It’s time to step away from the hectic pace of the workaday world and into the sanctuary of the Greenbrier Valley. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, yet with ready access to a variety of entertainment options, you’ll be sure to relish the easy nights during your visit.
CATCH A LIVE PERFORMANCE. Lewisburg’s regional cultural center, Carnegie Hall, is now in its 38th year of presenting world-class arts programming. Beginning in June, grab a lawn chair or blanket, and settle in with a snack or picnic supper at one of the free outdoor Ivy Terrace concerts. This year's line-up features an eclectic mix of performers from, in and around West Virginia.
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. Downtown Lewisburg is also home to the acclaimed Greenbrier Valley Theatre, which has a fresh season of live theatre commencing every May. This year’s strong slate includes dramas, musicals and a magical Shakespearean mash-up, along with presentations of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, transmitted via satellite from New York City. The theatre also hosts music events and partners with WV Writers Inc. to present Literary Teas and Community Poetry Readings.
MUSIC AND MORE AT CROSS CREEK ON MAIN. This up-and-coming live entertainment venue in White Sulphur Springs hosts live music performances throughout the year and punches up the fun factor with occasional Brewery Bingo games. Also, check out the Cross Creek Creative Series — a hands-on art evening held at the adjacent Cross Creek Café in conjunction with the town’s monthly Third Thursdays celebration.
OUR VERSION OF THE CLUB CIRCUIT. Don’t be surprised if you hear music wafting from any number of Greenbrier Valley watering holes. Hot spots such as The Wild Bean, The Asylum, Hill and Holler, and Stuart’s Smokehouse regularly host local and touring musicians and will gladly welcome you into the audience.
CLEAN COUNTRY AIR AND CRISP HARD CIDER. Are you tempted by the prospect of a quiet pond-side respite, sipping a glass of locally-made hard cider and basking in the clean mountain air? Then Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider & Mead is the place for you. Off the beaten track, but just west of Lewisburg by two miles, the cidery is open until 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with extended summer hours that take advantage of the longer days.
GAME NIGHT. If you’re still casting about for a way to spend an evening, consider competing (or just cheering on the action) at trivia night at the Washington Street Pub. Or how about signing up for bingo or karaoke at Cross Creek on Main or knocking over some pins at Greenbrier Bowling & Recreation Center? In addition to its frequent musical guests and a tasty selection of pizzas and beer, Hill and Holler serves up a poetry slam at 8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday.
WINE AND DINE. In the Greenbrier Valley, a live performance is regularly topped off by a fine meal, as the valley delivers a broad variety of options in uncrowded, easy-going, indoor and outdoor patio settings. Whether you choose a café-style eatery such as The Humble Tomato and 50 East, or an upscale experience at The French Goat and The Livery Tavern, prepare to enjoy dishes that are as Instagram-worthy as they are delicious.