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.
Frances Helen Hayes Hodges, 67, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 22, 2015. She was born on August 3, 1948, and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irvin K. Hodges; parents John Jacob Hayes Sr. and Louise Margie Doxey Hayes; and brother, Roy Hayes.Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, John J Hayes Jr. (Ruth), William Martin Hayes (Trudy); children, Tamera L. Ezell Whitlow (Daniel), William E. Ezell (Amy), and five grandchildren.We would like to thank Franklin Health and Rehabilitation and their nursing staff for their love and quality of care they gave our mother.Memorial Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Flora Chapel. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mountain Lake.
Harold E. Shelton, 63, of Chatham, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, Va.
Roy Lee Nester, 80, of Dublin, passed away Sunday evening, November 22, 2015 at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center. Born February 12, 1935 in Pulaski County he was the son of the late Roscoe Nester and Lura Mabry Nester. His first wife and daughter's mother, Treva Ross Nester (1992); grandson, Blake Osborne and twelve brothers and sisters also preceded him in death. He was retired from Lynchburg Foundry with over 33 years of service.He is survived by his wife, Goldie Lester Nester, of Dublin; daughters, Yvonne (Alan) Osborne, of Dublin and Brenda D. (Kevin) Hurst, of Dublin; step son, Billy J. Shouse, of Pulaski; granddaughter, Carri Beth Dalton, of Dublin; step-grandchildren, John Allen Shouse and Alaxendra Young; three step grat-grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Carter Towle, of Dublin.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Rusty Spears officiating. Interment will follow at the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dublin.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Bower Funeral Home.To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com. Bower Funeral Chapels, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.
Mary Ellen Tanner Tomlinson, 99, of Big Island, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Hunting Creek Baptist Church, Big Island, Va. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.