As written by Scott, "My 16 year old son Dylan was airlifted On Saturday to Anschutz Children's Medical Hospital in Denver where he was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit and diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and acute respiratory failure. GBS causes the body to attack its own nervous system causing paralysis. Dylan was unable to move his limbs, speak or even breath on his own. We don't know how long his recovery will take but he seems to be improving faster than anticipated. Last night he removed his own breathing tube and is now breathing on his own! He is able to move his arms and speak but is obviously quite sore and tired. It will be a fairly long process but he is expected to make a full recovery. The facilities and staff at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are amazing! He has insurance but out of pocket costs will be in the thousands and there will be a long process of physical therapy"
Several bands have already committed to helping support this day...The Judy Chops, Thomas Jefferson Airplane, Sarah Lynna, Lucid Fog, and The Crowles...and maybe some special guests
Tickets will be on sale, at the door for $15 per person. We will also take donations at the restaurant beginning immediately. You can leave your information or just make an anonymous donation - completely up to you
I know Scott has been a friend to many. Let's take this opportunity to help his family.
Second Draw first began to play together in 2005, collecting new musicians and influences throughout the years. Core members, Shannon Williams (banjoist/composer); Jeff Luross (accordion and keys); and bassist Jim Keathley began playing together in 2005 and quickly realized their common desire to detour from the traditional bluegrass sound to a more acoustic rock-based sound. Mandolin player and composer, Rob Frayser, joined the group in late 2007, cementing the group’s direction toward a more Americana/jam band-based music. The group added drummer, Craig Dougald, and electric guitarist, Aaron Evans just before release of their first CD titled “White Dog” in late 2010. Collectively, the members sharpened their unique sound of what they call “Blue Jam Music”, a sub-genre of Americana which infuses acoustic rock, bluegrass, and electric jam music to attract music listeners across the genres and generations.
“White Dog”, named from the term old-timers use for the first run off the whiskey still, stands as a raw distillation of each musicians varied musical influences, while “Last Draw”, the band’s most recent album released in 2017, is more refined, a testament to the way the group has grown into their unique sound. Like a fine whisky, Second Draw plays songs that go down like water and warm your soul with melody, raw harmony, and honest lyrics, but with a definite rock edge that will get your feet moving. Shannon points out that the band’s name relates to the fact that most folks, after taking a first pull of the band’s unique Blue Jam sound, end up coming back for a longer more satisfying “Second Draw”.
The first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with high-energy and breath taking experience unlike any other.
Watch your favorite fantasies come to life through visual story lines, state-of-the-art lighting, sound design, theatrical performances and next-generation special effects that captivate the senses and inspire a unique and fun level of fan interaction. Designed with the desires of contemporary women in mind, featuring a talented line-up of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes, Studs of Steel Live has captivated women of all ages with an intensely exciting and wildly fun show that leave the audience in an exhilarated euphoric state!
No Cover - Open to the Public!!
The RoadDucks come to The Clocktower to celebrate Augusta Military Academy class of 1969
Hailing from Waynesboro, Virginia, Andrew Hypes is a DJ, music producer, and drummer who’s been making music for over 15 years. Since a young child, his father Randy has played an integral part in the 80’s babies knowledge of music and continues to support his talents and taste for music.
Andrew would spend his adolescent years watching his father play drums and listening to all genres of music from Hip-Hop to Funk, Rock, Pop, and R&B/Soul. As far as favorite acts go, Hypes puts Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, George Clinton and Prince as his top musical influences.
Andrew has played shows in major cities like New York, Miami, Las Vegas to Los Angeles and has traveled to both London and France producing music for IBM. Hypes has gone viral twice, both in February of 2016 by creating an instrumental from a pair of Philips electric shavers (5,000,000 views on Facebook), and in the Summer of 2017 at a DJ battle at Richmond, VA college, VCU.
After already opening shows for Pharrell Williams, Travis Scott, Diplo, Pusha-T, G-Unit, Daya, Lil Dicky and producing music for Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae, Evan Barlow, French Montana, and Mad Skillz, Andrew Hypes continues to push the envelope with his jack-of-all-trades approach to music, building his fan base and viewership in clubs and on social media.
