Adults, Drive

DRIVE! Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, September 06, 2018

6:30pm - 9:30pm

ages 21+

Purchase Tickets

Join us for a very special evening as we celebrate our banner exhibition DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and MotorcyclesYour ticket gives you the first exclusive viewing of a truly rare collection of one-of-a-kind concept cars and celebrity-owned roadsters.

Enjoy a spirited evening of live music by the Cyrus Pace Trio, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. Meet vehicle lenders and hear their amazing stories of the iconic vehicles on view, then meet guest curator Ken Gross after his spotlight talk. 

Dress: Smart Casual


  • Glazed Pork Belly Short Plate: Spicy Dr. Pepper glazed pork belly atop mashed sweet potatoes and collard greens
  • Shrimp & Grits Short Plate: Creamy stone ground Manchego cheese grits with sautéed shrimp, andouille sausage, scallions and roasted tomato gravy
  • Alabama BBQ Chicken Slider: Smoked chicken thigh with Alabama white bbq glaze, coleslaw on a brioche bun
  • Bacon Wrapped Figs, stuffed with goat cheese, drizzled with honey
  • Bountiful Fall Antipasti Display: Salami, chorizo, chicken apple sausage with smoked cheddar, fresh mozzarella, Meadowcreek Appalachian cheeses, roasted butternut squash, roasted carrots, grilled apples and pears with an assortment of chutneys, jams, local honey, olives, candied pecans, rosemary crackers and grilled baguette
  • Dessert Bar: Macarons, dessert bars, brownies, cookies, and more!
  • Open Bar: Craft beer, fine wine and signature cocktail

This evening is sponsored in part by: Interactive Design Group, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law, Gloriosa, Lighting Ninja, Inc., City Magazine, and Heather Turner Photography

Featured auction items:

  • 2-night stay (in cottage or lodge) and stargazing for two people at Primland Resort 
  • Motorcycle lessons for two at Virginia Western Community College
  • Stay in Downtown Roanoke for the night at the Hampton Inn and Suites and test your knowledge at Deciphered Roanoke's escape room
  • Private tour and tasting with the brewmaster at Olde Salem Brewing Company in Salem, VA.
  • More to come!

Raffle items:

  • Copper travel growler, Virginia Map glasses and hand forged railroad spike knife, sponsored by Mike Peay Metalworks and Upcycled Gifts
  • Dooney & Bourke handbag, sponsored by Belk Roanoke