Friday, March 13, 2015
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: $108 Reception / $57 / $32
Virginia Organizing celebrates its 20th year anniversary in 2015 and there is only one way to do so; the biggest way possible. On Friday, March 13, 2015 Virginia Organizing presents “The Festivale” at the Paramount Theater. The Paramount will be converted into a New Orleans inspired festive celebration for one night only. The Festivale will feature surprise theatrical inserts and performances by three bands of three different music genres including Alternative Americana, Latin Jazz/Saba, and Reggae. This eclectic fusion of live music will satisfy the tastebuds of anyone hungry for a festive affair.
The Festivale will be headlined by Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts. With over 500 original songs, 8 independent releases, a solid touring schedule, Fall 2013 Australia Tour, notable festival plays including FloydFest 10 & 11, The Fiesty Experience, Red Wing Roots Music Festival and others, this band has created a following with their unique amalgam of Americana that is peppered with mainstream sensibilities.
Also featured, the one and only Beleza, a fusion of Latin Jazz, Samba, Spanish Flamenco, and Bossa. Beleza often performs both as a duo and a full piece band. The full band will grace the stage of the Paramount Theater on this historical evening in Charlottesville.
Opening the show is the Reggae sensation, Mighty Joshua. This award winning musician once served as percussionist and provided background vocals for multiple albums by Corey Harris. Mighty Joshua performs with a full piece band and his lyrics open the listeners’ mind by promoting positive change that raise consciousness in society.
**Reception tickets includes a Meet and Greet Reception with food and drinks provided from 6:00p-6:45p and premium seating in the theater.