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Roster Walk 11 Daily Band Schedule officially announced!

Thursday March 21, 2019

Bands-by-Day Schedule is Announced for Rooster Walk 11.


50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday March 15, 2019

We composed a list of 50 great things to LOVE about MHC.


Crawford & Power to Perform at Smith River Fest

Friday March 8, 2019

Fan favorite set to return at this years Smith River Fest.


Band Announcement: Your final RW band lineup is here!!

Thursday March 7, 2019

RW11's Band Lineup is Officially Complete.


Rooster Walk 11 Announces Full Band Lineup

Thursday March 7, 2019

Rooster Walk 11 band lineup completed with additions of Sam Bush, Steep Canyon Rangers, many more.


Rooster Walk 11 ticket prices increase THIS Wednesday!! Final band announce almost here!

Monday March 4, 2019

Grab tickets now before they cost more American dollars.


Smith River Provision Company Named Title Sponsor for 2019 Smith River Fest

Thursday February 28, 2019

Sovah Health to  Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.


Virginia Museum of Natural History announces campaign to design and create life-sized model of largest bird to ever fly

Friday February 8, 2019

Flesh-model display of Pelagornis sandersi to be premier exhibit inside the soon to be constructed Jean S. Adams Education Pavilion


Rooster Walk 11

Friday February 1, 2019

Get Your Tickets Now!


Galactic to Headline Rooster Walk 11

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Rooster Walk announces that Galactic will be headlining the 11th annual music and arts festival this year.


Polls are open! Vote Now!

Friday January 11, 2019

Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2019 Readers’ Survey.


Spring Save the Date

Wednesday January 9, 2019

Be sure to mark these Save the Dates on your calendar for an amazing Spring in 2019. 


Rooster Walk 11 Tickets Available Wednesday

Monday November 19, 2018

Save $, buy early! 


Rooster Walk announces early band lineup

Monday November 19, 2018

Shovels & Rope, Billy Strings top 


Dragon Festival is Saturday, October 20

Monday October 15, 2018

Dragon Festival is Saturday, October 20 at VMNH from 10 am - 6 pm


Wine by the River Wine Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Saturday September 15, 2018

Smith River Sports Complex hosts 4th Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival Saturday, September 22


Score Some Fun This Fall at Smith River Sports Complex

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Stay in the Loop! 


Piedmont Arts “Revs Up” for Savory September: Start Your Engines

Tuesday September 4, 2018

Local chefs whip up “NASCAR chic” appetizers


Yarn at Pop's Farm and Upcoming Events

Friday August 10, 2018

Explore the many upcoming events from Rooster Walk and Rives Theatre!


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2018

Monday July 23, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th




Rooster Walk starts this THURSDAY!!!

Monday May 21, 2018

Ticket Prices Increase at the Gates 


Spring Carnival at Infinity Acres Ranch

Thursday May 10, 2018

Come out to the Infinity Acres Spring Carnival Fundraiser May 19. 



Rooster Walk Band Schedule Announced!

Friday May 4, 2018

roosterwalk.com 


The 10th Annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Memorial Day weekend




Pig Cookin’ Contest at Spencer Penn Centre

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

 


Rooster Walk Completes Lineup with 25+ More Bands

Thursday March 8, 2018

The finishing touches have been applied to the Rooster Walk 10 band lineup, as event organizers announced 26 new bands today. The new additions were led by a special ‘King & Strings’ collaborative set between Marcus King and Billy Strings.

Other bands joining the bill for RW10, which will take place May 24-27 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Va., are: The Mantras, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, The Grass is Dead, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Wild Ponies; Erin & The Wildfire; Porch 40; Kendall Street Company; Violet Bell; Half Moon; After Jack; Jason Springs Band; PHCC Jazz Band; Prosperity’s Folly; Juliana MacDowell; Fernandez Sisters; The Wildmans; Aaron Crowe. In addition, five solo ‘artists at large’ will perform during the festival: Jeff Sipe (drums), Ron Holloway (saxophone), Josh Shilling (piano), Jay Starling (dobro) and Wallace Mullinax (guitar).

The festival has already announced more than 20 bands, including headliners The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro and Robert Randolph & The Family Band. 

“We’re thrilled to host so many wonderful bands at Rooster Walk this year,’ said festival co-founder Johnny Buck. “From top to bottom, I think this is the strongest lineup in our 10-year history.”

Presented by title sponsor Bassett Furniture, Rooster Walk has been named one of the top five festivals in Virginia by the Richmond-Times Dispatch.

