Fri., May 12th – Jarekus Singleton Band + Turkey Feather Get Together

22 Apr

Please join us for the Jarekus Singleton band, an amazing electric blues band from Mississippi. Doors will open to the Rives at 8 pm, and local opener Turkey Feather Get Together will take the stage at 8:30. Tickets are just $10 in advance from the Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads and online HERE. Tickets will cost $15 at the door on show night. Season pass holders are admitted free.


TONIGHT: Perpetual Groove

21 Apr

Tickets are still available.

$20 adv / $25 at the door.

Advance ($20) tickets are available at the Daily Grind until 7 pm. Doors to the theatre open at 8 pm. PGroove starts at 9 pm. (No opening band). Fri., April 21st.



Sat., April 15 – THE DELICS

8 Apr

Sat., April 1st: Billy Strings w/ opener ShadowGrass

10 Mar

Please join us on Saturday, April 1st for Billy Strings with opener ShadowGrass. If you love hard-driving bluegrass, you will love this show!

Season passes are gladly accepted. Advance tickets cost $15 each from The Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads or online HERE. Tickets will cost $18 on show night at the theatre box office. ShadowGrass will begin playing at 8:30 pm.

Fri., March 10th: The Seldom Scene at the Rives

17 Feb

Over 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in Ben Eldridge’s Bethesda, Maryland basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre. Their legendary weekly DC-area residencies included bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. The band’s popularity soon forced them to play more than once a week—but they continued to maintain their image as being seldom seen, and on several of their early album covers were photographed with the stage lights on only their feet, or with their backs to the camera. The Seldom Scene have performed at the White House many times, and continue to tour year-round.The Seldom Scene are Lou Reid (mandolin/vocals), Dudley Connell (guitar/vocals), Ronnie Simpkins (bass/vocals), Rickie Simpkins (banjo/fiddle) and Fred Travers (dobro/vocals). Tickets cost $25 adv // $30 DOS. Doors 8 pm, Music 9 pm. Buy Tickets HERE.

Tonight: Anders Osborne band w/ opener Trongone Band

16 Feb


Doors open to the public at 8 pm and The Trongone Band starts things off at 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the doors of the Rives. DON’T MISS THIS SHOW.


Dave Jordan & The NIA – Sat., Jan. 14th

1 Jan


New Year’s Eve: Mason Via Funk Band + Violet Bell (feat. Lizzy Ross)

27 Dec

Join us this Saturday for a fantastic New Year’s Eve show! The Mason Via Band brings an intoxicating mix of booty shaking, foot-moving funk to the stage. Via, the college freshman who’s been playing festivals and venues for more than 5 years, has an all-star cast including guitar, drums, bass, keys and pedal steel. His funk band performed most recently in Martinsville at Rooster Walk 8, when they played during Sunday’s “Free Pours at 4” set in the VIP Hospitality Area.

Violet Bell, featuring Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez, make music you can feel in your bones. Their recent live album Violet Bell captures the magic and tells the story of their love for music in the best possible medium: song. Lizzy Ross made a name for herself in NC and beyond with her stirring original songs and a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey youve ever tasted (Stephen Markley, Chicago RedEye). Omar Ruiz-Lopez (Jonathan Byrd, Crystal Bright, the Durham Symphony Orchestra) elevates the music with violin, guitar, cello, mandolin, and stellar vocal harmonies.

Tickets cost $15 in advance. They’re available online HERE and sold locally at Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads. Tickets will cost $20 each at the doors of the theatre.

Monday night (Dec. 26th): Left Hip Pocket

21 Dec

left-hip-pocketLocal southern rock band Left Hip Pocket will perform at the Rives Theatre on Monday night for the venue’s annual day after Christmas concert.

The band, comprised of five Martinsville-Henry County natives, plays a mix of cover songs and originals. In addition to southern rock, Left Hip Pocket (LHP) also is known for their impressive blues chops.

“We’re very excited to have been invited back to the Rives,” said band leader Riggs Roberson. “We’ve got a great set lined up with some new originals in the mix, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

The band consists of Roberson (lead vocals and electric guitar), Austin Janey (vocals, keyboard), Griffin Haley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Wenn Harold (electric bass) and Camry Harris (drums). This will mark the band’s third performance at the Rives. In addition, LHP has been a part of the last three Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festivals, including an Allman Brothers Band tribute set with special guest Josh Shilling on organ and keys.

“Left Hip Pocket always puts on a fantastic show,” said Johnny Buck, a theatre board member. “Monday night will be a great opportunity to connect with friends and fellow music fans while dancing off some of those Christmas calories.”

Tickets to the concert cost $10 in advance from the Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads and The theatre has also made five group ticket packages available at the Daily Grind; each packet contains 10 tickets and costs $75.

Admission will be $15 per person on show night at the theatre’s box office. Doors to the Rives will open at 7 p.m., and Left Hip Pocket will begin playing at 8 p.m.

Following Monday night’s show, the Rives will host the Mason Via Funk Band and Violet Bell, featuring Lizzy Ross, on New Year’s Eve. Then, New Orleans rock band Dave Jordan & The NIA will take the stage on Jan. 14, 2017. For more information, visit


Yarn’s ‘Christmas Yarn Ball’

1 Dec


Yarn – Friday, Dec. 16, 2016: Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band Yarn weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend that has captured the attention of fans and critics alike. 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. Tickets $15 adv // $20 day of show. Sold online HERE and locally at the Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads.