Music

Noon-1:15 pm: Church Hill Music Co.

Church Hill Music Co. is changing the traditional notions of what "banjo music" can be. Formed in 2013, their hallmarks are tight instrumental arrangements, powerfully soulful vocals, and an eclectic mix of songs. Rooted in bluegrass, but incorporating a love of modern music, you'll hear your favorite song in a whole new way.

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm: Diamond Heist

As audiences have quickly learned, Diamond Heist has a blast paying tribute to the timeless, infectious music of Neil Diamond. The six-member band infuses its performances with nonstop fun, a bit of kitsch and plenty of audience participation. It all goes to show there are two types of people in the world: Those who love Neil Diamond’s music and those who just haven't realized it. Diamond Heist performs hits and deep cuts from all phases of Diamond’s storied career, including such chart-toppers and fan favorites as "Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry, Cherry," "I Am I Said," "Love on the Rocks," "I'm a Believer" and "Forever in Blue Jeans." The band continues to expand its repertoire with suggestions from fans. Diamond Heist recognized it had tapped into something special following its debut in summer 2014. A friend commented on social media, “Omg. I have been waiting for this!” Undoubtedly, others have been waiting, too.

3:30 pm-5 pm: Life on Mars

Life on Mars is a six-piece tribute band dedicated to honoring the life, art, and music of David Bowie. Life on Mars, which formed in 2014, is a band is composed of talented, experienced and respected musicians who are all true Bowie fans with a strong musical pedigree. The members of Life On Mars are: John Conley (guitar/vocals), Brandon “Boogie” Martin (guitar/vocals), Brandon “Ogle B” Mitchell (keys/vocals), Rusty Farmer (bass), Aaron Thompson(drums/vocals) and Will Gorman (lead vocals). Life on Mars, the brainchild of bassist Rusty Farmer, has continued to perform to sold out crowds since its liftoff in 2015. The band strives to develop its musical repertoire and an authentic stage performance that encompasses the many eras of David Bowie’s career. Life on Mars also strives to emulate the essence, power, and electricity that the brilliant iconoclast David Bowie brought to millions of fans over multiple decades.

5:30 pm-7:00 pm: The Hit List

The Hit List is a Richmond, VA based cover band that specializes in fun, dance-able music from the 80s, 90s, and beyond. Classic pop music reworked with a modern twist. Comprised of four experienced, talented musicians, The Hit List has reinterpreted classic 80's and 90s songs and given them a gritty, modern edge. Fans of this music will enjoy dancing to songs they know and love. Fans of today's music will enjoy the modern sound, and will discover the catchy rhythms and hooks that originally made these songs so popular.

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