5 Points Outdoors presents: May Daze, a Celebration of Summer
Saturday, April 30, is a summer evening of live music outdoors with headliner and regional favorites, Acoustic Syndicate with Dr. Bacon. Inside, the afterparty features Virginia legend, Larry Keel, joined by the Smokin’ J’s with Jay Starling, John Flower, and Jared Poole.
Sunday, May 1, is a jammed pack family-friendly day that doesn’t slow down with local favorite Ripejive, 2-sets of Larry Keel Experience, and the evening features the legendary Melvin Seals and JGB from the Jerry Garcia Band with special guest, Ron Holloway.
But that’s not all! Come enjoy local craft vendors, street art, yard games, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, free hearing screenings in the mobile hearing clinic, magic shows, and much, much more!
Experience a true street festival at 5 Points Outdoors on Maple Ave in downtown Roanoke, April 30th and May 1st!
Saturday, April 30*
5:30pm Gates Open
5:45-6:30pm The Loud Mime (street performance)
6:30-8:00pm Dr. Bacon
8:00-8:30pm Jack in the Green May Day Street Parade
8:30-10:30pm Acoustic Syndicate
Saturday Afterparty* (inside the Sanctuary)
10:15pm Doors Open
11pm-1:00am Larry Keel & The Smokin’ J’s
Noon Gates Open
12:30-1:15pm The Magnificent Lefty (street performance)
2:45-3:30pm The Loud Mime (street performance)
3:30-4:30pm Larry Keel Experience, set 1
4:30-5:15pm The Magnificent Lefty (street performance)
5:15-6:15pm Larry Keel Experience, set 2
6:15-6:30pm Jack in the Green May Day Street Parade
7:15-8:30pm Melvin Seals & JGB w Ron Holloway, set 1
9:00-10:30pm Melvin Seals & JGB w Ron Holloway, set 2
Sunday evening features the legendary Melvin Seals and JGB from the Jerry Garcia Band with special guest, Ron Holloway. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.
Ripejive | Sunday, 1:15-2:45pm
Ripejive is a Blacksburg, Virginia based quartet performing original, instrumental funk and soul music. Ripejive lends an old school vibe to original compositions. Closer in format to Lettuce and Soulive, Brach Rauchle, Aaron Noe, George Penn Jr. and Nick Kalen are well familiar with one another’s playing, so the band sounds tight from note one.
Ralph Eaton of Art Rat Studios, our resident artist and jolly jester, is back on Maple Ave with a Jack in the Green festival procession. A Jack in the Green was once a tradition for May Day celebrations in the UK. Dancing at the head of processions on the day, often noisy and drunk, the Jack in the Green was a man who covered himself in a pyramid framework decorated with green foliage. The parades were rowdy, with a King and Queen as well as the Jack-in-the-Green, together with jesters, clowns, and musicians. Create your own festive Jack in the Green attire, and join in the procession. Come join us as we all march out of step together!
The Loud Mime is the street performer your grandmother warned you about. Performing since the age of 8 his experience shines through in his technical juggling, cringeworthy contortion, and crowd winning wit. If you’re looking for a charming, and talented oxymoron look no further than the Loud Mime Show. This guy has got something to say!
The Magnificent Lefty is a local magician, stuntman, and comedian. His slick magic skills both delight and awe spectators of all ages. You don’t want to miss him laying on a bed of nails or making items disappear into thin air. Add his sharp wit and sense of humor, and you’ve got an unforgettable show of skill and talent.
Blue Ridge Alchemy
Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing Center’s Mobile Hearing Testing Clinic
….with more vendors to be announced soon!