Culture

Our region is just the right blend of fine and eclectic with a vibrant cultural scene and a distinct bohemian air. More than an acceptable place to stop for a long weekend, it’s a destination packed with remarkable restaurants and shops that combine individual style with world-class quality and taste. We are home to a vibrant mix of artful entertainment and entertaining arts. We are a favorite stop for entertainers and a fertile ground for local artists. We don’t go to Broadway; Broadway comes to us!

Performance Venues

The Lynchburg Region is a thriving performing arts scene for big and small venues attracting talent from across the street and across the country. Enjoy a show at the Academy Center of the Arts, Liberty Tower Theatre with performances by the Alluvion Stage Company, Endstation Theatre Company, Wolfbane Productions, and JazzE Ellington House of Blues & Multicultural Center.


World-Class Art

When it comes to museums and our local art scene we have an eclectic mix that incorporates fresh new artists and classics, such as, Maier Museum of Art, Daura Gallery, Riverviews Artspace, Second Stage, and the Bower Center.

Attractions

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Lynchburg Region is rich in history. Thomas Jefferson choose to make our region his home away from home when he built Poplar Forest. The Region is also home to other world renown attractions like the National D-Day Memorial, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. Civil War enthusiasts journey from around the world to learn how the Civil War ended at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park.

Festivals

Whether you enjoy beer, wine, honey, garlic, BBQ, or bluegrass music, our communities host a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. Our outdoor festivals are in a class of their own. Poplar events include, Lockn’ Music Festival, Appomattox Railroad Festival, Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival, Bateaux Festival, Horse & Hound Wine Festival, and the Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival.