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We Are The Champagne-ians! 4 NYE Gigs!

Posted in Magnus Music Presents, Rapture, Upcoming Show Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by jeyon

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We’ve had a fantastic 2012 at Magnus Music. We’ve had the pleasure to work with a lot of really great bands. We got to know a few new venues, worked with and met a ton of cool new people. Tonight, we’re celebrating the New Year with four shows; with genres spanning from soulful and funky to psychedelic rock to bluegrass.

Erin Lunsford Byers pic

Starting at 9:30 singer Erin Lunsford leads her backing band, the Smokey Bandits in a charge towards midnight over at Byer Street Bistro in Staunton. WE first heard Erin’s pipes back in the Spring and have watched her effortlessly WOW crowd after crowd.

The Design NYE

 
TDPhoto KOBAlso at 9:30 over in the The Valley funk band The Design  buries 2012 out in Wild Wolf Brewery‘s enclosed heated patio on Nellysford Highway. Another soulful singer lead by a sick jam-based jazz band whose diverse sound covers the gambit between Erykah Badu and YES.

Doors open 10 pm for KOB NYE in Dwntwn CVille where psychedelic rockers Kings Of Belmont host a New Years Party in Club R2. This past year has seen this hilarious trippy rock act clock in many miles touring up & down the East.

Houndog Hill

 

The latest to start setting fire to 2012 is 7-piece high-energy bluegrass act Houndog Hill lighting  up Whiskey Jar round 10:30. If you haven’t caught HH busking on the mall outside Shenanigans, you’ve probably seen them rock their hometown, Harrisonburg.

So there’s lots to celebrate and a lot of running to do tonight. Happy New Years! Hope to catch you out at some if not all of it. And cheers to an even better 2013!

Magnus Booking Main St. Arena’s Finally Fridays!

Posted in Upcoming Show Blogs with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by jeyon

I bet y’all are looking forward to this weekend coming up! Can’t come fast enough for us too. Guess before we slip into whatever tent, lawnmower or margarita we have planned, we wanted to share with you about a series of weekly shows Magnus Music will now be helping book for MAIN STREET ARENA. Starting tonight this Friday, as well as every Friday until the end of July. Magnus Music will be supplying talent for FINALLY FRIDAYS!

You might recognize this brand from last Summer, when the Arena was hosting large productions, mostly country acts, inside their Ice Park as sort of as an alternative to Fridays After Five down at the end of the mall.

Well what we’re doing is a little scaled-down. Instead of using the Arena, we’re running our shows outside, under the veranda, right there on the mall. And instead of flying a truss and rigging up speakers and flying lights, we’ll just have a couple amps, maybe some speakers on sticks and the sunshine. Sounds like a plan, no?

The quality of the acts are top-notch, the time is right, and yes, they’ll be amplified, so we’re very excited at this proposal.

Tonight, we’ve got bluegrass multi-instrumentalist loopsmith JASON RING playing. Below, this listing, you’ll find the others we’ve got lined up until July 6th.

FINALLY FRIDAYS
featuring
JASON RING
FRIDAY JUNE 15th
Bluegrass / Multi-Instumentalist / Loopsmith

FRIDAY JUNE 22nd
SUE HARLOW AND CEDAR CREEK
Americana / Bluegrass / Folk

FRIDAY JUNE 29th
CHRIS AND ABBEY
Indie / Rock / Singer Songwriter 

FRIDAY JULY 6th
JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFFS
Bluegrass / Celtic / Folk

MAIN STREET ARENA
230 W Main Street
Charlottesville VA
434-817-2400
ALL AGES / Free / 6:30 pm

If you’re curious to know more about this series, or the artists we have scheduled to play it, just sound off in the comments.