Mojo Fest to feature three nights of music
Featuring five performers, the Mojo Music Festival will be held at Cafe Mojo at 230 Virginia Street in Urbanna on Thursday through Saturday, July 4-6.
- “Mercy Creek” will begin the 3-day music event with a performance from 10-11 p.m. on July 4, and 10-11:15 p.m. on July 5 immediately following the town’s fireworks display. On July 6, Mercy Creek will play from 11 p.m.-midnight.
- “James Justin & Company” will perform from 11:45 p.m.-1 a.m. on July 5.
- Local native Bailey Horsley will take the stage from 9:30-10 p.m. on July 6.
- “Yankee Dixie” will perform from 10:15-11 p.m. on July 6.
- “Stuck On A Name” will play from midnight-1 a.m. on July 6.
Mercy Creek has been a favorite at Mojo’s for several years. Band members Jim and Cheryl write their own music, to which Cheryl applies her incredible vocal range and sound to while hammering out a driving guitar. As always, Jim is in his corner, not just playing the drums but creating rhythmic melodies.
James Justin Burke knows a few things about life on the road. From the Rockies to the Big Apple, he and his band, James Justin & Company, have stared eye-to-eye with a mountain lion in Old New Mexico, kissed the sky at Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado, and picked late into the evening in Metal Cities across the country. Bailey Horsley also plays in the band.
Yankee Dixie combines the soulful folk and bluegrass roots of band member Tara Mills, the driving punk and country style of band member John Howard, and the rock-and-roll edge of band member Turtle Zwadlo to create a unique and original sound mixing modern day Americana, folk and bluegrass.
Stuck On A Name is a reggae/ska/punk/rock band based in Urbanna. The band plays originals as well as covering some classic favorites from these genres and more, and sometimes with a reggae/ska twist.