As summer approaches, a series of concerts off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax, is set to start on Saturday. The Amigos will headline a Saturday night show at the Blue Ridge Music Center, with The Barefoot Movement opening the show.
It's time for another summer of music, arts and wine culture along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Floyd County's Chateau Morrisette Winery has you covered.
Magda Giannikou, a star of the Snarky Puppy "Family Dinner: Vol. 1" CD/DVD set from a couple years back, returns to Jefferson Center on Tuesday with her Banda Magda for a rehearsal hall show.
First, a quick note. Festival in the Park director Skip Brown said that the event's official after parties are scheduled for Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill, on Friday and Saturday. The latter after party is RIDE Solutions' Night Rider's Ball, featuring Pimps of Joytime, Cabinet and Ripejive. See Friday's Extra section or visit music.roanoke.com that day to get more information about the event and the funky Pimps' new album, "Jukestone Paradise."
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Visit music.roanoke.com or pick up a copy of Sunday's edition of The Roanoke Times to read more.
Riley B. "B.B." King lived a rare life. He rose from abject Mississippi cotton fields sharecropper poverty to international acclaim in a life that lasted 89 years. It ended on Thursday. But with a trove of albums and recorded concerts, it will go on forever.
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When Festival in the Park goes live for the 46th time on May 22, the event will go live on its website, too.
So much going on, so let's break it all down right here.
One of country music's top acts and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band are scheduled to hit Roanoke in the coming months.
Legacy acts, a nationally known comic and some returning bands are on the upcoming schedule at Harvester Performance Center.
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TAP Hope Revolution already had country music up-and-comers the Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion lined up for its July 4 hoedown at Elmwood Park. Today, TAP and Big Lick Entertainment announced that it added country legacy act Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a Roanoke-area group, Rutledge, to the bill.
First Fridays kicks off its 27th season this week, with local variety band Fuzzy Logic. Also on this summer's bill, On The Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute plays June 5. It's $5 to get in and $5 per cup of beer or wine.
For unsuspecting fans of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, a pop-up tour for their Dave Rawlings Machine project was a happy surprise.
Maybe the country superstars who play together stay together? Who knows. Didn't work for George Jones and Tammy Wynette. But we digress before even finishing the lede!
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Last week's Top Tickets was short on pages, so we had to trim some worthy listings. Wednesday will be a big day for a variety of music styles, including an already sold-out Keb' Mo' show at Harvester Performance Center.
So, these are the days when acts surprise fans with shows. Jack White has just started announcing last-minute shows on an acoustic solo tour that will end his road life for a while. Dave Rawlings Machine might have a different agenda, but it's doing things the same way.
Comedian Kathy Griffin turned her own obscurity into a vehicle to Hollywood stardom through six seasons of a Bravo reality show subtitled “My Life on the D-List.”
An Alan Jackson concert is like a trip to a favorite family restaurant. You know what you're going to get, and most everyone leaves satisfied.
Sometimes there just isn't enough newsprint available to get in as many music listings as I would like to have on Top Tickets. Tomorrow's edition is one of them.
A camp for girls who want to rock out is set for July 6 at Community School. But the organization that puts the camp together, Girls Rock! Roanoke, needs some volunteers.
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Way back in February 2013, Jana Kramer was the first act to play Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon's midweek acoustic concert series.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, with Monster Atlantic. Elmwood Park Amphitheater. 5:30 p.m. $22 advance; $25 day of show. jeffcenter.org/big-head-todd-monsters, Bigheadtodd.com, monsteratlantic.com. Also - Riverbank Ramblers. 1 p.m. Free. Groova Scape. 11 a.m. Free. Brian & Melissa Mesko. 9 a.m. Free. Read more about Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Down by Downtown.
MarchFourth! Marching Band at Elmwood Park Amphitheater. 7 p.m. Free. marchfourthband.com
Rapper/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist J.O. Diggz celebrates the internet release of his CD, "Live.Love.Lust" on Saturday at Billy's, in Roanoke.
Jeremy Rhodes is a drummer and a guitarist and a singer and a harmonica player, but he's not trying to be a one-man band. Instead, keyboardist Ben Hite helps him color up his music, as he did on Sunday at Fork in the Market.
The outdoor event and entertainment complex under construction off South Jefferson Street has a name — Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges.
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Dallas, Texas, band The Funky Knuckles is just an astounding live act that also makes great records. The act hit Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill last Friday, April 10, in a show co-presented by Martin's and Jefferson Center.
Don't get me wrong. I love Earth, Wind & Fire. Great funk, soul and R&B band. "Shining Star." "After The Love Is Gone." "Boogie Wonderland." "Sing A Song." Awesome.
As Rooster Walk 7 moves closer to its Memorial Day weekend start in a new location, it continues to add acts to the bill.
As new Roanoke music spot The Phoenix prepares to host a second round of FloydFest battles of the bands, organizers have made changes aimed at making next month's version more valleys-centric.
