The Judy Chops are an indomitable force in the VA music scene, rocking audiences with original tunes, remixed covers, and lively mash-ups since 2008. Stylistically, the band blends elements of swing, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and western, with a modern flair for a unique, genre defying musical experience. We are thrilled to welcome the Chops back as our season opener! THEJUDYCHOPS.COM
FRIDAYS ON THE SQUARE is a free summer concert series enjoyed on the court house lawn, in downtown Harrisonburg, VA. We hope you'll pack a picnic, and join us for an evening of music and fun under the stars. Shows start at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Virginia is for music lovers.
Part Louis Armstrong, part Fats Waller, and part Flapper! That’s Zuzu’s Hot 5. Thumpin’ strings send your body into an unstoppable rhythm. The Hot 5 provides stomps, rambles, lowdown blues, rollicking Dixieland and pop ballads from the most tumultuous and creative era of American music: 1910-1931. Prohibition-Era Jazz at its best! ZUZUSHOTFIVE.COM
THE JON SPEAR BAND
The Jon Spear Band has been impressing Charlottesville area audiences ever since they started out as a Central Virginia Blues Society jam band in 2012. With the release of their CD "Old Soul," JSB has been earning critical acclaim, radio airplay, and new fans from around the U.S. and beyond. The band’s blues repertoire reflects a wide range of genres including funk, rock, R&B, swing, and even a little salsa. JONSPEARBAND.COM
We're excited to welcome Justin Jones for the first time at FRIDAYS! His music has been described by The Washington Post as “electrified country and roots rock that leaves plenty of space for Jones to hold court .” Come to the show and find out for yourself! JUSTIN-JONES.COM
Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. Mercy Creek has released 7 independent albums and has been a full time performing act since 1998, playing across the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts. Welcome back! MERCYCREEK.COM