Author: Avery Goodstine

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A picture of a crowd with type saying: Rocktown friends, we have had an incredible time celebrating craft beer and music with you all since 2010! Harrisonburg is a special place. The 2023 Festival was our last. All good things must come to an end.

After 13 years, here’s why the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is done

An “epic day in Harrisonburg every year” is how Jeremiah Jenkins, long-term Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance volunteer, described the Rocktown Beer and Music festival. 

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Summer concert series offers a preview of what’s possible with a downtown park and music venue, advocates say

On a clear Wednesday evening in July, people crowded the sidewalks along South Liberty Street as Mariachi music bounced off the walls of downtown Harrisonburg’s buildings. 

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Valley’s own Rebecca Porter sings her message that country music ‘is for everyone’

At the Golden Pony in early June, Rebecca Porter and her band took the stage in front of a crowd of Porter’s friends and family, JMU students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, even complete strangers — all in their best honky tonk get-ups. 

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