Live Rocks Weekend Report
It’s a beautiful thing when you look at all the options to get out and do something this weekend. We’ve compiled a quick glimpse of a few of the great events the Roanoke region has to offer.
Thursday night features two “Party in the Park” events, one at Elmwood with beach music provided by The Fantastic Shakers, and the other at The Daleville Town Center, with Motown tribute group, The Legacy. Meanwhile, Dr. Pepper Park is hosting a Friends & Family night with local favorite band, Rutledge. In addition, you can catch Seldom Scene at The Harvester Performance Center, Brian Gray at The Wayback, The Rumpke Mountain Boys at Martin’s Downtown, and GOTE at Billy’s Barn.
On Friday, The Historic Grandin Village will be abuzz with its monthly Grandin Chillage event with music provided by Welcome To Hoonah. In Downtown, you can see newcomer rock band, Uptown, heat thing up at First Fridays, or head to The Harvester in Rocky Mount. There you’ll find three great acts. First, The Black Lillies open things up for legendary country music artist Jamey Johnson on the main stage. Then on the Landing Pad stage you can find Kansas City blues singer Samantha Fish.
Saturday is another full day of music. The Local Colors festival features music and food from around the world. Meanwhile, over at the Daleville Town Center you can catch Empty Bottles and Welcome to Hoonah at the Third Annual Virginia Beer & Wine Festival. Over on Brambelton at The Coffee Pot there are four bands, Jupiter’s Incense, Robbie and The Bookers, Riverbank Ramblers, and Paradigm. The Downtown Block Party, outside of Fork in the Market, has three live acts, Rickett Pass, Black Mountain Revival and The Trongone Band. Just up the street, Martin’s is celebrating Bike Month with the Night Rider’s Ball featuring Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band and DJ Logic. Then it’s another round of On The Rise Battle of the Bands at The Phoenix as Raising Caine takes on Urban Soil LIVE. Out in Salem, Chris Young will be at the Civic Center, Mad Iguanas is on stage at Parkway Brewing Company, and Uptown plays again at Billy’s Barn. Finally, the John Anderson Acoustic Tour is in Rocky Mount at The Harvester Performance Arts Center.
Then, what better way to wrap up the weekend than at Mango’s at Smith Mountain Lake with live music by Sean Bera on Sunday.
This is just a sampling of the live music action you can be part of this weekend. Visit our music calendar for full details on these event and all the others.