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Dierks Bentley makes most of his headlining spot

Dierks Bentley is no stranger to Roanoke’s largest stage. But when he hit Berglund Center Coliseum on Friday night, it was sort of new. This time, he was the headliner.

  • icon Posted: November 23
Saturday 11/22/2014
Posted: November 22, 2014 - 12:38 am
Concert review - Dierks Bentley makes most of his headlining spot

Dierks Bentley is no stranger to the Roanoke's largest stage. But when he hit Berglund Center Coliseum on Friday night, it was sort of new. This time, he was the headliner.

Friday 11/21/2014
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 11/20/2014
Posted: November 20, 2014 - 4:28 pm
Video - Erin and the Wildfire plays 'Puzzle' at Martin's Downtown

Erin Lunsford, from Charlottesville via Fincastle, has a pretty amazing set of pipes. Her voice features nearly as much power at the bottom of her range as at the top. She hears a lot of places she wants to take it, and she has the control to pull...

Posted: November 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: November 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
Jazz and rock guitar greats come together

For fans of fantastically played jazz and rock electric guitar, a show by either Eric Johnson or Mike Stern would be something for the calendar.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Posted: November 18, 2014 - 2:38 pm
Concert update - Blakley & the FolkUps at 16 West Marketplace on Wednesday

Now here is a band with a fun name. Blakley & the FolkUps, featuring Abingdon native Blakley Leonard, is set for a concert tomorrow at 16 West Marketplace.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 1:44 pm
Harry Connick Jr. coming to Roanoke in February

Is he a singer? Is he a piano player? Is he an actor? Harry Connick Jr. is all three.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 11:33 am
Today only: Dierks Bentley Roanoke concert tickets only $20 (fees included)

Berglund Center is selling Dierks Bentley tickets for $20 today only (Tuesday, Nov. 18) through this link with code RISER.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
To country star Dierks Bentley, Glenvar grad Ross Copperman is 'on fire'

Some of country music’s hottest product comes with a Roanoke Valley imprint.

Monday 11/17/2014
Posted: November 17, 2014 - 12:05 am
Out & About: Erin & The Wildfire

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Lunsford — from Charlottesville via Fincastle — has had a really successful year or so in music, where winning things is concerned.

Posted: November 17, 2014 - 12:00 am
Podcast with Erin Lunsford

Erin Lunsford, from Charlottesville via Fincastle, has had a really successful year or so in music, where winning things is concerned.

Friday 11/14/2014
Posted: November 14, 2014 - 6:42 pm
Bedford Community Orchestra to feature movie music

BEDFORD — The plunk of a classical bass stood alone. A violin grazed as clarinets crawled up and down individual scales.

Posted: November 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Posted: November 14, 2014 - 12:46 am
Concert review - Little Big Town believes in strong 'Pain Killer'

Little Big Town, fresh off a Country Music Association win last week for Best Vocal Group, has a new album, "Pain Killer."

Thursday 11/13/2014
Posted: November 13, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: November 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Live music day trips

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 1:43 pm
FloydFest 14 announces Drive-By Truckers, Leftover Salmon, Lord Huron, Shovels & Rope, Greensky Bluegrass and more

Less funk and soul but more Americana, rock and bluegrass is the message that FloydFest is sending this year.

Posted: November 12, 2014 - 1:07 pm
Video - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds play "Too Much" at Martin's

Bluesy, funky soul-rock septet Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds returned to Roanoke on Tuesday night, routing through the South from Brooklyn, New York, on their way to Florida's Bear Creek Music & Art Festival.

Posted: November 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Old Crow Medicine Show

Just three years ago, the founding members of Old Crow Medicine Show were at a crucial point.

Posted: November 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
With Floyd Radio Show, 'chaos is part of the fun'

Local and regional authors and performers will join the show cast on Friday at Jefferson Center

Posted: November 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
Podcast with Critter Fuqua from Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show plays Virginia Tech's Burruss Hall auditorium on Wednesday. We talk with band co-founder Critter Fuqua about the act's crisis point three years back and its newfound vitality.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Posted: November 11, 2014 - 10:52 am
Concert update - Patty Larkin show at Harvester has been cancelled

The Patty Larkin concert, scheduled for Thursday at Harvester Performance Center, has been cancelled, according to the venue.

Posted: November 11, 2014 - 12:00 am
Out & About: Little Big Town

Country-pop vocal quartet Little Big Town returns to Salem this week on a high of success.

