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The Center of the Universe!

The mission of the Ashland Main Street Association is to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland through cooperative efforts among local businesses, community organizations, Randolph-Macon College & the Town.

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Attention MUSIC LOVERS!  Bluemont Season #11 begins  THIS SUNDAY 8/2 at 7pm!   This week’s music features the Silver Tones Swing Band.  Bring a picnic with your family and friends to enjoy the first show at beautiful Randolph-Macon College.  You can find lots of  picnic goodies at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.  They always have live music as well.    Another great music & dance venue in town is England Street Tavern – Country Red Dirt Road band plays this Thursday; be sure to check out the beautiful new dance floor!   Also on Thursday the Friends of the Library will provide fun family entertainment – refreshments will be served for a chat about “What’s on your Plate?”.   On Friday night  ‘Back to the Future’ will be playing at the historic Ashland Theater.  Doors open at 6pm – so make this a date night!   Be sure to stop by  The Caboose  to see their new restaurant addition! Their yummy menu and beer selection is amazing.  We highly recommend   “The Chopper” sandwich, named in honor of the master carpenter Chopper Dawson that made this beautiful space!   They stay open til 10pm on Fridays & Saturday so put this on the list for your weekend pleasure.   Enjoy the Center of the Universe – and be sure to send us your news!

Click on the links below for more details for these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:

July 30 Thurs 7pm England Street Tavern (407 England St)
Red Dirt Road Band – Check out the new 1200 ft. Dance Floor at the England Street Tavern.  This Band is making their debut at the Tavern.   Play some pool and great eats!  You will love how owners Kelley & Todd have decorated this space.

July 30 Thurs 7-8pm Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave)
What’s On Your Plate? Find out how to focus on choosing the healthiest foods for you and your family.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

July 31 Fri 7pm Ashland Theater (205 England St.)  Doors open at 6pm.
Movie:  Back to the Future   Pepicelli’s Pizza and hot fresh popcorn will be sold!  Make it a date night!

July 31 Fri 5-8pm  The Caboose (108 S. Railroad Ave.)
Wine Tasting & Check out the NEW Restaurant!  Passport Series Continues doors stay open til 10pm!  The menu is fantastic.

August 1st Sat 10am-2pm Ashland Farmer’s Market  (121 Thompson St.)
Get some picnic food at the Market! There is always great treats and fun tunes to hear at the market.

August 1st Sat 10am-2pm Ashland Museum (105 Hanover Ave. )
Tour a real caboose! Sign your 2nd-5th grader for Summer Camp which begins next week!

August 2nd Sun  7pm  Randolph-Macon Mary Branch Hall  (200 Henry St. near the fountain)
Bluemont Concert – Silver Tones Swing BandBig Band Jazz.  Bring your friends and enjoy great music on the lawn!   

Also recommended…

The Caboose  (108 S. Railroad Ave)  Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm!   Open  M-Th:  7am-7pm, Fri 7am-10pm Sat 8:30am-10pm
COTU Brewing Co. (11293 Air Park Rd) Craft Beer & great music every weekend.
Ashland (VA) Museum (105 Hanover Ave) is open Sat 10am-2pm & Sun 1-3pm
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave) is open late Thur (10am-9pm) Fri & Sat (10am-6pm) The plaza outside is a great place to gather.
Gallery Flux (307B & 302 England St) is open Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) and Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave) has great music every weekend
England Street Tavern (407 England St) Dancing, corn hole, pool & great food and music too.  Open LATE!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) is open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)
Carter Park Pool (1112 Maple St.)  is open 11am-8pm every day.  Stay cool Ashland!

SHOPDINESTAY & ENJOY the Center of the Universe!

Send us your news to mainstreetashland@gmail.com!  

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS is updated each Tuesday and GET CENTERED is published the first Thursday of each month.  




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