Terry Brown is a singer/entertainer that comes to the Roanoke Valley area from Wilmington, DE. Terry studied voice at Delaware State University and musical theater at the University of Delaware. He is currently the lead singer for “The Kings Band,” a featured singer with “Touch of Class Band” and the male lead vocalist for the “Sway Katz Big Band.” He is a student of various genre of music and has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians in the Valley and beyond.
The music is an eclectic blend of Jazz, Blues, and R&B. The feel is a combination of nostalgic Vegas and that of a modern Jazz Festival.
Terry will be joined by Brian Mesko on guitar, Jonah Kane-West on keys, and Jason Hoffheins on drums.
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!!!
Bryan Elijah Smith
Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts are an Alternative-Americana band based out of Dayton, Virginia tucked away in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Smith's unabashedly genuine songwriting and voice go hand in hand with The Wild Hearts raw energy making this band one worth not only listening to but experiencing live. His compositions and aesthetic as a producer create a unique amalgam of Americana that is peppered with mainstream sensibilities crossing a wide array of genres. With over 700 original songs, 8 independent releases, a solid East Coast touring schedule, notable festival plays (Bristol Rhythm & Roots 13 & 14, FloydFest 10 & 11, The Festy Experience 4 & 5, Jam Cruise 9, 11 & 12, Red Wing Roots Music Festival 1 & 2), a Fall 2013 & January 2015 Australia Tours and having NASA take notice & use 'Pour On Me' for their 2013 'Water Falls' movie trailer; Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts have proven themselves to be studio journeymen and road tested workhorses.
Jon Spear Band
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).
Tin Can Locomotive
This train will be pulling into Blue 5!
The lineup includes: Kyle Forry (Barefoot West) on guitar and vocals, Justin Arnett on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Lynch (Tobacco Apache) on bass, Paul Tressel (Tobacco Apache, GroovaScape, The Dead Reckoning) on keyboards, and our guest drummer, Mr. Lawrence Nemenz. Lawrence studied drums and percussion at Berklee College Of Music before hitting the road. He has toured with artists such as Levi Lowrey, Zac Brown Band, Travis Meadows, Joshua James, and more. Lawrence is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee developing his sound on drums, percussion, and guitar.
Low Low Chariot
Singer-songwriter JD Sutphin toured for years with his rock outfit, Madrone, gaining thousands of fans and even radio support. But even with their success, his maternal grandmother told him repeatedly “Country music is gonna find you.” And one fateful Christmas it did, in a decades old stack of songs unearthed by his family, written by his own grandfather who died on July 4th, 1974, before he could record them.
JD’s grandfather, Jim Freeman, an incredibly accomplished country musician in his own right, toured with bluegrass greats Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. JD learned these once forgotten songs. He discovered a storytelling style of music that engulfed him to the point of making a pilgrimage to Nashville. He stood in front of the Ryman with tears and saw a path he needed to take. JD began to write his own songs on his grandfather’s prized Martin guitar. Within the first week he had ten songs unlike anything he had ever written. It was honest. It was simple. It was country.
He formed a band with seasoned players and named it Low Low Chariot, after his grandfather’s single “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Now performing live, releasing their first recordings and gaining die-hard fans daily; the Low Low Chariot is ready to continue their story and honor that fate and family that created them.
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.