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The Big Fat Gap Reunion Band

The Big Fat Gap Reunion Band concert will be an all-star bluegrass super jam at the Rives Theatre in Martinsville on Friday, Dec. 22. The band will consist of Andy Thorn (banjo; Leftover Salmon), Andrew Marlin (mandolin/guitar; Mandolin Orange), Jon Stickley (guitar; Jon Stickley Trio), Bobby Britt (fiddle; Town Mountain) and Miles Andrews (upright bass; Big Fat Gap). Tickets cost $10 in advance, and  $15 at the show. Buy tickets online HERE. They’re also sold in Martinsville at The Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads.

Big Fat Gap formed in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the early 2000s when Thorn, Stickley, et al, were undergraduate college students. This will be the band’s first Virginia performance in more than 5 years. For more info, visit www.RivesTheatre.org.


December 1

The Jefferson Center – Steep Canyon Rangers

Martin’s – The Mantras

Pine Room – Marie Anderson

The Spot on Kirk – Steve Forbert

The Vatican Bistro – Seph Custer


December 2

Blue 5 – Lazy Man Dub Band

Chaos Mountain Brewery – Mike Mitchell

Flying Mouse Brewery – Tim Pfeiffer

The Harvester – Delbert McClinton

The Jefferson Center – Mark Guilliams Jazz Quartet

Martin’s – Sunny Ledfurd

Montano’s  – Lenny Marcus Trio

Parkway Brewing Co. – Murphy’s Kids

Roanoke College – Kandinsky Trio Series: A Perfect Balance

The Spot on Kirk – Folk n Roll Christmas


December 4

The Harvester – The Mountain Goats


December 6

Awful Arthurs –IRon Lion

Martin’s – E.L.M.

Montano’s  – Tim Martin Duo


December 7

Billy’s Barn – GOTE

The Harvester – Town Mountain and Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Martin’s – Starbird


December 8

Blue 5 – Low Low Chariot

The Harvester – The Seldom Scene

Martin’s – The Southern Belles

Parkway Brewing Co. – Mad Iguanas

The Phoenix – Black Mountain Revival

Pine Room – Hoppie Vaughan

Salem Civic Center – RSO Holiday Pops!

Sidewinders- Jake Dodds

Twin Creeks Brewing – Marie Anderson


December 9

5 Points Music Sanctuary – Jazz is PHSH

The Harvester – Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Martin’s – Hambone Relay, Revelator Hill

Montano’s  – Jimijazz Combo

Pine Room – Hoppie Vaughan

Soaring Ridge – ADAM Rutledge 

Twin Creeks Brewing – Ryan Greer


December 12

The Jefferson Center – David Bromberg Quintet


December 13

Martin’s – Cycles

Montano’s  – Tim Martin Duo

The Q – Bobaflex, The Jacob Cade Project, Despyre


December 14

5 Points Music Sanctuary – Stanley Jordan & Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Martin’s – Travelors Brothership

The Q – Marie Anderson

The Spot on Kirk – Thorp Jenson


December 15

5 Points Music Sanctuary – Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Chaos Mountain Brewery – The Papa Tom Band

Martin’s – Villa*Nova

Pine Room – Sean Bera


December 16

The Harvester – The Wailin’ Jennys

Martin’s – Runaway Gin

Montano’s  – Lenny Marcus Trio

Pine Room – Sean Bera

Soaring Ridge – Jaxn

The Spot on Kirk – My Radio


December 19

Berglund Center – Sing! An Irish Christmas with Keith & Kristy Getty


December 20

Berglund Center – Jim Brickman

Martin’s – Seph Custer Band

Montano’s  – Tim Martin Duo


December 21

The Harvester – The New Stew featuring Jimmy Hall

Martin’s – Phinesse


December 22

Berglund Center – Martina McBride

The Front Row – Damous Moss

Martin’s – War Chile

Pine Room – Jordan Harman

Rives Theatre – Bluegrass Super Jam


December 23

Martin’s – Half Moon Christmas Jam

Montano’s  – Jimijazz Combo

Parkway Brewing Co. – Groova Scape

The Phoenix – The Floorboards

Pine Room – Jordan Harman


December 27

Martin’s – Disco Risque

Montano’s  – Tim Martin Duo


December 28

Martin’s – Suga Grits


December 29

Chaos Mountain Brewery – Marie Anderson

Martin’s – Mag Iguanas

Pine Room – Dave Porter


December 30

Martin’s – Swank

Montano’s  – Lenny Marcus Trio

Pine Room – Dave Porter

Sidewinders- Adairs Run


December 31

5 Points Music Sanctuary – South Hill Banks w/ Kendall Street Company

Fork in the Market – Fort Defiance

Martin’s – GAK!

Pine Room – Dave Porter






Blue 5- Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul



Floyd Country Store- Fight Night Jamboree

Regency Room – The Regency Trio

Whitebarrel Winery – Live Music Fridays



Floyd Country Store- Americana Afernoons

Regency Room – The Regency Trio



Dogtown Roadhouse – Open Mic Night

Floyd Country Store- Sunday Music Jamboree