& Event Schedule
Ocoee, TN - Music & More
5/6: West King String Band
Original grass folk music with clever songwriting and hot pickin’.
The Inaugural Mingleberry
Live Music from Corrie Vallance and The DramaNots plus Lenox Hills
Original Rock tunes and excellent stage presentation. 2 bands for the price of one. Come mingle and get to know your neighbors. Corrie Vallance and The DramaNots is original bluesy alternative rock while Lenox Hills is an Indie-Rock quartet based out of Chattanooga, TN, and will rock the night away with popular sing longs and big hits from this decade!
5/13: Sign, Sing, and Stories with Rick Carter from Rollin in The Hay
The Alabama Troubadour is a legendary songwriter who has played every stage in Ocoee since the early 90s. Come join us for a signing of his new book and hear the stories of where he found the stories by which his music was influenced.
5/14: The Boogiemen
The Boogiemen started as a 3peice acoustic band called Cawood & Company with Tim Rogers, David Cawood, and David Cameron. They played for a year and then decided to plug in, they changed the name and added new members Ross Torbitt on bass and Dan Locke on guitar! They are some of the best musicians in the area.
5/20: Natty Love Joys
One River, One Love, Reggae Music all night long. This Reggae jam band will be playing tunes from Bob Marley to R&B hits in reggae style!
5/21: Project Chance – All ages Show
Taking “School of Rock” _to a different level. Local kids, full band, bringing the love of music to Ocoee. Led by famed musician and instructor Yattie Westfield.
5/27: Ocoee River Clean Up Social – 18 and up -The Other Brothers
Channeling the spirit of the Dead, The Other Brothers are an improvisational jug band performing “Grateful Soul, Folk-n-Weir-dgrass;” delighting audiences and inspiring them to dance with clever interpretations and their large repertoire.
5/28: Social Folk
Social Folk is a band composed of veteran musicians from the North Georgia area. Each one brings a wealth of influences to the “musical” table. Influences include Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, Shovels and Rope, Tyler Childers, and more.
6/3: Jess Goggans Band
Powerful Vocalist with ambitious ideas and originals that will leave you wanting to hear another tune! We want to bring you out of your mind and into your hearts with their music.
6/4: TVCC Paddle School-Live Auction
Join Jules and the Bus Bar Babes for a night of raising money for a good cause. Channel your inner whitewater junkie and come on out. DJ Flip Flop will take over after the auction.
Randy Steele is an award-winning banjo pickin’ singer/songwriter from Chattanooga, Tennessee. His first solo album was released in early 2017 followed by an EP released in the
summer of 2018. Both albums were met with critical acclaim and spotlights from dozens of music critics, including Relix Magazine, No Depression, and The Bluegrass Situation.
6/17: 90’s Party with Rock Daddy – wear your best 90’s attire!
We are a Cover Band/Tribute to Rock ‘n Roll playing ALL your favorite 80’s, and 90’s Rock. Get ready for some great music and a Good time. Brian Tyndall – Vocals Gary Avans – Guitar, vocals Max Bull – Guitar, vocals Barry Smith – Bass, vocals Mark Gunnels – Drums, vocals Honorary Member Eric Wright – Bass, vocals
6/18: Natti Love Joys Return
A Bob Marley tribute is underway! Kick back, grab a bite, and let Marla and Jah-T put you in the beach mood!
6/24: The Cosmic Strangers
Natives of the north GA/TN area, The Cosmic Strangers play a style that blends country, southern rock, and a little funk to produce their own style of country music. Look for their debut album The Sound coming out Jan 2022!
Grass Backwards Bluegrass. Led by local river guide, Scooter. Harmonies, Stand up base, a Female lead singer and a dang good time will be had!
CRACK BANG BOOM WEEKEND – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
The Ultimate Party Band plays only the classic dance hits from the 60s to now.
7/2: Rollin in the Hay
High Octane Groove Grass from Birmingham, AL
An Ocoee tradition. HAY! Funny songs about life in general and killer pickin’ and grinnin’!
7/4: Rob Leines Band
Playing festivals all across the nation. Rob and his crew come to Ocoee to get down, and that is exactly what they do! Wear your best pair of jorts, find your Merica’ T-shirt and get rowdy with Rob! Fireworks will be displayed at intermission!
7/8: The Natchez Tracers
Cosmic Southern Funk echoed from the meandering, verdant hills of Central Tennessee. Universal themes & sounds refracted through the Southern vernacular prism. A must-see Jam Band!
7/9: Share the Road – EP release party
Six brave and fearless men from Cleveland, TN have accepted their destiny and welcomed the quest to reclaim what rightfully belongs to Rock and Roll. Formerly known as Blueshammer Band, this is our new chapter! The Bus Bar Staff loves to Share the Road and is in our top 5 favorite bands that play our stage yearly!
7/11: Abby the Spoon Lady
*Special Ticketed Event*
Abby the Spoon Lady is a percussionist and storyteller and accidental historian. Get tickets at eventbrite.
7/15: Brushfire Stankgrass
Brushfire Stankgrass is a bluegrass fusion group from Asheville, North Carolina.
The band has produced two award-winning albums and has received acclaim from hard-core bluegrass fans and jam-fusion fans alike. Brushfire’s innovative melding of traditional and modern fusion sounds has led to bookings at a wide variety of festivals and venues, from staple bluegrass events like Brewgrass to Moog Music’s AHA AVL concert series. The group continues to tour steadily and is currently at work on their third album.
7/16: Happy JULY- O- WEEN
There is nothing better than a festive evening at the BUS. Costume Contests, watermelon carving, and a local hip hop artist Warner MC will be on stage! Get weird Ocoee.
A tribute to the Black Crowes will be heard during their second set. There is absolutely no way of knowing what you will encounter during their first hour of music. Be prepared. Fun is to be had.
7/23: Cameron Tabor Band
Full throttle, energetic, and bringing the south to The Bus Bar. Emotionally charged lyrics and a down-home welcoming feel.
7/29: Randy Steele and the High Cold Wind return to the BUS!
We love Randy and his bandmates so much, that we have invited them back for another gig on the legendary BUS bar stage. Bluegrass originals from an award-winning bluegrass artist!
7/30: Ocoee River Jam
Raising money for the youth of the Ocoee Region. Live music from noon-midnight. Bouncy Houses, Live artists, Food Vendors, and more.
If you only visit The Bus Bar one time this season, this is the time to do it.
www.ocoeeriverjam.com for tickets
ALL SHOWS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.