The ‘King & Strings’ set is a first; Marcus King and Billy Strings have never met, let alone played together. Each is a fan of the other, however, and this genre-bending set will blend progressive bluegrass with southern rock/blues. World-renowned drummer Jeff Sipe will also take part, sitting in on drums for the latter portion of the set.

In addition to four days of amazing music on five stages, the family-friendly Rooster Walk will offer a wide variety of kids’ activities, craft beer, food/arts vendors and beautiful on-site camping.

Rooster Walk Inc. is a community-nonprofit dedicated to promoting music, arts and education in its home of Martinsville/Henry County. A portion of festival proceeds go to the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship as well as the Rooster Walk Music Instrument Program for entry-level band programs in Martinsville/Henry County public schools. The festival is proud to have Bassett Furniture return as its title sponsor once again.

Rooster Walk Inc. has donated more than $150,000 to local and regional charities since its first festival in 2009.
To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.RoosterWalk.com.

A quick look at the bands announced today:

Blasts From The Past: Town Mountain (bluegrass/Asheville, NC) was a headliner of the first Rooster Walk, and also performed at RW8. The Mantras (jam

 

band/Greensboro, NC) played blistering ‘late night’ sets at several early Rooster Walks, when the festival occurred at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds. Other bands returning to RW: The Southern Belles (jamband/Richmond, Va.); Josh Shilling (piano/Bassett, Va.); The Trongone Band (southern rock/Richmond, Va.); Wild Ponies (Americana/Nashville, Tenn.); Erin & The Wildfire (rock-soul/Charlottesville, Va.); Violet Bell (featuring Lizzy Ross; folk/Hillsborough, N.C.); After Jack (Americana/Rocky Mount); PHCC Jazz Band (jazz/Martinsville-Henry County); Juliana MacDowell (easy listening/Loudon County, Va.); The Fernandez Sisters (bluegrass/Durham, N.C.); The Wildmans (bluegrass/Floyd, Va.).

Themed Sets: There are four “special” sets scheduled for Rooster Walk 10, including ‘King & Strings;’ The Jammy Jam (hosted by The Grass Is Dead); a Gregg Allman tribute (hosted by The Trongone Band with Josh Shilling on organ); and The Last Yaltz (hosted by Yarn), a tribute to The Band’s Last Waltz.

Local connections: There are a number of great bands local to the Martinsville-Henry County area: Wild Ponies (Americana band led by Martinsville natives Doug & Telisha Williams); Josh Shilling (a Bassett native and lead singer of Mountain Heart, he will be an ‘Artist at Large’ on piano at RW10); Prosperity’s Folly (southern rock/Martinsville, Va.); PHCC Jazz Band (jazz/Martinsville-Henry County); Aaron Crowe (piano/Bassett, Va.); After Jack (Americana/Rocky Mount, Va.); Jason Springs Band (rock/Danville, Va.)

New to RW: The Dustbowl Revival (Americana-soul/Venice, Calif.); The Grass Is Dead (Grateful Dead bluegrass/South Florida); The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (country-blues/Bean Blossom, Ind.); Jeff Sipe (drums/Brevard, N.C.); Ron Holloway (saxophone/Baltimore, Md.); Victor Wainwright & The Train (blues/Savannah, Ga.); Porch 40 (rock/Cullowhee, N.C.); Kendall Street Company (rock/Charlottesville, Va.); Half Moon (rock/Richmond, Va.); Wallace Mullinax (guitar/Charleston, S.C.).

Rooster Walk 10 Full Band Lineup: The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Marcus King Band x2, Billy Strings, King & Strings, The Jerry Douglas Band, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Zach Deputy, Colter Wall, The Mantras, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Last Yaltz (featuring Yarn & special guests), The Gras is Dead hosts ‘The Jammy Jam,’ The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Cris Jacobs, Jeff Sipe, Ron Holloway, Josh Shilling, Front Country, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Kat Wright, The Commonheart x2, Fireside Collective, Erin & The Wildfire, Porch 40, Kendall Street Company, Songs From the Road Band, Sanctum Sully x2, Jay Starling, Wallace Mullinax, Violet Bell, Half Moon, After Jack, Jason Springs Band, PHCC Jazz Band, Prosperity’s Folly, Gunchux, Juliana MacDowell, The Fernandez Sisters, The Wildmans, Aaron Crowe.


Final band lineup announced for Rooster Walk 10!

Thursday March 8, 2018

Get your tix NOW! 




The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band join RW10

Tuesday February 6, 2018

Get your tickets early! 



