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‘Live at the Rives Theatre Concert Series’ kicks off with Love Canon on Saturday, Jan. 30

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The historic Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, Virginia, will kick off its annual fundraiser “Live at the Rives Theatre Concert Series” 2016 season with Love Canon on Saturday, Jan. 30. Fans of Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival and FloydFest won’t want to miss this show to get a preview of one of the acts that will be featured at FloydFest 16 and hopefully at Rooster Walk 8.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner and Wood’s set beginning at 7:30 p.m. Love Canon is set to hit the stage at 9 p.m.

From the Rives website: “From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville’s Love Canon resides in full bloom. Led by guitarist Jesse Harper and banjo wiz Adam Larrabee, the virtuoso group of string musicians become one on stage — the super 80s bluegrass hits machine, Love Canon; with, Darrell Muller on bass, Andy Thacker on mandolin and Jay Starling on resonator guitar. Think Rocky IV, Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Toto, ZZ Top, Aha and Dire Straits played with banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro, fiddle and high lonesome vocals. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you dance, it’ll ‘blind you with science!'”

“This is always one of the best parties of the year,” the website states. “For $125, you get a 2016 Live at the Rives Season Pass, good for at least six series shows in 2016, plus you get free entry into the Love Canon show, which comes with catered dinner and open bar (beer/wine/liquor). We’ll also have an opening set from local musician Chris Wood.”

A $50 ticket option includes Love Canon show with dinner and open bar (but no season pass). Both tickets can be purchased online

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 has been devoted to transforming the Rives Theatre from a movie house into a live-music venue and a community space for arts and education for the past six years.

Shane Pinkston joined the ART board about three years ago and is now president. “I’ve always been a huge music lover and watching it evolve has been amazing.”





One thought on “‘Live at the Rives Theatre Concert Series’ kicks off with Love Canon on Saturday, Jan. 30

  1. Reblogged this on musicreporterblog and commented:

    Updated with local musician Chris Wood opening for Love Canon.

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