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The Commonheart Live at The Rives – Fri., March 1st

25 Feb

Fri., March 1, 2019 – You know and them and love them from past performances at the Rives and Rooster Walk! With gritty vocals over rock riffs and horns, The Commonheart delivers an emotion-packed, soulful sound that lights up any stage. Frontman Clinton Clegg is a powerhouse who commands full attention with his limitless onstage energy and vocal range. The new album “Grown” is a remarkable display of each member’s talent interlacing heavy blues, soul, and gospel influence across trumpet, saxophone, keys, guitar, and singers. The Commonheart’s sound is a true testament to the past while completely holding its own as one of today’s most promising acts.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 2019 Season Passes gladly accepted.

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Spoken Word Open Mic Night – Thurs., Feb. 21st

11 Feb

Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Thur., Feb., 21, 2019 – Come join us at the Rives for an Open Mic Night!

Whether you are a poet, short story author, spoken word artist, singer-songwriter, or just want to support local talent, this event is for you!

These events are FREE and open to the public and will be held in the lobby at the Rives Theatre in a cozy and welcoming space where artists can express themselves through written word. If you are interested in performing be sure to contact Donna Thompson at donna@roosterwalk.com to get signed up.

Acoustic Syndicate – Feb. 8th

30 Jan

Join us Friday, Feb. 8th for our first Season Pass show of the year!

Acoustic Syndicate is a musical institution. Since 1994, their unique blend of bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities, and conscious songwriting has inspired a generation of musicians. Through 7 albums, thousands of performances, and tens-of-thousands of miles, Acoustic Syndicate has long been heralded as one of the important influences on the modern roots-music revival.

Always a family affair, the band is fronted by Steve McMurry on guitar and vocals, and his cousin Bryon McMurry on banjo, guitar, and vocals. Their signature three-part harmony is rounded out by Bryon’s brother Fitz on drums and vocals. Jay Sanders holds down the bass with style, while dobro maestro Billy Cardine completes the quintet with his world-renowned tone and precision.
“Their modern take on traditional bluegrass and rock values culminates in a glimmering, driving sound rich with acoustic textures and glowing vocals,” said Paul Kerr, of JamBase. If there was ever a band that could capture the universal truths of life from the roots up, it’s Acoustic Syndicate. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Season Passes gladly accepted. Buy ’em at the Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads, or CLICK HERE.

Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads Tribute band) – Opening Party – Sat., Jan. 26th

21 Jan

SAIEW IMAGE 2OPENING PARTY: Same As It Ever Was (a Tribute to the Talking Heads)

Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 – Join us for our yearly tradition, the Rives Theatre’s opening party concert! For $125 per ticket, you will receive entry to this show, which includes open bar (beer, wine, liquor) and catered dinner, as well as Season Pass to the 2019 Live At The Rives concert series. The concert series will feature at least six shows over the course of 2019, not counting this Jan. 26th show. The revenue generated by Season Pass sales helps us offer world-class programming throughout the 2019 year. There is no better way you can support live music at the theatre than attending this show!

Love The Talking Heads? Same As It Ever Was does it right. This 7-piece outfit of Knoxville musicians came together out of their mutual love and respect for the music of the Talking Heads in the summer of 2004 and have not looked back since. Over the years the band has performed extensively, and now nearly have the entire Talking Heads catalog at their fingertips; They bring the excitement and energy of everything from ’77 to Naked, and all the B-sides in between. Same As It Ever Was strives to maintain the integrity of the Talking Heads’ groundbreaking music, while bringing their own panache to the game. Whatever you’re your level of familiarity with Talking Heads, you can expect to have an unforgettable time with Same As It Ever Was!

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Spoken Word Open Mic Night – Thur., Jan. 17th

26 Dec

Come join us at the Rives every third Thursday for an Open Mic Night!

Whether you are a poet, short story author, spoken word artist, singer songwriter, or just want to support local talent, this event is for you!

These events are FREE and open to the public and will be held in the lobby at the Rives Theatre in a cozy and welcoming space where artists can express themselves through written word. If you are interested in performing be sure to contact Donna Thompson at donna@roosterwalk.com to get signed up.

