FOOD | HOT STONES PIZZA
Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of current folk, Americana and indie music and 60's rock and country, with definitive front porch flavor and a touch of urban verve. The songwriting and vocal team, Spencer McKenna and Jessica Larsen, have eclectic musical tastes that are reflected in the variety of their originals and choice of accompanying musicians.
Best described as "indie-country rock", Welcome to Hoonah's songs are earnest and cover the experiential span, from hopeful to lovelorn, and from sweet lazy days to long wild nights. Their writing and instrumentation dare you not to dance and hum along.
Guitar, lead vocals: Spencer McKenna
Percussion, vocals: Jessica LarsenBass
Vocals: Chris Eanes
Banjo and vocals: Alex Faught
Harmonica and percussion: Robby Carden
Drums: Matt Leonard
Admission $5.00 | Drink tickets $4.00 | Cash only
The Food Truck for our May 20 Chillage is Hot Stones Pizza, owned and run by Danielle and James Drake of Wirtz. James spent months perfecting his dough and pizza sauce recipes. The dough is from scratch, James makes his own sauce and they use fresh local ingredients whenever possible.
Prepping occurs onsite, and is cooked in the wood-fired oven. Depending on how hot the fire is, cooking time can take anywhere from 60 seconds to two minutes. The pies measure about 9 inches in diameter and run the gamut from the basic to the exotic. Prices range from $7 to $10.
They offer a variety of pizzas from the basics like cheese and pepperoni, to specialty pizzas like sun-dried tomato, wine lover, sweet date and everything in between.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROANOKE RIVER FEST WE PRESENT A VERY SPECIAL CHILLAGE EVENT!
FOOD | GREEN GOAT RESTAURANT
One day, three great events to celebrate our river!
Events go on from 11:00 to 5:00 pm
Location | Smith Park and Wasena Park, Roanoke
Great Roanoke River Duck Race starts at 1:00pm
Recycled Regatta Race starts at 2:00pm
Chillage by the River happens from 2:00-5:00pm
The Chillage will happen in the yard of the Green Goat Restaurant. Be sure and celebrate the days festivities with a cold brew and a hot band!
Fun activities, boat demos, river education, vendors and crafts, food, music and more!
EVERY SATURDAY | APRIL - OCT | 8 - NOON
Mark your calendars! Many of your favorite vendors (and a few exciting new ones) are back for the 2016 season. We'll have market activities for kids on Opening Day and once every month after that.
The Grandin Village Community Market (GVCM) supports local, sustainable agriculture by connecting the public with local farmers and food producers. The Grandin Village Market accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits up to $30.
The GVCM features 100% locally produced products with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. All products are produced within 100 miles of the market location, with the exception of regional seafood from Virginia and North Carolina waters (only if the vendor is local) and coffee (only if the roaster is local).
Currently the Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 18 farmers and food producers (layout is below!) featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.
The Grandin Chillage is a full service event designed to bring the community together through good music, cold drinks, great company and positive vibes! This past season we have made it a family-friendly event as well.
This outdoor event takes place in the area behind Nopale's on the corner of Westover and Grandin Road. This is a multi-level area with space for mingling on the top level, and dancing to the band on the bottom level. A local craft brewery is featured, with Sangria, imported wines and Two Roosters Kettle Corn also on tap. Newly added in 2016 - food from a local restaurant or Food Truck! Local bands offer a variety of music from rock to blues to reggae.
Regular season hours are from 6 - 9 pm on selected Friday nights, with a grand finale of a ChillageFest in October which lasts from 1 - 9 pm and features a variety of bands throughout the day and evening, along with a selection of local breweries.
Children 12 and under are free, and all children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed dogs are welcome. We hope to see you at the next Chillage!
Kudos and a BIG thanks go out to John Bryant, from the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, and Sam Lunsford, from The Grandin Theatre, for working together to come up with a maintenance solution for the hanging flower baskets in Grandin Village!
The Co-op has purchased equipment to water the flowers, which they will also use to water their own great vegetable and plant offerings. And Sam Lunsford has stepped up to perform the watering and fertilizing of our flowers.
It truly takes a Village, and we are so lucky to have folks like this who step up in times of need!
We are looking for other volunteers to help when Sam can't make it. It takes about an hour to do the fertilizing (which needs to be done every 2 weeks) and about 30 minutes to water all of the baskets (maybe 3-5 times per week, depending on rainfall).
With a few more volunteers, we can setup a schedule for the whole summer that will make it easy on everyone. So send a message via the links below and let us know if you could help by getting on the schedule!