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‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser returns to Historic Christ Church June 29

Two new bands will headline Historic Christ Church & Museum’s eighth annual “Raise the Roof” festival from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Held on the grounds near the 1735 Christ Church in Weems, the event features live music, Virginia craft beers, wine, barbecue or vegetarian, and homemade ice cream.

Opening the event is Fade to Blue, a blues band conceived by bassist Brian Eubanks. Comprised of seasoned musicians in the Hampton Roads area, Fade to Blue plays blues, soul, classic rock, jazz and fusion, according to Foundation for Historic Christ Church executive director Robert Teagle.

The second band will be the Richmond-based funk, R&B and soul band En’Novation, known for smooth vocals, harmonies and a charismatic stage presence that brings the crowd out on the dance floor. Frontman James “Petey” Taylor is En’Novation’s lead vocalist and trombone player. Taylor has performed professionally for over 35 years, including stints with the Waller Family and the band Casper....

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