A listening space for those of us who enjoy listening.
Epperly Mill & Handmade Music are pleased to present Bobby Rush.

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Opening Act : Kevin Burt | Wednesday December 15, 2021 |
Doors 6:30 pm  Show 7:30 pm | Tickets $ 65.00 | Limited seating in our 100 person capacity “listening room”

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush… GRAMMY winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and makes a cameo in the Netflix Original ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Starring Eddie Murphy.

 After decades of tearing up the chitlin’ circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What’s more, Bobby’s newest album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers) promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. In December 2019 – January 2020, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album and for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Album.

  “I’m sitting on top of the blues. I’m a bluesman who’s sitting on the top of my game, proud of what I do and proud of who I am and thankful for people accepting me for what I am and who I am,” says the charismatic Rush. “I’m happy about what I’m doing and still enthused about what I’m doing. And I think we’ve got some good songs.”

That’s a profound understatement. There’s something for everyone on Sitting on Top of the Blues, from the boisterous R&B-laced opener “Hey Hey Bobby Rush” through the cooking “Good Stuff,” the sexy “Slow Motion,” and a stripped-down “Recipe For Love” that features Bobby and his co-producer Vasti Jackson supplying all the accompaniment necessary with their interlocking guitars. Rush wails on pungent harmonica throughout the set, his vocals as sly and sensuous as ever while elastic grooves simmer and surge behind him. Rush has been a master storyteller for decades, and the songs on this disc follow in that tradition.

 Never one to rest on his considerable laurels, Bobby’s not about to start now. “I think I’m getting more acclaim because I’m working harder, and when people tell me I can’t do something, that’s the wrong thing to tell Bobby Rush,” he says. “I’m considered the king of the chitlin’ circuit. I’m crossing over now, but I haven’t crossed out. And I think the music itself says that about me.”
Photographer: Bill Steber

Two Trees Café

Menu for Bobby Shaw Event

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
with white rice and jalapeño cornbread $12.00

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Po’Boy Sandwich —12.00
with Cider Slaw and Choice of Fries or Mac n Cheese—15.00

Quinoa Veggie Bowl—10.00
Four Cheese Mac n Cheese—- 7.00
Hand Cut French Fries—-7.00
Homemade Brownies—-3.00
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies—- 3.00

Drinks—2.00
Water, Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper
Sprite, Ginger Ale, Coffee

Holding an Event?

Epperly Mill is also available for your destination wedding, family gathering
or corporate event. Please send us an email and tell us about your event.

CONTACT US DIRECTLY

Creekside Pavillion

    Epperly Mills Creek side Pavilion is a natural Amphitheater. Situated on our one and a half acre grounds next to Dodd creek, the stage is next to the creek and in front of the wooded, blue stone hillside. The creek follows the grounds, and a natural curve is created. Along with the rolling hillside and hardwood trees opposite the stage and dotting the grounds, you will experience a premier acoustical outdoor performance.

    The 12 x 24 foot stage can accommodate a much larger band than the “ hickory stage” indoors and will be featuring an eclectic mix of genres. We also welcome dance and theatre performances.

    All of our shows on the mill grounds are designed around the idea of a small footprint, one day festival. Feel free to bring a blanket and your own chairs. Some picnic tables are provided for sharing.

   Tickets are available thru our web site and at the gate if not sold out

   All shows are general admission and are on a first come, first to the stage basis.  We have good site lines throughout the grounds and acoustics are great from anywhere onsite.

  Food options are plentiful with fresh, clean and healthy cuisines from Two Trees Catering.

  Bar service is provided with several bottled beer options many wines, and a few top shelf liquors.

   Parking is provided adjacent to the mill on a first come, first park policy. Overflow parking requires a short, free shuttle from the Crenshaw Lighting Complex parking lot just up the road.

  Our outdoor venue at the mill is on a rolling lawn and can be difficult for some folks to navigate. we are happy to accommodate our ADA guests.

   Ample restrooms and hand washing stations are provided.

BOOK A SHOW

Opening Act

Opening for Bobby Rush is Kevin Burt who has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique, which consistently gets him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King.

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush… GRAMMY winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and makes a cameo in the Netflix Original ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Starring Eddie Murphy.

 After decades of tearing up the chitlin’ circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What’s more, Bobby’s newest album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers) promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. In December 2019 – January 2020, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album and for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Album.

  “I’m sitting on top of the blues. I’m a bluesman who’s sitting on the top of my game, proud of what I do and proud of who I am and thankful for people accepting me for what I am and who I am,” says the charismatic Rush. “I’m happy about what I’m doing and still enthused about what I’m doing. And I think we’ve got some good songs.”

That’s a profound understatement. There’s something for everyone on Sitting on Top of the Blues, from the boisterous R&B-laced opener “Hey Hey Bobby Rush” through the cooking “Good Stuff,” the sexy “Slow Motion,” and a stripped-down “Recipe For Love” that features Bobby and his co-producer Vasti Jackson supplying all the accompaniment necessary with their interlocking guitars. Rush wails on pungent harmonica throughout the set, his vocals as sly and sensuous as ever while elastic grooves simmer and surge behind him. Rush has been a master storyteller for decades, and the songs on this disc follow in that tradition.