Monday 11/10/2014
Posted: November 10, 2014 - 9:38 pm
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra ably mingles country, classical

The Roanoke Symphony, conducted by David Stewart Wiley, continued the Masterworks Season at Jefferson Center with a program titled “Beethoven & Midkiff Pastorale.” The works, which could have been subtitled “country music comes into the co...

Posted: November 10, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Roanoke, like any town, can be tough for even the most exciting up-and-coming bands.

Posted: November 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
Podcast - Arleigh Kincheloe of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Funky soul/rock act Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds plays Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke, on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Saturday 11/08/2014
Posted: November 08, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

A jazz and second-line music party is in the offing at Rocky Mount’s Harvester Performance Center.

Friday 11/07/2014
Posted: November 07, 2014 - 11:34 am
Ex-Roanoker Kevin Selfe receives big blues honor in the Northwest

For years, blues guitarist/singer Kevin Selfe plied his trade in the Roanoke Valley. Things really took off for him, though, after he moved to Portland, Oregon.

Posted: November 07, 2014 - 1:00 am
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 11/06/2014
Posted: November 06, 2014 - 12:12 pm
Cheap tickets available for Little Big Town's Salem Civic Center show

The newest Country Music Awards' vocal group of the year, Little Big Town, has a Salem Civic Center show on Nov. 13.

Posted: November 06, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Posted: November 06, 2014 - 12:00 am
Hit the Road

Live music day-trips

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Posted: November 05, 2014 - 3:55 pm
Rives Theatre upcoming lineup includes Tim O’Brien, Clinton Gregory, Doug and Telisha Williams

Martinsville's premier live music venue, the Rives Theatre, announced some cool additions to its lineup this week. It includes some Henry County natives that have gone on to have musical success elsewhere.

Posted: November 05, 2014 - 12:15 am
Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall bring the Big Easy to Big Lick

Concert review

Saturday 11/01/2014
Posted: November 01, 2014 - 12:15 am
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint to headline Jefferson Center

There are jazz musicians, there are soul musicians, and there are funk musicians — and then there are New Orleans musicians.

Posted: November 01, 2014 - 12:00 am
Floyd Country Store changing ownership

The new owners have lengthy experience in concert promotions

Friday 10/31/2014
Posted: October 31, 2014 - 12:04 pm
Video - The Fritz burning at Martin's Downtown

It starts like Thelonius Monk at a church piano, then gets into a soul-and-roll groove that features some killer vocals from keyboardist Jamar Woods. Within about 3:30, a mad-hot break develops between drummer Michael Tillis and percussionist Mike...

Posted: October 31, 2014 - 12:15 am
Top Tix for the New River Valley Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2014

Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 10/30/2014
Posted: October 30, 2014 - 1:22 pm
Video - Parmalee plays Day Drinkin' at Sidewinders

There is bro country, and there is literally bro country. Parmalee is both. It definitely follows the bro country laundry list method of lyrics writing, with trucks, brews, good times and whatnot in the mix for many songs.

Posted: October 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: October 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
All Hallow's Grass: Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band, Larry Keel Experience to play Jefferson Center Halloween Party

Posted: October 30, 2014 - 12:00 am
Hit the Road

Live music day-trips

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 4:25 pm
Winter Jam returns to Roanoke, with Skillet headlining

Winter Jam, a Christianpalooza of sorts, is returning to Roanoke for the first time since 2011.

Posted: October 28, 2014 - 2:10 pm
Playlist - Tuesday Night News, at 101.5 The Valley's Music Place

Tune in at 9 p.m. in the Roanoke area to 101.5 FM, or stream the show at 1015tvmp.com.

Posted: October 28, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Parmalee

CORRECTION: Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas returned fire after he was shot in a 2010 attempted robbery, killing one man and wounding another. The band member returning fire was misidentified in a story today about Parmalee’s scheduled Wednesday nig...

Monday 10/27/2014
Posted: October 27, 2014 - 6:07 pm
Remember Kirk Avenue Music Hall? Nora Jane Struthers will revive it for a night

As we have written recently, Kirk Avenue Music Hall is no more. But the building at 22 Kirk Ave. is still available for live music.

Posted: October 27, 2014 - 4:46 pm
Activist singer-songwriter David Rovics plays 16 West Marketplace tonight

Here's some late developing (late to me, anyway) news of a concert for a cause, or causes.

Posted: October 27, 2014 - 10:58 am
Road trip alert - Barter's January Jams schedules Mavis Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Jill Andrews, Dom Flemons and more

Tickets are on sale now for the third go-round of Barter Theatre's January Jams series. And the lineup is as diverse and intriguing as usual.

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