American Roots

American Roots (Jon Benfield, left, and Fred Benfield) will play Floyd Country Store's Americana Afternoon on Saturday.

Thursday

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

The four-day workshop, presented by the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, is an annual gathering of dulcimer players of all skill levels — beginner to advanced — who come together to participate in an array of workshops and activities.

When: 1 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum

Cost: $95

Contact: 365-4416

Mac & Bob’s Customer Appreciation Tour

The Mad Iguanas and Adam Rutledge will perform. All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke.

When: 4 to 9 p.m.

Where: Salem Farmers Market, 3 E. Main St., Salem

Cost: $5

Contact: 375-3057

Party in Elmwood

Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band will perform.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Elmwood Park, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke

Cost: $5

Contact: 342-2028


Friday

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

See Thursday’s listing.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Terry and Johnnie

Performing rock.

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Billy’s Barn, 1790 Thompson Memorial Drive, Salem

Cost: Free

Contact: 728-0270

Karas

The vocal and acoustic guitar duo play an eclectic variety of favorites and originals.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians are appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

Friday Night Sing

Musicians are invited to play and sing country, Western, bluegrass and other music.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Cowboy Church, 520 E. Main St., Pulaski

Cost: Free

Contact: 392-6166

Music in the Garden Concert Series

Music-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets — and kids. There will be food trucks at all performances. Gates open at 6 p.m. Datz/Newhall/Shester will perform live bluegrass music at this show.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden, 963 Ross Road, Lexington

Cost: Free

Contact: 463-2697


Saturday

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

See Thursday’s listing.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Americana Afternoons

Featured performers are the New Macedon Rangers, American Roots and Falling Creek Bluegrass.

When: Noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: Free

Contact: 745-4563

Ed Bridge & Dr. John Hassler

Classical guitar duets.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians are appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

Bluegrass Jammin on the Market

Musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instrument and a good chair. Listeners are welcome, too.

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Salem Farmers Market, 10 Main St., Salem

Cost: Free

Contact: 580-6637

7 Mile Ford

Performing country/rock.

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Billy’s Barn, 1790 Thompson Memorial Drive, Salem

Cost: $10

Contact: 728-0270


Sunday

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

See Thursday’s listing.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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