Join us for a one of a kind tasting event featuring Cask aged Irish whiskey and delicious dark stout brew. We pair up the new delicious Jameson Caskmates with some delicious draft stout beer . Bourbon barrel aged stouts, charred roasty barrel flavored whiskey, and the luck of the Irish...don't miss this one time event.
Balkun Brothers is a psychedelic blues-rock band hailing from Hartford, Connecticut. Originally formed in 2010 by brothers Nick and Steve Balkun, Balkun Brothers has been described as, “Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues… The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and rock ’n roll.”
Mixing traditional styles of delta and electric blues, with heavy modern rock and funk grooves, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. Drawing from a vast range of influences, the band’s live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between blues, rock, funk, jam, psychedelia and everything in-between. Balkun Brothers are becoming known for their explosive live shows and are quickly evolving into one of the United States’ premier blues-rock acts.
Balkun Brothers was voted the ‘2015 Best Overall Band In Connecticut’, along with ‘Best Blues Band In Connecticut’ three years in a row, in 2015, 2014 and 2013, by CT.com and the Connecticut Music Awards. The group also won the 2014 Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge and the 2013 Massachusetts Blues Society Solo/Duo Competition. As a solo act, Steve Balkun was named the winner of the 2012 Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Suo Competition, as well as being a grand finalist at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Steve, was also hand selected by blues-rock great, Joe Bonamassa, as a top ten finalist in the 2013 Guitar Center Bluesmasters Competition and played with Joe Bonamassa and his band in Los Angeles, CA.
As Balkun Brothers continues to grow and progress, their following has expanded and an impressive touring schedule has featured them alongside well-know artists such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, James Cotton, Popa Chubby, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Mike Dillon Band and many more.
The band released their first full-length studio album, “ReDrova”, in January of 2015. The Brothers released their 2nd studio album, entitled “Balkun Brothers”, on October 13th, 2015 on Dixiefrog Records. The album was produced, recorded, and engineered by Popa Chubby. Balkun Brothers completed a full European tour in Fall 2015 and will be releasing their new album in the United States in Winter of 2016.
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.
Heavy Seas/ MD Takeover!!
Join us for an amazing night of craft brew, as we present some of the finest beverages from our northern neighbor! Maryland is in the house showing some off some of their truly unique and delicious craft offerings. Heavy Seas commandeers our taps, bringing along with them an armada of quaff-able craft beer from some other MD breweries, some never tapped in Virginia before! Not to mention OWNER/CPT. Hugh Sisson will be attendance to field some questions and enjoy the fruit of labor. So don't miss your chance to pilfer a pint glass and enjoy some local suds with and Heavy Seas Brewing.
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.