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A Very Hoppie Christmas

 
A Very Hoppie Christmas
Thursday 12/25/2014  
Local favorite, Hoppie Vaughan and The Ministers of Soul return to Blue 5 for A Very Hoppie Christmas!!! This is a holiday tradition you won't want to miss!

Also joining the performance is keys-extraordinaire and former Ministers of Soul member, James Pace, who has been touring the world with the Tommy Castro Band. Pace has also toured extensively with Ana Popavic and shared the stage with some of the world's best performers: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Rodney Jones, Wayne Krantz (of Steely Dan), Janiva Magness, John Popper, and many others.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate this special occasion at Blue 5!
Woolens with Special Guests...

 
Woolens with Special Guests...
Saturday 12/27/2014  
Some of the area's greatest indie talent returns to Roanoke for a showcase performance at Blue 5!

WOOLENS, with special guests DANIEL CUNDIFF (of Eternal Summers) and MAJESTIC VISTAS.

WOOLENS:
Woolens, a rockem sockem trio from the small, mountain city of Roanoke, Virginia, has worked to craft a basement-and-bar-ready batch of catchy, hook-laden rock songs rooted in noise and nineties. Pairing anapestic lyrics of skepticism, love and regret with calculated clamor, Woolens wields pop rock romps suitable for clubs, pubs and headphones.

Backed by brother, Ryan Wirt, on drums and Taylor Lineberry on bass, Matthew Wirt (guitar) fronts and writes for a leaner, more strident band than its forebears in which they all played, including both Orioles (a Pavement-esque favorite of the Richmond, VA music scene) and The Cheap Seats (a workhorse power-pop quintet that supported The Kamikaze Hearts and The Whigs).

Woolens recently performed at the Fall Line Fest, a two-day festival in Richmond, VA headlined by Real Estate and The Hold Steady. Their debut EP was released over the summer, recorded in Roanoke by Drew Grasty, mixed in LA by Ryan Tucker and mastered in Boston by TW Walsh (Sufjan Stevens, Pedro the Lion, The Shins, Damien Jurado).

"...Indie-rock band Woolens is working on new music, and what we’ve heard shows smart lyrics and atmospheric harmonies over accessible melodic work." - Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times

Woolens' website


DANIEL CUNDIFF:
Daniel Cundiff (of Eternal Summers) takes the stage for an acoustic set. He will be joined by John Thompson (of The Young Sinclairs) on guitar.


MAJESTIC VISTAS:
Salem, Virginia native, Patrick O'Neil returns to the Star City to perform selections from his most recent Project, Majestic Vistas. Patrick will also be joined by PJ George on guitar.

Majestic Vistas' website
New Year

 
New Year's Eve: The Lee Boys
Wednesday 12/31/2014  
When The Lee Boys bring their joyous spiritual sound to the stage, audiences instantly recognize that this is not “sitting and listening” music: dancing, shouting out, and having fun are considered essential parts of their tradition. Founder and bandleader Alvin Lee explains “The inspiration and feeling that comes along with our music is the reason that people feel good. It is like the new music on the block and it’s just getting ready to explode!” It’s mostly original material, with a few standards and hymns the group “blueses up a little.” Audiences often dance, shout out, and always have a great time. Each year, they perform for more than 250,000 music fans at festivals throughout the United States. In the process, their unique sound has attracted musical artists such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Michelle Shocked, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks Band w/ Susan Tedeschi, The North Mississippi Allstars, Hill Country Revue, Umphrey’s McGee, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Toubab Krewe, Victor Wooten, The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys- all of whom have played with the Lee Boys and/or invited them to tour with them.

The press has caught on as well, as evidenced by the USA Today review of their set at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: “The Lee Boys, from Miami, rocked the blues tent with their rollicking ‘You’ve Got to Move.’ As guitarist Roosevelt Collier plucked at his pedal steel guitar, an electric guitar mounted on a stand and played from a sitting position, audience members danced in the aisles, jumped up and down and waved their arms to the mounting melody.” Billboard Magazine wrote: “The band’s dexterity with multiple genres is its strongest point; it combines folk, soul, funk, blues, country and gospel into upbeat, steel guitar-led performances that can’t help but inspire secular and sacred revelry.”

Their tour calendar includes over 100 major festival performances, including headline stops at Floyd Fest, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Memphis in May, Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Austin City Limits, Philadelphia Folk Festivals, MerleFest, DelFest, Wanee and All Good Festival. They have also made numerous TV appearances inlcuding NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien that had the host jumping out of his chair and raving about the band.

$15 cover charge. Please call (540) 904-5338 for reservations.
Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett

 
Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett
Saturday 01/03/2015  
Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett were both born and raised in Franklin County, Virginia. They began playing and writing songs together in high school and have largely shared the same musical journey in the 15 years since. Their music intertwines acoustic roots, Americana, rock, reggae, and soul.

Since Barefoot West began performing in bars, festivals, and venues in Southwest Virginia eight years ago, they haven’t stopped to take a breath. Their numerous public performances and local popularity led to them being voted “Best Local Band” by Laker Magazine every year from 2010 to 2013. They even appeared in Lake Effects, a 2012 film which was shot at nearby Smith Mountain Lake and televised nationally and internationally. Most recently, Kyle and Justin opened for Southern Ground Recording Artist, Levi Lowrey and Zac Brown Band member, Clay Cook on opening night at the Harvester Performance Center in their hometown of Rocky Mount, VA.

Kyle and Justin will also be joined by Josh Lynch on bass.

Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Tuesday 01/06/2015  
Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a return to Blue 5!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

The Growlers also feature Chris Blankenship on guitar, Glen Holmes on keys, and Bryant Cass on drums.
Jeff Jensen Band

 
Jeff Jensen Band
Saturday 01/10/2015  
Producer, composer, and blues guitarist extraordinaire, Jeff Jensen, returns to Blue 5!

Jeff spent the previous 2 years as Harmonica Sensation Brandon Santini's guitar player and Musical Director. Jeff performed over 450 shows with Santini. They also recorded three albums together including a “Live at Sirius/XM Studios” (2012) session that has not yet been released.

You can hear Jeff Jensen on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and 250+ other radio stations around the United States as well as stations in Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden, Italy, England, Canada, Australia, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and more.

Jeff brings incredible energy and musicianship for a show you won't want to miss!
Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Tuesday 01/13/2015  
Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a return to Blue 5!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

The Growlers also feature Chris Blankenship on guitar, Glen Holmes on keys, and Bryant Cass on drums.
Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Saturday 01/17/2015  
Melissa and the Growlers featuring the Funk 45 Horns!

Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a Blue 5 debut!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

Jojo Stockton is the lead guitarist for Jane Powell, and has shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Elmer Coles, Hoppie Vaughn, and national act Cory Ledet and his zydeco band. He brings his unique guitar style of gospel, blues, and funk to the stage.

The Growlers also feature Bryant Cass on drums and Dane Alderson on Bass.
Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Tuesday 01/20/2015  
Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a return to Blue 5!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

The Growlers also feature Chris Blankenship on guitar, Glen Holmes on keys, and Bryant Cass on drums.
Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Tuesday 02/03/2015  
Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a return to Blue 5!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

The Growlers also feature Chris Blankenship on guitar, Glen Holmes on keys, and Bryant Cass on drums.











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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