Souled Out, combined with their soulful lead vocals and sweet flowing harmonies, is taking the Northern Virginia nightlife by storm. The now six piece band who blends soul, funk, rock and country plays at many bars and clubs; including monthly appearances at a club voted one of the top ten hot spots on the east coast. From rock and roll to rhythm and blues, Souled Out meets all their fans’ and clients’ musical desires.
This high-energy group forces fans to put on their dancing shoes and dance the night away. By the end of the night they leave fans saying, “Souled Out wore me out,” which is the band’s motto. Their long list of song choices satisfies all age groups.
Souled Out has played with many legendary artists. They opened for the great R&B horn band, Tower of Power, as well as the funky Scottish group the Average White Band. They also opened for the Rock and Soul Revue at Nissan Pavilion which included appearances by Michael McDonald, Hall and Oates, and a second appearance with the Average White Band. Clarence Carter encountered the soulful group as well when they opened for him in August 2002.
Souled Out accommodates their fan base with t-shirts, CDs, website updates and packed venues. The group recently released their fifth album to keep up with consumer demand. Shows are a success due to their complete light and sound system, not to mention the high energy they bring to the stage.
Since their conception in 2005, The Hackens Boys have grown from a camp fire jam session to an award winning Shenandoah Valley favorite. Founding members, Josh Eye (former lead vocals/rhythm guitar), and Jeremy Swecker (former lead guitarist), coined the band name from a place in Highland County, Virginia where their family roots and traditions run deep. After being joined by Tyler Thomas (drums), and the musically versatile Lin Holsinger (former bass guitarist), this ambitious group began to build their dream of making music from the ground up.
In 2009 Jeremy turned the lead guitar role over to Bart Morris, a life-long friend of Lin's. With the addition of Morris, the group started working on original material that would eventually become their first album. In 2010, the band released their self-titled debut album which featured personal themes of family, friends, and the love of music. The album generated much local success, and even led to a fellow southern rock band covering the bands’ song “Roll The Dice” for a southern rock compilation album.
The band’s first experience as a 5-piece came with the addition of the talented Brandon Williams (lead guitar) from fellow local band “Brace For Impact” in 2011. Shortly after, Bart passed his role over to the accomplished Casey Armstrong (lead guitar) From fellow local band/s Midnight Train and Crazy Chester in 2012. This year marked the release of the bands next original work, the southern rock stomper, “Outlaw Rhythm”. This single features a much heavier sound, as well as harmony guitar parts.
With founding vocalist Josh Eye’s announcement of his departure, the group turned to the up and coming, and very talented singer, Josh Heizer, in 2014. With this addition, came the urge to write and record another album. Many hours, days, and months were put into the writing process between the group’s heavy schedule as a cover band, but finally they had done it. In the spring of 2015, The Boys’ released their 3rd original work “On The Run.” A seven song EP featuring the southern edge of Texas country, and the soaring chorus lines of modern country. 2015 also marked the creation of The Hackens Boys Pandora station on Pandora radio.
2016 marked the departure of lead singer Josh Heizer who ended up hand picking his successor, the up and coming singer-songwriter, Ben Kunkle. A Talented vocalist and frontman, dedicated to bringing the energy to the stage, every night.
in 2017, The band added Dobro/Steel/Vocals ace Daniel Barnett from the fellow local band “The Travelin Hillbillies”. His stylings brought a much needed flavor to the bands evolving sound. Singer/guitarist turned Bassist, Captain Jake Stover from the fellow local band “Slumberjack” was added to the band in 2017 as well, adding his stellar stage presence and signature haberdashery.
2018 already looks to be a big year for HB. With the addition of new frontman Spencer Wenger, and a fresh stockpile of original material, This band is ready to take their journey to the next level.
Voted Best Cover or Original Band in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley 10 Times (Daily News Record), In 2012, 2016, and 2018 being awarded both titles. The Hackens Boys are accustomed to catering to a wide variety of audiences and venues. With over ten years working experience, this high energy six-piece group has performed at fairs, festivals, weddings, fraternity/sorority functions, graduations, country clubs, resorts, as well as several notable theaters, bars and night Clubs on the east coast. They have also been lucky enough to share the stage with national artists like Zac Brown Band, 1000 Horses, Easton Corbin, Dylan Scott, Craig Morgan, Blackberry Smoke, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Van Zant, and Pop Evil.