Virginia Museum of Natural History set to usher in another Ice Age on Saturday, January 20

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Stegodon to headline VMNH's Ice Age Festival


Rooster Walk Announces 2018 Early-Bird Lineup & Tickets on Sale

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Co-headliner & sample lineup announced


RW10 Tickets Go On Sale Nov. 20th!

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Early Bird tickers available while supplies last 


Jason Springs Live at Pumpkin Palooza

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Gravely-Lester Art Garden

 



Fall Treks in Martinsville-Henry County

Tuesday September 5, 2017

See ya this fall! 


Fall Fun in Martinsville-Henry County

Saturday August 19, 2017

From beer and wine tastings to a Reptile Day Festival and theatre shows, there is a fall event for everyone to enjoy in MHC!


Two-day dinosaur extravaganza is this Friday and Saturday!

Wednesday July 19, 2017

VMNH- Martinsville, VA 


10th Annual Smith River Fest Coming Up

Monday July 17, 2017

August 12, 2017 


Virginia Museum of Natural History Hosting 2-day Dinosaur Extravaganza

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22




Fun Festivals in MHC

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Music, Heritage & More


Next Week at the Spencer-Penn Centre

Monday March 27, 2017

Music, BBQ & Fun  


Fantastic Festivals in MHC

Wednesday March 15, 2017

A variety of exciting festivals are held annually in Martinsville-Henry County.


Full Lineup Announced for the Ninth Annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

Tuesday March 14, 2017

More than 25 bands added to RW9 lineup



Pig Bike Ride to roll on Pig Cookin Day

Monday February 6, 2017

Saturday, April 8th

 


Ice Age Festival is Saturday, January 28!

Monday January 23, 2017

Don't miss it! 


Greensky Bluegrass, The Wailers (Reunited) top Rooster Walk 9 band lineup

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Rooster Walk 9 Lineup Announcement 


Pig Cookin' is Comin'

Monday December 12, 2016

April will be here soon!


Martinsville-Henry County Garden Day 2017

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Art in Bloom 


Piedmont Arts Family Day Celebrates Indian “Festival of Lights”

Thursday November 3, 2016
Piedmont Arts Family Day Celebrates Indian “Festival of Lights”

Families are invited to attend Piedmont Arts’ India Family Day on Saturday, November 12 from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the museum.

India Family Day is a free community event open to all ages that celebrates the Indian festival Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. 

One of the major festivals of Hinduism, Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows and around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night between mid-October and mid-November.
 
“We are really excited to share the Diwali festival with our community,” said Education Coordinator Becki Williams Vasquez. "It’s the largest festival celebrated throughout India and a time when people share good wishes with each other. We want to share those good wishes in our community, as well.”

During India Family Day, kids can enjoy free Indian snacks, music and themed crafts, including:
• 3D Elephant Cutouts
• 3D Architecture Cutouts
• Rangoli Coloring Sheets (artwork to bring good luck)
• Create a Paper Diya (oil lamp)

India Family Day will also feature a kids’ fashion show of traditional Indian garments and dancing starting at 11:30 am, as well as door prizes for kids and adults.
 
To learn more about Diwali and Piedmont Arts’ free India Family Day, visit PiedmontArts.org.
 
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.


2017 Pig Cookin’ Contest Countdown!

Wednesday October 19, 2016

At the Historic Spencer Penn Centre


Brewster Walk festival will move indoors Saturday

Friday October 7, 2016

All of the fun...just indoors


Give Your Time and Have Some Fun at Brewster Walk

Friday September 23, 2016
Give Your Time and Have Some Fun at Brewster Walk

Volunteer and Get In Free!


Nonprofit groups Rooster Walk Inc., Arts at the Rives to join forces

Thursday September 22, 2016
 Nonprofit groups Rooster Walk Inc., Arts at the Rives to join forces

The two organizations recently voted to formalize their relationship by combining under the Rooster Walk umbrella.


September Festivals

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Full of fun 


Wine by the River Wine Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Thursday August 11, 2016

2nd Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival September 17


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016

9th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival 



Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Thursday June 9, 2016
Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Meet a young professional shaping MHC's future 


Kid's Area- Rooster Walk

Thursday May 26, 2016

Kids' Coop 


Area Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” Awards

Monday May 23, 2016

45 local businesses featured


Gatlin Brothers To Headline Celebration 2016

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Iconic Country Music Trio


Rooster Walk is just 10 days away!

