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Top Tickets — Bela Fleck, Tesla, Little River Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Top Tickets — Bela Fleck, Tesla, Little River Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band




With Bad Marriage, Red Reign

Hard rockers Tesla, returning to Dr Pepper Park, have classic hits, including a cover of “Signs,” and good new stuff, too.

Details: 6:15 p.m. Dr Pepper Park, Roanoke. $59, $35.,,,

The Winn Brothers

Gordon and Andrew Winn are practically rock music royalty in Roanoke. They truck with other outstanding players.

Details: 6 p.m. Fork in the Alley/Fork in Front, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675,


Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, feat. Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton

Fleck, one of the planet’s greatest banjo players and deeply conversant in multiple genres, returns to the style that set him on his path. Along for the show are some of bluegrass music’s finest players.

Details: 8 p.m. Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall, Roanoke. $56, $48, $40, $32. 345-2550,,


Dig into some strong throwback blue-eyed soul.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $8. 985-6278,,

Jangling Sparrows

Asheville, North Carolina’s Paul Edelman returns to Floyd with his act.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836,,

Werner Helms Edition

This bluegrass and country duo recently started working out in the nightspots, a lot.

Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644,,

Probably Whiskey

With Mike Franke

It’s probably good folk music. Seriously, the headlining trio has a lot of experience.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507,,,

First Fridays: Fuzzy Logic

Strong harmonies on classic and more recent covers.

Details: 5:45 p.m. (gates at 5 p.m.) Franklin Road between Jefferson Street and Williamson Road, Roanoke. $10. 776-5348,,


Garrett Biggs

Illinois-bred Biggs brings classic rock influences to his country style.

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


Little River Band

“Reminiscing,” “Lady” and more mellow hits from a band that struck in the 1970s and 1980s.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke. $89, $49.50, $39, parking $5. 853-5483,,

Henry Street Music Festival

With Touch of Class Band, Applebutter Soul, Signature Sounds, Spectrum Band

Check Friday's Extra to read more about this annual event.

Details: 3 p.m. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. $20, 12-younger free. Tickets at Center in the Square box office and,

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

With Dee White

The Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna remains from the original lineup. His son, Jamie, is part of a legacy act that has hits including “Fishin’ In The Dark.”

Details: 6:15 p.m. Dr Pepper Park. $59, $30, $149 VIP.,

Bruce Molsky

Old-time fiddler from The Bronx, New York, proved decades ago that his soul is in Appalachia. Molsky does a concert and workshop in Floyd.

Details: 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. old-time fiddle workshop) The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $15 in advance, $20 day of show; workshop $35. 745-4563,,

Big Lick Brewing Co. 7th Anniversary Music: Vintage Pistol, Carver Commodore, Chad Nickell & Loose Change

Arkansas rockers Vintage Pistol headline a solid lineup helping Big Lick Brewing Co. celebrate another year of making hi-test beers and ales.

Details: 12:30 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. Free. 562-8383,,,,

Audacity Brass Band

New Orleans-style second line horns, with lots of funk.

Details: 5 p.m. The Dog Bowl at Black Dog Salvage, Roanoke. $5. 343-6200,,

BOCO BBQ & Country Music Festival: Adam Rutledge, Low Low Chariot, Wound Tight, DJ Flex

Three Roanoke-area bands play country and bluegrass, while you sample pork delights.

Details: 4 p.m. Daleville Town Center Music Pavilion, Daleville. $5, free to first responders, service members, teachers.,,,

Music Road Co

Funk, Latin and reggae band from Floyd brings great energy.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $8.

The Wildlife

Soul, rock and blues from a tight band.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3.

Dropping Julia

Check out this band’s “My Room” at

Details: 4 p.m. Twisted Track Brewpub, Roanoke. Free. 339-9776,,


Freedom Fest 2021

With Bill Hudson, The Pico Road Band (Saturday), Eric Wayne Band, Tate Tuck (Saturday) and more

Live music, vendors, food and family fun at a place that uses horse therapy and bills itself as a safe space for military veterans, first responders and their families.

Details: 9 a.m. each day. The New Freedom Farm, Buchanan. $7 per day 14-older, free 13-younger.,,


Gladys Knight

No tickets remain for this show from an all-time classic soul and pop singer.

Details: SOLD OUT. Jefferson Center.

The Floyd Americana Arts and Music Festival

With Kat Mills, Ash Devine, Jake Retting, Richie Ursomarso, Solacoustic Duo, Cocobolo

Acoustic downtown goodness is on the Floyd agenda this Sunday.

Details: Noon. Warren G. Lineberry Park and Outer Space stage, Floyd. Free.,

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