Lonesome River Band concert is cancelled

27 Feb

We’re sorry to report that The Lonesome River Band show at the HJDB Event Center ( the old Bassett High School auditorium) on Friday, Dec. 4th has been cancelled. All ticket buyers will receive a refund, no questions asked.

If you purchased tickets online, check your inbox. We’ve sent you an email about the refund process.

If you purchased tickets locally (not online), email rivestheater@gmail.com to coordinate the refund. Please note that in this instance, you will need the actual paper tickets that you would have used to get into the concert, in order to get the refund.

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to see you at a show in 2021.

Speak Easy open mic is Tuesday at Black Box

6 Feb

Calling all poets, spoken wordsmiths, and songwriters…Have you been dreaming of a public place to practice your craft? Join us at the Black Box Theater on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., along with featured guest Natalie Hodge. The event is free and open to the public and adult beverages will be available. We hope to see you there!

$75 Season Passes on sale now

31 Jan

A limited number of $75 Season Passes are now available online. This season pass will get you into four “Season Pass shows,” free of charge, in 2020. One of those shows, Lonesome River Band on April 24th, has already been announced. The remaining three shows are TBA and will be announced as they are booked.


SOLD OUT: Yarn Morrison for opening party at FPCC on Saturday Jan. 25th

18 Dec

This show is SOLD OUT.

Sat., Jan. 25th Schedule:
7 pm – doors open/bar open
7:30 – dinner served/Lizzy Ross solo set begins
9-ish – Yarn Morrison takes the stage

Yarn will be joined by special guests Josh Shilling, Lizzy Ross and the Bulldog Horns (Kevin Lewis/Jimmy Jordan/Mark Blankenship) for a tribute to Yarn Morrison on Sat., Jan. 25th at Forest Park Country Club in Martinsville. This is our annual Opening Party that includes catered dinner and open bar at the show.

We will be selling $75 season passes that don’t include the opening party. These passes will garner free entry to 4  concerts in 2020 (one of which is Lonesome River Band). Stay tuned for the announcement on when these $75 passes go on sale.

SOLD OUT: Crawford & Power play Dec. 13th

6 Dec

The concert will start at 8 pm. We’ll be selling water, soft drinks, beer, wine and slices of pizza at the show. Sorry, but season passes are not accepted.

BIG Something is Sat., Nov. 30th

21 Nov

Join us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for BIG Something at the Heritage Conference & Event Center in Bassett, Va. Season Passes are accepted! Tickets will cost $20 adv and $25 at the doors. Music starts at 9 pm.


Town Mountain + Jon Stickley Trio @ Pop’s Farm on Nov. 2nd

11 Oct

Sat., Nov. 2, 2019Come join us for an amazing outdoor co-bill of Asheville, N.C., bands at Pop’s Farm! Gates open at 7 pm, the first band starts at 8 pm, and both will play full-length sets. Tickets cost $15 advance and $20 day of show. Season passes are accepted! BUY TICKETS HERE.

On-site camping is available for this show! Car Camping is $10 per vehicle, and RV Camping is $25 per RV or tow-behind vehicle. (All RV sites are dry – no water or electric.)


Rives Theatre destroyed by fire; concerts will continue

12 Sep

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On Sunday, Sept. 8th, the Rives Theatre was destroyed by fire. The building cannot be saved, but thankfully, no one was hurt in the blaze, and no other buildings were damaged. The Rives Theatre was built in 1928 as a playhouse, enjoyed more than 60 years as a movie theatre, and has served as Martinsville’s primary indoor, live-music venue over the past 10 years. We are heartbroken to lose the Rives, which has been a mainstay in our community’s cultural (and physical) landscape for nearly 100 years.

70558270_10105188386708256_1017279917638811648_nOrganizers of events at the theatre – Arts at the Rives and its parent nonprofit company, Rooster Walk Inc. – are not sure what the future holds on the venue side of things. ART and Rooster Walk were leasing the building (we did not own it). We are just beginning the process of exploring our short-term and long-term options as we pursue the goal of continuing to bring amazing live music to Martinsville and Henry.

Countless individuals have reached out asking how and where to donate. All donations are tax deductible, and will be used to help Arts at the Rives’ mission of bringing high-quality live music to Martinsville-Henry County during this transition period.

Donations can be made by clicking HERE, or via check to “Arts at the Rives” and mailed to Arts at the Rives, PO Box 3067, Martinsville, Va., 24115.

Brewster Walk is Sat., Sept. 7th!

22 Aug

Brewster Walk poster

Join us for an awesome craft beer festival on the street in front of the Rives, with performances from Mountain Heart, C2 & The Brothers Reed and Isaac Hadden Band.

Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $55 for VIP. All the info can be found HERE: 

Aug. 10 – JGBCB at Pop’s Farm!

22 Jul

poster JGBCB 8-10-19

Click HERE to buy tickets!