2020 at 5 Points: A Year Turned Upside Down

December 31, 2020 12:00 pm

Little did we know, when ringing in the new year, what a ride 2020 had in store for all of us. In the midst of being turned upside down, we navigated our way through 8+ months of a changed world as a ‘new normal’ came into focus. The story of 5 Points Music is one of resilience and resolve. Together, as a board, as a team of volunteers and staff, as a family, as a community, we came together and conceptualized how to bring live music back in a safe and responsible manner. At the same time, we maintained a dedicated intent and purpose towards our mission of providing music therapy, hearing loss advocacy, and accessibility programming throughout the year.

Weeks of brainstorming resulted in the 5 Points Outdoors series, both in front of our venue on Maple Ave. and in Wasena Park. These platforms allowed us to explore universal design concepts in an outdoor setting, while also providing us critical support in funding our broader music therapy and hearing loss advocacy efforts.

Sitting at the end of this upside down year, we are hopeful for the future of live events and live music in 2021 and ever grateful for all of the love and support we have received this year to help us stay focused and committed to pursuing the power of sound in all its glory. Cheers to possibility and forward momentum, and a happy new year to you all. Check out our retrospective of an unexpected roller coaster of a year.

~JANUARY~
We. 1/8: Community Benefit Series: Make a Wish Foundation featuring Isaac Hadden & Friends w The Jared Stout Band
Facebook event page

Fr. 1/10: Travers Brothership w. Mark Nicholson & the Distance
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video
Roanoke Times event highlight
YouTube video of show

Sa. 1/11: Y.A.L.E. w. The Thrillbillyz
Facebook event page

We. 1/15: 5 Points Annual Foundational Dinner
Facebook event page

Sa. 1/25: Runaway Gin Memorial Show for John “Fitz” Fitzgerald, keyboardist
Facebook event page
Event Poster limited edition, designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
Audio Recording (entire show)

Fr. 1/31: Mardi Gras Party w. Rebirth Brass Band
Facebook event page

Jan. 8: Community Benefit Series: Make a Wish Foundation featuring Isaac Hadden & Friends

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~FEBRUARY~
Sa. 2/1: The Dead Reckoning (3rd Anniversary Show)
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)

Sa. 2/8: Community Benefit Series: Kiwanis-Key Club Danceathon

We. 2/12: Community Benefit Series: SARA Roanoke featuring The SHE Collective
Facebook event

Fr. 2/14: Eric Gales
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
Roanoke Times event article
Jamband and Purist show review

Su. 2/16: Va-Va-Valentine Burlesque Show
Facebook event

Fr. 2/21: Rockin’ to Lockn’ w Anthony Wayne Vibe, The Jared Stout Band, Mad Iguanas, and The Ryan Greer Band
Facebook event page
WSLS show preview

Sa. 2/22: Nora Jane Struthers w SHE
Facebook event page

Fr. 2/28: Empire Strikes Brass w Chupacabras
Facebook event page
YouTube event video

Sa. 2/29: No Quarter, a tribute to Led Zeppelin
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video
Facebook livestream

Feb. 1: The Dead Reckoning

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~MARCH~
Fr. 3/6: Freekbass & The Bump Assembly w Tony Camm & the Funk Allstars
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video
YouTube event video

We. 3/11: Benefit Concert Series for Keeley Healing Arts Program with Blue Mule and The Jazzalachian Playboys
Facebook event page

Fr. 3/13: Mad Iguanas w Y.A.L.E. “Widespread Phish”
Facebook event page
Facebook promo video

Mar. 6: Freekbass & the Bump Assembly w Tony Camm & the Funk Allstars

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~MAY~
Fr. 5/1: Roots2Rock Livestream: The Jared Stout Band
Facebook event page
Facebook livestream video

 

~JULY~
Sa. 7/4: Community Benefit Series for Usher Syndrome Coalition featuring The Worx at Gill’s Creek Marina
Facebook event page
Facebook livestream
WFXR news segment

 

~AUGUST~
Fr. 8/7:Dancin’ in the Street with The Dead Reckoning (1st 5 Points Outdoors show)
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
YouTube event video
Roanoke Times event article

Fr. 8/14: The Darkside Experience (1st 5 Points Outdoors show at Wasena Park)
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
YouTube event video
YouTube event video
WFXR event coverage
Roanoke Times event coverage

 

~SEPTEMBER~
Sa. 9/12: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer w JoJo Stockton 
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
YouTube event video

 

~OCTOBER~
Fr. 10/2: 3rd Annual Golf for Sound Tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club, benefiting 5 Points Music Foundation
Facebook event page and photos
Event Info and tournament results

Sa. 10/3: Hoot & Holler: Quarantine edition
Facebook event page

Sa. 10/17: Isaac Hadden Project($5 Frasco After Party)
Facebook event page
YouTube event video

Fr. 10/23: 5 Points Foliage Fest featuring Larry Keel Experience w Travis Book & Andy Falco
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Brian Cheek
WDBJ event coverage

Sa. 10/24: 5 Points Foliage Fest featuring John Kadlecik (afternoon show)
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Brian Cheek

Sa. 10/24: 5 Points Foliage Fest featuring Consider the Source with DownTown Abby & the Echoes 
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Brian Cheek
YouTube video of DownTown Abby & the Echoes
YouTube video of Consider the Source
Music Fest News event article

Fr. 10/30: The Darkside Experience
Facebook event page
Event Poster, limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
YouTube event video
Vimeo event video

Sa. 10/31: Halloween Show with The Dead Reckoning 
Facebook event page
Event Poster limited edition designed by Matt Browning (Catfish Navigation Co)
YouTube event video

Oct. 2: Golf for Sound Benefit Tournament

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~NOVEMBER~
We. 11/11: JDRF Concert 4 a Cure w Kyle Forry & Justin ArnettMcFadden & Friends, and Corey Hunley w Matt Powell
Facebook livestream of show
WSLS event coverage

Fr. 11/27: Community Benefit Show for Feeding SW VA with The Floorboards, John McBroom and Jay Gladden of GOTE 
Event listing and info
Facebook event page
Facebook livestream video
Roanoke Times event article

 

~DECEMBER~
Tu. 12/1: Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday Campaign was our most successful yet! Over 150 donors from across the country united to empower us with their support and generosity. As such, we enter 2021 with a strong sense of confidence in the path ahead and a strengthened commitment to our mission of pursuing the power of sound through live events, music therapy, hearing loss advocacy, and accessibility initiatives.