**SOLD OUT** New Year's Eve ft. Love Canon
with No BS! Brass Band and DJs Grits & Gravy
The Jefferson Theater is pleased to announce that for New Year’s Eve 2014, we’re turning the clock back… This year’s edition of the largest and most celebratory New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Charlottesville features your favorite bluegrass band circa the 1980s – Love Canon with the amazing horns of No BS! Brass Band in support! The countdown to 2015 begins with the classic funk and soul tunes of DJ mavens Grits & Gravy and the New Year’s Eve Celebration will continue well into 2015 with the Official After Party at The Southern Café & Music Hall immediately following the final song at the Jefferson.
For patrons who want the full 1980s experience, there are a limited number of VIP packages available for purchase. The $55 package includes:
- Mingling with members of Love Canon and No BS! Brass Band for a special pre show reception from 6-8p at The Southern as they mix drinks & deliver a mini set. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres delivered by De Lorean that will make you feel & party like it’s 1989!
- Early Entry to the Jefferson
- Complimentary champagne toast as we countdown to 2015 at the Jefferson
- Commemorative show poster & laminate
- Free admission to the After Party at The Southern featuring Grits & Gravy
ABOUT LOVE CANON: Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia’s LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON.
“Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.”
With a passenger van and a trucker’s atlas, LOVE CANON has been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Harper’s guitar and vox paired with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker with Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass. The band is augmented with the sweet sounds of renowned fiddle player Nate Leath and resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6.
LOVE CANON has previously shared the stage and studio with David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby and as a band have toured with Josh Ritter and The Infamous Stringdusters. They have played big festivals around the country; including LOCK'N and GOTV, have played live on the BBC and RTE radio recently and are poised for continued success.
ABOUT NO BS! BRASS BAND: Hailing from Richmond VA, the horn driven 10-piece No BS! Brass unleash a thrilling blast of New Orleans inspired, fun-fueled, rock-anchored, jazz tinged, Kung Fu sound.
In early 2006, the concept for No BS! Brass grew out of the friendship of founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler. Wanting to start a brass band with one foot in the rich tradition of such groups and one foot stepping into the future, Reggie and Lance sought out the strongest players in the city of Richmond. The resulting 10-piece band touts Richmond’s heaviest sounds. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, the members of No BS! Brass began to ignite audiences with their original brand of epic party music.
The musicians of No BS! Brass knew that their sound had to live up to the name. In composing and arranging, the band stripped away all of the “b.s.” to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, raw and powerful, qualities that embody the true “Richmond sound.” Their unique instrumental music draws from a myriad of influences. From moment to moment, the listener can hear Jimmy Page’s guitar, John Coltrane’s tenor and the lush chords of a Fender Rhodes, all recreated by a mix of trombones, trumpets, saxophone and tuba. Drummer Lance Kohler’s relentless attack drives the band through air-tight grooves and punk rock freak-outs. While the band focuses on ensemble playing, it leaves room for each member to step to the front, upping the ante with improvisation. The infinitely danceable and high-energy music captured on No BS’s studio albums, Where’s Stefan, Alive in Richmond and the self titled No BS! sounds best when truly blasted.
No BS! Brass has performed all over the east coast, including a diverse array of festivals such as Camp Barefoot, the Richmond Folk Festival, Gainesville Fest, and VCU’s BrassFest. Equally at home in the music club, the punk rock festival, the concert hall stage or on the parade route, the band creates new believers wherever it goes.
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