BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ
OCTOBER 8, 2022
NOON - 6:30 PM
204 Draper Road, SW
Join us in honoring & celebrating the history of New Town and St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall: Museum of African American Heritage.
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall – a nationally recognized historic landmark - once served as the social center of New Town, a neighborhood for African-American residents during segregation. It now houses a museum of African-American history and culture and serves as an important reminder of the resilience, self-reliance, and community spirit of the people who lived in New Town, as well as the legacy of injustice that segregation imposed.
The Blues, Brews, and BBQ event recalls some of the happier times in New Town, when friends and neighbors would gather for singing, dancing, community, and fellowship.
The Billy Crawford Band
The Billy Crawford Band has spent the last two decades solidifying a reputation as the region’s premier guitar-based blues rock band. Crawford spent the ’90s and early 2000s traveling the world backing several blues recording artists such as Long John Hunter, E.G. Kight and most notably, Deborah Coleman.
Lady D & MI$$ION
Mi$$ion combines R&B, Classic, & Urban Blues and "feel good" dance music to create a sound that is 'so'-not ordinary. With soulful, steamy vocals, driving percussion, jazzy keys and thumpin' bass, Lady D and Mi$$ion is hotter than hot and ready to set the world on fire.
JoJo Stockton is one of the most sought-after musicians in the Roanoke Area. He and his Solacoustix band bring the soul, funk and pop to the masses.
A blues-based, little big-band with a wide musical footprint. They serve up a main course of blues with a side of jazz, funk, rock & roll, and pickin' tunes.
The Blue Monday Band
SCHEDULE OF BANDS
Jojo Stockton, 12:00 - 12:45 PM
The Woogemen, 1:15 - 2:00 PM
Lady D & MI$$ION, 2:30 - 3:15 PM
The Blue Monday Band, 3:45 - 4:30 PM
The Billy Crawford Band, 5:00 - 6:30 PM