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.
#wbw = wayback Wednesday, because it's not #tbt or #fbf, but I've got a callback. In this case, it's one of my drumming heroes, Jeff Sipe, aka Apt. Q-258.
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Rising country music acts including one with Botetourt County roots are scheduled to play the inaugural TAP Hope Revolution concert on July 4 at Elwood Park's amphitheater.
Lucille Clement, 92, of Chatham, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.
Chester Lee Bowling Sr., 80, of Thaxton, passed away May 23, 2015. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
Sarah Louise Forbes Foster, 100, of Covington, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Arritt Funeral Home.
Oscar E. Younger, 87, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.