 Never one to rest on his considerable laurels, Bobby’s not about to start now. “I think I’m getting more acclaim because I’m working harder, and when people tell me I can’t do something, that’s the wrong thing to tell Bobby Rush,” he says. “I’m considered the king of the chitlin’ circuit. I’m crossing over now, but I haven’t crossed out. And I think the music itself says that about me.”
Photographer: Bill Steber

Two Trees Café

Menu for Bobby Rush Event

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
with white rice and jalapeño cornbread $12.00

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Po’Boy Sandwich —12.00
with Cider Slaw and Choice of Fries or Mac n Cheese—15.00

Quinoa Veggie Bowl—10.00
Four Cheese Mac n Cheese—- 7.00
Hand Cut French Fries—-7.00
Homemade Brownies—-3.00
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies—- 3.00

Drinks—2.00
Water, Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper
Sprite, Ginger Ale, Coffee

Creekside Pavillion

    Epperly Mills Creek side Pavilion is a natural Amphitheater. Situated on our one and a half acre grounds next to Dodd creek, the stage is next to the creek and in front of the wooded, blue stone hillside. The creek follows the grounds, and a natural curve is created. Along with the rolling hillside and hardwood trees opposite the stage and dotting the grounds, you will experience a premier acoustical outdoor performance.

    The 12 x 24 foot stage can accommodate a much larger band than the “ hickory stage” indoors and will be featuring an eclectic mix of genres. We also welcome dance and theatre performances.

    All of our shows on the mill grounds are designed around the idea of a small footprint, one day festival. Feel free to bring a blanket and your own chairs. Some picnic tables are provided for sharing.

   Tickets are available thru our web site and at the gate if not sold out

   All shows are general admission and are on a first come, first to the stage basis.  We have good site lines throughout the grounds and acoustics are great from anywhere onsite.

  Food options are plentiful with fresh, clean and healthy cuisines from Two Trees Catering.

  Bar service is provided with several bottled beer options many wines, and a few top shelf liquors.

   Parking is provided adjacent to the mill on a first come, first park policy. Overflow parking requires a short, free shuttle from the Crenshaw Lighting Complex parking lot just up the road.

  Our outdoor venue at the mill is on a rolling lawn and can be difficult for some folks to navigate. we are happy to accommodate our ADA guests.

   Ample restrooms and hand washing stations are provided.

Upcoming Shows

Opening for Bobby Rush is Kevin Burt who has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique, which consistently gets him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King.

Holding an Event?

Epperly Mill is also available for your destination wedding, family gathering
or corporate event. Please send us an email and tell us about your event.

CONTACT US DIRECTLY
BOOK A SHOW

The Hickory Stage

The Epperly Mill is proud to welcome you into our listening room. We feature local, regional and national touring bands and artists in a one of a kind listening environment.

   This historic Grist Mill has been transformed into a listening space for those of us who enjoy listening to the performers without disturbance. The naturally rich acoustics can be attributed to the 120 year old, posts, beams and original floors. Along with the natural sound diffusers between floor joists, you have a room with superior sound and warmth.

   The act’s presented at the mill will be impressed, by the attentive crowd, the rich acoustics, and the professional sound system that is provided. We strive to take great care of the musicians and performers and we understand “ the rigors of the road”

    The low rise stage is comfortable for up to a four piece band, and perfect for three piece or solo acts

  All artists are provided a beautiful greenroom in the Kimball suite, with a wide array of food and drink selections. Housing at the mill in both, the Kimball, and Coleman suites is also provided if desired.

    For the guests, along with the great experience of the music itself, the mill offers an impressive selection of global soul foods and bar services. We have a nice selection of craft beers, several wines and a few top shelf cocktails. Arrive early, grab some food and drink and walk the beautiful grounds along Dodd creek, admire the century old rock walls and dams, towering old walnut, cherry, elm and sycamore trees and surrounding views before settling in for a great night of music in a warm and inviting setting.

   The food options, along with the bar service is situated just outside of the mill and listening room. Right along the creek, guests can mingle outside if they wish to converse, and the music can still be heard and enjoyed.     

   Here at the mill we enforce a “please be quiet” policy.

While the artists love the audience to applaud, laugh, and even sing along, too much conversation can be a distraction to other listeners and the performers, who deserve the respect of all audience members.

   We encourage talking before the show, at set breaks and after the show. We strongly encourage audience members not to talk during the show. If you are warned multiple times, you will be politely asked to leave.

The Hickory Stage

The Epperly Mill is proud to welcome you into our music and arts listening room. We feature local, regional and national touring bands and artists in a one of a kind listening environment.

