Arts, Leisure and Sports
5 Points Music Sanctuary is off to another good year, providing live entertainment as well as a gathering space for a wide variety of events. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports by the end of the year they hope to call the building their own.
5 Points Music Sanctuary celebrates sound. They also hope to be celebrating the purchase of the former church it calls home. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.
A documentary showcasing the history of The Williams-Brown House in Salem will be available to view online this Monday. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about “The Stories Within These Walls”
Its 100 years old this year, and although it may look great to arts and culture patrons, the Jefferson Center is showing its age behind the scenes. The executive director is talking to its landlord – the City of Roanoke – about amending their original lease agreement, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
Italian restaurant Remini’s is opening a new location, that might be convenient for your vacation. In a Facebook post, the Cave Spring area eatery says it is opening a new location off the Boardwalk of Carolina Beach, South Carolina. That location opens on Wednesday, February 28th.
One week until the annual Dick and Dave’s Miracle Day Radiothon. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about how a new sponsor is giving parents another tool to prepare for their children.
Roanoke Festival in the Park, Inc. and Berglund Center are pleased to announce the 54th Annual Festival in the Park happening May 23rd – 26th! Festival in the Park Volunteer Board of Directors have planned an event that provides something for everyone! Art, Crafts, Children’s activities, the Best Food Trucks in Roanoke and live music all with a commitment to keep all daytime activities free and pricing for the Evening Concerts well within reach of everyone! Festival in the Park has a *NEW* edition this year: Festival in the Park: After Dark promises attendees an incredible lineup of live music after the Elmwood Festivities, including the Allman Betts Band and festival favorites, 1964 the Tribute: the ultimate Beatles tribute! This extension of Festival in the Park will be occurring at Berglund Center. Elmwood Park activities will take place on May 25 and 26. Berglund Center activities will take place from May 23rd – 26th. Tickets are on sale now for the After Dark series.
After Valentine’s Day, the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day festivities begins for many. Downtown Roanoke Inc. is already releasing details, as WFIR’s Ian Price reports.
(WFIR and our sister stations K92, Star Country, Q99 and The Rock Channel are co-sponsors of the Parade and Festival this year)