We care about the safety and well-being of our community above all else.  For the 2 years, in lieu of in-person gatherings, we created regular virtual programming and special broadcasts for each of our events; you can watch the replay of those programs here. In Spring 2021, we eased back into some live events, and we are planning a full roster of events in 2022! Click Here for a full schedule of 2022 events, and stay tuned for details below. We will continue streaming live broadcasts of each of our events, so that anyone can access them, regardless of your ability to attend in-person. For the latest updates, please tune in to our Facebook page. Upcoming events are listed below. 

This concert is the 3rd in our First Friday Concerts in the Square series, which will run every 1st Friday May-October. Concerts are FREE & open to the public. The event will also feature artisan vendors, and craft activities for the kiddos. ❤ Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs & picnic blankets, and enjoy dining, strolling the shops, creative activities and all our blossoming neighborhood has to offer. Noah Spencer will open the show from 5-5:45 & Independent State will take the stage from 6-8pm. About the Artists: Adam Cox Band (Independent State) - A West Virginia native who still resides in the 'Mountain State', Adam Cox is a singer/songwriter with a rootsy Americana edge. Some may describe his music as 'New Appalachian', having been influenced by the wild and wonderful...and beyond. His debut CD entitled "Free and Independent State" features several West Virginia-based musicians. These original tunes portray glimpses into the many perspectives of Appalachian life, in all its splendor and harsh reality. Now with a stellar combo of musicians, his music has wings that carry his music to audiences with beautiful power.

Noah Spencer Noah started singing in church when he was 5 years old and picked up his first guitar when he was 11. Many guitars later, he is still most comfortable strumming and picking tunes on an acoustic and singing songs that make people smile. His musical influences are broad and include artists from multiple genres and decades including John Mayer, Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and Toto just to name a few. He toured the East Coast with The One Voice Project Tour, and has played numerous festivals, venues and special events. He is 18 and recently graduated from Richlands High School in Virginia. He plans to attend Community College in SWVA this fall. When he's not playing music he enjoys spending time with his friends and family and especially his two younger brothers Parker and Patrick.

First Friday Featured Artists @ The RiffRaff: Dave Glenn Alley

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The RiffRaff Arts Collective

Join us for the first Friday of July at the RiffRaff Art Boutique for an evening featuring fused Colored Pencil Artist David Glenn Alley! Come learn about it and ask questions of the artist's magic and admire or even purchase some very unique and colorful pieces. The event will take place from 5-8pm during Mercer Street's First Friday Celebrations. Check out the concert across the street in the Town Square, and shop, dine, explore & create in our blossoming neighborhood!

Join us for the Buck Full Moon! In this ceremonial event we will be starting with a cacao ceremony hosted by Angie Conrad around 7pm. Participation in the cacao ceremony will have a fee of $15 for supplies

*Please rsvp, pre-pay, or let @Shannon Shine know if you plan to attend the Cacao ceremony if possible so we can properly prepare the supplies.

Following the cacao blessings we will begin a free flow dance experience led by Selomon and Jordan Furrow around 8 pm. ( You may join us for the dance ceremony and skip the cacao if you wish.)

You are also welcome to come and create art and have a good time celebrating the Full Moon with us.

Suggested donation of $25 for full experience.

Feel free to dress in fun Full Moon ceremonial adornments or attire and be your magical selves. We look forward to seeing you!

This is a perfect gathering for beginners and advanced artists. Art is meant to be fun and expressive. Many people say they aren’t artists because they don’t know what they are doing, but honestly that is the fun part to just play with the supplies and find your intuitive flow and what works best for you! Join us for this free flow art gathering with light guidance by Shannon Shine. Through this experience you will be encouraged to find your own expression with a variety of available art supplies. (Please feel free to also bring your own materials to play with.)