Join us as we cheer on the US Women's National Team this Sunday in the WORLD CUP FINAL!!! We will have the match on in the Red Room with all TV screens and the projection screen tuned to the game. Surround sound, beer, friends, craft beer, Sunday Futball, beer, light hors devors, and...oh yeah did I say delicious beer yet?! Come support America and watch history in the making. Doors open at 2:30 pm #USWNT #webelieve
Christmas in July
Tis the season: To get excited for our annual and delicious Christmas in July event. Join us as we deck the halls and tap several rare, aged stouts and barleywines that can't be found anywhere else! Just to name a very few of the amazing brews on Santa's draft list(on tap): Aged Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, Schlafly Xmas, Aged Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Rogue Double Chocolate Stout (2013), Ballast Point Sea Monster, and Aged Avery the Beast. Hope to have you join us for the most wonderful time of the year.
Woolens with Nick Woods
Local indie favorites, Woolens, plays its final show with drummer, Ryan Wirt and multi-instrumentalist, Sean Poff on Saturday, July 18th at Blue 5. Wirt started the band with older brother, Matthew, several years ago, along with bassist Taylor Lineberry, and since then, Woolens has earned the reputation as a raucous, noise-laden, 90s inspired act that brings “smart alt-rock.” (Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times) The band has veers from clanging rock to lullaby ballads, but always finds itself serving catchy hooks, weird lyrics, and calculated clamor. In late 2014, the group expanded to a quartet with the addition of Sean Poff (Missionaries, The Young Sinclairs) on synth, percussion, and additional guitars.
The band will celebrate the seachange with friend and one-time collaborator (in bands like The Cheap Seats and Orioles), Nick Woods. Woods, a Nashville-based songwriter originally from the Roanoke area, plays an earnest kind of folk-country, and has been featured on several Nashville recording artists’ releases of late.
Woolens' debut EP was released in 2014, recorded in Roanoke by Drew Grasty, mixed in LA by Ryan Tucker and mastered in Boston by TW Walsh (Sufjan Stevens, Pedro the Lion, The Shins, Damien Jurado).
National Blues Recording Artist & 2012 Blues Music Award Nominee Biscuit Miller brings his high-energy blues, funk and soul act to Blue 5. Miller spent many years as the bassist for the Lonnie Brooks band - touring extenisvely and even performing at President Clintons inauguration. He is currently on tour promoting his latest CD - Blues with a Smile. His showsmanship is legendary - this is a lot of fun that you dont want to miss!
Erin and 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.