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Friday, June 5: 1st Friday in Downtown Lewisburg!

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Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, June 5th! Join the summer fun for live music, art events, and tasty treats. This event is free and open to the public.

The Wild Bean hosts a benefit for the Greenbrier River Watershed Association with live music by Margo Persinger’s Mojo Sisters and Dave Buhrman. Fun begins at 8:30pm with a requested donation at the door of $7.00 per person. Money will help fund the GRWA Pipeline Outreach and Education project. Bring your dancing shoes! 119 East Washington Street, 645-3738.

There’s live music by “SQUAWKIN’ HENRY” in the City Green Space. Mike Clark, Don Steck, Tracy Steck and Susanna Robinson-Kenga will entertain you with eclectic folk acoustic music as you relax on the lawn.

Stop by The Greenbrier Visitor’s Center for live music with Strum Sum Band and check out the June “Art in the Valley” display by members of the local Crickenberger family. The exhibit entitled “Generations” will feature the artwork of Phyllis Bransford Crickenberger, her daughters, Katie Ickes and Sara “Meg” Crickenberger, and grandchildren Naomi, Sarah Beth, Samuel and Grace Crickenberger and Mary Claire Ickes. While you’re there, purchase your Rubber Duck tickets for the Ronceverte River Festival. Winner gets $10,000!!!! Click here for more information. Also at the Visitors Center, The Greenbrier Historical Society will be selling tickets for their annual Homes and Gardens Tour. The Visitor’s Center is located at 200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000.

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Don’t miss the Grand Opening of Amanda Reed Photography Studio at Sunflower Soul from 5-8pm.

Join Greenbrier Valley Quarterly Magazine at Harmony Ridge Gallery as they recognize & celebrate the honorees of the inaugural Zenith Awards, given to those in our community that have dedicated their lives to their community’s needs and have helped move the needle in their respective causes to create a better future, a better society and a better life for residents of Greenbrier Valley. Meet the winners and join the party! Located at 209 West Washington Street, 645-4333.

Bella the Corner Gourmet reminds us that sipping wine on the porch is an early summer treat. Sample some fabulous wines and treats and enjoy a few summer specials, too. Located at 100 East Washington Street (on the corner of Rt 60 and 219), 520-4921.

Check out The Front Porch and sip some wine, taste some cheese and other tidbits and help raise money for The Family Refuge Center. The Front Porch continues to donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds for FRC. Also, if you have some laying around, bring any purses or jewelry that can be contributed to the center, to help those in need feel better about themselves. The Front Porch is located beside the Livery Tavern at 219 East Washington Street, 645-4454.

At the Irish Pub on Washington Street Celtic musician Patrick O’Flaherty (pictured above) will play toe-tapping tunes until 8:30pm, and then local duo Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage at 9pm, no cover charge. Enjoy a refreshing, tasty beverage, good music and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The pub is located at 109 East Washington Street, 645-7368.

Plants Etc. hosts the music of Don Drummer on pedal steel guitar with Cathy Lowry on keyboard. 102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910.

Check out the Free Hat Giveaway at Show Your Colors with any purchase over $20.00. 105 North Court Street, 645-0008.

The Open Book (beside Greenbrier Valley Theatre) welcomes local writer, playwright, teacher and actor Eric Fritzius. Eric will be signing copies of his latest work, “A Consternation of Monsters”, a collection of stories in the tradition of the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits or Tales from the Darkside. 113 East Washington Street, 645-7331.

Complimentary mini popcorn for all visitors starting at 6:30pm at The Lewis Theater. 224 N. Court Street, 645-6919.

The Youth center, also known as The Hub, located in the old Fort Savannah building, will be open for young folks, middle & high school ages, until 9pm to enjoy the pool table, ping pong table, fooz ball table, art supplies, games, wi-fi, popcorn …. all FREE! And now also enjoy Karaoke and Open Mic! 204 N Jefferson St, 304-647-4994.

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To continue the fun, stop by The Asylum. They’ll have live music by Bo McMillion (pictured above) starting at 9pm. He plays solo acoustic rock, jam and bluegrass. Relax on the decks & patios, enjoying a First Friday specialty drink! 114 East Randolph Street, 645-4043.

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, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile 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 or become a fan on Facebook or call 304-645-4333.

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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.