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Win a $500 Grand Home Furnishings Gift Card!_

Grand Home Furnishings

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win ONE (1) $500 Gift Card to Grand Home Furnishings.

Contest ends at midnight on 2.2.20

Total Value: $500

About Grand Home Furnishings: "At Grand, we will always go above and beyond to make you happy.

When you come into any of our stores, you’re met at the door with a Coke and a smile – by someone who is happy to help you find exactly what you want or to let you discover all that’s inside on your own. Either way, they will do everything they can to make sure you’re happy, before and after the sale.

It’s easy to find the perfect room to share with family and friends. Because, at Grand, you’ll find all the latest styles and the area’s best selection. You’ll find it at the guaranteed lowest price and a great deal. It’s all part of our mission to make you happy.

That mission of happiness goes back over 100 years to our beginnings in Roanoke, Virginia. Now, we’re one of the largest furniture and mattress chains in the South, with 19 stores in Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia."

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_Best Of 2020

Vote today to help us recognize the BEST of Roanoke! These ballots are your chance to weigh in on the people, places and things that make or break your day here in the valley.

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Win Two Tickets to "The Daily Show" Writers Comedy Tour!

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Daily Show Writers

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) General Admission Tickets to "The Daily Show" Writers Comedy Tour live at The Harvester Performance Center on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 PM.

Contest ends at midnight on 1.12.20

Total Value: $86

About The Show: "Who hasn’t heard of ‘THE DAILY SHOW?’

  • The longest-running program on Comedy Central
  • 24 Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 700 million cross-platform video views
  • 8.5 million Facebook fans
  • 5.13 million YouTube subscribers
  • 3.5 million Instagram followers
  • Popular with young audiences

The show features the comics behind the jokes that make America laugh every weeknight on Comedy Central’s premiere late night show: Kat Radley – Recently featured as one of the top female writers in The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Koff – Emmy-award winner and Stand-up comedian on Comedy Central, Joe Opio – WGA Award nominee and writer of over 360 episodes of The Daily Show, David Angelo – Judged “New York’s Funniest Comic” at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival. Read More

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Win a Friends & Family Four Pack to the 11th Annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show!_

11th home and garden show

Prize Package Details: FIVE (5) lucky winners will each win ONE (1) "Friends & Family Four Pack" of tickets to the 11th Annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show on January 10-12, 2020 at The Berglund Center.

Contest ends at midnight on 1.2.20

Total Value: $32 

About The Show: "Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 11th Annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more!"

 For Tickets or More Info Click Here


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Roanoke's Top Dogs 2020 Photo Contest

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Think you’ve got the cutest four-legged friend? Prove it in The Roanoker’s first ever Top Dog Photo Contest! Your canine companion could be featured in our upcoming March/April issue and you could even win a professional photo shoot! 

All sizes, breeds and ages are encouraged. We are also collecting donations to benefit the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Please see the entry form and full rules below for more information regarding donation perks, including how you can get a free 1-year subscription to The Roanoker magazine and even a mock cover featuring your dog! 

Contest ends at midnight on 1.1.20

Thank you, and good luck!


Win Two Tickets to An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash!

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Graham Nash

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) General Admission Tickets to An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash live at The Harvester Performance Center on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM.

Contest ends at midnight on 12.8.19

Total Value: $156

About The Show: “Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his first seventy-five years on this planet, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “Pay You Back With Interest,” “On A Carousel,” “Carrie Anne,” “King Midas In Reverse,” and “Jennifer Eccles,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Read More

 For Tickets or More InfoHarvester-music.com

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Roanoke Ballet Theatre 2019-2020 Season Ticket Giveaway

_Roanoke Ballet Theatre Season Pass 2019-2020

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Adult, Premium Seat Season Tickets for the following 4 Roanoke Ballet Theatre's performances:

  • The Nutcracker Ballet (December 13-14, 2019)
  • Sleeping Beauty Ballet (June 6, 2020)
  • Blackbox Series - February 15, 2020
  • Blackbox Series - April 4, 2020

Contest ends at midnight on 11.17.19

Total Value: $244

About The Show: Roanoke Ballet Theatre is both the home of the professional Roanoke City Ballet and a school of dance. The organization is committed to educating the community about dance, providing outreach, and presenting exceptional professional dance performance. We are looking forward to our 2019 – 2020 season, where we are offering two main stage productions.

