True Spirit + The Modern Folk (Josh Moss) + The James Badfellows take the Pale Fire stage on Sunday, November 18th.
$3 suggested donation all ages
True Spirit: truespiritva.bandcamp.com/releases Charlottesville punk making its Harrisonburg debut. Noisy and angular, True Spirit's atmospheric dissonance is both abrasive and compelling. Not to be missed.
J moss/the modern folk: themodernfolk.bandcamp.com/ Harrisonburg native Josh Moss has been broadcasting a seemingly endless stream of music and creativity from his adopted home of Portland, OR. under the moniker The Modern Folk for nearly a decade. Somewhere between primitive guitar and trip-hop sits the futuristic folk sounds of The Modern Folk, droning just under the soil.
Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols share their raucous honkytonk, dirty blues, roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll, and tear jerking country balladry nationwide supporting their new album “Forgive” on Rusty Knuckles Music label Dates being added; check back for updates & please share!
With The Newtown Queens: Taking their name from the Queen City of Staunton, VA, and the city's historic Newtown district, this trio of Rev. Bill Howard on guitar, Jess Bergh on drums, and Jims Hinkle on bass are members of The Judy Chops, playing blues, surf rock, classic country and more! www.facebook.com/TheNewtownQueens/
Pale Fire is hosting a weekly open mic night on Tuesdays from 9pm-12am. The stage is open to musicians, poets, comedians, etc. Sign up at the bar as early as 8pm.
Performers will take the stage in order of sign up, but order can be altered at the hosts discretion. First performer goes on at 9pm, with the last performer taking the stage before 12am. We recommend signing up early if you want to guarantee your chance to perform.
Musical acts can play up to three songs each, but may be given more or less at the host's discretion if sign ups are particularly heavy or light on any given evening - or if the crowd loves you and they clearly want more!
Poets and comedians have 10 minutes maximum to perform.
Musical acts are limited to three performers on stage at a time. No drums kits or full bands unless previously agreed upon.
Singers and rappers can perform to pre-recorded tracks as long as the music is original. This is not a karaoke night! If you are bringing pre-recorded tracks, make sure they can be played from a mobile device with a 1/8” output. No thumb drives, hard drives or other USB devices.
Come out for our weekly trivia night, hosted by Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. Find updates (and insider info) at Geeks Who Drink - Harrisonburg. Game starts and 8pm and it's FREE!
The quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.
Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.
Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free stuff are sprinkled throughout the quiz.
You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin' Jeopardy.
We're taking PREORDERS for insulated growlers and hoodies! Order now and get it in time for holiday gifting. (No judgement if you just want one for yourself.)
Order online (shipping & local pickup options) or in the tap room (local pickup only) and get $5 off the final list price. Preorder deadline is November 23rd (Black Friday). Items will be available in the tap room for local pickup or dropped in the mail the week of December 10th.
MATCH LOGO HOODIE Gildan brand black hooded sweatshirt. 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Available in sizes S to 5XL (3XL-5XL preorder only). $33/$38.
DEADLY RHYTHM INSULATED GROWLER 64oz double wall stainless steel growler. Made of 18/8 stainless steel and will keep beverages hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours. Not a decal – Deadly Rhythm image is printed directly onto the growler. $55/$60.
Online shopping not your thing? See samples of both items in the tap room!
Like going to shows, but hate paying the cover charge every time? Introducing the 2019 live music pass, good for all live music in the tap room through December 21, 2019!*
For one low price of $32 (2018 shows totaled over $100!) we'll give you a card that gets you in the door without paying anything extra. Think about all that money you'll save for beer!
2018 shows included Sean K. Preston, New Boss, Cicada Rhythm, Western Star, Stephane Wrembel, Bryan Elijah Smith, John R Miller, Saw Black, William Matheny, Dogwood Tales, The Honey Dewdrops, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Doug Strahan, and more!
Passes go on sale on Friday, November 23rd and any pass purchased on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday will automatically enter you to win an additional pass to give to a friend. (Available online or in the tap room!)
We already have some shows posted to the 2019 events calendar. Check them out and then buy your pass! The savings start immediately - we're including the rest of 2018 shows in the pass so the earlier you buy, the better!
