Mill Lofts.  The Piedmont Flour Mill was built in the 1870’s.  The silos, on Washington Street, were built after 1910.  There are plans to convert the silos into loft apartments also.  All milling ceased at the Piedmont Flour Mill in 1987.

The tour takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 between 10 until 4.  This is a self-guided tour.  You can choose to visit any or all of the lofts, in any order.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the tour.  Will-call tickets plus a tour map and brochure will be available for pick-up at the Free Clinic, 1016 Main Street, starting at 9:00 a.m. on the 28th.  For more information call 434.847.5866, ext. 23 or visit www.freeclinicva.org.

Guests staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast will be able to access the tour by walking down Cabell Street into downtown Lynchburg.  Mike and I will look for you as we tour each unique and interesting loft.