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Yarn brings Alt-Country sound to Rives at 9 p.m. this weekend

25 Sep

Brooklyn-based band Yarn will bring their signature Americana/Alt-Country sound to the Rives Theatre on Saturday, September 29, as part of Arts at the Rives Theatre’s “Live at the Rives” concert series.

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s first four albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers.

Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.

In March, Yarn released their newest album, Almost Home, produced by the multi-Grammy winning, Bil VornDick, who has worked with Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Bob Dylan and many others. VornDick came across a Yarn performance at “Music City Roots,” Nashville’s progessive live music show that showcases some of the best of the Americana music scene.

Yarn’s devoted family, affectionately know as the “Yarmy,” has the band following in the fine tradition of The Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic, whose fans will go to any length to see them live, and this year Yarn’s fans will see them plenty. Their rigorous tour schedule has them out on the road for more than 150 dates per year since 2007 and they are not slowing down.

Yarn’s concert at the Rives Theatre will begin at 9 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance at Studio 107 and Woodall’s Music and Sound or $10 at the door the night of the show. Theatre doors open one hour before the show begins.

Devon Allman Concert Sold Out

14 Mar

Well fans, we are both sorry and happy to say that Devon Allman &  Honeytribe’s Live at the Rives Theatre performance on March 24 is now sold out. We hope you got your tickets in advance, but in case you didn’t, check out our upcoming shows for another event that might soothe your pain.

Fast Track Exhibitors Invited to Free Concert

5 Mar

To show our appreciation for their support of Martinsville and Henry County’s business community, Fast Track 2012 Exhibitors are invited to join the Chamber of Commerce and Arts at the Rives Theatre for a complimentary concert in Uptown Martinsville’s historic Rives Theatre, featuring live music by POSSUM JENKINS. As always, your continued support of the Chamber and Arts at the Rives Theatre is greatly appreciated. For more information on attending this show, please call the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce at 276.632.6401.

Live at the Rives Theatre 2012 Season Announced

9 Feb

The 2012 Live at the Rives Theatre concert series has been announced.  Here is a look at the performers who will play the series between February and May. More events will be scheduled, so check back for updates!

Series Pass Holder Event
with Lizzy Ross Band
February 17, 2012 · 9 PM
Rives Theatre

Live at the Rives Theatre Series Pass holders are invited to a special Series Kick-Off Party featuring music by Rooster Walk favorite, Lizzy Ross Band with beverages and food catered by Ratatouille.  Only Series Pass holders and sponsors will be admitted to this event, so call the Rives Theatre at 276.403.0872 or email today to purchase a Series Pass or to sponsor an event.  In addition to the Lizzy Ross performance, purchase of a Series Pass also gains the holder admission to six Live at the Rives Theatre series performances in 2012 (see below). $50 Series Pass

Devon Allman & Honeytribe
Saturday, March 24, 2012 · 9 PM
Rives Theatre

Front man of Honeytribe and son of the legendary Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, Devon Allman’s passionate, guitar-driven blues is rich and soulful – with definite influences from his famous father.  Ranging from heavy jams to introspective slow tunes, and of course a few covers, Allman brings a solid classic rock sound to his performances.  Tickets available at Daily Grind and Woodall’s Music or $10

Sanctum Sully
Friday, April 13, 2012 · 9 PM
Rives Theatre

Take three-part harmonies, blues based guitar riffs, a ringer of a mandolin and one helluva beer drinkin’ crowd, and you’ve got yourself a ‘Sully’ show. Foot stompin’ good times and grassed-up versions of blues, rock and jamband tunes could sneak their way between a unique array of originals in their somewhat unpredictable sets. Tickets available at Woodall’s Music, Daily Grind or $10

