The Floorboards are an Appalachian roots rock ensemble hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
The band marries rock & roll and country roots with the sights and sounds of southern mountain towns. Jake and Rob shake the leaves from the trees. Bob wails like a steam whistle cutting through the pines. Chris coaxes stringed cries from the hills and hollers. Matt tells the story.
The Floorboards have quickly become a staple in the Southeast and are branching out with purpose. Having co-billed with bands such as Trampled By Turtles, Yarn, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Laura Reed, and performed at venues and festivals in the southeast along side Drive by Truckers, Jackson Brown, Allison Krause and Union Station, the band is picking up steam like the 611 ((A 110 mph steam engine born in the Blue Ridge)!
Ministers of Soul
Hoppie Vaughan leads The Ministers of Soul through some great tunes. Original tunes + Al Green, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield & Much Much More!! You will thoroughly enjoy this show - Guaranteed!!!
Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos
This Zydeco-flavored blues band from Durham brings its mojo to Blue 5 for a special show. Melton's trademark zydeco style of harp playing has been influenced from his past in music rich cities as Lafayette (Louisiana), Austin, and Chicago. Melton has played with the great slide guitar legend Sonny Landreth and opened for stars such as Ray Charles, BB King, Dr John, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Come down to Blue 5 to experience a show that will make you feel like you are at a big party in the Louisiana bayou....
Jeff Jensen Band
Producer, composer, and blues guitarist extraordinaire, Jeff Jensen, returns to Blue 5!
Jeff spent the previous 2 years as Harmonica Sensation Brandon Santini's guitar player and Musical Director. Jeff performed over 450 shows with Santini. They also recorded three albums together including a “Live at Sirius/XM Studios” (2012) session that has not yet been released.
You can hear Jeff Jensen on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and 250+ other radio stations around the United States as well as stations in Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden, Italy, England, Canada, Australia, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and more.
Jeff brings incredible energy and musicianship for a show you won't want to miss!
A Very Hoppie Christmas
Local favorite, Hoppie Vaughan and The Ministers of Soul return to Blue 5 for A Very Hoppie Christmas!!! This is a holiday tradition you won't want to miss!
Also joining the performance is keys-extraordinaire and former Ministers of Soul member, James Pace, who has been touring the world with the Tommy Castro Band. Pace has also toured extensively with Ana Popavic and shared the stage with some of the world's best performers: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Rodney Jones, Wayne Krantz (of Steely Dan), Janiva Magness, John Popper, and many others.
Don't miss this chance to celebrate this special occasion at Blue 5!
Erin & The Wildfire
Rock, blues, folk, and soul had a baby and they named it Erin. She collected three of her most talented friends in 2012 and dubbed them The Wildfire, in reference to the fiery quality of their groove. Erin & The Wildfire is comprised of Erin Lunsford (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Matt Wood (bass), and Nick Quillen (drums). Erin is an award winning vocalist (1st place Winner of Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol 2013) and an award winning songwriter (1st place Winner in the 11th Annual Rapunzel’s Songwriting Contest) with the song “Best I’ve Ever Been.” This past summer, the band won the Rockn' to Lockn' competition and had the honor of playing on the final day of the 2014 Lockn' festival alongside Soja, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Widespread Panic, and The Allman Brothers. Erin & The Wildfire was also featured in this year's CMJ Conference, The Festy Experience, and The Circus Life Festival.
Erin & The Wildfire has been described as a “local treasure” and their presence continues to grow throughout Central Virginia and up and down the east coast. In 2013, Erin & the Wildfire released their debut self-titled EP, which features poignant lyrics, dynamic energy, and sultry melodies. The EP track, “Best I’ve Ever Been” was also chosen as one of the best new songs of 2013 by WNRN Radio’s LocalMotive broadcast. This November, the band will be releasing three new tracks on the Blame the Rain Single, and will subsequently tour the northeast. The combination of Lunsford’s soulful and striking vocals with the Wildfire’s feverish intensity will start a flame in the heart of any listener.
Don't miss Erin & The Wildfire's triumphant return to Blue 5!
Blue 5 Weekend Reservations:
On nights we offer music, Blue 5 offers two seatings for our guests:
1) An early seating for guests who do NOT wish to stay for the live entertainment.
2) A late seating for guests who want the option to stay for the live entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Early seating reservations have a 2-hour allotment before the seating
following their reservation, which allows plenty of time to enjoy dinner with us.