The family favorite, The Nutcracker, will be presented on December 13 and 14, and the classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty, will be presented on June 6, 2020. Both shows will be at the Jefferson Center. Tickets are currently available through the Jefferson Center Box Office at jeffcenter.org.

We are also proud to share four “Black Box” performances throughout the year at our studios on Grandin Road. These are intimate shows that give the audience an up-close, behind-the-scenes view of ballet and what it takes to make beauty come alive. These shows are always sold-out and tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first serve basis.

For any questions or more information, visit our website at roanokeballet.org, like our Facebook or Instagram pages, or call (540) 345-6099.

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Win a V.I.P. Family 4-Pack to The Southwest Virginia Ballet's 27th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker 

Live at the Berglund Performing Arts Center

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

_SVBallet Nutcracker 2019

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Adult V.I.P. and TWO (2) Child V.I.P. tickets to the Southwest Virginia Ballet's 27th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker, including a preview of the cast, stage, and backstage.

Contest ends at midnight on 11.17.19

Total Value: $178

About The Show: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Holiday Tradition! 

Clara always looked forward to the Christmas Eve celebrations at the Silberhaus household: the party, the dancing & gifts always made for a special evening. This Christmas Herr Drosselmeyer arrives with special presents and magic, making this night one she will cherish forever. Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle giant mice, dance with snowflakes and journey to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy entertains them with exotic dances from around the world.

Southwest Virginia Ballet, now celebrating its 29th season, has made the annual production of the Nutcracker a holiday tradition for families and visitors to the Roanoke Valley. Featuring a cast of 150 performers that represent over 15 dance schools from the Roanoke Valley and beyond, the ballet continues to delight audiences of all ages year after year. Cast members drawn from the community join SVB’s dancers to bring this story to life with choreography by Pedro Szalay following Terri Post and Elie Lazar, and the traditional music by Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker” is adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. The beautiful music, lush scenery and lavish costumes bring the magic to life as Clara’s Christmas tree grows to huge proportions, mice and soldiers battle, and candies and sweets from exotic lands arrive to entertain Clara and her Prince.

Platinum Award Voted Best Arts Performance 2018 by Roanoker Magazine

V.I.P. Tickets - Come see how the magic happens! Catch the ballerinas as they prepare for performance, and chat with Clara, Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker Prince. Come up on the big stage and take a peek at show preparations as the cast transforms themselves into soldiers, mice and snowflakes! Get a few dance tips from the artistic director, check out Clara’s sleigh and find out why Mother Ginger is so tall! Join us with your special VIP ticket for an introduction to “backstage” at the Nutcracker. 


Win a Pair of Silver-Level Season Tickets to Four Amazing Live Jazz Performances! 

JeffersonCenterJazz2019

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Silver Level Season Tickets to the Jefferson Center’s Jazz Series, featuring the following FOUR (4) performances:

  • JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO - November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • NEW YORK VOICES WITH CAMILA MEZA - February 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
  • BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES - March 22, 2020 - 7:30pm
  • CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AND PIEDMONT TRIAD JAZZ ORCHESTRA - April 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

Contest ends at midnight on 10.20.19

Total Value: $300

For Tickets and More Info: JeffCenter.org/JazzSeries

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Win Two Gold Section Tickets to Jesse Cook Live at The Harvester!