When the band is not out promoting their original material, they also moonlight as a cover band. Specializing in Top 40 Country, this band covers a variety of songs that are fan favorites and will have you singing and dancing by the end of the night. Their set ranges from contemporary country artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and Luke Bryan, to classic superstars like Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Garth Brooks. The band is also no stranger to throwing in the occasional pop tune, classic rock anthem, or 80's tune. With such a versatile compilation of music and a great fan base, The Hackens Boys are the perfect choice for any event
For the past decade The Judy Chops have been wowing audiences with their deft musicianship and high-energy live shows. This seven piece band comprised of family and friends has evolved from a Shenandoah Valley favorite into one of the hottest acts in the Virginia music scene. Their unique take on Americana is a fusion of modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul for a sonic experience Huffington Post calls 'genre-defying!'
The core of 7 Mile Ford; Christy Bowles, David Bowles, David Breeden and David Wirtanen are closing in on nearly two decades together. Driven by the need to evolve, this group of world class musicians have been consistently working to keep up with the times. The stage is where "THE FORD" truly comes to life. Regionally renowned for blending Country, Pop, Rock and Rap into a driving, energized evening. 7 Mile Ford has earned their stripes on the road and with the addition of their newest member, Jeremy Berberette, the sky is the limit!
The Ford has had the privilege of working with some of Nashville's greatest artists: Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Sugarland, Marty Stuart, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan and many others.
Live funk, R&B, and hip-hop band: Jaewar & Vibe Riot with master turntablist Djbe Cope, and special guests. Dance parties, music, art, fashion, & photography. Movers, shakers, creatives, taste-makers. Artistic expression honoring individuality while uniting our community. Good Funkin' Vibes!
Jaewar & Vibe Riot is an East Coast indie band fusing funky groovy kaleidoscope attitudes, charisma, and retro-sonic aesthetics with heavy drum and bass. Wrap an infectious chemistry around Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy guitar licks, bebop piano, and wailing saxophone, and the powerful vocals of Jaewar, Xe Jah'Twi, DiVA, or Nina Mallia and you just might recreate something like Vibe Riot.
Additionally, Vibe Riot is committed to sharing the love through annual events like Vibe Fest, a two-part music festival series at IX Art Park in Charlottesville, VA. During this event, they share the stage with talented performers of all ages and career stages, fostering a true sense of community and support among artists.
Jaewar & Vibe Riot’s positive message and sultry dance-able sound have made them a perfect fit at Vibe Fest, Tom Tom Fest, Floyd Fest, Fridays After Five, Disco Vibes, CaribFest, 1,000,000 Women's March, Levitt AMP series, LAUNCH Music, African American Heritage Festivals, & Pride Fest.
You don’t want to miss this round, as the winner is going to be announced
In November of 2011, Mary Wolf, and her son Danny, renovated a 100 year old Nelson County schoolhouse into a restaurant, built an adjacent brewery, and began the story of Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Mary, a business-savvy entrepreneur, takes care of the business, and Danny, a formally educated Brewmaster, oversees production of an ever-expanding portfolio of award-winning ales and lagers. We now distribute cans, and kegs throughout the entire state of Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our current portfolio includes six year-round beers, over a dozen rotating and seasonal beers, and occasional single-batch creations.
TellAplay Entertainment and The Clocktower would like to thank everyone who participated in The Voice Off Singing Competition Open Auditions last night. We had an amazing wealth of talent come out and we have 24 singers getting ready to face off head to head in our Battle Royale Round February 8th. This is going to be a serious fight Ladies and Gentlemen. Also, if any of the audience members would like to share videos or pictures you have taken of the contestants please share them with us by using the hashtags #ValleyVoiceOff or #VoiceOffInTheValley. For more information and to see our previous posts check out the following: #TellAplayEntertainment#ClocktowerDowntown27 #DowntownStauntonKaraoke