Martinsville, Virginia


Donna the Buffalo at the Rives

Tickets are now on sale for Donna the Buffalo w/ Peter Rowan at the Rives Theatre. All tickets are $30 for the show on Saturday, November 21st. You don't want to miss these great bands coming to Martinsville!


“Donna The Buffalo is from central New York state, not Louisiana, but this widely loved quintet has woven that joyful, hip-shaking zydeco pulse into the DNA of its sound, and leaders Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have wrapped that core vibe with hopeful, mellow lyrics.” --Music City Roots, Craig Havighurst

Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at a Cajun cookout by way of a southern-fried, rockin’ country old-time jamboree. “For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency. The New York-based band has played around with folk, zydeco, and many other musical ideas over the course of their 25-year career, but they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music,” writes Elmore Magazine.


Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.


Date: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Artists: Donna the Buffalo with special guest Peter Rowan

Music Starts: 9 p.m. 

Season Passes: Not Accepted.

Artisan Cafe Members: Admitted Free of Charge (Please RSVP with Dean Johnston HERE.)

Tickets: All tickets $30; available online HERE. Also sold locally at the Daily Grind and Woodall's Music.


Brewster Walk Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Our friends with Rooster Walk Inc., have announced Uptown Martinsville's first ever craft beer festival!  And to make it even sweeter, there will be musical performances from Rives Theatre alums Chris Duarte Group, Wild Ponies and Junto. Set for Saturday, Oct. 10th, on East Church Street (directly in front of the Rives), Brewster Walk will feature more than 20 craft breweries, each with multiples beers.

Organizers expect the event to sell out in advance, so grab your tickets when they go on sale this Friday!! For more info, visit today.