The Lee Boys w/opener Marvelous Funkshun – Sat., December 22nd

14 Dec

The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, FL. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments, including lap and pedal steel guitars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father and grandfather, Rev. Robert E. Lee, was the pastor and a steel player himself.

“Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations.

Featuring soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove, Marvelous Funkshun blends Funk, Southern Rock, Blues, Sacred Steel, Hip Hop and R&B.  The band has toured heavily throughout the southeast since 2014 and they have solidified a unique sound and supportive fan base from North Carolina to Florida.  The live shows are a dynamic, foot-stomping get down and “The Funkshun”, as fans have been known to call them, have shared the stage with many of the top names in the jam scene.

 

 

Doors open at 7PM and music starts at 8PM. Tickets cost $10 adv // $12 at the door. Season Passes gladly accepted.

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SOLD OUT – Billy Strings & Fireside Collective

12 Dec

 

 

Thurs., Dec. 13th – Join us to see the incredible Billy Strings at one of the smallest venues he’ll play all year – capacity 275. This will be Billy’s third time playing the Rives, and while we certainly hope it’s not his last, let’s be honest. This guy doesn’t have many shows left in rooms this small.

Awesome Asheville, NC, bluegrass band Fireside Collective will open the show. All tickets are general admission. Room for standing/dancing down front, with seats in the back.

Lawless (R) – Thur., Dec. 6th

26 Nov

 

In 1931, the Bondurant brothers of Franklin County, Va., run a multipurpose backwoods establishment that hides their true business, bootlegging. Middle brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) is the brain of the operation; older Howard (Jason Clarke) is the brawn, and younger Jack (Shia LaBeouf), the lookout. Though the local police have taken bribes and left the brothers alone, a violent war erupts when a sadistic lawman (Guy Pearce) from Chicago arrives and tries to shut down the Bondurants operation.

 

 

We are proud to announce our partnership with Twin Creeks Distillery for this event!

Owner and Master Distiller, Chris Prillaman, will be sharing stories with the audience before the film.

Also, wet your whistle with a tasting or signature cocktail made with Twin Creeks Distillery‘s finest 1st Sugar Moonshine and Copper Corn Whiskey!

 

 

Tickets are just $5! Buy them HERE or locally at Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads.

 

BIG Something & The Drove – Sat., Nov. 24th

12 Nov

Join us on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend for BIG Something and opener The Drove at the Rives Theatre.

A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, EWI (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered stalwarts as Umphrey’s McGee, Moon Taxi, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s, who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

Tix $15 adv // $20 DOS. Artisan Cafe members get in FREE. Buy tix here >>> https://bit.ly/2LYpsBY

TONIGHT – AJ Ghent & Full Band w/opener Griffin Haley – Sat., Nov. 10

8 Nov

SOCIAL HOUR 7PM – 8PM

$2 off all craft beers from 7-8 pm, and advance-priced tickets ($12) sold until 8 pm. Must have a ticket to the show to attend. 

 

 AJ Ghent [j-ent] and His Singing Guitar construct a musical sound that can be heard howling from the church to the streets to the clubs. His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and roots rock, — fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call, NEO BLUES.

 AJ was born to fly!

The energy and passion which resonates from AJ’s music, from the strum of the guitar and the conviction of the vocals, the pounding rhythm of the drums, to the thought provoking lyrics, is sure to be felt by any crowd.

 

 


Griffin Haley is a Martinsville-based band. Founded by Griffin Haley. After a stint of living outside of Memphis Tennessee in Jonesboro Ar, he came back to Virginia inspired by the Rock n Roll and Soul he found in Memphis , and the Blues and Gospel Music of the Mississippi River Delta. Having made appearances with many other bands at festivals such as Roosterwalk, Front Porch Fest, Floydfest and many others Griffin decided it was time to form his own group. Playing a variety of covers and originals he blends blues, r&b, country and rock and roll and cycles out musicians so each show is a unique experience.

 

 

 

 

 

$12 adv // $15 door // $10 w/valid college ID

SEASON PASSES GLADLY ACCEPTED

MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM

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