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Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival 2016 set for Saturday, Nov. 5, in Brookneal, Virginia, featuring The Church Sisters, Lonesome River Band

The Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival 2016 will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill in Brookneal, Virginia.  Tickets for music only are $15 and children 12 and younger are free.
The music lineup follows:

Davis Bradley- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Church Sisters– 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Lonesome River Band: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

There will also be a first-ever BBQ Cookoff Contest Judging from 2:50-3:20 p.m.

From Facebook: “We’re expecting great weather , so come out and join us for amazing music, great local food, and ice cold beverages!”

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Fifth annual The Shindig rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13, in Clayton, North Carolina

Fans of American Aquarium, Town Mountain, Love Canon, the Snyder Family Band and Big Daddy Love won’t want to miss the fifth annual The Shindig Music Festival rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13. There will be 10 bands on two stages plus seven breweries on tap, including Foothills and Bull City.

Learn more http://www.theshindig.net/ or watch https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonShindig/?fref=ts

 

 


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People’s Blues of Richmond with Atlas Road Crew to perform Halloween Throwdown at Rives Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 29

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate this Halloween weekend, make plans to attend the “Halloween Throwdown” featuring the People’s Blues of Richmond with Atlas Road Crew beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Rives Theatre  in uptown Martinsville, Virginia. Doors open at 8, according to organizers.

Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Season passes to The Rives are accepted for this event.

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American Aquarium, Corey Hunt Band and Seth Williams to perform at Muddy Creek Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 27

American Aquarium, Corey Hunt Band and Seth Williams will perform at Muddy Creek Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 27. Both BJ Barham, frontman for American Aquarium, and Williams are Reidsville natives.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show at 5455 Bethania Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.

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On Huffington Post: Exclusive premiere of Chatham County Line’s video ‘All That’s Left’

Read the following post on The Huffington Post here.

I first had the pleasure of hearing Chatham County Line play live at MerleFest a few years ago and then again in the summer of 2015 at The Steel Wheel’s Red Wing Roots Music Festival. What initially drew me to this Raleigh, North Carolina-based quartet is that in addition to the unique mix of bluegrass, folk and Americana tunes they harmonize so beautifully on is the fact that they typically crowd around a single, large, silver radio microphone. And that’s not the band’s only nod to the past. Much like Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester, they perform in old-timey tailored suits, harkening back to the Golden Age of the Grand Ole Opry.

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Gary Allan, Trent Tomlinson and The Snyder Family Band headlining 33rd annual Lexington Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22

For 33 years Lexington, North Carolina, has been serving up its unique style of pit-cooked barbecue along with a slew of free musical entertainment at the Old North State’s largest single-day festival and this year is no exception.

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Steep Canyon Rangers riding unique blend of musical genres into The Festy, Brewster Walk this weekend

Despite headlining and playing to a mammoth crowd at last weekend’s International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual gathering in Raleigh, the boys from Brevard, North Carolina, better known as the Steep Canyon Rangers, have disqualified themselves from most likely ever winning another IBMA entertainer of the year award. Continue reading


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UPDATE: Bailey Blues and Bluegrass free music festival featuring Mike Farris on Friday, Oct. 7, is still on despite rain

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THIS JUST IN: “The Bailey Blues and Bluegrass event is still on for this evening at 6 Friday, Oct. 7. Hoping for a light mist or drizzle and making the best of the situation. Bring your favorite rain coat, umbrella and boots to be on the safe side.”

The Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Virginia, celebrates and preserves a long history of Blue Ridge Mountain Music that was brought over to America from Europe and West Africa.

The legacy continues with Bailey Blues & Bluegrass, a free music festival brought to you by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center. The festival makes it fall 2016 debut at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Alabama and Charlie Daniels Band reschedule Oct. 7 Koka Booth Amphitheatre show for Sunday, Oct. 23

From the Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, Facebook page:

Due to the circumstances caused or created by Hurricane Matthew the Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band Event on Oct. 7 at will be rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Please note the new date and time. After careful consideration we feel that it’s the best interest of safety to reschedule the date. All tickets for the Oct. 7 date will be honored on the Oct. 23 event.

Learn more here: http://boothamphitheatre.com/


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UPDATE: Steep Canyon Rangers head indoors to the Rives Theatre to headline Brewster Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8

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WEATHER-RELATED UPDATE FROM ROOSTER WALK FOLKS: Hurricane be damned, we’re throwing a keg party with a Grammy winning band! Brewster Walk is moving INSIDE the Rives Theatre. Beers, bands and buddies all under one roof! Also, VIPs now get unlimited pours!! Schedule remains the same (see pic below). Tix still avail VIP $50 / GA $30 / grab em locally at Rising Sun Breads, Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe – Martinsville or online at www.roosterwalk.com. See ya Saturday!

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From the good folks at Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival:

The second annual Brewster Walk Craft Beer Festival & Concerts will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, in uptown Martinsville, Virginia, on the street in front of the Rives Theatre, 215 E. Church St.

The event will feature more than 60 craft beers, plus live performances from the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Trongone Band and Relacksachian.

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