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Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Thur., April 18, 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.


MOVIE – ‘Revival: The Sam Bush Story’

Sun., April 28th – Doors at 2:30 pm, movie starts at 3 pm.

Not many musicians can lay claim to being the “father” of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. Sam is a pioneer and a living legend … and most people don’t even know his name. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story audiences will discover Sam’s story. Labeled the “Father of Newgrass” by a who’s-who of the Americana music world, Sam has become the icon of his own genre. From jam bands to the genius of Chris Thile, from the Avett Brothers to Zac Brown, many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Americana owe a debt of gratitude to Sam, but where does he fit in the new world of acoustic music? “Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself. While musicians he inspired reach levels of success and stardom Sam never has, his challenge is to remain relevant: one show at a time.

Cast — Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, David Grisman, Ricky Scaggs, Jerry Douglas, Jeff Hanna, Del McCoury, John Cowan, Jeff Austin, Scott Avett, The Avett Brothers, Woody Platt, Mike Guggino, Steep Canyon Rangers, Paul Hoffman, Greensky Bluegrass, Pat Flynn, Sierra Hull.

 

 

Buy Tickets HERE.

 


South Hill Banks + Kentucky Derby Party

Sat., May 4th – Join us to watch the Kentucky Derby on the big movie screen at the Rives, followed by a performance from South Hill Banks. The Derby Party starts at 4 p.m., and live music starts shortly after the race is over.

The Derby Party is FREE with a paid ticket to the show! Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the doors. Sorry, season passes are not accepted for this show.

South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo, vocals), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Justin Doyle (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam infused bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new. ***Floydfest 17 “On The Rise” Competition Winner*** Be sure to check out their brand new album “No Time For A Breakdown” out now!

Get your tickets here. 

 


Billy Strings – RW Preview Show – SOLD OUT

Billy Strings and his full band will play a Rooster Walk preview show on Thursday, May 16th at the Rives Theatre in Martinsville, Va.! The last time Billy played the Rives, the show sold out in less than 12 hours!

Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He’s one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm.

Music starts at 8 pm. (No opener)

 

 

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