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Event Details

May 6, 2023 7:30PM

Workhouse Arts Center Presents

Onstage: Bobby BlackHat

(80-90 minutes)

Tickets $20

Bobby BlackHat, Virginia’s Blues Ambassador, award winning recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, comedian, actor, and producer has been playing harmonica for over 50 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. He has opened for music legends: B.B King, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Kim Wilson, The Nighthawks, Patty Labelle, Ramsey Lewis, and Maze. He has also performed with Eddie Shaw, Kenny Neal, Ruthie Foster, Tas Cru, Jason Ricci, Slam Allen, Mick Kolassa, Fernando Jones., Memphis Gold, and Lurrie Bell.  BlackHat is a judge for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Bobby BlackHat blends the influences of Chicago, Memphis, Piedmont, and Delta style blues along with a little Gospel into a Toe Tappin’, Finger Poppin’, Hip Shakin’ Blues experience.

You Never Know What’s Gonna Happen at a Bobby BlackHat Show! 

Location: McGuire Woods Gallery 

Doors open: 7:00PM; Performance: 7:30PM


*Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, and Snacks available for purchase at our Workhouse Event Bar.

This project is supported, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.