William Walter’s Damn Fine Trio
Friday, May 04, 2012 · 9 PM
Rives Theatre

Combining high-energy rock and roll with a special blend of funky twang, William Walter & Co. deliver live looping jams with epic guitar wizardry. A festival favorite, Walter & Co.’s music reflects a common shared experience. Listening to Walter & Co. is like hanging out with good friends: intimate, energizing and fun. Tickets at Woodall’s Music, Daily Grind or $10

What Lies Ahead

27 Dec

The last year has been a blast.  Thanks to everyone who came to our First Fridays at the Rives series as well as our other events.  In the coming year, we will be arranging our shows a bit differently, which means the First Fridays at the Rives series will be replaced by a new series called Live at the Rives.  Events will no longer be held the first Friday of each month, or monthly at all.  This change in scheduling will allow Arts at the Rives Theatre to book more of the bands you love.  We’re still booking the season, so check back in February for a list of upcoming Live at the Rives shows for 2012.

Happy New Year!
Arts at the Rives Theatre

It’s Gonna Be a Scorcher

1 Nov

Jason Ringenberg
Friday, Nov 4, 2011 
8 PM | Rives Theatre
$15 at the door
Reserve Tickets

Farmer Jason
Saturday, Nov 5, 2011
11:30 am | Rives Theatre

Well music fans, our next event is coming up this Friday and it has come to our attention that our fabulous performer, Jason Ringenberg, may need a little introduction. He is a man of many talents, after all.

Some of you may be familiar with Ringenberg as the “Jason” in Jason and the Scorchers, the hard-driving, country-punk hybrid that tore into the Americana music scene in the early 1980s and became a regular opening act for then soon-to- be-pop-giants R.E.M.  Today, Ringenberg still tours with the Scorchers, but has also branched out into a highly successful solo career.   Though the Scorchers’ style of alt-country is a gritty, fast-paced riot, Ringenberg’s solo style is smooth and twangy, reminiscent of Dwight Yoakam, but with an undeniable touch of his punk rock past.  If you like classic country with an edge, Ringenberg is your man.

Listen: “Ride the Orphan Train” by Jason Ringenberg

These days, Ringenberg doesn’t just rock juke joints and music halls.  He has also been known to don overalls and a cowboy hat and become children’s entertainer Farmer Jason, a PBS sensation.  Farmer Jason delights kids with original songs, like “Punk Rock Skunk” and “A Guitar Pickin’ Chicken.”  He tours the U.S. and abroad with his high-energy, barrell-of-laughs kids’ act that causes giggles galore.

So, now that you know a little about Jason Ringenberg, and his home-spun alter-ego Farmer Jason, join us at the Rives Theatre this Friday for an evening with an alt-country superstar. Then, bring your kids to the theatre on Saturday morning for the fun and friendly antics of everyone’s favorite farmhand.

Farmer Jason is presented by Boys and Girls Clubs of Martinsville and Henry County, Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA and Arts at the Rives Theatre.

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

25 Oct

ART Fundraiser with Delirious & The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 
8 pm – 12:30 am | Rives Theatre

A chill is in the air. Pumpkins line neighborhood doorsteps. Grocery stores can’t keep those little, bite-sized candies on the shelves.  This can only mean one thing:  It’s time celebrate Halloween!

Now, trick-or-treating is nice, but don’t let your little ghosts and goblins have all the fun this year.  Join Arts at the Rives Theatre for a special fundraiser featuring live music by Delirious and a late-night showing of everyone’s favorite cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. What better way is there for adults to participate in the costumed-glory of the spookiest holiday around? They’ll be treats for everyone from Wild Magnolia and Patron Ticket-holders get free drinks!

Worried about a costume? Don’t be.  They are completely optional. But, if you are need some clever ideas straight from the movie, check out these DIY tips.  Lots of fabulous accouterments can be found at an aptly-seasonal costume shop or at your local thrift store.

The evenings festivities will begin when Delirious takes the stage at 8 PM. Rocky Horror will begin at 10:30 PM. Oh, and come prepared for audience participation!

$25 w cash bar | $50 w drinks included

• Reserve Tickets