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Tickets still available for Donna the Buffalo with Peter Rowan at The Rives Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 21

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Donna the Buffalo with Peter Rowan are coming to The Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 21, in what is being billed as possibly the venue’s biggest show since it was re-opened five years ago.

Donna the Buffalo and Rowan are performing tonight at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Friday, Nov. 20, at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte. Longtime Donna and Rowan fans know these artists from multiple appearances at MerleFest, Floydfest and Donna’s own the twice-yearly Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in rural Chatham County. And Donna was a headliner at Rooster Walk 7.

The Winston-Salem Journal writes: “What do you get when you combine a long-running, roots-rock band, a bluegrass pioneer and the co-founder of a famous ice cream company? The Stampede Tour, which will bring music and a political message to Ziggy’s tonight.”

Only 250 tickets are available for the Rives performance, which is expected to sell out, organizers say. Season passes are not accepted for this show, however, Artisan Cafe members get in free with RSVP. Tickets are $30 and available at Woodall’s and the Daily Grind in Martinsville or

Arts at the Rives Theatre (ART) is a community nonprofit dedicated to preserving the historic Rives Theatre by offering high-quality musical, educational and artistic programming. This volunteer-run organization is devoted to transforming the Rives Theatre from a movie house into a live-music venue and a community space for arts and education.

The Rives Theatre was formed in 1932 as a playhouse, then later enjoyed more than seven decades of success as a first-run movie house. Now, the movie theatre has been transformed into a live music venue. There is a stage in front of the screen, room for 50+ on the dance floor and roughly 200 permanent seats.


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