Come check out Who We Are Not on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
It is an amazing thing for the right musicians to come together at the right time, with the right skills and ability, without any egos, to almost effortlessly create beautiful works of musical art. Who We Are Not is very fortunate to have that. Every note played by each musician is played for the benefit of the piece, not the specific player. Together they create music with technical complexity and subtle nuance. It is difficult to put the music of Who We Are Not into a defined category or genre. They have their own sound that encompasses rock, blues, jazz, folk, alternative, R&B, country, funk, and singer-songwriter characteristics.
Come party on Saturday night with Diatonic on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
The concept for the band started in the fall of 2012 with Paul, Hery, and TW as the founding members. After looking for drummers and a second guitarist, the band officially started April 10th 2013. the second guitarist joined the band and after trying out some drummers the second guitarist and drummer were officially welcomed in on the 29th of May 2013 to complete the current line up.
Influences include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio, Ozzy, Metallica, Megadeth, Ratt, Dokken, Black Sabbath, Queensryche, WASP - and many others... all the best of 80's Rock and Metal!!!
Come party on Saturday night with Stealing Oceans on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
Brian Thompson, better known by his stage name Stealing Oceans, is a Nashville-based hip-hop fusion artist striving to inspire others with his message to Stay Youthful, Be Grateful, and Always Love.
For three consecutive years, Stealing Oceans has been nominated for “Best Live Act” at the Nashville Industry Music Awards. On stage, Thompson is accompanied by a band made up of his 5 closest friends. Their live performance brings unmatched energy, audience participation, and even backflips to the stage, where it is clear the band shines as an encouraging influence for fans.
Stealing Oceans recently signed a management deal with Starstruck Entertainment. His debut single, “Blueprint”, released in October 2017, and forthcoming single, “Follow the Lights”, highlight the trail-blazer sentiment of EP, Let The Kids Play slated to be released in 2018.
Come check out Jam Loose w/ Jon Bibbs, 21 Pump St, Brandon Bower Band on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Come check out Joe McMurray on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Joe McMurray is originally from Shelby, NC, and graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a degree in Structural Engineering. He spent four years working as an assistant superintendent for HITT Contracting in Washington, DC.
During this period he started Albino Rhino, joined Bells and Hunters, began an intensive study of jazz, and took voice lessons from Meghan McCall.
*** DUE TO THE TROPICAL STORM, THE SPONGE CONCERT IS BEING RESCHEDULED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. ALL PURCHASED TICKETS WILL BE VALID FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE (TBD). ***
National recording artist Sponge comes to The Vanguard on September 15, 2018! Tickets available via EventBrite.
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata" (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting "Rotting Piñata" to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.
Sponge's follow up CD, the critically lauded "Wax Ecstatic" (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary?" The band’s music was also featured in popular movies "The Craft", "Chasing Amy", "Mall Rats" and "Empire Records." Sponge’s star continued to rise with network appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Conan O’Brien Show."
Sponge’s subsequent releases "New Pop Sunday", "For All The Drugs in The World", "The Man", "Galore Galore", and "Destroy the Boy", showcased the band’s swirling sonic attack, rooted in 70's glam and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5 and Motown-but still sounding distinctly like no one else.
"Plowed" continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s "Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack" – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie "Chasing Mavericks."
Come party on Friday night with Roebuck on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
After years of honing his abilities busking and touring, Phillip Roebuck (who was known for his raucous one-man band) has found new musical inspiration by teaming up with his wife Phoenix on upright bass. With Phillip on resonator guitar, kick drum & stomp board, and Phoenix adding vocals & low end, you now have ROEBUCK, the husband & wife three-piece duo. You can expect to hear swamp blues, jump blues, hollers & stomps, shanties, ballads & breakdowns, and of course tearjerkers.
Come check out Jim Masters on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Jim is an entertainer/musician/singer/songwriter out of southeastern Virginia. His shows are energetic and engaging, delivering an eclectic mix of music including covers of your most popular Classic Rock, New Country, Classic Country, Beach, Americana, Folk, R&B, Blues and original compositions. There’s something for everyone. Jim released his solo CD “Next Train” containing all original material in 2013.
Come check out Troy Breslow on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Troy Breslow is a singer-songwriter of Americana music from Hampton Roads, VA. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Breslow was nominated for "Americana Artist of the Year" by the Tennessee Music Awards in June of 2018, not four months after being voted "Country Artist of the Year" by VEER Magazine.
Join us for a YOGA class with Holly of Yaz Yoga for a blissful Sunday morning at The Vanguard.
Enjoy an hour Vinyasa Yoga class followed by a refreshing pint of Vanguard's Caiseal beer (or Mimosa for the non-beer crowd).
Stick around for brunch! Live music begins at 2 pm. Cost is $15 for yoga and a pint, mimosa or Bloody Mary.
This will be an all-levels class and beginners are welcome!
Register on this event page. For more info or questions: www.facebook.com/yazyogava or email email@example.com with questions.
Come party on Saturday night with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. Formed in 2012, the band has been recording and performing all over the Southeast and beyond. Formed by guitarist and vocalist Anthony Rosano, the band features Paul Warren on bass, Scott Smith on drums, and Jeremy "J.B." Bustillos on harmonica and sax.
Come party on Friday night with The Mullins Sisters on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
The Mullins Sisters is truly a family affair, with deep musical roots in the Southwest heart of the Appalachian Mountains of the state. From country classics, today's hits and their original music, these sisters deliver a pure harmony that only siblings can.
Come check out Dan Pellegrino on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Dan Pellegrino recently released his debut EP in December of 2017, but often includes artists like U2, Green Day, Mumford & Sons, Johnny Cash, Oasis, CCR, Tom Petty, Jack Johnson, Young the Giant, X Ambassadors, and Bob Marley in his sets as well.
Come check out Jacob Vanko on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Jacob Vanko plays blues and folk influenced by the rock and roll of 90’s grunge. Touching on observational themes from first-hand experiences brings a distinct intimacy to the songs audiences relate to and appreciate.
Come party on Friday night with Good Shot Judy on the Main Stage! ($5 Door Charge)
Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch Classic Vocal Jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour.
Come check out Dustin Furlow's solo acoustic show on the Main Stage! (Free Show!)
Dustin Furlow is an award-winning singer/songwriter/solo-guitarist whose playing and songwriting style reflect an influence of many genres, but primarily the intimate, earthy sound of today's contemporary-folk artists.
Join us for brunch and enjoy some relaxing acoustic music on the Main Stage while dining. (Free Show!)