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The Berglund Center

In the heart of downtown Roanoke is the Berglund Center, an elegant building that offers a touch of Southern hospitality. It’s right next to Taubman Art Museum and the historic Roanoke City Market and only a few minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway. In other words, it sits at the heart of art, culture, and beauty in the area. But it’s not just its surroundings that make the Berglund Center such a special place to visit. The Center is packed with amenities and entertainment to suit every taste. Check out their star-studded events schedule.

Amenities

The Berglund Center continues to be Virginia’s pulsating heart of art and culture—not just in terms of quality but quantity as well. The Coliseum seats over 10,500 people comfortably, while the Performing Arts Theatre has 2,151 seats. Its Exhibit Hall is a massive 14,000 square feet of space. As for the Special Events Center, it is 46,000 square feet and can accommodate large trade shows, conventions, meetings, and banquets. When you have all these great amenities, then no matter what event you’re holding, the Center has what it takes to make it successful.

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Events

Considering the center has all these great amenities, it’s no surprise that it’s packed with events all year round. Whatever your interests, you’ll find an event to appeal to you. Events range from sports to music and entertainment. One quick look at their schedule gives you an idea of what you’ll find, from a public skating event to a comic-con, an Episcopal revival, a dinosaur quest, a boat show, and lots more. The Berglund Center is located at 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24016. For tickets, you can call them at 540-853-2241 or email them at tickets@theberglundcenter.com.

Nearby Attractions to Experience and Explore

It comes as no surprise that time spent at The Berglund Center has a way of being a highlight of a trip to the Smith Mountain Lake Area. Whether you drop by this iconic area destination in the name of an exciting performance or are taking part in a fun-filled event, the size, style, and vibrant atmosphere that awaits are always a delight. Fortunately, the fun continues on beyond the front doors of the Berglund Center a well. Travelers to Smith Mountain Lake that are excited to round out their itineraries with a long list of options for fun will find plenty of places nearby that are worth a visit as well. Here are a few to consider the next time you’re in town.

Taubman Museum of Art

Sitting down the road at 110 Salem Avenue SE, the Taubman Museum of Art is the perfect pre-performance stop when you’re in Roanoke to take in a show or event at the Berglund Center. Originally designed by architect Randell Stout, the Taubman Museum of Art was formerly known as The Art Museum of Western Virginia. Today, guests to the Taubman Museum of Art can step inside and browse a wonderful collection of displays and exhibits that include everything from ceramics and paintings to sculpture and folk art. While the museum hosts a permanent collection that’s sure to inspire, every stop here has the potential to be entirely different thanks to traveling and revolving exhibits featuring the work of big-name and up and coming artists. The Taubman Museum of Art regularly hosts classes and demonstrations as well as workshops for those looking for a more hands-on approach to their creative impulses. Admission to the museum is free and exhibits are open to browse Fridays and Saturdays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm as well as Sundays between noon and 5:00 pm.

Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint

When the show or event comes to a close at The Berglund Center and you have serious cravings to curb, make your way to Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger joint situated at 210 Market Street SE. This casual, fun, and funky establishment is known for its mouthwatering burger selections piled high with customized toppings. It’s also built a flavorful reputation on its long list of craft beers waiting to be enjoyed by customers. Offering both curbside pickup and dine-in options, a stop at Jack Brown’s can easily be adjusted to fit your mood and hunger level.

Luxury on the Banks of Smith Mountain Lake

When planning your vacation to Smith Mountain Lake, you’ll want top-quality accommodations. And because we know that you deserve only the best, we have selected a group of properties that have passed our quality standards for you. Everything about our vacation homes says high quality, from the locations and views to the amenities and furniture. Our customer service is also highly rated. We have the friendliest and most experienced staff who will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Call us today and let our experts guide you in planning your best vacation to date.