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Top Tickets — Ashley McBryde with Morgan Wade, Allman Betts Band, Ana Popovic with Eric Gales

Top Tickets — Ashley McBryde with Morgan Wade, Allman Betts Band, Ana Popovic with Eric Gales


Get some sounds and pics from acts playing the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Tad Dickens / The Roanoke Times


Orange Culture

Young rock band from Salem has a cool alt-rock style.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278,,

Circus Mutt

Asheville, North Carolina, act slings a variety of originals.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Fork in the Alley’s Fork in Front, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675,,

Party in Elmwood: The Entertainers

If you are “Living for the Summer,” this is your ticket to shag.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. $5; free to 12-younger.,


Old Town Fields Concert: Crawford & Power

A couple of Franklin County boys are picking and singing some good original country music.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Old Town Fields, 4179 Old Town Road, Shawsville. $5, free to 12-younger. 268-1623,,

Handmade Music School: Appalachian Dance with Martha Spencer

One of the best old-time dancers in Southwest Virginia shows how it’s done.

Details: 4 p.m. Streaming from Handmade Music School, Floyd. $30.,

Friday Night Backyard Jamboree: Unique Sounds of the Mountains

Spencer, from the previous listing, teams with Larry Sigmon for some old-time music.

Details: 6 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd, and livestreaming from store and Free (venue suggests $8 donation to musicians). 745-4563,,

Jordan Harman Band

Soul and blues from a great singer who works with great players.

Details: 7 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836,,

Lord Nelson

Don’t confuse this Charlottesville rock band with the admiral and 1st Viscount.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $5.

Al Wittig Jazz Quartet

After 26 years in the U.S. Air Force Band, Wittig’s a civilian jazzer.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge. $25 (plus fees).

Paulo Franco & The Freightliners

Acoustic folk and rock from a Richmond-based band.

Details: 6 p.m. Sweet Donkey Coffee, Roanoke. Free. 491-0004,,

Space Jam Unplugged

FloydFest co-founder Erika Johnson is involved in this new venture in Floyd. Check it out, open mic-style.

Details: 5 p.m. Outer Space, 324 S. Locust St., Floyd. Free.

Doug & Robin Settles Duo

Classic rock and more from this couple.

Details: 6 p.m. Twisted Track Brewpub, Roanoke. Free. 339-9776,

Completely Unchained With Glam'r Kiti It’s a Van Halen tribute at Dr Pepper Park.

Details: 6:15 p.m. (6 p.m. gate) Dr Pepper Park, Roanoke. $20 general admission; $40 VIP patio; $55 VIP skybox.,

LiveStream Stage — Laura Pole, with Mitchel Evan

Check out Pole having fun with her own “Oat Bran Muffin,” at

Details: 7:30 p.m. Streaming from Third Street Coffeehouse, Donation-based.

Travis Elliot

Elliot brings acoustic rock from Charlottesville, via Richmond.

Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. Free. 562-8383,,


Eric Wayne Band

Two shows from a hard-working, Southern-flecked rock band.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. $10. 721-1632, 5 p.m. Sunday. Fork in the Alley. Free.



An Australian performer, transplanted to Nashville, hits Sidewinders.

Details: 9:45 p.m. both nights Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $10 each night. 904-2777,,


Ashley McBryde

With Morgan Wade

This is as good a bill as you’ll find all summer. Grammy Award-nominated McBryde is riding high, and Wade, from Floyd, may not be far behind.

Details: 7 p.m. (6 p.m. gates) Dr Pepper Park. $59 pit, $35 general admission, $99 VIP skybox.,

Allman Betts Band with River Kittens

Allman Brothers Band scions return to Southwest Virginia.

Details: 7 p.m. The Coves Amphtheater, Union Hall. $40 advance, $45 day of show via,,

Erin Lunsford

A powerful voice. An impressive songbook. You can’t go wrong here.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. Free. 685-2012,,

The Kody Norris Show

Hear and see this East Tennessee quartet’s “Brand New Hit In Nashville,” via

Details: 8 p.m. Live and livestreaming from Floyd Country Store. $20 advance, $25 day of show via; livestream free (venue encourages donations).

Virginia Electric

Gritty rock with strong songcraft from a Roanoke group.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co. Free.

The Willies

Will Henson sets up with guitarist Jody Ensor and drummer Mike Hudson.

Details: 4 p.m. Twisted Track Brewpub. Free.

Issac Hadden Project Acoustified Trio

Enjoy an impressive young musician in the great outdoors.

Details: 2 p.m. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle. $10 day pass. 864-6792,,

Black King Coal, Music Road Co

Americana music by day, and funky reggae by evening in Salem.

Details: 1 p.m. Black King Coal and 5:30 p.m. Music Road Co. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234,,,

Handmade Music School: Blue Ridge Style with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman

These cats show how fiddle and clawhammer banjo work together.

Details: 3 p.m. Handmade Music School, Floyd. $30.

Buck Fi’ty and the Change

Outlaw country, blues and honky-tonk from an Atlanta act.

Details: 7 p.m. Live from Dogtown Roadhouse and live-streaming from $3.

Live Music on the Village Green: Henry Hardt

Get some deep, old-school blues.

Details: 11 a.m. Floyd Farmers Market, downtown Floyd. Free. 577-6703,,


Stella Trudel and Bob Dillard pick and sing.

Details: 7 p.m. Outer Space. Free.,


Sunday Summer Blues Band Jam: Ana Popovic, Eric Gales, Mike Zito

It’s a blues-splosion of epic proportions, with three performers who can simply wail.

Details: 7 p.m. The Coves Amphitheater $38 advance, $43 day of show via (fee, tax not included).,,

Jimmie Wilson

Stalwart country performer with a Willie Nelson jones sets up by the lake.

Details: 2 p.m. Mango’s Bar & Grill. Free.

Travis Fitch

Roanoke singer/songwriter does it matinee-style at the downtown Fork.

Details: 3 p.m. Fork in the Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644,,


Tuesday Tunes for Feeding Southwest Virginia — Amanda Bocchi

Bocchi delivers her “Americana soul flood” while you give to the needy.

Details: 9 p.m. Streaming from Third Street Coffeehouse, Donation-based.

Tyler Parrish

Lead singer for The Oddfellows has a heckuva voice.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ. Free.


Ryan Greer Band

Americana rockers of growing popularity go over the hump at Martin’s.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

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