Becki and the Boom Booms perform an eclectic cocktail of blues, jazz, and rock standards and other unique sections, all with a sultry boom booms twist. Vocalist Becki Morrison is carrying on the tradition of her multi-generational musical family. The Boom Booms’ eclectic cocktail includes favorites from Bonnie Raitt, Howlin Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Erin Bode, and Melody Gardot just to name a few.
The Boom Booms include Willis Greenstreet on sax and guitar, Wyatt Allen on bass and vocals, and Robert Vaughan on drums.
Terry Brown Ascension Project
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.
Harper and Midwest Kind
Harper is back in Roanoke on his current tour of the US for another night of hard hitting rock. Part harmonica wizard & part rhythmic explorer, this Australian recording artist is a fiery artist who blurs the lines between rock, blues, soul and world music. Undoubtedly one of the best live shows you will see this year.
Jstop Latin Soul
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
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.
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)!
Eclectic singer/songwriter sings & plays a variety of genres—blues, reggae, Appalachian, and jazz—in his own unique style, aided by talented local artists
Lazy Man Dub Band
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.
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.