Thursday, July 11, 2024

The Hot Seats


The Hot Seats

“Old-time music with attitude.” - The Washington Post

The Hot Seats play stringband music, which encompasses old time, bluegrass, ragtime, country, and general freakout music. Based in Richmond, VA, the group has toured the US and Europe including performances at the Shetland Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, SXSW, Floyd Fest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (including a Herald Angel Award in 2006).

Since 2020, the band’s original core of Ben Belcher (banjo, bass, fiddle), Josh Bearman (mandolin, banjo, guitar) and Jake Sellers (percussion bass) have been joined by Rudy Bee (fiddle, tuba, accordion, piano), JM Nobile (mandolin, guitar), and Charles Arthur (banjo, fiddle, resophonic guitar).

The ensemble uses traditional instrumentation - fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass - in often whimsical and unconventional ways. The chances of yelling "YEEHAW" at the top of your lungs is 99.9%. If not you, then someone else probably will.

"The Hot Seats specializes in unearthing and inventing traditional music and twisting it into new concoctions. Full of virtuosity and reverent irreverence, they are a sight to behold." - Relix Magazine

With only 85 seats, shows at Révéler are intimate and immersive. A romantic venue with exquisite sound and dreamy vibes, Révéler offers a unique selection of cocktails, wines, beers, bubbles, and non-alcoholic beverages. Our kitchen delivers small plates crafted with care.


Be cool // OMP is the place for peace, love, support and kindness. Critique must be requested.

Listen // Be mindful of what other players are doing. Be mindful of dynamics. It's OK to not play - music needs silence, too.

Courage // The good stuff is beyond your comfort zone. Make mistakes. See rule #1.


8:00PM SOLD OUT8:00pm show9:30pm SOLD OUT



Doors: 7:00pm

Music: 8:00pm - 10:45pm

21+ / 16+ must be accompanied by an adult

General admission. Seats are selected upon arrival and cannot be reserved in advance.


3108 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221