The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Mantras and four other great bands have been added to the Rooster Walk 7 lineup!
SCR, which won a Grammy in 2013 for best bluegrass album, will perform Saturday night, while The Mantras have been added to Thursday night’s lineup. Other band joining the RW7 bill include Jon Stickley Trio, Mipso, Annabelle’s Curse and the Southern Belles. For a full list of bands currently announced, CLICK HERE.
Rooster Walk 7 will take place at our new venue – called Pop’s Farm – which is located in Axton, Va. It’s closer to Martinsville but still in a beautiful country setting. You will find that we have more room (no more gridded camp sites in GA, and now we have room for RVs in General Admission camping) and cell service, among other perks!
There are a number of VIP tickets and VIP RV Passes on sale, as well as 4-Day General Admission tickets and GA RV Passes. We feel like Rooster Walk has gotten better each and every year, RW7 will be no exception, that’s for sure!
MHS band benefits from Eure memorial donations
Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics have partnered to buy one new instrument and create a program to repair numerous older instruments for the Martinsville school system’s band program.
The contributions will memorialize Todd Eure, who participated in the city schools’ band program from fifth grade until he graduated from Martinsville High School in 2000. Eure, who died nearly a year ago, played trombone in the concert, symphonic, jazz and marching bands.
Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics (AGL), Eure’s former employer, made matching $1,000 donations in his memory. Some of the funds were used to buy a new Casio Privia keyboard from Woodall’s Music & Sound for the MHS Jazz Band.
“We’re very proud of the jazz program within our school system, and in order to have a great jazz band, you have to have solid equipment behind that,” said Martinsville High School band director Kevin Lewis. “This keyboard replaces one that’s close to 25 years old.” The jazz band’s previous keyboard began to deteriorate about three years ago, he added.
The remaining funds will be used to create a new instrument donation and repair program that will be overseen by Rooster Walk Inc. As part of the program, Rooster Walk will solicit and accept donations of used instruments from the public. The instruments will be repaired, when cost effective to do so, and donated for use in entry-level band programs by needy fifth- and sixth-grade students.
To read the full story from the Martinsville Bulletin, CLICK HERE.
For portable stage to use at festival, concert series
By The Martinsville Bulletin | Sunday, December 7, 2014
The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $146,450 grant to Rooster Walk Inc. to buy a portable stage for use at the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival and its Turn 5 Concert Series.
Rooster Walk’s mission is to promote music, arts and education in Martinsville/Henry County. It produces live music events that support charities and worthwhile causes in the area.
“By owning our own portable stage, we will save thousands of dollars each year in rental fees, which in turn will be donated to local charities, such as the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund at Martinsville High School. And, we will be able to rent the stage out to other event producers in the region, creating a new revenue stream to increase our charitable giving even more,” said Johnny Buck, Rooster Walk executive director.