2018 Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concerts Featuring Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul

Rainsite: Squires Old Dominion Ballroom

Henderson Lawn | Music

June 22, 2018 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Henderson Lawn will be rockin' on Friday, June 22 when the Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2018 welcomes Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul to the Henderson Lawn stage!

Rhythm and blue-eyed soul performer, Hoppie Vaughan has been igniting and expanding the live music scene in Roanoke, Virginia since 1996.  As a full-time singer, songwriter, guitar player, bass player, and entertainer, Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul are the house band on Wednesday nights from 8-11 p.m. at Blue 5, an upscale live music venue and restaurant in Downtown Roanoke.  Typically playing to a packed house, they deliver an electrifying show you don’t want to miss. 

Hoppie’s new album, “Patient Man” is due for release in spring, 2018.  With nine originals and only one cover, there isn’t a bad or even average track on this gem.  What a fitting title for an exceptional music career that started early, developed gradually, and keeps hitting its stride with each new original song.  Following a show at Blue 5, Elmer Coles of the Elmer Coles Funktet told Vaughan, "Hoppie, this is yo' time." Nashville song shopper, Chris Keaton, made an excellent point when he told Hoppie, “You know how to wait on it.  You got the patience in your playing.”  

Patience plus boundless raw talent equals excellence.  The equation may seem simple, but the sum total of Hoppie Vaughan’s artistic work is complex.

You will not want to miss this amazing group of musicians!

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and families for a warm summer evening of music on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia!  (Rainsite:  Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center.)

Concerts presented by the Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2018.



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