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Sensational First Friday in Downtown Lewisburg!

On Friday, May 6th, don’t miss a sensational First Friday in downtown Lewisburg (Greenbrier County), from 5pm to 8pm! There will be live music, grand openings, specials, artist shows, and complimentary tastings throughout town …. all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Thomas Taylor Band takes you to the Honky Tonk Era of Country Music. With the sounds of a crying steel guitar, a walking bass, a shuffling drum beat, clear lead guitar licks, and a lonesome fiddle.

Don’t miss Thomas Taylor Band at the Asylum!

The Asylum is located at 399 Randolph Street E. Follow them on facebook for specials!

Welcome downtown Lewisburg’s newest Shop, CountySeat Art and Music, which brings the summer fun! Meet artist Jess Levine. Listen to the harmonies of Absolute Love Affair and swoon for new artful treasures from Appalachian crafters and makers. 848B Court St, beside Merry Weather, 304-405-6045.

It’s Open Night Mic at The Hub! All music performances and readings of written work are welcome. 6pm to 8pm. 232 N. Lee Street, 304-647-4994

Edith’s Health Food Store will sample fresh-baked blueberry muffins using Lakanto sugar-free muffin mix. Lifestyle Friendly, Kid, and Mom Approved: easy-to-make keto-friendly blueberry muffin mix is an all-natural mixture is high in fiber, dairy-free, keto-friendly, soy-free, non-GMO, and plant-based. Stop by and see for yourself how nutritious can also be so very delicious! 1035 Washington Street East, 304-645-7998.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend at Aggie’s_Vest. They will be serving refrescos Mexicanos and offering one-on-one instruction on how to tie a necktie (Windsor knot), how to tie a bowtie, and how to choose a correctly-sized men’s dress shirt. 979 Washington Street West, 304-645-4063

Stardust Cafe is featuring a Special Prime Rib Night! Slow roasted and sliced to order 12oz cut prime rib steak with locally grown shiitake mushrooms, grilled asparagus and truffle potato. Yum! Also offering drink and appetizer specials. 1023 Washington St East, 304-647-3663.

Harmony Ridge Gallery is throwing a nod to the Iconic Route 60 and the great American road trip. Route 60 was one of the first transcontinental highways you could take coast to coast from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles, CA and there are plenty of people road tripping on it. For those reasons Harmony Ridge started this project with a handful of artists to create T-shirts, hats and stickers inspired by the route 60 sign and the road itself. Come by and check it out. 886 Washington Street West, 304-645-4333.

Patrick O’Flaherty is a dedicated promoter of the Celtic Arts. He performs as a singer, songwriter, and a highly respected player of the harmonica, bouzouki, mandolin, button accordion, banjo, and mandola

Stop by Patina for Live Celtic music by Patrick O’Flaherty along with complimentary drinks and Girl Scout cookies.

Patina is located at 1046 Washington St E, 520-4960.

Stop by for an artist reception for Karen Melton and her contemporary artwork at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Central and enjoy refreshments and drinks. 1018 E Washington Street, 423-817-8017. Artist info: or

Let’s Talk Brunch at Bella the Corner Gourmet because May is full of celebrations! Derby Day, Mom, Graduates and soon Summer! Bella is featuring a Pocahontas fav, Bev’s Best, by preparing sweet and savory offerings of pancakes (some Gluten Free, too) alongside a classic Mimosa (or just champagne if
you prefer.) 1017 Washington Street East, 304-520-4921.

Carnegie Hall kicks off its Spring Art Exhibits this First Friday

Carnegie will be featuring three rotating galleries, which display the works of regional artists. The Spring Exhibits feature works by artists Misty Walkup (Old Stone Room), Eddie Maier (Lobby Gallery), and Nima Shahab Shahmir (Museum Gallery). 611 Church Street, 304-645-7917

Sheena Pendley Design & Photography is offering a special photography session with your mother!

Sheena Pendley’s Studio Session Special: $190 Includes Sitting Fee and Choice of 3 Gift Prints. Additional Gift Prints start at $25, Wall Art starts at $290. 846 N Court Street, 304-646-9452.

Join Yarid’s in celebrating the Grand Opening of their newly renovated shop! Shoe Lounge Launch Party; Same Place-New Space; Join them for a day of designer decadence and special gift with purchase from their friends at Sweet Cedar! 887 Washington Street, 304-647-5000.

At Little Black Box, enjoy refreshments while you browse the newest arrivals and
receive a free gift with purchase.
818 Jefferson Street South, 304-645-6646.

The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center welcomes spring with an extensive Art in the Valley exhibit by Ruth Ananda titled “Wild & Wonderful Songbirds”.

Ruth is fascinated by birds and her unique paintings are semi-abstract in acrylic on canvas. Her studio is located in Hinton, WV and quoting Ruth, her “inspirations come from sights and sounds just outside her window: the wondrous world of birds.” Music throughout the evening will be provided by members of G.R.O.U.P: Greenbrier Optimistic Ukulele Players under the direction of Bob DuCharme.

While you’re at the Visitor’s Center, pick up your Ronceverte River Festival Rubber Ducky Tickets! Also on hand will be representatives from WVSOM with information regarding a new program to assist adults with disabilities and/or senior citizens by offering volunteers for non-medical assistance. Hope to see one and all on the 6th! 905 Washington Street West, 304-645-1000.

Seldom Free will play on Hill & Holler‘s stage from 7-9pm.

At Hill & Holler, tap your feet while you eat delicious pizza and mouth-watering wings! 970 North Jefferson Street, 304-647-4429.

Pop in at New Chapter Book Store for fun live music, friends, and light refreshments.
922 Washington Street West, 681-318-3501.

While you’re in town, pick up the latest issue of HashtagWV Art & Entertainment!
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