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Round Town: music and festivals

Weekend events

Festival in the Park returns to the Pearisburg Community Center starting today.  There will be live music, food and farmers market vendors.  Starting Friday, carnival rides will open.  The festival runs through Saturday.

The Legacy Motown Revue takes the stage in Vinton Friday night for Party in the Park.  In addition to the music, there's food and adult beverages.  Admission is $6.  Gates open at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 6:30 p.m.

Head to Lynchburg's Riverside Park for Movies in the Park.  Animated movie "Sing!" will play starting at dusk.  It tells the story of Buster Moon, a koala, who presides over a theater that has fallen on hard times.

Juneteenth celebrations, commemorating the freedom of African Americans, take place in southwest Virginia.  On Saturday at the Booker T. Washington National Monument, enjoy a free gospel concert, children's activities, food and more.  A celebration also takes place at Rosa Peters Playground in Christiansburg with proceeds from this event benefiting the Youth Council.

Party in Elmwood returns to downtown Roanoke tonight.  Jim Quick and Coastline will perform.  Tickets are $5.  The music begins at 5:30 p.m.

Radford celebrates Mary Draper Ingles Weekend.  Go back in time to the 1700s, see the farm where Ingles grew up.  You'll hear the stories of her capture and escape during the French and Indian Was and her journey back to the New River Valley.  Events take place at Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 


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