Bobby Rush An Intimate Night Of Stories And Songs At Epperly Mill

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532 Epperly Mill Rd SW

532 Epperly Mill Road Southwest

Floyd, VA 24091

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Epperly Mill Presents: Bobby Rush An Intimate Night Of Stories And Songs

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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.”


FAQ for Bobby Rush Event

Will Epperly Mill be checking for vaccine cards?

Yes, In order to continue presenting live music indoors, it has been requested by the artists, that all patrons be vaccinated.  Thanks for your understanding in this.  This keeps people employed, venues open, and communities safe. All of our employees have been vaccinated. We are all just trying to keep moving on with life, and while inconvenient, at least we get to gather and work if we are conscientious in how we move forward. 

We will be checking for cards at the gate and will be required for entry. 

Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test is required to attend this event. You received a vaccine card when you got your shot. 

Will masks be required? 

Because this is a fully vaccinated crowd, masks are optional.

How do we pick our seats?

Seats will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. At check in, you will receive your  seat number. There will be an usher to assist you in finding your seat. The room seats 98 with unobstructed views and there is no bad seat in the house.

What if I need ADA assistance?

We have special seating for you to make life smooth and easy.  Please contact us prior to show time at Info@epperlymill.com . We have limited handicap parking, but with knowledge of needs ahead of time, we will be able to accommodate your needs.

Will there be food and beverage?

Yes , the concert is indoors but, just out back on our porch there will be food and beverage. We will serve beer and wine and the food menu will follow on www.epperlymill.com

Coatcheck/What to do with my coat?

We will have a coat check as the room is small and coats may be a bit cumbersome to carry the whole night.  

Where is parking?

Parking is in the field just a short walk from the mill.  Again, ADA clients please call ahead so we can accommodate your needs.

Is this an indoor or outdoor show?

This is an indoor event.

How is the terrain?

This is a beautiful natural setting along a creek. The grounds are uneven and soft in some places. We recommend flat comfortable shoes for this event.

Is Smoking permitted?

No, Smoking is not permitted around other guests. We will have a strict designated smoking area.

Is this an all ages show?

No. While we love promoting music to the young, we will be limiting this show to 12 and over.

Can I arrive early?

Yes and No. The Parking lot will be open at 5:30 for those who wish to arrive early, however, we will not be allowing anyone to leave the parking area until doors open at 6:30

Beer and Wine will also be available, proceeds will serve...

Can I take pictures?

No professional Audio or Video equipment will be allowed in the show. If you are taking photos, please be aware that no flash photography will be allowed.

Can I bring my dog?

No, If you have a service dog, please email ahead with all the certification papers that go with him or her. We will verify their education and licensing and grant permission once this has been verified.

Can I bring food and drinks?

We will not be permitting outside food or beverage, coolers, guns, or weapons.

Where do we stay when coming to Floyd?

Floyd Hotel

Pine Tavern

Floyd Ecovillage

Bella La Vita Inn

We have several Bed and Breakfast's

Or any number of AirBnB’s

All of which can be found online.

We are located just a mile from the center of town.

Can I book a room at Epperly Mill?

No, not for the night before or of the show. We welcome you to visit Floyd at another time and stay with us. Look for us on AirBnB

We are going to make a week of it and stay in Floyd. What is there to do?

Go to visitfloydva.com for a list of all things happening in Floyd.

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532 Epperly Mill Rd SW

532 Epperly Mill Road Southwest

Floyd, VA 24091

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Epperly Mill's Hickory Stage is a listening room located in beautiful Floyd, VA. Situated in the heart of Appalachia, we are a destination venue that hosts local, regional and national touring acts. The warm, intimate setting welcomes a uniquely memorable experience for attendees and performers alike.

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