Jesse Cook

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Gold Tickets to Jesse Cook live at The Harvester Performance Center on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Contest ends at midnight on 10.13.19

Total Value: $94

About The Show: “I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”

He was born in Paris, to Canadian parents.After moving back to Canada, Cook started guitar lessons. “My teacher played flamenco. Then, when I’d visit my dad in France, he was living next door to Nicolas Reyes, the singer of the Gipsy Kings. I saw gipsy kids on the corner playing that way too.” It was as if the world conspired to get me interested in this style and I was hooked.” It was when he heard the Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin album, Friday Night in San Francisco that the die was cast. “I was captivated by the sheer virtuosity and freedom, that people could play whatever they wanted, creating in that space between jazz and flamenco.”

Cook also helps foster this spirit of cultural exploration visually through his photography on Instagram as well his popular weekly video releases on his YouTube channel and through Facebook.

 For Tickets or More InfoHarvester-music.com


Win a Pair of 2019-2020 Season Passes to Broadway in Roanoke and Experience FIVE Amazing Shows! 

Broadway in Roanoke 2019-2020 Season Pass Giveaway

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Season Passes to the Broadway in Roanoke 2019-2020 season, including tickets to the following FIVE (5) shows:

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical  - November 6, 2019
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze - December 2, 2019
  • Waitress - January 13, 2020
  • Once - March 19, 2020
  • An American in Paris - May 28, 2020

Contest ends at midnight on 10.6.19

Total Value: $742

For Tickets and More Info: BroadwayInRoanoke.com


Win A Family 4-Pack to Cirque du Soleil AXEL

A brand new on-ice experience LIVE at Berglund Center!

Cirque - AXEL

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win FOUR (4) tickets Cirque du Soleil AXEL live at Berglund Center on November 14-17. (Multiple showtimes available to pick from!)

Contest ends at midnight on 9.29.19

Total Value: $256

About The Show: Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are within reach.

Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Sparks fly as they set out on a fast-moving quest through fun colorful fantastical worlds. Will he fulfill his destiny and find his voice?

Cirque du Soleil AXEL: Get ready for awesome music, astonishing projections, and stunning acrobatic skating performances. Learn more at cirquedusoleil.com/axel


Win Two Gold Section Tickets to a Trifecta of Folk Greats!

The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four & The Limelighters Live at The Harvester!

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The Kingston Trio/The Brothers Four/The Limelighters

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Gold Tickets to The Kingston Trio/The Brothers Four/The Limelighters live at The Harvester Performance Center on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Contest ends at midnight on 8.28.19

Total Value: $164

About The Show: A Trifecta of Folk Greats - The Kingston Trio / The Brothers Four / The Limelighters.

 For Tickets or More InfoHarvester-music.com


2020 Readers' Choice

Dining Awards Ballot

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Our 34th Annual Readers' Choice Dining Awards Survey offers you the chance to WIN a $100 Gift Card simply by voting for your favorite restaurants!

VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT
ON 8.4.19


Foodie Lovers Gift Card Giveaway

Win Up To $250 in Local Restaurant Gift Cards!

Provided by The Menu – a Taste of the Blue Ridge

Foodie Lovers Contest

Prize Package Details:

Prize Package Details: TWO CHANCES TO WIN – ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will win FIVE (5) gift cards totaling to $250 in value and ONE (1) Runner Up will win THREE (3) gift cards totaling to $95 in value selected by a random draw of gift cards to the participating restaurants listed below.

Participating Restaurants: Alejandro's Mexican Grill • Awful Arthur's Seafood Co. • Carlos Brazilian Restaurant • Jersey Lily's Roadhouse • Local Roots: A Farm-to-Table Restaurant • Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill • Remini's Cafe • Wall Street Tavern

Contest ends at midnight on 7.21.19

Total Value: $250 or $95


Grandin Date Night Last Chance Giveaway

Win a YEAR OF FREE MOVIES* for You and a Friend!

*24 total viewings, one per month per person.

