Martinsville, Virginia


Opening Party for Rives On The Road set for Saturday, February 18th

By: Art at the Rives Theatre

December 13, 2022

Opening Party for Rives On The Road set for Saturday, February 18th

Rives On The Road Opening Party set for Sat., Feb. 18th!

Catered dinner, open bar + 4 more shows for $125
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 18th for our annual Rives On The Road opening party at Forest Park Country Club. The night will be headlined by Yarn performing a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel, dubbed "Simon & Yarnfunkel." Yarn will also perform a set of their original tunes, and southern rock act The Jared Stout Band will kick things off with a set of their own.

Everyone attending the opening party will receive catered dinner and open bar (beer, wine, liquor).

2023 concerts in the works...

Feb. 18 - Opening Party. Simon & Yarnfunkel w/ The Jared Stout Band. Catered dinner and open bar included. At Forest Park Country Club in Martinsville, Va.
March 11 - Save the date! Amazing bluegrass show to be announced this week. At the HJDB Event Center in Basset, Va. Season Passes accepted.
March 17 - Daniel Donato + the T.C. Carter Band. At The New College Institute in Martinsville, Va. Season Passes accepted.

PLUS at least two more shows to come in 2023. 

When will tickets go on sale?
2023 Rives on the Road Season Passes will go on sale this Friday at 10 am. Each Season Pass garners entry to the Opening Party, plus free admission to at least four more "Rives on the Road" concerts in 2023. 

Proceeds from Season Pass sales are the lifeblood of the "Rives on the Road" concert series. Without our Season Pass patrons, the "Rives on the Road" concerts would not exist.

Sponsors welcome!
We have been very fortunate to enjoy the support of the MHC community over the years. For $500, you or your business can be a Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 concert series. Sponsors receive four (4) Season Passes, which garner free entry to the Opening Party, as well as at least 4 more concerts in 2023. In addition, Presenting Sponsors will be listed on a banner that is displayed at all 'Rives on the Road' concerts in 2023.

Are Season Passes Transferrable?
Yes. If you or your business purchase a Season Pass but can't attend a specific concert, you can send a friend, family member, customer, etc., in your place. 

Can I write a check? 
If you'd prefer to pay via check, please make it out to Arts at the Rives and mail it to PO Box 3067, Martinsville, Va., 24115. In the memo line, write in the name(s) you want your season pass to be listed under.

A look back at previous shows
In 2022, Rives on the Road featured performances from Eric Gales, The Lonesome River Band, Crawford & Power, Dangermuffin, The Big Deady Reckoning, the T.C. Carter Band, The Jared Stout Band, and The Wilson Springs Hotel.

Can I buy a ticket just for the Yarn concert on Feb. 18?
If the show hasn't already sold out, a limited number of Opening Party-Only Tickets will go on sale in early February for $60 apiece. These Opening Party-Only Tickets will garner entry to see Yarn+The Jared Stout Band and enjoy the catered dinner and open bar.

What is 'Rives on the Road'?
Back in 2016, Rooster Walk Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit company, absorbed a nonprofit named "Arts at the Rives," and began organizing and promoting concerts at the Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville. In the fall of 2019, the Rives Theatre tragically caught fire and was a total loss. It has not been rebuilt. To keep the music alive, Rooster Walk Inc., now offers "Rives on the the Road" concerts each year. These "pop-up shows" take place in various venues in the Martinsville-Henry County community, and cover a wide range of genres, from rock and blues to bluegrass, country, jazz and more.

Get in FREE by volunteering!
We need good folks to help us put on the shows! Volunteers get free admission, on-site parking, complimentary dinner and our eternal gratitude. If you're willing to help out, please drop us an email at We need volunteers to help staff areas such as the box office, beer pouring, merchandise, parking and security. THANK YOU!