The live music scene at Elmwood Park Amphitheater just got a good bit more loaded.
ON THE HART MUSIC STAGE
Twenty years after her smash hit, "One Of Us," singer and songwriter Joan Osborne is still a vital musical force. Her 2014 album, "Love and Hate," is proof.
Jamie McLean returns to Martin's Downtown on Friday night with his band, including a recent change at the drum throne. With Brian Griffin now a member of Brandi Carlile's touring band, McLean has enlisted his brother, Carter McLean, for his latest tour.
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A super-bad jazz-funk act from New Orleans, Naughty Professor, hits Martin's Downtown tonight. If you like expressive, inventive, sometimes explosive and often improvisational music, I suggest that it is worth your $7 cover charge to check this out. The band has a new album, "Out On A Limb." Get show details at music.roanoke.com.
Billy Joe Shaver, who performs on Sunday at Harvester Performance Center, is one of outlaw country music's pioneers. Here, he tells the story of how he was able to get Waylon Jennings to record the groundbreaking album "Honky Tonk Heroes."
Nearly 40 years have passed since John Mellencamp started in the music business, and he still knows how to get a crowd stirred up.
For Grahame Lesh, touring with the Grateful Dead seems like "kind of a blur now." But not for the reason most people experience. Lesh, a son of the Dead's bassist, Phil, was just a little kid.
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The godfather of pop song parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic, knows how to make an entry.
Brooklyn, New York jazz-funk quintet Phantom Pop is mighty hot. The band, featuring a two-piece horn section and accomplished improvisers on bass, keys and drums, stopped at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill on Wednesday night for a free show.
Before Shakey Graves' Tuesday night gig at Jefferson Center, he spent some time talking with some people he called "the bad-ass kids" of the venue's Music Lab.
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Travis Tritt, the country music star who was part of the Blue Ridge Music Festival bill a couple of years ago, is returning to Salem for a Nov. 5 concert at Salem Civic Center.
When we finally caught up with Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, the rising Americana musician was in a bit of a cluster. His tour manager had blown town to be with his mother, who was in the hospital (she's ok), and Rose-Garcia was left with such unusual-to-him tasks as helping park the bus at his band's gig in Detroit.
It's going to get all hot and funky at Elmwood Park Amphitheater on Aug. 2. Stars of "Purple Rain," Morris Day and the Time, are headlining the venue.
Retro-swinging Americana artist Pokey LaFarge, who recently released a great new album, is coming to Roanoke.
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!
Tune in at 9 p.m. to 101.5 FM in Roanoke, or stream the show via 1015tvmp.com.
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.
Charles Benny (Pawpaw) Reid, 77, of Lexington, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Kathy Smith and Dianne VanNess Smith; and parents, Daniel and Mary Reid.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Juanita R. Reid; son, Charles "Ben" Benny Reid II of Lexington; daughters and son-in-law, Pattie Reid of Lexington, and Cherie and Larry Long of Buchanan; grandchildren he raised, Shawn Smith and Jamie Wilmer; grandchildren, Jerrah McKemy, C.S. VanNess, Mary Long and Larry Long Jr.; great-grandchildren, Beth, Emily and Joe McKemy, Jonathan and Brooke Wilmer, Josh Smith, Olivia and Wyatt VanNess; sister, Patsy Landes; sisters-in-law, Dianne Teague and Cindy Noblett; and three nephews, Chad and Bambi Landes, Jason and Amanda Landes, Danny Deacon and their families.Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, in Rapps Mill Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rapps Mill Church or Cemetery Fund.
Justin Travis Brandt, 26, of Clifton Forge, formerly of Cloverdale, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, along with his best friend, Ronnie Puller III.Justin was an Assistant Manager of Famous Anthony's for over 10 years. He loved to cook, was an avid reader, also loved the beach, and was a collector of sharp things.He is survived by his wife, Jessica Lynn Webb; parents, Paula O. and William R. Brandt of Cloverdale; stepdaughters, Catalyne Violet and Autumn Dawn Webb; foster sons, James Clinton and Joseph Calvin Caldwell; grandmother, Nancy Olfenbuttel; brothers, Shane Dylan and Trayle Lee Brandt; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Terry and Bert Webb of Iron Gate; nephew, Ryland Alexander Brandt; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and special "sister and brother," Victoria and Anthony Bosley.The family will receive friends at the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 14910 Lee Highway, Buchanan on Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. Justin's funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Victor Nicely officiating. Burial will be private. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com
Beverly Anne Caviness, 75, of Vinton, Va., passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Lorenzo Johnson, 80, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, 540-344-1271.