2022 Rhythm & Ribs and Art in the Park:

Date: August 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Jackson Park
Organizations: Nu-Blu, The Kind, The Thrillbillyz, Virginia Hollow
Description: The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley presents the 6th Annual Rhythm & Ribs and Art in the Park event on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Jackson Park in Pulaski, VA.

Event Schedule:
• 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Nu-Blu
• 3:00-5:00 PM: Virginia Hollow
• 5:30-7:30 PM: The Thrillbillyz
• 8:00-10:00 PM: The Kind

Enjoy a full day of music, award-winning ribs, barbecue and other treats, art & craft vendors, kid's activities and adult beverages for purchase! Al’s on First is joining in on the fun with a special BBQ plate and we will have student performances midday, featuring performers from the Greater Pulaski Area Junior Appalachian Musicians, or GrAPE JAM.

After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has quickly established themselves as one of the top acoustic acts in the music industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant, and at every step they prove they’ve got a knack for finding their way into the deeper parts of you.

Over the years, they’ve turned many heads, garnering major headlines with their George Jones inspired tribute single "Jesus and Jones" featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer 'Soul Man' Sam Moore (of the iconic duo Sam and Dave). The award-winning band has also made appearances on Fox News in the past, while also having their music featured on CBS "Sunday Morning." Recently they have moved into the role of helping bring bluegrass to the masses, serving as the permanent host of the nationally-syndicated TV show "Bluegrass Ridge," which airs in 160 million homes worldwide.

Hailing from Siler City, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist who also handles band management.

The band got their start in September of 2003, the end result of several of Carolyn and Daniel’s previous projects. From the beginning, they’ve embodied the American working band, pushing through challenges that would bring most of us to our knees. Just a few months after their formation, their original record label folded, and Carolyn suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak, let alone sing. But barreling past those early trials toughened them, and the muscle and calluses that came with them have led Nu-Blu to ever-new heights, with multiple runs on the radio charts from their 2014 release, All The Way. It featured the chart-topping Rhonda Vincent collaboration “That’s What Makes the Bluegrass Blue,” along with “Jesus and Jones.”


• http://www.nu-blu.com/
• https://www.facebook.com/Nu.Blu.Official
• https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGD-oDTDUBFp1ueZklY98lQ

Virginia Hollow is a mixture of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Indie, and Rock. A singer-songwriter band that performs songs written by lead singer Carrie Hinkley, along with an occasional handpicked cover or two.

Virginia Hollow is a band and a sound born from the hills, valleys and mountains of Appalachia. Their performances and music take you on a journey fraught with raw emotions and stories of love, trust, betrayal and longing. When all is said and done, the haunting melodies of Carrie Hinkley's soulful voice are hard to shake off and instead keep returning and replaying in one's mind, like an untamed mantra of beauty and tragedy. This is a band whose time has come and needs to be reckoned with.


• https://virginiahollow.com/
• https://www.facebook.com/virginiahollowband/

The Thrillbillyz blend many styles like rock, funk, psychedelic jams and blues to create a unique sound. They are based in the Roanoke, Virginia area and formed in 1993. The music is rockin' bluesy soulful funky psychedelic homespun fun.

The Thrillbillyz have no boundaries or limitations! They are about the thrill of the music. Their music is a direct extension of the unification of their souls to spread peace and love and try to change the world one song at a time!


• https://thrillbillyz.com/
• https://www.facebook.com/Thrillbillyz

The Kind, a Blacksburg based folk-rock band, is familiar to anyone who has passed through the New River Valley over the last few decades. Formed in 1986, The Kind plays in a variety of styles that ranges from classic rock, R&B, and jazz to bluegrass and country; however, the arena which they most frequently blend their diverse influences is their huge melting pot of Grateful Dead covers.

Over the years, The Kind has been privileged to perform with the likes of Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna), Rick Danko (The Band), Merle Saunders (The Jerry Garcia Band), and The New Riders of the Purple Sage. The Kind combines strong lead vocals and harmonies together with intertwining melodies and soulful rhythmic grooves to produce a fun, flowing and danceable experience. They are equally at home in a laid-back acoustic setting or a high-energy electric experience.


• http://www.thekind.org/
• https://www.facebook.com/the.kind.86/

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Bring a lawn chair, your dancing shoes and an appetite.

No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. IDs will be checked and bags are subject to inspection.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.postimg.cc/rps2589D/image.png.

For more information, visit https://www.facnrv.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/facnrv or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2909489346016781 or contact the Fine Arts Center at 540-980-7363 or email info@Facnrv.org.