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Bells Hopslam Release Event
Wednesday 01/24/2018  
Jordan Harman Trio

 
Jordan Harman Trio
Friday 01/26/2018  
Jordan Harman brings a soulful trio to the 2nd Street Stage.

In our world of sugar-sweet, mass produced, auto-tuned, musical McProduct, can soul still exist within the pop realm? Ask Jordan Harman. Somehow he has managed just that. He creates music that speaks something while retaining a great pop sensibility; something increasingly rare today. His laid back grooves will pull you in and, before you know it, you're dancing to the music and singing along.

With influences such as Bill Withers, Donnie Hathaway, D'Angelo, James Brown, The Meters, Otis Redding, and The Roots, there are many different elements to his unique brand of soul.
Janis Joplin Tribute - Groova Scape

 
Janis Joplin Tribute - Groova Scape
Saturday 01/27/2018  
Brittany Sparks, the powerful lead singer of Groova Scape, feels a strong kinship with Janis Joplin. Joplin was the favorite artist of Sparks' late mother. Audiences at the Harvester Performance Center have rewarded Sparks with standing ovations for her performance of Me and Bobby McGee. With late January bringing the birthday of Joplin, Sparks and Groova Scape have put together a celebration of Joplin's music. The Joplin Birthday Show will also feature a variety of Groova Scape originals and covers, all performed with Sparks' trademark gusto, which has led fans time and again to remark at her similarity to her beloved Janis.
Barefoot West

 
Barefoot West
Saturday 02/03/2018  
Barefoot West is a quintet of musicians that comes from different musical backgrounds and influences to form their own catchy, unique, tight, and smooth sound. A combination of good songwriting, warm tasteful grooves, tight playing, strong soulful vocals, and southern charm are just a few things that make Barefoot West a favorite among music fans in Southwest Virginia. This group of musicians make you feel so welcome at their shows that you feel like you're part of the family. Barefoot West has been voted "Best Local Band - Platinum" in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine's "Best of SML Awards" for seven consecutive years. They were also filmed in the movie "Lake Effects", which included six of their original songs. Barefoot West is equal parts Americana, Blues, Reggae, Rock, and Soul.


Smokestack Lightning & Little Roger

 
Smokestack Lightning & Little Roger
Friday 02/09/2018  
Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Band is a veteran outfit fronted by the famed Little Roger Crowder and bassist Marcus Morris. The band plays a host of traditional blues as well as modern numbers. It features the expert blues harp play of Harry "Buster" Sink and the slide guitar work of Jeff "Sunshine" Criner.

The band takes special delight in interpreting the work of blues greats Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, BB King, Billy Boy Arnold & others.
Ministers of Soul

 
Ministers of Soul
Saturday 02/10/2018  
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!!!
Revelator Hill With Ron Holloway

 
Revelator Hill With Ron Holloway
Saturday 02/17/2018  
Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray "muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals." With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.

Revelator Hill is his latest collaboration with some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the Washington DC area, including Seth Morrissey (bass & vocals), Gary Crockett (drums & vocals), Wes Lanich (keyboards), and occasional special guest member Ron Holloway (saxophone). This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
The Jamie McLean Band

 
The Jamie McLean Band
Friday 02/23/2018  
Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he's toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze raw emotion and his top line songwriting chops tie everything together. With hundreds of original compositions to his name McLean creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger.

Jamie McLean Band is set to release their long awaited new album One and Only on February 23rd. Recorded at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville One and Only captures the band's strongest songwriting to date. The album was produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco and features special guests Sam Bush and Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band. Live staples "Virginia" and "One and Only" finally get a beautiful studio performance and Jamie McLean Band will tour behind their new album throughout the US and Canada this year!

The live show is where Jamie McLean Band excels and the band has shared the stage with the likes of Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Marc Broussard, Gov’t Mule and many more. Jamie Mclean Band has also appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Targhee Fest, Okeechobee Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam to name a few. McLean has also enjoyed the sponsorship of Gibson Guitars, Fuchs Amplifiers, La Bella Strings, Blue Microphones, John Varvatos and Esquire Magazine.

Don’t miss their amazing live set when they roll into a town near you!

"McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note... the rock & roll swagger of the Rolling Stones combined with the songwriting prowess of Ryan Adams."- Jambase

“Jamie McLean Band is completely original and completely fabulous... The live version of this band is a three-dimensional experience not to be missed” – Hittin The Note

“A honkin' collection of Southern-style blues rock, Americana, and soul.... as bawdy as anything the Black Crowes tried to snag from The Faces or The Stones circa 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main Street' and as groovy and gutsy as Bowie's 'Young Americans.'" - Charleston City Paper
Lazy Man Dub Band

 
Lazy Man Dub Band
Saturday 02/24/2018  
Local favorite, The Lazy Man Dub Band, has been laying down the jams all across the state and leaving in its wake an exploding fan base. Members include Wayne Shorter on drums, Adam Beason on guitar, Brad Taylor on bass, Justin Pinckney on saxophone, and Matt Leonard on percussion

Lazy Man relentlessly experiments with their sound, by bringing new and different arrangements to the table each night. No two Dub shows will leave you feeling the same. The Lazy Man Dub Band is bringing roots rock reggae to the masses, one party at a time.

These guys have played with Snarky Puppy, Sol Creech, & Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and many many others.


Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos

 
Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos
Saturday 03/03/2018  
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....




Ministers of Soul

 
Ministers of Soul
Friday 03/09/2018  
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!!!











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.


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