Band Schedule - Thursday Night Live

Upcoming Band Schedule

The Taubman Museum of Art is proud to present live music from local musicians every Thursday evening for Thursday Night Live and every first Friday for Art By Night. Bands will perform in Norah's Cafe or on the adjacent patio from 5:30pm-8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

 

October 16th  |  Brian Mesko Trio

The Brian Mesko Trio plays a blend of jazz, blues, and rock and is headlined by Brian Mesko, a musician and teacher at the Music Lab at the Jefferson Center.  He currently lives with his wife and son in Roanoke, VA.  For more information, visit his website at http://www.brianmesko.com/index.php.

October 23rd  |  Cyrus Pace Duo

Cyrus Pace is a jazz aficionado who lives with his wife in Roanoke, VA.

October 30th  |  Ministers of Soul

The Ministers of Soul play classic soul, R&B, blues, and funk and are comprised of Hoppie Vaughan (guitar, vocals), Tom Hearn (drums), Jeff Hofmann (bass), James Pace (keyboard), Robert Vaughan (drums).

November 6th  | Biglick Boptet

The Biglick Boptet is a traditional jazz trio compromised of Jeff Hofmann on bass, Bruce Fickley on guitar, and Robert Vaughan on drums.  Check out their cover of “What are you doing the rest of your life?” performed at Blue 5 in Roanoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMtJoHeghVM.

November 7th  |  William Penn Quartet

William Penn has been voted best area musician by the readers of the Roanoker Magazine. William's professional music career spans 20 years, in which he has experience as a musical director, arranger, and composer.

November 13th  |  Runway Jones

Runaway Jones is a local rock band that covers music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Members Jonathan Barker, Danny Counts, Matt Holland, and Mike Maycock offer a variety of rock music that isn’t covered by other bands in the area.  Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Runaway-Jones/168874233162752?sk=info.

November 20th  | Dave Porter Duo

Dave Porter is an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who blends blues, rock, R&B, and americana into an eclectic musical style.  For more information, visit his website at http://www.daveporterband.com/index.

December 4th  |  Lenny Marcus Trio

Lenny Marcus is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others. His original melodies and harmonic counterpoints have also been used for film/TV soundtracks. Visit his website at http://lennymarcusmusic.com.

December 5th  |  The Floorboards

The Floorboards are a Roanoke-based rock ensemble that combine rock & roll with country roots.  For more information, visit their website at http://thefloorboards.net/home.

December 11th  |  The Fat Tuesdays Band

The Fat Tuesdays Band performs classical New Orleans jazz from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members include Willis Greenstreet, Robert Vaughan, Liam "Old Man" Kelly, Kevin Kittredge, Josh Smesler, Patrick Turner, Dayl "Dr. Jazz" Burnett, and Bud Hartkern. For more information, visit their website at http://fattuesdaysband.com.

December 19th  |  William Penn Quartet

William Penn has been voted best area musician by the readers of the Roanoker Magazine. William's professional music career spans 20 years, in which he has experience as a musical director, arranger, and composer.