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Tim O’Brien, Clinton Gregory, Doug and Telisha Williams, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Brass 5 to heat up Rives Theatre

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Tim O’Brien, Clinton Gregory, Doug and Telisha Williams, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Brass 5 will perform during the next four months at the historic Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, Va., organizers have announced.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival, a rock band from Greensboro, N.C., will play Friday, Nov. 28, for Arts at the Rives Theatre’s (ART) annual day-after-Thanksgiving show.

December Songs, a four-piece band featuring Martinsville natives Doug and Telisha Williams, will perform a Christmas-themed show on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Brass 5, a six-piece band featuring five brass instruments and a drummer, will perform “A Toast to Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 19. Season passes will be accepted for that concert.

Bluegrass/Americana singer and songwriter Tim O’Brien, who performed with Darrell Scott at RoosterWalk 6, will make his Rives Theatre debut on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, as part of the Artisan Café Series.

Clinton Gregory & His Bluegrass Band will perform at the Rives on Saturday, March  14, 2015. Gregory, a Henry County native, sold out his last concert at the Rives in the fall of 2010.

ART also plans to book a show on Dec. 26 to fill its annual day-after-Christmas concert, according to Johnny Buck.

Tickets to all Rives Theatre concerts can be purchased online from Tickets are also sold locally at the Daily Grind and Woodall’s Music within 2-3 weeks of the actual show date. For more information, visit or call 276-403-0872.

ART is a community non-profit dedicated to promoting the historic Rives Theatre as a space for music, art and education in uptown Martinsville.

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