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Brewster Walk is THIS SATURDAY!

Thursday September 5, 2019

Brewster Walk starts at 1pm is this Saturday, September 7th. 


Program will generate more than $3.8 million in marketing initiatives and impact more than 182 statewide tourism entities

Wednesday August 28, 2019
Governor Northam Announces 44 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth

Governor Northam Announces 44 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth


Brewster Walk is less than 2 weeks away!

Tuesday August 27, 2019

The fifth annual Brewster Walk Craft Beer Festival & Concerts will take place Saturday, Sept. 7th.


Savory September Celebrates “50 Years of LOVE”

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Piedmont Arts annual fundraiser a blast from the past with 1969 theme.


Brewster Walk Tickets Now On Sale; Volunteer Sign-Ups Are Open

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Join us Sat., Sept. 7th for brews and tunes in Uptown Martinsville.



RW11 Thank You, plus Pop's Farm Concert June 29th With Camping

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The Trongone Band and PBR will perform at Pop's Farm on June 29th.


Local Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” 2019 Awards

Saturday May 18, 2019

 Over 80 local businesses were awarded "Best of Virginia" honors.



Rooster Walk ticket prices increase May 1st!

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Ticket prices for Rooster Walk 11 will increase on May 11th.


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.


VisitMartinsville Receives $10,000 Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation “50 Years of Love” Program Marketing Fund

Friday March 15, 2019

Grant fund established to help celebrate 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tourism slogan.


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.


Billy Strings to play RW Preview show at the Rives Theatre - May 16th

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Billy Strings brings his talents to the Rives Theatre before heading to Pop's Farm.


The Commonheart Live at the Rives

Monday February 25, 2019

Arts at the Rives Theatre will host Commonheart live Friday, March 1st.


VisitMartinsville Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Latest marketing campaign receives $5,000.


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.


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. 


Marcus King Band, 'King & Strings' added to Rooster Walk 11 lineup!

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Rooster Walk is thrilled to announce the additions of The Marcus King Band, as well as King & Strings, to the RW11 band lineup.


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 


Tonight at Pop's Farm: Kat Wright and Prosperity's Folly

Friday September 28, 2018

Kat Wright and Prosperity's Folly performing tonight at Pop's Farm.


Brewster Walk is this Saturday!

Tuesday September 4, 2018

On the 200 block of E.Church St.


Brewster Walk – Sat., Sept. 8th

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Get Tickets Now


Yarn at Pop's Farm and Upcoming Events

Friday August 10, 2018

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


Love Canon headlines Brewster Walk on Sept. 8!

Wednesday August 1, 2018

Get your tickets 


Camp at Pop's Farm for a Summer Show!

Monday June 25, 2018

First concert is July 7th 


Rooster Walk starts this THURSDAY!!!

Monday May 21, 2018

Ticket Prices Increase at the Gates 


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





The Beers of Rooster Walk Unveiled!

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Cheers! 


RW Ticket Prices Increase Sunday, April 1st!

Thursday March 29, 2018

Grab 'em now! 


Rooster Walk March Madness Contest

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Win tix to RW10!


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! 


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 


Brewster Walk is this Saturday!

Thursday September 7, 2017

60+ beers, Yarn, Misison in the Rain & more!


Brewster Walk is Saturday, Sept. 9th!

Friday September 1, 2017

Get your tickets NOW


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!


Cris Jacobs Band

Thursday August 17, 2017

FRIDAY NIGHT: Cris Jacobs Band at Pop's Farm - Season Pass Show


This Friday: Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Pop's Farm

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Pine Grove Stage


Summer Shows at Pop's Farm

Friday July 7, 2017

Shows Announced 


Friday: People's Blues of Richmond at Pop's Farm

Tuesday June 27, 2017

With local Opener The Delics


Josh Shilling at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Jam out with Josh this Friday!



Tickets for Rooster Walk 9 Increase Monday

Friday April 28, 2017

Get your tickets now! 


Rooster Walk 9: Band Schedule announced!

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Ticket Prices Increase May 1st


Fun Festivals in MHC

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Music, Heritage & More


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



Anders Osborne with The Trongone Band

Saturday February 11, 2017

Opening Thursday, February 16th


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

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Rooster Walk 9 Lineup Announcement 


NEW YEAR'S EVE: Mason Via Funk Band and Violet Bell feat. Lizzy Ross

Friday December 30, 2016
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Mason Via Funk Band and Violet Bell feat. Lizzy Ross

Ring (and Rock) in the New Year! 


