MAKE PLANS NOW TO JOIN US FOR OUR 8TH ANNUAL HOUSE OF BLUES, BREWS & STEWS - VOTED ONE OF MOCA'S BEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR! SPECIAL PRE-SALE: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE $10! General Admission $35 | $40 at the door All the stews and blues you can handle | cash bar with craft brews | admission to MOCA’s exhibition: Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Magazine VIP $55 | $65 at the door Stews and blues with the VIP experience! | Lounge in the tent next to the stage | 3 drink tickets | private bar | gourmet grub by the Chefs at Atlantic Shores | admission to MOCA’s exhibition: Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Children are welcome to attend, too! Ages 6 and under FREE. Ages 7-12 are $15.00. The House of Blues, Brews, and Stews is presented by Atlantic Shores! Performances by More Perfect Jones and headliners Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos. This is a rain or shine event! All proceeds benefit MOCA’s exhibitions and education programs. Online ticket sales will end at 8pm on Saturday, November 5th. PARKING: Complementary Valet Parking provided by VA Valet
Formed in July of 2012 Anthony and the Conqueroos have quickly made a name in the Local and National blues scene. Two time International Blues Challenge Finalists, Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. Muddy Water flows into second line funk with fuzzy guitar riffs on Chicago's south side. 2014 kicked of with VEER Magazines "Best Blues" award and continues with a full length album and festival performances booked across the country. Featuring Guitar and Vocals by Anthony Rosano, Paul Warren on Bass, Jack Campbell on Harp, and Scott Smith on Drums. Together they blend a unique style of Funk and Rock and Roll that is heavily steeped in the Blues tradition. The crossover appeal of the Conqueroos has led them to share the stage with a diverse range of blues artists. From modern blues rock pioneers like Tab Benoit, Hamilton Loomis, Trampled under Foot, and Albert Castiglia, to more traditional artists like Big Joe and the Dyna Flows, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. With a band of musicians this diverse you can cover a lot of ground but they also write strong songs with instrumental hooks and lyrics that speak with emotion and depth. Constantly evolving, The CONQUEROOS are always pushing things to new horizons. Instead of the same formula night after night, The CONQUEROOS will often try new arrangements augmented by inviting out guest musicians. Tweaking the recipe just right for a new show every time. If your taste in blues is filled with funky rhythm and explosive guitar work anchored by old school harp and lively vocals, this is your new favorite band.
People frequently ask what the band's name, "More Perfect Jones", means. The American Heritage Dictionary defines "jones" as " to have an eager or intense desire". And that's just what More Perfect Jones has; an eager and intense desire to play good bluegrass music and share the fun with the audience. We play a mix of traditional bluegrass, modern bluegrass, Americana, and some rock tunes. We like to call it “jamgrass”. We respect the old songs, but we play them in our style and jam on them pretty good. Hailing from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Yorktown, VA, the members of More Perfect Jones play for the pure love of bluegrass and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with the audience. Whether your event is a party, wedding, pig pickin', fundraiser, corporate event, festival or concert, More Perfect Jones is an energetic bluegrass band that will liven up your event, set toes to tappin', and put a smile on everyone's face. Feel good music from five musicians who love playing it, leaving you "jonesin'" for more.