Grandin Giveaway

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) Grandin Theatre Star Passes, valid for 12 free movie viewings each. Restrictions apply.

Total Value: $240

Contest ends at midnight on 7.14.19

About The Grandin: In 1931, Roanoke architect John Zink and his crew began construction on The Grandin Theatre. On March 26, 1932, Roanoke’s top movie palace opened its doors for the first time for a screening of “Arrowsmith.” Tickets were 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for kids at the time the auditorium and balcony sat 944. The Grandin Theatre was the first theatre in Roanoke to have “talking pictures.”

It stayed a cinema for over 40 years until it closed in 1976 and was taken over by Mill Mountain Theatre in 1976, who over the next seven years produced shows like The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1983, Jack Andrews bought the Theatre and screened classics, second run movies, and art films. He also presented Live Shows. During this time, blues musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and BB King rocked the house.

Two years later, the Grandin closed its doors once again, this time due to financial issues. However, in 1986, the theatre opened up again under the guidance of manager Julie Hunsaker, who brought in art house, indie and foreign films. She even brought in comedy legend Bill Murray, who in 1990, hosted a benefit to help the Grandin pay its bills. Unfortunately, it was still a challenge to keep the history alive. In November of 2001, The Grandin Theatre was forced to close for the third time.

However, just one month before, under the guidance of community developer Ed Walker, the Grandin Theatre Foundation was formed. Over the next year, the Foundation held the “Save the Grandin” campaign and on October 20, 2002, the theatre was able to reopen after raising the funds to buy and renovate the theatre. It has been keeping the history alive ever since. It’s not just about the movies.

It’s about the community. It’s the history. It’s the people. It’s the Grandin Theatre.


FloydFest 19 Voyage Home
Second Chance Giveaway

Win a Free Pair of Five-Day Passes!

FloydFest19

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) five-day general admission tickets to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home (July 24-28, 2019).

Total Value: $640

Contest ends at midnight on 6.30.19

Festival Description: "A 5-day celebration of music & art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia featuring over 100 performers on 8+ stages! FloydFest's mission is to be the best music festival experience of our time. To sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment."

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Win Two Gold Tickets to Livingston Taylor Live at The Harvester!

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Livingston Taylor

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win TWO (2) Gold Tickets to Livingston Taylor live at The Harvester Performance Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Contest ends at midnight on 6.23.19

Total Value: $103

About The Show: Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances.

Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, shared the stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule, touring internationally. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.

 For Tickets or More InfoHarvester-music.com


Grandin Date Night Second Chance Giveaway

Win a YEAR OF FREE MOVIES* for You and a Friend!

*24 total viewings, one per month per person.

Grandin Giveaway

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) Grandin Theatre Star Passes, valid for 12 free movie viewings each. Restrictions apply.

Total Value: $240

Contest ends at midnight on 5.27.19

About The Grandin: In 1931, Roanoke architect John Zink and his crew began construction on The Grandin Theatre. On March 26, 1932, Roanoke’s top movie palace opened its doors for the first time for a screening of “Arrowsmith.” Tickets were 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for kids at the time the auditorium and balcony sat 944. The Grandin Theatre was the first theatre in Roanoke to have “talking pictures.”

It stayed a cinema for over 40 years until it closed in 1976 and was taken over by Mill Mountain Theatre in 1976, who over the next seven years produced shows like The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1983, Jack Andrews bought the Theatre and screened classics, second run movies, and art films. He also presented Live Shows. During this time, blues musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and BB King rocked the house.

Two years later, the Grandin closed its doors once again, this time due to financial issues. However, in 1986, the theatre opened up again under the guidance of manager Julie Hunsaker, who brought in art house, indie and foreign films. She even brought in comedy legend Bill Murray, who in 1990, hosted a benefit to help the Grandin pay its bills. Unfortunately, it was still a challenge to keep the history alive. In November of 2001, The Grandin Theatre was forced to close for the third time.

