It happens now and then — I miss stuff, or I get stuff too late for deadline, or stuff wasn’t included in the information I received. In a word — stuff! So let’s fill in some Sunday music blanks.
The Blue Ridge Vineyard, in Eagle Rock, is putting on its 3rd Annual Jazz Festival. I’ve seen sweet-singing Judi Jackson, on summer break from college, happily running around town checking out music, and she’ll be putting on some tunes of her own here on SUNDAY, as special guest of Milberger Section. Also on the bill — Lenny Marcus Trio with Kerry Hurley and The Funk Cousins (No Relation). That’s a nice bill! Admission is $10, or $5 if you’re a designated driver. Bring a Blue Ridge Beverage glass for $2 off admission. A barbecue vendor will be on the grounds, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, appetites and ears.
J.D. Sutphin of Madrone (and local radio fame) is putting on a show SUNDAY night at Awful Arthur’s downtown. Madrone, SuperBob, Funk Punch and Mohamed Bhana of Electric Chameleon are on the bill. The venue will be taking donations to the Red Cross for Midwest tornado relief and is matching every cash donation up to $500. Very cool. Cover is $5 unless you’re a veteran, then you get in free to the 21 and older show. “It’s going to be an amazing night of fun, glad I have the next day off,” Sutphin wrote.
SUNDAY night at Festival in the Park, Ross Flora returns to town from his new home, Nashville, as sideman to a band called Smoke n Guns. The Music City-based band features another Virginian, Lindsay Bowman, from Danville. Bowman and Alecia Arnall combine for vocals that Flora writes are are “to die for.” The rocking country outfit has “played Texas to the Great Lakes, with stops in Nashville and the Ozarks – in the past two weeks,” Flora wrote. Their set starts at 7 p.m.
Have I mentioned all of these shows happen on SUNDAY? You’ve probably got Monday off, same as Mr. Sutphin, so live it up to some fun music.