Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
With Fitz & The Tantrums, DJ Earworm
School is in full swing at Virginia Tech, and the kids best be ready to get funky. Multi-faceted .Paak has placed vintage soul and R&B vibes in a hip-hop context. Soul and pop band Fitz and The Tantrums provide great grooves and energy.
Alex Key & the Locksmiths
It's a traditional-leaning country outfit from Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
The bluesy Mudbellies duo of Dan Dunlop and Greg Bump is now a trio, with drummer Brett Reynolds.
Black Twig Pickers
Old-time music with a taste of avante garde from a band that hasn't played together much lately. But wow, it has gigs for days this weekend.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Floyd Country Store's Friday Night Jamboree, Floyd. $8 general admission, $5 7-12, free 6-younger. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com. 9 p.m. Saturday. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Floyd Country Store old-time jam. Free. blacktwigpickers.com
Five Mile Mountain Road
Billy C. Hurt Jr., Brennan Ernst and their band spark dancing in traditional styles.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store. $8 door.
Five talented musicians bring Grateful Dead tunes and other jams.
Details: 10 p.m. The Milk Parlor, Blacksburg. $5, $8 20-younger. thekind.rocks
Roanoke rockers head up Bent Mountain to Floyd to play their original songs.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. virginiaelectricmusic.com
One Eyed Jack
Acoustic trio covers songs in multiple genres.
Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack. Free. facebook.com/3oneeyedjack
Megan Thee Stallion: VT Homecoming Concert
With Key Glock
It's Hot Girl Autumn. Megan Thee Stallion, who rocked the charts with help from Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign with "Hot Girl Summer," sparks a meme-worthy homecoming party at Virginia Tech.