*Terms & Conditions: - Pass waives the ticket price for any standard live music event at Pale Fire through December 31, 2019. - Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and not valid for cash. - Use by anyone other than passholder is prohibited and could result in revocation of pass without refund. - Pass does not apply to fundraisers/benefit shows, private rentals, or music festivals. - Pass does not guarantee admittance for reasons related to capacity, age (i.e. 21+ shows), and sobriety. - For shows expected to sell out, it is recommended that you reserve a seat in advance. Call (540) 217-5452.
Introducing Mystery Movie Monday where the title is a secret until we hit play! Come out every Monday at 8pm and we'll entertain you with a classic, cult, or cheesy movie that's sure to please. We're pulling from all genres and years here, folks.
Let's raise some money for Shenandoah Valley Art Mobile! We've got a full lineup booked with Gryzzle, Grayling Skyy, BODY DRAMA, and Worthless Curtis.
We're asking for a $5-10 donation at the door, and 100% goes to the Art Mobile.
The Shenandoah Valley Art Mobile is an emerging non-profit organization with the aim of increasing opportunities for the public to engage in the creative process. Currently, we are fundraising to purchase a bus that will be renovated into a visual arts studio. This mobile studio will travel throughout our community, providing encounters with creativity to youth, older adults, and everyone in between.
Save the date for another Handmade Harrisonburg holiday market at Pale Fire! Sip on a beer while you shop handmade goods from local artists, makers, and creators in our brewery.
This year's holiday market will take place on two different days, with a new list of vendors each day. The market will run from 1-6pm on both Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd. Market attendance is free and open to the public (of all ages).
New this year – a daily raffle (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) benefiting Collins Center & Child Advocacy Center! Thanks to our vendors, we have quite a few items to win. Bring cash for raffle tickets, then deposit into the box for the item you want to win. We'll draw winners at 6pm each day.
:::Saturday, December 1st::: Eirotropot Erin E Murray Fine Art Golden Ratio Clay Works Inside My Locket Rhodarts Schmid & Daughters, LLC ZN Stained Glass Wonneberger (Bill Wonneberger) Wooden Trout
:::Sunday, December 2nd::: Amberlee Joy Photography Harvest Crafts bags & accessories Jessie Rublee Ceramics Kassy Newman Ceramics L/T Collective (Leah Rosenwasser) Lineage The Mark-It Outbound Supply Winnow + Cull
Pale Fire Brewing Company presents "Street Hassle: A Tribute to Lou Reed."
We're getting our musician friends together and paying tribute to the one and only Lou Reed. Of course touching on the Velvet Underground, but pulling favorite tracks from his 20 album solo carrier as well.
Show starts at 9pm and is FREE. Come out and dance to that Rock & Roll Music!
Artists to be announced soon.
Incredible artwork by our friend Jeff Guinn from the The Mark-It. He's pretty damn busy but if you ask nice he may do some graphic design for you too.
Ring in the new year at Pale Fire! We're staying open late to welcome 2019 so plan to spend your evening with us. We'll have live music from 10pm until 12:30am – The Sustainers, a local rock and soul cover band – are sure to entertain. Festive attire and dancing shoes are encouraged!
Additional details to come.
The Sustainers is a rock and soul cover band in Harrisonburg, VA with Trisha Brown Leweke (lead vocals), Scott Lowe (guitar), Mike Baxter (keyboards), Dan Easley (bass), and Bob Leweke (drums).
Skribe (Annapolis, MD) skribe.bandcamp.com Skribe travels from town to town in a blue hearse spreading their own blend of garage folk: a soulful sound that draws from roots Americana & the 60's garage spirit. The bands' latest release 'Postcards' rumbles & creaks from the blues punk growl of 'Mayonnaise & Honey' to the Hawaiian lapsteel laced ballad 'Strangers' - a tribute to The Kinks.
"Skribe plays an oil can called a canjo-zookie. It’s an eight-string guitar with a biting, blues-y rasp. Skribe’s got the voice (and the old-school Cadillac) to match. Accompanying himself on the suitcase-kick and hi-hat, Skribe’s “M.I.Y.” is a barn-burning roots number." -Ben Naddaff-Hafrey NPR
The Hook & Bullet (Harrisonburg, VA) Hook & Bullet is made up of Audrey and James Barnes. Based in the Shenandoah Valley, they hail from Wilkes Co, North Carolina - the land of Doc Watson and NASCAR. Call them what you will...americana, indy folk, roots, or just an old-fashioned, new-time banjo and drum band. Their music resides in the sweet tension between old and new, between heartbreak and redemption, between creation and destruction.