Join us Saturday, Aug. 6th for Emi Sunshine! This show will start at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are not available; all tickets must be purchased at the theatre on Aug. 6th. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children younger than 6 years old.
It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 12-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.
The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as “an old soul,” noting, “Onstage, this soul’s presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy.” While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family
Our next concert is for all the rock ‘n’ roll lovers out there. Stop Light Observations (SLO) is a fantastic young band based out of Charleston, SC, that will be making its Rives debut on Thursday, June 23rd.
Music fans who attended Rooster Walk 7 in 2015 will remember SLO from their Saturday night set that took place 8-10 pm on the Bassett Lake Stage, immediately before Yonder Mountain’s set. SLO was one of the big hits of the festival, and we’re stoked to bring them back to Martinsville.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 from the theatre’s box office on show night. Doors will open at 8 pm and music will begin at 9 pm. You can buy tickets online HERE. Tickets are not yet available in local stores, but will be soon at Woodall’s Music & the Daily Grind.
Season pass holders will be admitted free of charge to this show!
Shooter Jennings will perform at the Rives on Thursday, June 9th. He’ll be joined by his father’s backing band, Waymore’s Outlaws, and the night will start with an opening set from Billy Don Burns! Tickets ($35 adv / $40) are available locally at Woodall’s Music & Sound in Collinsville, as well as The Daily Grind in Uptown Martinsville. Or, buy them online from THIS LINK.
Join us this Friday night, May 13th, for an amazing night of authentic blues music! We’ll have Bob Margolin and his band, followed by another full set from The Nighthawks! The night will end with Bob joining forces with The Nighthawks for an extended tribute to the late Muddy Waters!
Bob Margolin was a member of Muddy’s band for multiple years, touring with him and playing guitar. He was also on the legendary documentary, The Last Waltz. The Nighthawks, based in Washington, DC, have been touring for more than 40 years and played with a long list of the Who’s Who in the blues world.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the doors. Season passes are gladly accepted. Buy your tickets online HERE.
Arts at the Rives Theatre will hold concerts on two consecutive nights for the first time since the organization was founded April 22-23. As part of a Rooster Walk Preview weekend, The Monbacks will be joined by The Southern Belles on Friday, April 22nd. On Saturday the 23rd, Wild Ponies will have an album release show.
FRI April 22
Major & the Monbacks
w/ The Southern Belles opening.
– $15 adv / $18 doors
– Season Passes gladly Accepted
SAT April 23
*Special Album Release Show*
– Sorry, no season passes accepted
Our next concert will feature an amazing mix of vocal harmonies and musicianship when The Steel Wheels make their Martinsville debut! This concert is part of the Artisan Cafe Series. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the doors. Buy them online HERE or locally from The Daily Grind or Woodall’s Music.
This is a season pass show. Yarn lead singer Blake Christiana will begin the night with a solo acoustic set. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts around 9 pm. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door. More info HERE. Buy online tickets HERE.
Join us for two great rock bands from Roanoke this Friday, March 4th: Welcome to Hoonah & Ghost Eagle!
Tickets are $10 in advance (buy ’em HERE) or $12 at the doors of the Rives.
Winner of FloydFest 2015’s “BAND ON FIRE” competition, Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of current folk, Americana and indie music, 60’s rock and country, with definitive front porch flavor and a touch of urban verve. Ghost Eagle is a high energy, Appalachian rooted trio consisting of drums, telecaster and filthy, amplified harmonica.