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6 Reasons to Celebrate!

REBIRTH BRASS BAND MARDI GRAS COSTUME CONTEST!

FRIDAY we are kicking off the month of Mardi Gras with New Orleans INSTITUTION Rebirth Brass Band! Be crowned the King and Queen of the 5 Points Krewe with your best, most outlandish, Mardi Gras attire! Compete IF YOU DARE against Tyler Godsey’s swagger and style with your most festive Mask, Beads, Purple, Gold & Green! Winners will parade off with a 5 Points Music Sanctuary Swag Pack! And then we’re gonna make a little something like this happen:

All of us this Friday at The Sanctuary

This is a Power Pass Restricted event so grab a ticket and line up today!

SATURDAY NIGHT STARTS EARLY WITH LAZY BULLDOG FOOD TRUCK!

Let’s celebrate another year around the sun for Director, Tyler Godsey this Saturday night with The Dead Reckoning! Doors open early at 6:30pm to savor Lazy Bulldog Food Truck and we’ll have Happy Hour $3 Parkway Get Bent until 7:30pm! This will be our first time welcoming Lazy Bulldog to The Sanctuary and a peek at their MENU shows you why we are excited!!

Traveling all over the country, being inspired by bold flavors and unique cuisines from the back roads of our great nation, Chef Brandon built an insatiable palate and a collection of unique recipes that for years he only had the ability to share with those closest to him. In 2019, Brandon, his wife Jennifer and their two daughters decided to share their flavors with the Roanoke Valley and opened the Lazy Bulldog Food Truck.

A family based company, Lazy Bulldog Food Truck’s goal is to provide home cooked, original food creations that everyone can enjoy. Every dish blends traditional family recipes with an urban flair for a perfect balance of excitement and flavor. They pride themselves on the freshest ingredients, best quality marinated meats and 100% artisanal burger blends. Everything is hand crafted and arranged new day by day; from signature sauces to unique savory sides.

FREEKBASS & THE BUMP ASSEMBLY with Sammi Garett (from Turkuaz)

Beam me up, Sammi! It’s time for more FREEK! BASS! Saturday, March 6 Freekbass, Sammi, Sky, and Rico return to bounce The Sanctuary with the freakiest of the funk!

Virtuoso bass player Freekbass has been hailed by the legendary Bootsy Collins as The new spiritual warrior of the funk. Hailing from Cincinnati, Freekbass and his group, The Bump Assembly, are deeply rooted in funk, cultivated under the guidance of legendary funk masters like Bernie Worrell, George Porter Jr., Dumpstaphunk and Bootsy, just to name a few. Known for his energetic live show and ignited low-end, Freekbass brings danceable tunes with hints of Prince, David Bowie, Talking Heads and P-Funk. A staple on the festival and club touring circuit, his band consists of Rico Lewis on drums, a 13-year veteran of George Clintons Mothership, Sky White from Foxy Shazam on keys and the vocal duties are shared between funk queen Sammi Garett from Turkuaz and the beautiful songstress Reilly Comisar. With a brand new album out in May 2019 under the Color Red label (Denver based New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts), the excitement for what is next is simply too much to contain. A Freekbass performance is for those who want to move, to groove, and to experience an event where the show and the music are one, creating a powerful visual and sonic experience that is not to be missed.

5 POINTS MUSIC BENEFITS: BLUE MULE w. Jazzalachian Playboys benefiting KEELEY HEALING ARTS PROGRAM

The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program has been selected as the recipient of our March 5 Points Music Benefits Concert. The Keeley Healing Arts Program addresses the emotional needs of patients and families by integrating literary, performing, and visual art experiences into the healing process. Flat 5 Studio’s Tom Ohmsen will be pulling double duty on this night as his band Blue Mule headlines, while his other band Jazzalachian Playboys open the night.

THE NEW DEAL

With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, The New Deal has returned with a passion in 2019 with ‘TND3’– the third incarnation of the renowned live electronica trio: Jamie Shields (keyboards), Dan Kurtz (bass), and new drummer Davide Di Renzo.

The New Deal first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto’s underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music. Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC’s Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, 1/31 AT 10:00 AM

ERIN LUNSFORD ALBUM RELEASE PARTY w. catherine the great

It’s been eight years since Erin Lunsford, of Richmond-based Erin & the Wildfire, released a solo album. She’s been standing toe to toe, more than holding her own, while sharing stages with artists such as Keller Williams and The Infamous Stringdusters. Her Tiny Desk contest entries have caught the attention of NPR for two years running. This April, 5 Points Music Sanctuary is excited to welcome this rising star and celebrate her newest endeavor, “The Damsel”. Fellow singer/songwriter catherine the great will open the night.

Erin Lunsford is an award-winning singer and songwriter originally from Fincastle, Va and now living in Richmond, Va. Erin’s compositions, which include self-styled guitar, banjo, and keyboard melodies, are sure to please. She is the powerhouse front-woman of Richmond funk/soul band Erin & The Wildfire, who appeared on the main stage at LOCKN 2018 and 2014 as well as LOCKNWOOD 2015 opening for the late Leon Russell. Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol voted Erin their top voice in 2013, winning the competition with comments from the panel like “perfect intonation.” She won 1st Place at Rapunzel’s 11th Annual Songwriting Contest and several other awards have followed.

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