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...
When Wynton Marsalis was barely a teenager, his father took him to meet the great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. After the introduction, Gillespie handed the young Marsalis his horn, which had a s...
People in this town of fewer than 100,000 have the potential for rarely available musical learning experiences. Many of them come courtesy of Jefferson Center, which since taking on the old Downtow...
In this corner of the world, we're always happy to see the Rives Theatre, in Martinsville, continue on with an high quality live music schedule in that economically disadvantaged city.
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When Miranda Lambert's publicity apparatus released information about the country star's "Pink Guitars and Roadside Bars" tour, it didn't mention that Lambert would be bringing along a ringer.
Maybe you have seen Gary Reid lately in costume as bluegrass music pioneer Carter Stanley, in Reid's one-man show about the late performer.
David Wilcox and Underhill Rose are the first acts on board for Harvester Performance Center's series, Harvester Dinner Theater & The Cafe. The cafe in question is Bootleggers, the Harveste...
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Cancer would not appear to have much of a chance against Sharon Jones, even if it keeps coming for her.
In the Pokey LaFarge song "Central Time," the performer sings of people in the midwest "working hard as ever."
The Palms Restaurant, in Lexington, has a cool weekly event for original singer/songwriters. It is hoping you have the stuff to be a part of it.
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UPDATED 12:46 p.m. Sept. 16: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
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O-la, o-la, ayy! Big fun is coming to Elmwood Park on Sept. 19. Henry Street Heritage Festival organizers have just added Kid N Play to the bill.
Dwight Yoakam lyric from 1986: "I wanna thank you girl for teaching me brand new ways to be cruel."
A thunderstorm with high winds has made a mess of things at Lockn', where organizers have had to delay opening the venue's campgrounds and have canceled all Thursday performances, according to a ne...
The first song on Dwight Yoakam's latest album has a harmonic flourish that immediately says "Beach Boys."
Roanoke has a small but powerful independent rock scene. Typically, it centers on Bazaar Consignments, the Brandon Avenue shop that sells records, clothes, art and random cool items.
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It's a decade of live music and food at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill. The venue celebrates it on Saturday.
Here's what's happening in the nightspots
A week ago, WDBJ-7 reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were at Dr Pepper Park, doing a preview of that venue's Wing Fest. Today, venue officials are postponing an event there as they ...
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Every gambler knows that the secret to survival is ... wait a minute. Let's remove that earworm for a moment and focus on some concert news.
Joan Jett is only four months into her era as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, but she still has something to prove.
There are so many places to stream new music. Recently, a couple of acts with local roots have reached out to me about new stuff on their bandcamp.com pages. Both of them are worth checking out.
A Glade Hill auto body repair business is shuttling audiences to shows at Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center.
C. Gertrude Nichols Young, born November 15, 1919, of Callaway, died peacefully and surrounded by all of her children November 28, 2015. Mrs. Young loved the Lord and enjoyed attending church as long as her health permitted. She also enjoyed her gardens, both vegetables and flowers. People would drive for miles just to look at her flowers. She passed her love of flowers on to her children. Mrs. Young loved singing and whistling.
Alice C. Fitzpatrick, 88, of Roanoke, Va., passed away November 23, 2015. Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, at Brandon Oaks LifeCare Retirement Community, 3837 Brandon Road, Roanoke. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.
Beloved mother, Geneva Dodd Mateer, 80, of Fincastle, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. She was born November 10, 1935, a daughter of the late Shelor and Rosalia Dodd and was preceded in death by her former husbands, Winfred Ballard, Richard Hipes, and William Mateer.
Calvin Edmonds, 44, of Roanoke, passed away November 25, 2015. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home 540-344-1271.