For roughly the past ten years, James Justin & Co. have been a touring machine. The band, originally formed and based in Richmond, Virginia, has seen much of the country from behind a windshield. According to their social media, they have stood toe-to-toe with a mountain lion in New Mexico and driven the infamous Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado, while playing shows and pickin’ in diverse cities and dives in between. From their time spent touring, frontman James Justin Burke has drawn inspirations from innumerable experiences of which most of us can only dream. He since has transformed those inspirations into 4 studio albums; the most recent, Social Animal, was released in 2016.

Influenced by progressive bluegrass pioneer Sam Bush of Bluegrass Alliance and New Grass Revival fame, Yarn, and Band of Horses, the group’s accolades include frequent performances at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Festival, FloydFest, as well as revered opening gigs for the Infamous Stringdusters and blues musician Taj Mahal. Collectively, the band consists of James Justin Burke on guitar and vocals, Bailey Horsley on banjo, and Tom Propst on upright bass. James Justin & Co. returns for their second year at The Shack Up to help close out the second and final day of the event at The Broadberry on Saturday, September 15th with The Shack Band, Agents Of Good Roots, Runaway Gin, Los Colognes, and VILLAGES.

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The FOURTH ANNUAL SHACK UP takes place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at The Broadberry. Friday’s launch party will be held inside the venue while Saturday’s lineup takes the outside stage, located in the parking lot at 2729 West Broad Street. The Shack Up’s after party moves inside the main venue at 10:00pm with Runaway Gin (a tribute to Phish). Tickets are available at and can be purchased at the box office, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.


  • 7:00 – Doors
  • 8:00 – 8:40 – Weekend Plans
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Wild Adriatic
  • 10:30 – 12:00+ – Butcher Brown


  • 1:00 – Doors
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – VILLAGES
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – James Justin and Co.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Los Colognes
  • 6:30 – 7:45 – THE SHACK BAND
  • 8:15 – 10:00 – Agents of Good Roots
  • 10:00 – 1:30 – Runaway Gin (inside)

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