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Downtown Blackstone Inc.
P.O. Box 417
Blackstone, VA 23824
434-292-3041

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HOMETOWN JAMS 2013 SEASON

Welcome to our 3rd season for this quality of life event! Our first concert of the season will feature Southbound and it is set to kick off on Saturday, July 27th! New this year will be Bouncy houses for the children so bring the kids because there will be fun stuff for them to do too! The concerts will take place on the last Saturday of the month from July through October and will begin at 7pm and end at 10pm so you don't have to worry about work the next day! The cost of entry is unchanged and all we need is you!

Location:  The Town Square (Downtown at corner of Broad and Main)

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10p.m. July 27th, Featuring the band Southbound

August 31st, Featuring the Overtime band

September 28th, Featuring Paladin

and October 26th, Featuring DJ Ripley with a Halloween Light Show

Admission: $5 Adults, $3 children 5-12 and military, Children under 5 free

                         Note: This is a cash only event, lawn chairs welcome, coolers not allowed

2013 EVENT SPONSORS: Call 292-3041 for more information

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000 contributors)

                                    

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 SILVER SPONSORS ($500 contributors)

ACCESS REALTY  

B&B CONSULTANTS

BURKEVILLE BODY SHOP

RICK'S AUTO SERVICE

SPENCER'S DRUGS

TENNEK REALTY

TREND.

              

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 BRONZE SPONSORS ($250 contributors)

ACAPULCO'S MEXICAN GRILL

BEVELL'S HARDWARE

BLACKSTONE EMPORIUM

BLACKSTONE REALTY

GILMORE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING

GREEN AUTOMOTIVE

GREY SWAN INN BED & BREAKFAST

KENBRIDGE OIL COMPANY

LEE'S EXCAVATING & GRADING

MONCURE INSURANCE AGENCY

NATIONWIDE INC.-MAHANEY AGENCY

SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

SULLIVANS RESTAURANT

S.B. COX READY MIX

WATKINS JEWELERS

WRIGHT AUTO SUPPLY

TOWN SQUARE EVENTS CALENDAR

If you would like to apply for a time slot for your next function, consider the Town Square as your venue. It's the best deal in town and it's free to the public! Applications are available at 107 W. Broad Street, the DBi office. You can also pick them up at the Town offices at 100 W. Elm Street. Below are the activities scheduled for the year. More dates are available!

MONTH      DATE     SCHEDULED EVENT

October      10/5    AVAILABLE

                     10/12 C.A.W.S. Baby Boomer Expo 9am-3pm

                     10/19 AVAILABLE

                     10/26  Hometown Jams Concert 7pm-10pm

November 11/2    AVAILABLE

                      11/9   AVAILABLE      

                         

                      11/16 AVAILABLE

                      11/23 AVAILABLE

                      11/30 AVAILABLE

Decmber     12/7    AVAILABLE

                      12/14 AVAILABLE       

                               

                      12/21 AVAILABLE

                      12/28 AVAILABLE

                     

 

Blackstone CRUISE-INS   

The 6th annual Blackstone Cruise-ins is a low key monthly gathering of car lovers and their pride and joy. Just hop in your classic or antique vehicle, shine it up and drive it on down to the intersection of Tavern and Main near the Classic Grill and we will meet you there. Bring a lawn chair and park. Enjoy tunes from the classic car era and tour the museums and grab a bite at your favorite restaurant. Mark your calendar for the following dates.

Time: 4-7 p.m.

All types, years and makes of vehicles are welcome and door prizes include a 50/50 drawing and other activities. Contact Walter Mac Osborne for details, mac@circlesales.com.

SHINE 'N DINE CRUISE IN SCHEDULE:

April 27th/ May 25th/ June 29th

SHINE, SHAG & DINE CRUISE-IN SCHEDULE:

(Take in a Hometown Jams concert following the cruise-ins on these dates)

July 27th/August 31st/September 28th

Current Cruise-in Flyer

Cruise-ins (Pictures courtesy of Walter Mac Osborne)

 

Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 14th & 15th
Location: Downtown
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce, this arts and crafts festival in its 43rd year attracts vendors from up and down the east coast. Look for the Historymobile on Friday and Saturday. Special features include a huge antique tractor and engine display, live entertainment, and kiddie corner. The two day event also brings thousands of visitors to downtown Blackstone.                

                

  Holiday Events

                                                                                                                 

              Annual Downtown HoliDAY OPEN HOUSE

Date: Friday, November 29th
Location: Downtown Blackstone
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Blackstone, Virginia, will hold its 5th Annual Downtown Holiday Open House following the community’s traditional Grand Illumination in the town park.  Attractions included Old Fashion Hay rides, musical entertainment, the famous Bevell’s Hardware Holiday Train Display, and both of the town’s museums, Scwhartz Tavern,  c.1790, and the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum welcomed visitors. 

The idea behind the Holiday Open House is to recreate, as closely as possible, an  atmosphere of the Christmases of yesteryear when life was slower and Christmas shopping was a memorable event rather than a race to find a parking spot and “while they last” bargains.  

Photos from the Holiday Open House

Grand Illumination in Seay Park

Date: Friday November 29th
Location: Seay Park, Main Street
New Time: 6p.m.

The Annual lighting of the park delights children of all ages. Seay Park is transformed into a twinkling wonderland during the holiday season. Thousands of lights illuminate numerous decorated houses. Santa makes a special appearance, and there are miniature train rides for the children. Hot chocolate and cookies are even served free of charge. This event is truly a family tradition in Blackstone.

THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE TRAINS

              

               The Bevells Hardware Store Train Display gets bigger and better every year and continues 

               to attract visitors to Blackstone.  Click here for photos of the layout.

Blackstone Christmas Parade     

Date: 2nd Friday in December (12/13/2013)
Location: Church and Main Street

Theme: To Be Determined
Time: 6 p.m.

 

Annual Events

HOMETOWN JAMS JULY - SEPTEMBER LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September

EVENT ARCHIVE

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE/GRAND ILLUMINATION-BLACK FRIDAY

ANNUAL BLACKSTONE CHRISTMAS PARADE-2ND FRIDAY IN DECEMBER

 
 

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