Calendar

2017 SCHEDULE

(view 2015 and 2016 events here)

February 4, 10-12pm, Two-Penny OperaLondon Underground Pub, Blacksburg, VA. John and RYZ Banjoist Joey Ritenour will bring an Americana set including classic country songs and ballads, folks tunes and popular songs arranged as bluegrass and gospel numbers.

February 18, 10:30am-1pm – The Breakfast Club, London Underground Pub, Blacksburg, VA. The band returns with a live performance of Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Purple Rain’ album.

February 18, 8:00-11pm, Dot Dot Dash – Blacksburg Contra Dance, YMCA, Blacksburg, VA. A great evening of Contra Dance with Dot Dot Dash (check out DDD on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2P3boW6uZ5Q).

March 17, 9pm-midnight, Completely Smashed Irish Band London Underground Pub, Blacksburg, VA. Come out for traditional and contemporary Irish music and songs, and get some corned beef and a pint of Guinness while you’re at it. Check out Completely Smashed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8DqElWAZXFY

April 1, 12:30pm Frank Zappa Matinee, Radford Theatre, Radford, VA. John will be performing Zappa music live with the Breakfast Club and emceeing the festivities for a special matinee screening of the documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words. In addition to live music and the film, the event also features a discussion panel with director Thorsten Schutte.

May 1, 7:30pm – Private EventDowny Dog, Radford, VA.

May 13, 9:30am – 11:30pm – Solo Guitar Show, Our Daily Bread, Blacksburg, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic and eclectic song selections for brunch at Blacksburg’s French Bistro. Music will be outside, weather permitting.

May 27 – Private Event, Blacksburg, VA.

July 1, 8pm – The Breakfast Club, Private event, Newport, VA. The band performs Prince and the Revolution’s entire ‘Purple Rain’ album live.

July 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm – Solo Guitar Show, London Underground Pub, Blacksburg, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic and eclectic song selections in Blacksburg’s coolest pub.

July 15, 8:45-11pm – The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary, Lyric Theater, Blacksburg, VA. The band performs selections from the ‘Dirty Dancing’ soundtrack, as well as other hits from the era.

July 20, 6-8:30pm, Solo Guitar Show, Draper Mercantile, Draper, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic and eclectic tunes in a really cool cafe right off the New River Trail.

July 29, 10-1pm, Two-Penny OperaBlacksburg Farmers Market, Blacksburg, VA. John and RYZ Banjoist Joey Ritenour will bring an Americana set including classic country songs and ballads, folks tunes and popular songs arranged as bluegrass and gospel numbers.

September 23, 9:30-11:30am, Solo Guitar Show, Our Daily Bread, Blacksburg, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic and eclectic song selections for brunch at Blacksburg’s French Bistro. Music will be outside, weather permitting.

December 2, 10:30am – 12:30pm – Solo Guitar Show, London Underground Pub, Blacksburg, VA. The annual holiday show featuring seasonal music, deep-tissue guitar and eclectic song selections in Blacksburg’s coolest pub.

December 31 – Jan 1, 8:30pm – 12:30am – The Breakfast Club, Mountain Lake Lodge New Year’s Eve Party, Pembroke, VA. Ring in the new year at one of the coolest resorts in the country! The Breakfast Club will be doing a mix of rock and roll music 1950s-present, with of course a healthy dose of numbers from the live sets of the past few years.

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