All Shows

Brewster Walk: featuring Love Canon, Cris Jacobs & Los Chupacabras

Sat., Sept. 8th – Join us on the street directly in front of the Rives for the 4th annual Brewster Walk Craft Beer Festival & Concerts. The event will feature delicious craft beers, wines, ciders and more, plus live performances from Love Canon, the Cris Jacobs band and Los Chupacabras.

Gates open to VIPs at 1 pm and to GAs at 2 pm. Last call will take place at 6:45 pm and the beer festival will officially conclude at 7 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Head over to learn more info about volunteering at Brewster Walk!

GA tickets cost $30 and will include the commemorative Brewster Walk sampling glass, twenty 3-oz.samples of delicious beer, admission to the event beginning at 2 p.m. and the concerts.

We’re only selling 150 VIP tickets to Brewster Walk. VIP tickets cost $55 in advance ($60 at the gates). Gates will open 1 p.m. for VIPs. VIP ticket holders also get to enter the Rives Theatre for special tastings, wine and real bathrooms. They also will receive the commemorative glass, unlimited samples and all three concerts.

Designated Driver tickets will cost $25 each, garner 2 p.m. entry to the event and the concerts.

BUY TICKETS HERE. (Also available locally from the Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads)


Loving Vincent (PG 13)

Sunday, September 16th – Arts at The Rives Theatre is partnering with Piedmont Arts to bring you a weekend full of exploration into the life and artwork of Vincent Van Gogh.  A social hour in the lobby, a talk given by Patick Henry Community College Art Professor, Gerry Bannan and the movie “Loving Vincent” will be showcased at the Historic Rives Theatre. Doors open at 2pm and movie will begin at 3pm.  


On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. ‘Loving Vincent’ tells that story.

Tickets to the movie: $5 adults // $3 children (7 and under are free)

BUY TICKETS HERE (Also available locally from the Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads)


Piedmont Arts inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education.



Join us at Piedmont Arts on Friday, September 14 for “A Starry Night in Martinsville.” Paint your very own Vincent van Gogh inspired canvas with instructor Alisha Bennett. Paint and other supplies provided. Guests may bring drinks, snacks or dinner to enjoy during class.

Register online or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class.

30 Member • $35 Non-member

Buy Tickets Here   (Tickets to the paint night include a ticket to the movie.)




Kat Wright at Pop’s Farm

Fri., Sept. 28thSeason Passes gladly accepted! Sponsored by Sovah Health and Deschutes Brewery. 2018 ART Season Passes accepted! Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. No outside alcohol. We’ll have a food truck on-site, plus beer, wine and water for sale. Back, by popular demand, after her Rooster Walk 10 performance! Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Theres soul flowing in and out of her rock n roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul musics sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartaches apology. Its funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little  like it should. Tix: $12 adv//$15. (Tix $10 at the gate with valid college ID).



Love Beats Rhymes (R)

Thur., Oct. 4 – Arts at The Rives is teaming up with Books and Crannies, Natalie Hodge, and Chad Martin to explore the worlds of hip-hop and poetry.

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice – and true love – in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount.



Come join us at The Rives for a spoken word open mic event. Co-hosted by Natalie Hodge and Chad Martin as we explore the marriage between hip-hop and poetry. Event begins at 7pm followed by the movie, “Love Beats Rhymes” at 7:30pm. Event included in the purchase of movie ticket. Concessions, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.
To get involved and share your work email Donna Thompson at Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Doors: 6:30pm

Open Mic: 7pm

Movie: 7:30pm

Tickets: $5 adults // $3 Children (7 and under are free)

BUY TICKETS HERE (Also available locally from the Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads)
Books and Crannies, the only bookstore in town, features fiction and non-fiction accompanied by a broad selection of children’s books and a wide range of titles. They have the ability to order any books still in publication and offer a used book section featuring $1 paperbacks and $3 hardbacks. They also host a variety of events throughout the year such as children’s readings, open mic poetry, and book signings featuring local and regional authors.

Skydog at the Rives

Sat., Oct. 27thSeason Passes gladly acceptedSkydog was the nickname given to Duane Allman during his years as a Muscle Shoals session musician. In the wake of the 40th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, Skydog returns. This Richmond, VA powerhouse is quickly becoming one of the most sought after ABB tributes in the nation. These six seasoned musicians rekindle the spirit of the original ABB line up. Driven by their passion to pay homage to Duane and Berry, Skydog revisits the early years with classic Fillmore East arrangements and unbridled grit. The members of Skydog share a long history performing together in other ensembles and after several years of talking about how much fun this would be, it was high time for Skydog to be unleashed. If its vintage Allmans that you crave, look no further, Skydog is it. Tix: $12 adv//$15.



AJ Ghent at the Rives

Sat., Nov. 10thSeason Passes gladly accepted. 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.

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.  AJ aims to create an unforgettable experience for music lovers, with the hopes of taking them to a musical paradise.  A little hip-shaking, finger snapping, head nodding is all you need for this tuneful travel excursion. He calls James Brown, Prince, and his family heritage as influences. He can be heard picking, sliding and strumming all over those strings, whether it’s one of his custom built 6 or 8-string lap steel hybrids or his acoustic resonator. What is different from most lap steel players is AJ performs standing upright like a guitar player, using his over handed technique to play slide, so that he can dance, and have more mobility during his live shows.  AJ was born to fly! Tix $12 adv//$15.



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