   This historic Grist Mill has been transformed into a listening space for those of us who enjoy listening to the performers without disturbance. The naturally rich acoustics can be attributed to the 120 year old, posts, beams and original floors. Along with the natural sound diffusers between floor joists, you have a room with superior sound and warmth.

   The act’s presented at the mill will be impressed, by the attentive crowd, the rich acoustics, and the professional sound system that is provided. We strive to take great care of the musicians and performers and we understand “ the rigors of the road”

    The low rise stage is comfortable for up to a four piece band, and perfect for three piece or solo acts

  All artists are provided a beautiful greenroom in the Kimball suite, with a wide array of food and drink selections. Housing at the mill in both, the Kimball, and Coleman suites is also provided if desired.

    For the guests, along with the great experience of the music itself, the mill offers an impressive selection of global soul foods and bar services. We have a nice selection of craft beers, several wines and a few top shelf cocktails. Arrive early, grab some food and drink and walk the beautiful grounds along Dodd creek, admire the century old rock walls and dams, towering old walnut, cherry, elm and sycamore trees and surrounding views before settling in for a great night of music in a warm and inviting setting.

   The food options, along with the bar service is situated just outside of the mill and listening room. Right along the creek, guests can mingle outside if they wish to converse, and the music can still be heard and enjoyed.     

   Here at the mill we enforce a “please be quiet” policy.

While the artists love the audience to applaud, laugh, and even sing along, too much conversation can be a distraction to other listeners and the performers, who deserve the respect of all audience members.

   We encourage talking before the show, at set breaks and after the show. We strongly encourage audience members not to talk during the show. If you are warned multiple times, you will be politely asked to leave.

Floyd!

The Epperly mill is located in the heart of the Appalachia music scene in the small town of Floyd Virginia. We are an easy stop for touring, regional and national acts on a southeast tour who are traveling north, south, east, or west. You can reach the mill just off of interstate 81 or interstate 77

We feature a wide range of Genres. We are pulling in listeners and fans from here in Floyd County, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech, and Radford University. We are less than one hour from Roanoke Va. or, Mt Airy N.C. We are only an hour and a half east of Bristol TN. We are two hours north of Charlotte N.C. and two and a half hours south of Charlottesville Va. off of I-81 and I-77, U.S. 221 and route 8.

The Epperly Mill contributes to the “Crooked Road” Virginia’s heritage music trail. We are excited to keep traditional Appalachian music flourishing. However, we won’t box ourselves in.

Here at the mill, we bring you an eclectic mix – singer/ songwriter, Americana, indie, rock, stomp and hollar, both acoustic and electric blues, soul, jazz, country, funk, punk, pop, hip hop and any other types of music that inspires us and interests our listening public.       

We have the privilege of being discerning of the acts that we bring in, as we are not a full time concert venue, but a special events site. We produce all of our shows with that in mind. It is a special event!

••• All shows are general admission. Our capacity for seated shows is 110
••• All standing room shows capacity is 150 people inside. For larger shows, we use the creek side pavilion with a capacity of 400.
••• Tickets are available thru our web site and at the door if not sold out online.
••• Doors open one and a half hours before the show to give you ample time to enjoy a bite to eat, grab a drink, and hang out on the grounds of the mill.
••• Shows are 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted
••• Parking is available in our adjacent lot
••• We are ADA compliant, but do ask that any guests who need assistance to arrive one hour before show time.

Floyd!

The Epperly mill is located in the heart of the Appalachia music scene in the small town of Floyd Virginia. We are an easy stop for touring, regional and national acts on a southeast tour who are traveling north, south, east, or west. You can reach the mill just off of interstate 81 or interstate 77.

We feature a wide range of Genres. We are pulling in listeners and fans from here in Floyd County, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech, and Radford University. We are less than one hour from Roanoke Va. or, Mt Airy N.C. We are only an hour and a half east of Bristol TN. We are two hours north of Charlotte N.C. and two and a half hours south of Charlottesville Va. off of I-81 and I-77, U.S. 221 and route 8.

The Epperly Mill contributes to the “Crooked Road” Virginia’s heritage music trail. We are excited to keep traditional Appalachian music flourishing. However, we won’t box ourselves in.

Here at the mill, we bring you an eclectic mix – singer/ songwriter, Americana, indie, rock, stomp and hollar, both acoustic and electric blues, soul, jazz, country, funk, punk, pop, hip hop and any other types of music that inspires us and interests our listening public.

We have the privilege of being discerning of the acts that we bring in, as we are not a full time concert venue, but a special events site. We produce all of our shows with that in mind. It is a special event!

••• All shows are general admission. Our capacity for seated shows is 110
••• All standing room shows capacity is 150 people inside. For larger shows, we use the creek side pavilion with a capacity of 400.
••• Tickets are available thru our web site and at the door if not sold out online.
••• Doors open one and a half hours before the show to give you ample time to enjoy a bite to eat, grab a drink, and hang out on the grounds of the mill.
••• Shows are 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted
••• Parking is available in our adjacent lot
••• We are ADA compliant, but do ask that any guests who need assistance to arrive one hour before show time.