Series Shows

The 2018 Live at the Rives Concert Series 


The Lee Boys at the Rives

Sat., Dec. 22nd – 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. Tickets cost $10 adv // $12 at the door. Season Passes gladly accepted.



Kendall Street Company – Chamber Appreciation Night

Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 – Current Chamber members can receive free tickets to this show by contacting Sharon at Join us for our yearly MHC-Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Night. From late night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to the main stages of venues throughout the East Coast, Kendall Street Company has broken out of the college bubble and into a world that loves to groove to a great live show. The band was founded in the early months of 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff. The duo had been playing together for some time in the greater Virginia Beach area, joined by a rotation of talented musicians who performed behind Louis as the Louis Smith Band. After moving to Charlottesville in late 2012 to attend the University of Virginia, the pair began putting together a group of student musicians, adding Brian Roy on bass/vocals and Ryan Wood on drums/percussion in early 2013. Since then, the band has added Andrew King on keyboards, Ben Laderberg on the electric guitar, and Jake Vanaman on saxophone. Tickets cost $10 adv // $12 at the doors. 2019 Season Pass holders admitted FREE!




The 2019 Live at the Rives Concert Series 

OPENING 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!



Previous 2018 Series Shows

Jan. 13 – The Trongone Band

Jan. 27 – Victor Wainwright & The Train – Opening Party

Feb. 16 – Empire Strikes Brass

March 16 – Camel City Collective feat. Roosevelt Collier & Billy Cardine

April 6 – The War & Treaty w/ Forlorn Strangers

Sept. 28 – Kat Wright w/ Prosperity’s Folly

Oct. 28 – Skydog (a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band)

Nov. 10 – AJ Ghent w/ Griffin Haley.

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