Events

  • From 05/12/ 7:00 pm until 05/12/ 9:00 pm
    This concert benefitting Any Given Child Harrisonburg features vocalists, chamber groups, as well as classical, bluegrass and jazz ensembles drawn from the Shenandoah Valley community. An ensemble of students selected from Harrisonburg City Schools return to the lineup in an evening that combines performance, education and dialogue to engage audiences of all ages. Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for program updates.
  • From 04/30/ 7:00 pm until 04/30/ 9:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Music, Live Event Tags: safe families, music, kids, families, family, theater, children, Musical
    ARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure! With songs like “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy” and “Talk Like a Pirate,” this joyful family musical is sure to leave mateys singing and dancing in the aisles! Dallas Children’s Theater is one of the top theatres for families in the nation.
  • From 04/29/ 2:00 pm until 04/29/ 4:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: theater, live event
    Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis. Contains adult content and language.
  • From 04/27/ 8:00 pm until 04/27/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: theater, live event
    Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis. Contains adult content and language.
  • From 04/25/ 8:00 pm until 04/25/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: music, live event, live concerts, Live Music
    Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Carpenter launched his International Touring Organ in 2014, and is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…” (San Francisco Chronicle).
  • From 04/24/ 8:00 pm until 04/24/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: theater, live event
    Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis. Contains adult content and language.
  • From 04/22/ 4:00 pm until 04/22/ 6:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: chorus
    The choirs, orchestras and vocal soloists of the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale join forces with students from the Governor’s School of the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, to perform Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. Described as a “heart-shattering work of genius” (Classic FM), Mahler’s mighty work is brought to life in a rare performance by nearly 300 young musicians!
  • From 04/11/ 8:00 pm until 04/11/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Music, Live Event Tags: music, theater, opera, comedy, live event, Live Music, Musical
    Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s gleeful and sassy satire H.M.S. Pinafore. This lighthearted and hilarious operetta spoofs British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers.
  • From 04/06/ 8:00 pm until 04/06/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Lecture, Music, Live Event Tags: music, theater, live event, Live Music, Musical
    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage with Broadway legend Harold (Hal) Prince in person! This special event features Harold Prince reflecting on his star-studded career, complemented by live musical theatre performances by renowned JMU alumni who have appeared on Broadway as well as current JMU students.
  • From 04/01/ 2:00 pm until 04/01/ 4:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: dancing, live event
    Come and witness the rising talent of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include dances by faculty artist Cynthia Thompson as well as established and up-and-coming choreographers.
  • From 03/29/ 8:00 pm until 03/29/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: dancing
    Come and witness the rising talent of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include dances by faculty artist Cynthia Thompson as well as established and up-and-coming choreographers.
  • From 03/27/ 8:00 pm until 03/27/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: music, live event, live concerts, Live Music
    “The USA’s hottest baroque band” (Classical Music), Apollo’s Fire will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries in an evening featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, selections from Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte, as well as works by Handel and Vivaldi.
  • From 03/25/ 2:00 pm until 03/25/ 4:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: music, live event, live concerts, Live Music
    Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition.
  • From 03/24/ 10:00 am until 03/24/ 4:00 pm
    The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and Home Educators Association of Virginia are pleased to present Homeschool Day 2018 at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Enjoy hands-on learning about our greatest national drama-- the Civil War. Join the army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, have fun with 19th century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th-century cooking techniques, and much more. Visit displays from local history and ecology organizations. Bring a lunch or visit our on-site food vendor. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and souvenirs. Have fun for the day and make memories for a lifetime. Registration opens on January 29, 2018. Limited space is available so register early. A special event rate of $3.00 per person, ages 6 and older is available to those who register. To register call 866-515-1864 (toll free).
  • From 03/22/ 8:00 pm until 03/22/ 10:00 pm
    This joyful, annual concert features JMU’s amazing a cappella groups and a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools.
  • From 03/21/ 3:52 pm until 03/25/ 5:52 pm
    At Charlottesville, VA, USA Categories: Event, Lecture, literary, Books, family
    A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day program of mostly free events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 24th annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each year, with an estimated local economic impact of about $4 million annually. To learn more, visit VaBook.org.
  • From 03/17/ 8:00 pm until 03/17/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: music, live event, live concerts, folk music, Live Music, acoustic
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with one of world’s most popular Irish folk bands! This concert showcases the incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden who play 13 instruments between them, bringing exciting acoustic flavor to brand new songs and old favorites.
  • From 03/12/ 8:00 pm until 03/12/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Live Event Tags: ballet
    The classic fairy tale comes to life in one of the world’s most beloved ballets: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Featuring a company of 50 dancers, lavish sets and resplendent costumes, this event is a must-see for the entire family!
  • From 03/03/ 8:00 pm until 03/03/ 10:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Concert, Music, Live Event Tags: music, live event, live concerts, Live Music, guitar
    Described by the CBC as the “hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) has established itself as a major musical force. For more than 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and dynamic stage presence has been winning over audiences around the world. Don’t miss this evening of MG3’s original arrangements, interactive style and “infectious good humor.” (Edmonton Journal, Canada)
  • From 02/25/ 2:00 pm until 02/25/ 4:00 pm
    At 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Categories: Event, Music Tags: music, theater, Musical
    This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. This moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds—features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Adult language and violence.
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