The Jayhawks, whose rock success in the 1990 and early 2000s included the great album "Hollywood Town Hall" and the creepy single "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," are set for a dat...
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In mid-January, word emerged of The Spot on Kirk, a multi-purpose but music-heavy venue opening in the spot that once housed Kirk Avenue Music Hall.
Ready to get your ears drummed? A rapping pair of brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi, is the main attraction for Radford University's spring concert.
Here's what's up in venues across the valleys and (slightly) beyond ...
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Rocky Mount venue Harvester Performance Center announced today that it has teamed up with MerleFest, the iconic North Carolina "traditional plus" festival that Doc Watson began to honor h...
... because sometimes I don't catch all of the happenings, and that makes me sad.
Here are the first postponements of the impending snowpocalypse. They come from our Rocky Mount friends at Harvester Performance Center.
A month after losing the employee who booked its concerts, Jefferson Center has announced a new hire for that position.
Yet another hot act is on the bill for FloydFest 2016. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, who have torn up alternative radio with the uptempo soul shouter "S.O.B.," are the la...
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Henry County's Memorial Day weekend fun time, Rooster Walk, has filled out its lineup, announcing acts that represent some of the very best in funk and acoustic music.
Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center keeps making moves. The latest addition is Drive-By Truckers, the quintessential modern Southern rock band, which will debut its show at the Harvester on ...
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The FloydFest bill keeps looking hotter. As the year winds down, the event has announced that Warren Haynes will be part of the 2016 lineup.
1. Jamie McLean Band - Hurricane - Time of My Life
Looking for last minute gifts for the holiday? Look no further.
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For the first time, I went to a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert without a review assigned. I was there to gather a bit of color for a column we're running tomorrow on Jefferson Center artistic directo...
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman tops the list of the latest acts added to the lineup for FloydFest 2016.
Public sales have begun at The Lyric Theatre, in Blacksburg, for its Spring 2016 Live at the Lyric shows. And three fine shows are in the offing.
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Some of you know drummer Wes Crawford, based in Maryland these days but a former Virginia Tech guy who managed and performed with singer Jane Powell.
I'm trying a different way of doing these today. Stick with it and let me know what you think.
It's been a bit too long since Southern Culture on the Skids - two of whose members are Roanoke natives - have played the old home town. That will end on Dec. 31, as SCOTS rings in the New Year at ...
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It's an early Christmas gift from FloydFest, which this morning announced a dozen and a half acts to next year's lineup.
Tad's taking a little time off, but this press release came in today and I thought we'd get the word out there for folks who want to jump on these tickets early.
Harvester Performance Center, in Rocky Mount, announced this morning some pretty big additions to its continually interesting live music schedule.
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The mind wanted to wander on Friday night. So much utterly senseless violence in Paris, so many lives needlessly lost, so many feelings in the head and in the heart. It felt a little overwhelming.
Correction: The Doobie Brothers' 1974 concert at the Roanoke Civic Center (now Berglund Center) broke the venue's attendance record with 10,900 people. An earlier version of this article was incorr...
For years, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have been playing shows in Southwest Virginia. This year, Potter went solo, with the album "Midnight" and a tour that included another stop at F...
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Update 11/9/15: Berglund Center today announced that Jason Aldean will bring his "We Were Here" tour, with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses, to Roanoke on Feb. 18.
Bro country standard bearer Brantley Gilbert, who headlined Salem's Blue Ridge Music Festival in 2014, is returning to town, this time for a gig at Salem Civic Center.
I'm just going to leave this here without much comment. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio's brilliance will speak for itself, if you'll listen.
Nearly 500 people gathered in August at Galax’s Old Fiddlers Convention to break a record for mass mandolin picking. But in the end, officials at Guinness World Records declined to acknowledge the ...
Concert update - John Cowan Band, originally scheduled to play Floyd Country Store on Dec. 12, will now play the venue on Dec. 19.
Want some musical wisdom? Check out this podcast with Dr. Lonnie Smith, a master of the Hammond B3 organ. Smith leads his trio, guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Terrion Gulley, to Jefferson...
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Willie Nelson scared a bunch of us last week.
Everyone is bound, in part, to the time and place where they grew up. Master mandolin man David Grisman grew up in New Jersey, with folklorist Ralph Rinzler for a neighbor. Rinzler sought out the l...
1. The Black Lillies - Hard to Please - Hard To Please
They apparently are not trying to break our hearts. Alt-rock groundbreaker Wilco has announced a stop in Roanoke.
Robbin Thompson, who died on Saturday after a decades-long battle with a rare gastrointestinal cancer, was a big part of the Roanoke Valley's music scene in years past, even though he was a Richmon...
Barbara Ann Young Nester of Virginia Beach, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the age of 84 years at Sentara Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Windermere, Virginia Beach from the complications of Parkinson's Disease.Barbara was born in Copper Hill, Virginia, July 4, 1931, to the late Cecil Ralph Young and Ada Eliza Mills. She was a lifetime member of Haygood United Methodist Church and the Haygood United Methodist Women.Left to cherish Barbara's memory, her husband of 65 years, Forest Ray Nester; son, Forest Anthony and his wife, Morgan Diane of Falls Church, Virginia; daughter, Pamela Elise and her husband, Douglas Ottati of Davidson, North Carolina; granddaughter, Katherine Eliza Ottati of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; grandson, Albert Camillo Ottati of Alexandria, Virginia.The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455 by the Reverend Tammy Estep. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, 631 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA followed by a reception in the Social Hall of the church.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association-Hampton Roads Chapter, c/o OLPH, 4560 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or Haygood United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Jay D. Williams, 57, of Roanoke went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 6, 2016. He was preceded by his parents, Joe D. and Dorothy Kress Williams.Jay was an avid sportsman and James Madison Dukes fan. He volunteered as a coach with the North Roanoke Recreation Club for a number of years. Most recently he enjoyed playing tennis, trips to the beach, and riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle.Surviving are his wife, Jane Cole Williams, son, Jason (Karen) Williams; daughters, Jessica and Jennifer Williams; grandchildren, Isabelle and Benjamin Williams; sister, Jamie (Pete) Greenwood; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Jeremy Williams and Tarah Greenwood.In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. Pastor Mike Lauridsen will lead a service of Prayer and Remembrance immediately following the visitation at 7:30 p.m.Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory
Carolyn A. Schmitt, 89, of Roanoke, Va., died on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.
Joyce Anne Tyler, 62, of Montvale, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.