Virginia Electric is Appalachian Rock 'n' Roll that's good for the soul. Taking influence from Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Dawes, The Rolling Stones, Drive by Truckers, Virginia Electric takes you on a musical journey from old time country tunes, Classic rock (even the deep cuts), Blues, and work in their own originals for the perfect blend of entertainment.
Smokestack Lightning & Little Roger
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.
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.
Mardi Gras Halloween Bash
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos bring their zydeco-flavored blues from Durham, NC to Blue 5 for a special Halloween Bash. 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....
The Bell Hornets
The Bell Hornets is an electric rock and blues band playing high energy, house rockin,' stand-up-and-dance music in the great power trio tradition.
Music Road Co.
Join Music Road Co., a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion.
This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin’!! Where does Music Road Co find its inspiration? And why does it connect so perfectly with audiences of all ages and backgrounds? The answer might lie in their widespread roots. Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries.
Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them!
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.