|Friday 07/20/2018 |
|Local favorite, War Chile, brings a great mix of originals and your favorite covers!|
Jon Spear Band
|Saturday 07/21/2018 |
|The Jon Spear Band can be adventurous in its musical tastes but never strays very far from its blues roots. Nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for the prestigious best Live Blues Recording of 2016 award, all three of the Jon Spear Band’s CDs have charted in the US, France, UK, Spain, and Australia and have been listed on the annual top 100 Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Chart for the past two consecutive years. Based in Central Virginia, the band's members are Jon Spear (guitar and vocals), Andy Burdetsky (bass), John Stubblefield (drums) and Dara James (lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica).|
XMAS IN JULY
|Saturday 07/21/2018 |
Jstop Latin Soul
|Friday 07/27/2018 |
|Fiery Latin Grooves & Cool Jazz with Jstop Latin Soul! Enjoy great food, great friends, and you just might find yourself dancing the night away!|
Featuring: Joel Stopka on Trombone, Brian Mesko on Bass, Lenny Marcus on Piano, Vladimir Espinosa on Percussion, and Jason Hoffheins on Drums
Smokestack Lightning & Little Roger
|Saturday 07/28/2018 |
|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.
|Friday 08/03/2018 |
|Groova Scape brings a fresh, powerful vibe to their bluesy shows, which are always packed with fun and surprises. World-class vocalist Brittany Sparks and veteran guitarist Henry Lazenby front this five-piece known for its startlingly good original tunes. Groova Scape has a super solid foundation provided by the spot on and exhilarating drumming of Matt Leonard and tight funky bass grooves provided by Scott Sutton. Ben Hite tops it all off with fresh Jazzy keyboard lines and vocals. |
When Sparks turns loose those pipes, audiences sit up and take notice, then howl for more.
“Those guys have written some truly great songs,” says longtime promoter and music scene guru Gary Jackson. All of it adds up to a festival-tested band that is ready to move to the next level after six years and hundreds of shows worth of seasoning on the stages of Virginia, the Carolinas, Maryland and West Virginia.
The products of that experience are blues/rock arrangements that conjure up all sorts of jazzy, funky surprises. Groova simply knows how to find the groove every single night, and they'll do it without assaulting your ears or insulting your intelligence.
In recent years, Groova has opened for top acts such as Dave Matthews’ sideman Tim Reynolds and TR3 (twice), for Zach Deputy; for EOTO; for RAQ, for Thievery Corporation, for Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, for the Bridge, for U-Melt, for Basshound and numerous others.
Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Groova Scape has drawn a strong international following over the internet with especially heavy regular listenership in California, Texas, and North Carolina, plus the United Kingdom and France. The band has made numerous appearances on regional television and traveled to make appearances in the prestigious Crozet Music Festival in Charlottesville, Culturefest and Pink Moon festivals in West Virginia, and the Day-Glo Music Festival in North Carolina, among others.