Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Flip back to Thursday’s Extra or music.roanoke.com to read more about this funky sacred steel guitar music concert.
Hear atmospheric Americana and driving bluegrass from an Asheville band.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836, reverbnation.com/clydesonfire
Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers
Check out an alt-country band from London, Kentucky.
Mountains of Music Homecoming: HoustonFest
With Shenandoah, Dailey & Vincent, Dori Freeman, EmiSunshine and more
This ninth annual event pays tribute to the late Houston Caldwell, who was as big into community service as he was into picking banjo. Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra for our story on the fifth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, including our top five picks for music.
Mountains of Music Homecoming: The Old Mill Music Fest at the Damascus Inn
With Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boys, The Church Sisters, Volume Five
Top bluegrass acts hit “Trail Town” for a weekend of acoustic music.
Claytor Lake Beach Festival: Part-Time Party Band, Triple Play, Southern Nights, mini performance of “Annie”
Road trip alert: Late spring lake shenanigans with a beach music soundtrack from the headliner.
Five Mile Mountain Road
Boones Mill-based bluegrass dance band features the hot fiddle work of Billy Hurt.
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Experience Contested Space at Solitude
With Glorylanders Gospel Singers, Homebody Band
Catch the vibe of music, story telling, crafts, food and dance from the days when European, African and American Indian people were at what is now the oldest structure on Virginia Tech’s campus.
Roanoke alt-country quartet, leaning toward the rock side, plays a Floyd gig.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $5. thefloorboardsmusic.com
This band of Americana-rockers from Pulaski opened for Cracker in May.
Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub. Free. facebook.com/theantecedents
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Remembering Doc
With T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, Wayne Henderson
Picking buddies of Doc Watson tell his story in words and song.
Thursday Jams: The New Respects, with Ladybirds
Road trip alert: Dig vintage pop, rock and soul from a Nashville, Tennessee, family band — siblings Darius, Alexandria and Alexis Fitzergerald and cousin Jasmine Mullen.