Arts and Entertainment
Longtime Rockbridge County businessman and former county supervisor Bobby Berkstresser has announced that he and a group of Shenandoah Valley investment partners are finalizing plans for a major new $11 million regional artisan and cultural center – AWASAW Artisan Center – strategically located on eight acres at the Raphine interchange just off Interstate 81/64 exit 205 in the northern section of Rockbridge County.
Virginia Farm Bureau has partnered with the Viette Family to become the presenting sponsor of the Daylily Food & Wine Festival and is committed to making this a long-term partnership.
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company opens an "outpost" in Rockbridge County north of Lexington. The 15,000 sf facility has capacity to produce 9,300 gallons of beer per week.
In 2012, the Heifetz International Music Institute's elite program for students of violin, viola and cello will relocate to Staunton, bringing with it not only beautiful music but also a cultural and economic development boon to the city.
STAUNTON-The Staunton Creative Community Fund (SCCF) announced its sixth microloan today, supporting one of Staunton’s premier emerging music and entertainment businesses. Studio C Recording and Production is located at the intersection of West Beverley and North Lewis Streets in a historic building planned as a major center for musical entertainment in downtown Staunton.