Alright party people... Now that we stood behind our village, fought for our village, put it back together and dusted ourselves off....
First Chillage of the year will include an all-star local lineup.
Bringing the tunes will be none other than Barefoot West.
A quintet of musicians featuring Kyle Scott Forry (Guitar/Vocals), Henry Lazenby (Lead Guitar), Jeff Maiden (Hand Percussion), Sonny Campbell (Bass/Vocals) and Adam Hill (Keyboard/Vocals, they play a solid mix of acoustic roots, rock, reggae, soul, & Americana in their originals, and cover songs ranging from Bob Marley and Sam Cook to Johnny Cash. Barefoot West is full of smooth grooves, tight playing, great songwriting, and effortless harmonies.
Sunken City Brewing Company will be pouring their delicious beverages and we will have a new lineup of red and white wines available... of coarse sangria and Bud light will be flowing on site!
As for food, we've got some of the best you can shake a fork at...
Thai This Food Truck will be joining us to kick off the season right!
Two Roosters Kettle Corn will be poppin' it up and
Cool Blue Ice Cream Co. will be chillin' with us as well!
Face Painting for the kiddos by Lib's Lab Entertainment and free sidewalk chalk galore!
Come out and support Grandin Chillage. Part of the proceeds of every Chillage goes to benefit LEAP in their mission of creating local food solutions.
APRIL - OCT | 8 - NOON
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!