Monday May 16, 2016

May 26th-29th


Earth Day Festival

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 23 at J. Frank Wilson Park


MHC Garden Day 2016: Books that Bind

Wednesday April 6, 2016

The Haley home 


Rooster Walk 8: ‘More than a Festival’

Thursday March 31, 2016

Music & Arts Abound 


7th Annual Piedmont Kite Festival

Friday March 18, 2016

Don't Miss Out! The Piedmont Kite Festival is this Saturday at Jack Dalton Park!



TWO concerts this weekend at the Rives!

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Friday and Sunday 


Ready for a Roaring Good Time?

Monday January 11, 2016

Dino Day returns Saturday, January 30, 2016 


Lettuce and Sam Bush to headline Rooster Walk 8

Thursday January 7, 2016

May 26-29, 2016 


16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 


Rooster Walk announces early lineup, puts tickets on sale

Tuesday November 24, 2015

Tickets are on sale now for Rooster Walk 8


Reptile Day 2015

Friday October 23, 2015

Reptile Day 2015 is this Saturday, October 24


Piedmont Arts Hosts Día de los Muertos-themed Family Day

Friday October 23, 2015

Free family day features costumed dancers from Latin Ballet of Virginia


Green Living Market FAQ

Thursday October 8, 2015

Green Living Market October 9-11, 2015 


Brewster Walk to feature more than 50 craft beers plus hard ciders, wine

Friday October 2, 2015

Don't miss the first annual Brewster Walk


MURA Announces Oktoberfest Rain Date

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Oktoberfest rescheduled for October 17th 


Martinsville Uptown Hosts Oktoberfest

Friday September 18, 2015

Martinsville Uptown hosts the 36th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3rd from 11:00am until 4:00pm.


Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

Thursday September 17, 2015

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be hosting the inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival on September 19, 2015. 


Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

Tuesday September 15, 2015

Wine by the River Wine Festival on September 19, 2015.


Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday September 14, 2015

Get ready for Brewster Walk



20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun


The Annual Bassett Heritage Festival

Tuesday September 8, 2015

Saturday, September 12th in downtown Bassett


Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday August 24, 2015

Don't miss the inaugural Brewster Walk


Donna the Buffalo at the Rives

Tuesday August 11, 2015

Tickets now on sale for Donna the Buffalo w/ Peter Rowan at the Rives Theatre


Inaugural Wine Festival tickets available at Smith River Fest

Thursday August 6, 2015

Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19


Barbecue, Beer and...Bugs?

Monday July 27, 2015

Inaugural VMNH Cookout is to be held Friday, August 14.


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August


Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015



FAB Lab Fun: Week 6

Thursday April 16, 2015

Fascinating Fun!


Martinsville Mini Maker Faire is back

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Don't miss the second Martinsville Mini Maker Faire


SRSC Announces 2015 Corn Hole Tournament

Friday March 13, 2015

SRSC presents the Blood, Sweat, and Ears Corn Hole Tournament Series


2014 in Review

Friday December 19, 2014

A look back on the past year...


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2014

Friday July 25, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 6

Saturday May 10, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 5

Friday May 2, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 4

Friday April 25, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


News From The Smith River Sports Complex

Friday April 25, 2014

Upcoming events, festivals, and more from Smith River Sports Complex!


Earth Day Every Day

Monday April 21, 2014

Treat every day like Earth Day


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 3

Friday April 18, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 2

Friday April 11, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 1

Friday April 4, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


The Infamous Stringdusters Join RW6 Lineup

Thursday March 13, 2014

The Infamous Stringdusters Join Rooster Walk 6 Lineup


Spring Into Festival Fun In MHC

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Five Fantastic Festivals To Enjoy This Spring In Martinsville-Henry County


Anders Osborne Added to Rooster Walk 6 Lineup

Friday February 28, 2014

Be sure to get your tickets now. Prices increase at midnight tonight!


Particle to Play Late-Night Set at Rooster Walk 6

Thursday February 27, 2014

Particle to Play Late-Night Set at Rooster Walk 6


More Bands Announced For Rooster Walk 6

Wednesday February 26, 2014

L Shape Lot, The Shack Band, Sunliner, Empire Strikes Brass, Major & the Monbacks Join Lineup!


William Walter & Co. Added To RW6 Lineup

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Big Fat Gap, Travis Elliott & Friends, and Yankee Dixie Also Join Lineup


Wild Ponies Headline RW's "Martinsville Monday" Band Addition

Monday February 24, 2014

Wild Ponies, plus others named to line-up


New Bands Added to Rooster Walk 6 Lineup

Sunday February 16, 2014

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott Added to Rooster Walk 6 Lineup!


Not-So-Quiet Revolution Brewing

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Guest blogger Lisa Lynn Snedeker on the music scene in Martinsville