Live at the Rives Theatre Series Kick-Off with Lizzy Ross Band

3 Sep


The Lizzy Ross Band will kick off the Live at the Rives fall concert series on Saturday, September 7 with a 9 pm performance.

Lizzy Ross, the band’s namesake, is finishing up the busiest stretch of her young career. Between solo shows and concerts with the full band, she’s played about 90 times in the past seven months, she said.

“It’s been a wild spring and summer,” said Ross. “Especially for me personally, it’s been nonstop movement. Since February, I’ve been on the road and not in the same place for more than a week. In some ways, it’s been a fantastic adventure. It’s been so fun, but it’s also been exhausting.”

Tickets to the show will be $8 in advance from Woodall’s Music and Studio 107 or $10 at the doors of the theatre. The Danbury, N.C.-based trio, Mason Via and Friends, will perform in the Rives’ lobby beginning at 7 pm as part of  the Martinsville Culture Crawl, a Uptown-wide event celebrating the arts in MHC.  Music fans with a Culture Crawl wristband will receive all-night entry to the Rives for just $5.

One of this summer’s highlights for the Lizzy Ross Band (LRB) came at Floydfest, where LRB played five sets over the course of four days.

“We’re a touring band, and we play in all kinds of venues,” she said. “Sometimes we play in terrible bars. Sometimes we play in beautiful ballrooms, but there are always moments that fill us with spectacular energy, and Floydfest was one of those moments.”

LRB also played a Saturday night, main-stage set at Rooster Walk, their fourth consecutive year at the Martinsville-based festival. Looking ahead, they’re scheduled to perform twice at Bristol Rhythm & Roots later this month.

This will be Ross’ fourth time playing at the Rives. The regular stops in Martinsville are not by chance, she noted.

“We’re really excited to be coming back to the Rives and Martinsville,” she said. “I can’t emphasize how cool it’s been to be a part of Rooster Walk and the theatre for the last few years. We’re really grateful to the community for opening their hearts. I feel like Martinsville is one of the warmer places that we’ve gotten to play, so I’m grateful for that, and the opportunity to come back again!”

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