A local farmers market is doing Saturday music, and organizers are looking for acts to play it.
Typically, a Carolina Chocolate Drops show has so many moving parts that it is difficult to focus on just one person. But it was always obvious that singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens has a world class voice.
Natalie Merchant technically sold out two shows in Roanoke. She literally will play none.
1. Pokey LaFarge - Underground - Something In the Water
Another quality show at midweek in Roanoke. Another small crowd. I get it. Maybe it's time to just recognize the fact that people can be kind of lame around here.
Sunday night Jazz at Henry's Public House
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One of the greatest young keyboard players on the scene, Cory Henry, returns to Jefferson Center on June 3, this time as frontman of his act, The Funk Apostles.
Bill Maher, a comedian and talk show host whose political incorrectness has gotten him fired yet made his career a success, will be in Roanoke for an Aug. 22 date.
Thursday night was another one of those nights in Roanoke. A great band came to town, and very few people bothered to show up and hear it. It's kind of embarrassing sometimes.
Three songs into a Wednesday night set at Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons reminded the audience of the band's history.
Robert Wayne Huffman, 56, of Bedford, and formerly of Botetourt County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was a dedicated employee at Blue Ridge Painting for 18 years.Family left to cherish his memory include his wife, Brenda Huffman; children, Michelle and Ronnie Yopp, Deborah and Mike Ayers, and Sharon Thompson and Doyle Guilliams; grandchildren, Ashley Wilcher, Britney Ayers and Mic Simmons, Dustin and Kala Carroll, DJ and Felicia Thompson, Corey and April Ayers, Katie Yopp and BJ Belcher, Nicolas Thompson, Brooke Yopp, and Chase Thompson; and 15 great grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015 at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral Services to honor Robert's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Frank Broughman officiating. Interment will follow at Troutville Cemetery in Botetourt County. An online guestbook is available by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.
March 17, 1929 ~ May 28, 2015Fred Stanley, 86, of Fries, Va., passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home.Mr. Stanley was born in Grayson County, Va., on March 17, 1929, to Grat and Winnie Williams Stanley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Funk Stanley.He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Frederick Melton of Galax, Va., Linda Stanley and Ben Rambo of Roanoke, Va., and Kathy and Tony Stuart of Fries, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Freda Stanley of Fries, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Chad and Tracy Stanley of Fries, Va., Zak and Amanda Melton of Hillsville, Va., Cory Stuart of Galax, Va., Molly and Nathan Sutherland of Elk Creek, Va.; great-grandchildren, Meredith Stanley and Isabella Stanley of Fries, Va., Aspyn Crockett and Allie Melton of Hillsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.The Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Pastor Bobbie Dunford and Pam Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, May 30, 2015, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home. A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com
Nora Sue "Susie" Flinchum Davis Delancey, age 87 of Pinellas Park, FL (formerly of Collinsville, Va) went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Palm Gardens in Largo, Fl. She was born to the late Charles William and Hettie Burke Flinchum on January 24, 1928.Sue was strong in her Baptist faith and faithfully active in her church until her health prevented attendance. She instilled her strong faith and values to each generation. Sue, or "Nanny" as affectionately called by her family, loved good food and socializing, speaking about her family with great pride. Her laugh could light up a room, and her country charm soothing all situations. Generous almost to fault, she never met a soul she could not minister too, or a candy she did not like. Her passion for embroidery continued even as her health failed, yet she was able to help make quilts for 4 of her great-grandchildren. Sue was preceded in death by her husband Marshall E. Davis of 31 years, her 2nd husband Eslie W. DeLancey of 9 years, her brother, William "Bud" Flinchum of Blacksburg, Va, her sisters, Alene Hale, Nellie "Tea" Flinchum Bishop, both of Blacksburg, Va, Helen Flinchum Osborne, of W. Va, Ethel Hylton of Radford, Va, and Mildred Flinchum Martin of Durham, NC.Sue is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sue Davis Gauldin (Timothy) of Pinellas Park, Fl and Sandra Ann Davis Barrow (Adrian) of Jacksonville, Fl, 4 grandchildren Richard L. Gauldin (Stephanie) of St. Petersburg, Fl, and T. Wayne Gauldin (Crystal) North Ridgeville OH, J. Todd Barrow (Connie), Marsha Barrow Moor (Andy) both of Jacksonville, Fl and 12 great grandchildren – Alexander Marshall , Hunter Lynn , Morgan Elizabeth, and Delaney Nicole Gauldin; Amelia Rose and Noah Thomas Gauldin; Bela Morales, Abigail Marie and Piper Addison Barrow, Faith Adriana, Hope Andraya, and Grace Analise Moor and another great-grandson Jeremiah Andrew Moor to be born in August 2015.Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Dowdy Family Cemetery in Blacksburg, Va.
Russell M. Childress, 100, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015.The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford. A service celebrating Russell's life will take place immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. in Tharp Funeral Home's Bedford Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.