Gerald Anderson

Performers including Wayne Henderson and Presley Barker will pay tribute to the late Gerald Anderson (pictured) on Saturday at Blue Ridge Music Center.


Medicinal Americana

Rocking originals and covers from Brian Mehalso and crew.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836,,

Flight One

Rock, blues and soul from a Christiansburg combo.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182,,


Willard Gayheart & Family

Gayheart, 87, recently released his first solo project, the CD “At Home in the Blue Ridge.” Hear him and family members, including rising Americana singer and songwriter Dori Freeman, as they play music from Gayheart’s repertoire. Read more about this Galax-area resident, who is also a noted pencil artist, and hear a music sample in a Roanoke Times story posted at

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 745-4563,,

The Virginia Luthiers, with Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker

Sadly, one of the Virginia Luthiers’ members, Gerald Anderson, died on June 20. His mentor, Henderson, phenom Barker and others will pay tribute.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax. $15, 12-younger free. 866-308-2773 (ext. 245),,,

The J.O.B.

Hear and see this Richmond pop-rock band perform original “Lisa’s Song” at

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3.


Thursday Jams: The Happy Fits, with Virginia West

The headliner brings indie-pop to Abingdon’s weekly summer soiree.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free.,

For the past decade, Tad Dickens has been writing about music. For now, it remains sunshine and rainbows.

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