It’s true that many of us have discovered the simple joy of bingeing our favorite TV series, but just as many are feeling the pull to get out and enjoy some live entertainment. Luckily “The Friendly City” is filled with music! Harrisonburg offers a combination of fine art, music, upscale cuisine, and breweries that complement each other to create a unique music scene that will keep you going back for more. Check out some of these local venues:
The Golden Pony
The Golden Pony is a legendary live music venue in The ‘Burg. This bar near the Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum is a pleasant surprise in many ways. In addition to scrumptious pizza, nachos, and cheesesteaks, you can also order delicious waffles and tasty biscuits. As in many Harrisonburg eateries, excellent craft beer is on tap. The comfortable atmosphere and first-rate service are the perfect settings for live music shared with friends.
Pale Fire Brewing Company
Pale Fire is conveniently located in the Ice House complex and offers fresh off-the-tap tastings of their award-winning beer. In addition to trivia nights and special beer flight events, you can enjoy live music while you try a variety of Pale Fire brews.
Gold Crown Billiards Bar & Grill
Friendly staff and regular customers alike make newcomers feel welcome at the Gold Crown. A great selection of beers on tap complements tasty menu options including one of the best burgers in the area and homemade potato chips. Play a round of billiards on Fridays while you get ready for a new live band every week.
Don’t miss Happy Hour at the Range House! Play a round of darts after enjoying one of their amazing cocktails or a craft brew. Thursday nights feature some of the best talents in the area, allowing you to enjoy some late-night country. You won’t want to miss the rooftop sunset – it’s even more beautiful with a drink!
This popular Harrisonburg favorite faces Court Square and features a unique blend of art, live music, and fine food. Harrisonburg residents and tourists alike rave about the culinary concoctions in Clementine. Enjoy the eclectic art while you enjoy fantastic live music. There is also a late-night bar below the restaurant that also features live music.
Ruby’s has it all! Great beer, wood-fired pizza, and a full arcade with lots and lots of games! You can visit your nostalgic arcade favorites, bowl, play air hockey, play some billiards, and so much more. Stop by during Happy Hour from 4-6, Tuesday – Friday for live Blues Music.
Harrisonburg offers a wide variety of entertainment choices in addition to live music. Looking for something different to do on date night? Book an hour at Beards & Broads Urban Axe Throwing. Want to enjoy some quality film in a historic venue? See a show at the Court Square Theater https://www.valleyarts.org/cst . If live theater and performances spark your fancy, attend an event at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
These are just a few of the ways that you can enjoy Harrisonburg’s vibrant culture! Don’t forget to check out Harrisonburg’s culinary district for outstanding food and drink, and discover the award-winning beers being created right here in the Friendly City. There is so much to enjoy!