The Coves was featured in the recent issue of Laker Magazine highlighting the world-class venue of The Coves Amphitheater. Read the full article by clicking below.
The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.
Now, The Mavericks have ushered in the fourth phase of their evolution with the #1 Billboard debut of their first-ever, all Spanish album, En Español, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Although all 12 tracks are in Spanish, as the title suggests, the collection represents a diversity of musical styles and cultural traditions, from tender boleros to brassy mariachi to reimagined Afro-Cuban classics. Seven of the tunes are familiar gems drawn from the vast Latin American songbook, while five are originals written or co-written by Malo.
Like the band’s entire body of music, this one album cannot be boxed into a single category. The songs are as diverse as Latin America itself, and as cohesive as the ideal of the American melting pot. To season this rich musical paella, The Mavericks add their signature country/rock/Tex-Mex flavors and a refreshing spontaneity to the mix. En Español flips the band’s usual fusion formula, which adds a striking assortment of genres – salsa, ska, norteño, mariachi, and much more – to its sturdy rock/country base. Now, the foundation is solidly Latin with streaks of irreverent rock and twangy guitars running through it, all branded with the unmistakable Mavericks style.
Presented by SML Good Neighbors and 5PTS Outdoors. Net proceeds to benefit 5 Points Music Foundation and SML Good Neighbors.
Relax lakeside with the iconic Kenny G on Sunday, May 22 at The Coves Amphitheater at SML. With global sales totaling more than 75 million, Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of all time. To add to his accolades, Kenny G has both the best-selling instrumental album of all time with Breathless, and the best-selling Christmas album of all time with Miracles. Never one to rest idle, Kenny G continues to tour all over the world to adoring fans of all demographics and his latest album Brazilian Nights recently peaked at #1.
Presented by 5PTS Outdoors. Proceeds to benefit 5 Points Music Foundation and SML Good Neighbors.
SML Good Neighbors Presents three-time GRAMMY award winner BRUCE HORNSBY with his band The Noisemakers for an inspired night of music outdoors at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake.
Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.
Net proceeds to benefit SML Good Neighbors, Inc. and 5 Points Music Foundation.
The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake is honored to host two new, world-class musical events to benefit SML Good Neighbors, Inc. and 5 Points Music Foundation.
SML Good Neighbors Is Proud To Announce the Coves Amphitheater 2021 Season Lineup at Smith Mountain Lake and SW Virginia’s Newest Outdoor Venue
Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors is proud to announce the 2021 Season lineup at The Coves Amphitheater in Union Hall, VA. The Amphitheater features an inspired timber truss built stage overlooking Smith Mountain Lake in Union Hall, VA. Situated on an 89-acre site with sweeping views and spectacular vistas, guests will discover a special place that emphasizes nature’s beauty through design and strategic investments emphasizing its commitment to protecting the environment.
SML Good Neighbors is excited to present these shows, while also strengthening their role in the lives of many children throughout our region. Net proceeds from upcoming events at the Coves Amphitheater will go to support their mission of developing ‘Good Neighbor skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.’
In sharing her goals for these events, SML Good Neighbors Exec. Director Lisa Lietz remarks, “SML Good Neighbors is a united community effort. It is our supporters (donors, volunteers, staff and families) whose altruistic attitudes shape Good Neighbors’ culture to be one of lifting and love. The community has always shared in the joys and challenges together that we face.”
Gary Jackson has played a key role in supporting the spirit of this idea. “Our mission is simple: to provide aid and support to those in need through world class concert experiences. When you purchase a ticket to a Coves event, you can think of it as a donation to help the hungry in our area, or to provide mentor support for children in need, among other SML Good Neighbors Programming, all while simply enjoying a day or evening of music with us.”
2021 Season Lineup- Tickets On Sale Now!
Sat. April 17: Crawford & Power
Fri. June 4: Jerry Douglas Band
Sun. June 13: Sunday Summer Blues Band Jam
feat. Ana Popovic, Eric Gales, and Mike Zito
Sun. August 13: Paul Thorn
Fri. August 20: Tommy Emmanuel
Sat. August 21: Pure Prairie League
Sat. October 23: Tab Benoit
Sat. October 30: Crawford & Power
In celebrating the return of live music, we hope to remind our guests and audiences of the broader opportunities we have in strengthening the vitality of our region through the work that SML Good Neighbors does. It is with great pride that we present an amazing lineup of world-class artists who come to share in the natural beauty of SW VA’s newest outdoor venue. We look forward to welcoming you to a powerhouse debut season.
About SML Good Neighbors
SML Good Neighbors Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit providing educational programs serving children and free or reduced lunches in the Smith Mountain Lake region. The nonprofit offers a summer enrichment program, which includes free meals and weekend backpacks full of food for the families, mentor programming, and other programs that develop Good Neighbor skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.
For more info visit www.smlgoodneighbors.org | Contact email@example.com
About The Coves
Nestled in the peaceful, natural setting of southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake was created under a single guiding ideal: To provide all the benefits of a waterfront retreat while preserving the sense of community that we all desire.
To do this, the Coves features a solar powered, tech-friendly, outdoor venue that instantly connects to miles of hiking trails winding through open meadows, deep woods, and incredible vistas - all on a clear mountain lake in Southwest Virginia. Coves mountain retreat home and cottage packages are available from Mountain Retreat Living, the premier home division of Southern Heritage Homes.
Music event guests are encouraged to read our faq and arrive early in order to experience all this beautiful new venue has to offer. Located only 45 minutes from nearby Roanoke, 2 hours from Tri-Cities, NC, and 4 hours from DC, the Coves is a private community in the heart of nature's beauty with a dedicated emphasis on protecting and nurturing the environment while providing a strong foundation for a thriving community.
Donations can be made at www.smlgoodneighbors.org/donate
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Tickets to all events at The Coves Amphitheater for the 2021 season can be found here: www.covesatsml.com/amphitheater
To view Coves Mountain Home Retreat Packages, visit www.covesatsml.com/offerings
To schedule a tour of the community and homesites: www.covesatsml.com/contact or call 540-520-9595.
Learn more about Mountain Retreat Living, the premier home division of Southern Heritage Homes: www.mountainretreatliving.com
We are excited to bring a series of world-class music and arts to The Coves for four weeks in September. Experience the arts as never before: from your boat or at select locations at The Coves. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https://www.harvester-music.com.
As The Coves continues to evolve, we are looking at our views from the community as inspiration for enhancing our amenities. Here is the latest view as well as enhancements to a Coves pavilion.
The Coves Team