Welcome to Ashland,

The Center of the Universe!

The mission of the Ashland Main Street Association is to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland through cooperative efforts among local businesses, community organizations, Randolph-Macon College & the Town.

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Get ready for Ashland First Thursday–  Visit beautiful Gallery Flux and then head over to the Iron Horse for great music by Felix Stevens.   Don’t forget –Princess Bride will be showing at the Theater and proceeds benefit the Ashland Barracudas!   FridayThe library has their summer Ice Cream Social.  Ashland Coffee & TeaRay Bonneville show is not to be missed!   Saturday –The Bowman Body new episodes will be filmed at the Theater.  Tickets are still available to see the documentary & meet legendary Bill Bowman– doors open at 7pm.   So nice to see Jake’s Place sponsor a meet and greet with Randolph-Macon Football team.  Bring school supplies to benefit ACES!   Sunday – Bluemont continues!  This week’s music is Brazilian Funk Bluegrass by Matuto.  Grab a picnic and join us near the fountain of Randolph-Macon College.

Click on the links below for more details for these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:

August 6th Thurs 5:30-8pm Gallery Flux (302 England St) 8-11pm Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave)
Ashland First Thursday: Opening Show & First Thursday Reception at Gallery Flux  &  Music by Felix Stevens at The Iron Horse

August 6th Thurs 7pm Ashland Theater (205 England St.)  Doors open at 6pm.  Benefit for the Ashland Barracudas Swim Team!
Movie:  Princess Bride   Pepicelli’s Pizza and hot fresh popcorn will be sold!  Make it a date night!

August 7th  Fri 6-7pm Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave.) 
Summer Finale & Ice Cream Social 

August 7th Fri 8pm  Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave.)
Blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” Ray Bonneville performs! 

August 8th Sat Noon-2pm   Jake’s Place (511 Thompson St. )
School Supply drive &  members from the R-MC Football Team!   Donate a school supply and be eligible to win PRIZES and GIVE AWAYS !

August 8th Sat 10am–4pm & 8pm Documentary Ashland Theater (205 England St.)
Be a part of the rebirth of the Bowman Body’s Shock Theater!  Live Taping  10am-noon & 2-4pm & Documentary showing 8pm.  Doors open at 7pm & meet Bill Bowman.  Get your tickets on-line!  Set designs are by Ashland’s own Arthur Brill (Behind the Curtain Studio).

August 9th Sun  7pm  Randolph-Macon Mary Branch Hall  (200 Henry St. near the fountain)
Bluemont Concert – Matuto   Brazilian Funky Bluegrass!    Bring your friends and enjoy great music on the lawn!   CJ’s Thumbs Up selling concessions!

Also recommended…

The Caboose  (108 S. Railroad Ave)  Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm!   Open  M-Th:  7am-7pm, Fri 7am-10pm Sat 8:30am-10pm
COTU Brewing Co. (11293 Air Park Rd) Craft Beer & great music every weekend.
Ashland (VA) Museum (105 Hanover Ave) is open Sat 10am-2pm & Sun 1-3pm
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave) is open late Thur (10am-9pm) Fri & Sat (10am-6pm) The plaza outside is a great place to gather.
Gallery Flux (307B & 302 England St) is open Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) and Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave) has great music every weekend
England Street Tavern (407 England St) Dancing, corn hole, pool & great food and music too.  Open LATE!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) is open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)
Carter Park Pool (1112 Maple St.)  is open 11am-8pm every day.  Stay cool Ashland!

SHOPDINESTAY & ENJOY the Center of the Universe!

Send us your news to mainstreetashland@gmail.com!  

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS is updated each Tuesday and GET CENTERED is published the first Thursday of each month.  





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