2016 Year in Review

Tuesday December 27, 2016

Highlights from 2016 


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.


Outdoor concert this Saturday night at Pop's Farm!

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Mountain Heart w/ Annabelle's Curse!


Thursday (6/23) - Stop Light Observations

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Season Passes Gladly Accepted


Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Thursday June 9, 2016
Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Meet a young professional shaping MHC's future 


Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded 


Kid's Area- Rooster Walk

Thursday May 26, 2016

Kids' Coop 


Rooster Walk is just 10 days away!

Monday May 16, 2016

May 26th-29th


Rooster Walk 8: ‘More than a Festival’

Thursday March 31, 2016

Music & Arts Abound 



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


Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday September 14, 2015

Get ready for Brewster Walk


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


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 8, 2015

58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Give the Gift of Arts & Culture in MHC

Thursday December 4, 2014

Piedmont Arts to be featured partner at the MHC Visitor Center’s Holiday Hot Ticket


Holiday Hot Tickets

Friday November 21, 2014

Check off your holiday shopping list with great event tickets at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center


Rooster Walk’s Turn 5 Concerts Raise $10,000 for Local Charities

Friday November 14, 2014

Rooster Walk’s Turn 5 Concerts Raise $10,000 for Local Charities


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 6

Saturday May 10, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 9, 2014

More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


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


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


Rooster Walk Wins 2014 Kaleidoscope Award

Monday March 24, 2014

Area Festival Recognized for Marketing Efforts


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


Move to the Music in MHC

Thursday March 6, 2014

Enjoy the music


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!


Artisan Trail Network Extends to Martinsville-Henry County

Wednesday February 12, 2014

Artisan Trail Network Extends to Martinsville-Henry County


Not-So-Quiet Revolution Brewing

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Guest blogger Lisa Lynn Snedeker on the music scene in Martinsville


2014 Live at the Rives Theatre Series Opening Party

Thursday January 9, 2014

It's a new year and time to renew your Live at the Rives Theatre Series pass for 2014!


Grammy-Winning Stephane Wrembel To Play Rives

Thursday December 12, 2013

Grammy Winning Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Play Rives On Friday Night


Turn 5 Organizers To Donate $10,000 From Concert Proceeds

Monday October 28, 2013

Turn 5 Organizers To Donate $10,000 From Concert Proceeds For Regional Nonprofits


More Bands Join Turn 5 Lineup

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Madrone, E.T.A. put finishing touches on Turn 5 Concert Series lineup


Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Tenured Soul, Added to Turn 5 Lineup

Wednesday August 21, 2013

New Bands Added to Turn 5 Lineup


Blackberry Smoke to Headline the Turn 5 Concert Series

Wednesday August 7, 2013

Blackberry Smoke will be headlining concerts near Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26.


Rooster Walk Named Best "Underground Festival"

Wednesday May 8, 2013

BRO Magazine named Rooster Walk "Best Underground Festival"


Places for "Best of" Winners Announced

Wednesday May 8, 2013

18 area businesses win first-place awards in Southwest Vriginia


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 3, 2013

More than thirty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Walker Shank Memorial Golf Tournament

Tuesday April 9, 2013

Event Hosted by Rooster Walk 


Leftover Salmon & Dumpstaphunk top lineup at Rooster Walk 5

Saturday March 16, 2013

Headliners Announced for Rooster Walk 5


Get Active in 2013

Tuesday January 22, 2013

Creative Ways to Stay Active in MHC


Bluegrass in the Foothills

Tuesday January 8, 2013

Make us part of your next Crooked Road journey!


Turn 5 Concert Series

Sunday October 7, 2012

Rooster Walk announces country concert Oct. 26-27 near Martinsville Speedway


Rooster Walk 4

Friday May 18, 2012

Four days of music, art, food and fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Are You Tuff Enough?

Monday April 30, 2012

Tuff Strutter 5K Trail Run added to Rooster Walk offerings


Meet Rives Brown Coleman

Tuesday February 28, 2012

Sales Person, Rives S. Brown Inc.