However, just one month before, under the guidance of community developer Ed Walker, the Grandin Theatre Foundation was formed. Over the next year, the Foundation held the “Save the Grandin” campaign and on October 20, 2002, the theatre was able to reopen after raising the funds to buy and renovate the theatre. It has been keeping the history alive ever since. It’s not just about the movies.

It’s about the community. It’s the history. It’s the people. It’s the Grandin Theatre.


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Win Four Tickets to Robin & Linda Williams Live at The Harvester!

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Robin-Linda-Williams

Prize Package Details: ONE (1) lucky winner will win FOUR (4) General Admission Tickets to Robin & Linda Williams live at The Harvester Performance Center on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Contest ends at midnight on 5.16.19

Total Value: $108

About The Show: For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.

"Among contemporary country performers,, Robin and Linda Williams shine like a diamond amid rhinestones ..." __ David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe

 For Tickets or More InfoHarvester-music.com


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Win a Friends & Family Four-Pack to Community School's Strawberry Festival

May 3 & 4, 2019

Elmwood Park,
Downtown Roanoke

Strawberry Fest 2019

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) lucky winners will each win ONE (1) "Friends & Family Four Pack" of Shortcake or Sundae tickets to Community School's Strawberry Festival on May 3 & 4, 2019, in Elmwood Park, downtown Roanoke. Total Value: $25

Contest ends at midnight on 4.28.19

About The Festival: Voted one of "Southwest Virginia's Best Festivals" by Virginia Living magazine and “Favorite Annual Festival” by the readers of The Roanoker magazine, Community School's Strawberry Festival is one of Roanoke’s most popular and well-known events. It signals the beginning of summer and the festival season for residents of the Roanoke Valley.


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Win a Free Pair of Five-Day Passes!

FloydFest19

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) five-day general admission tickets to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home (July 24-28, 2019).

Total Value: $640

Contest ends at midnight on 4.14.19

Festival Description: "A 5-day celebration of music & art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia featuring over 100 performers on 8+ stages! FloydFest's mission is to be the best music festival experience of our time. To sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment."


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Win a YEAR OF FREE MOVIES* at the Grandin Theatre for You and a Friend!

*24 total viewings, one per month per person.

Grandin Giveaway

Prize Package Details: TWO (2) Grandin Theatre Star Passes, valid for 12 free movie viewings each. Restrictions apply.

Total Value: $240

Contest ends at midnight on 4.7.19

About The Grandin: In 1931, Roanoke architect John Zink and his crew began construction on The Grandin Theatre. On March 26, 1932, Roanoke’s top movie palace opened its doors for the first time for a screening of “Arrowsmith.” Tickets were 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for kids at the time the auditorium and balcony sat 944. The Grandin Theatre was the first theatre in Roanoke to have “talking pictures.”

It stayed a cinema for over 40 years until it closed in 1976 and was taken over by Mill Mountain Theatre in 1976, who over the next seven years produced shows like The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1983, Jack Andrews bought the Theatre and screened classics, second run movies, and art films. He also presented Live Shows. During this time, blues musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and BB King rocked the house.

Two years later, the Grandin closed its doors once again, this time due to financial issues. However, in 1986, the theatre opened up again under the guidance of manager Julie Hunsaker, who brought in art house, indie and foreign films. She even brought in comedy legend Bill Murray, who in 1990, hosted a benefit to help the Grandin pay its bills. Unfortunately, it was still a challenge to keep the history alive. In November of 2001, The Grandin Theatre was forced to close for the third time.

However, just one month before, under the guidance of community developer Ed Walker, the Grandin Theatre Foundation was formed. Over the next year, the Foundation held the “Save the Grandin” campaign and on October 20, 2002, the theatre was able to reopen after raising the funds to buy and renovate the theatre. It has been keeping the history alive ever since. It’s not just about the movies.

It’s about the community. It’s the history. It’s the people. It’s the Grandin Theatre.

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