The Ambassador & The Chosen Few
Gabe “The Ambassador” Lewis and his band sling sweet reggae vibes.
Nathan Bowles Trio
With Skylar Gudasz, Eight Point Star, A. Talmadge, Bob Canter
Black Twig Pickers member Bowles brings his Durham, North Carolina- based act back to Blacksburg. Gudasz hails from the Bull City, too.
Hear NRV music scene stalwarts dig into blues ranging from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.
Hear original music from Custer’s 2017 album, “Beginning To End,” and more.
Dirt Road Breakdown
Lee Worley and Bob Chew combine for Americana that they label both swampy and greasy.
Wyatt Rice and Will Cassell
Rice was part of his iconic flatpicking brother’s Tony Rice Unit, and always showed that there was more than one hot six-stringer in the family.
The Kruger Brothers
With Chatham Rabbits
Jens and Uwe Kruger have been picking since they were pre-teens in Switzerland. They’re North Carolina men now, with a reputation for making and playing great Americana music.
Summer Chamber Music Concert: Shmuel Ashkenasi, David Ehrlich, Katharina Kang, Michael Klotz, Coleman Itzkoff
Violinists Ashkenasi and Ehrlich, violists Kang and Klotz and cellist Itzkoff play pieces including Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563 and Mendelssohn’s Viola Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 87.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg. Free (free parking on Alumni Mall after 5 p.m. weekdays, and weekends). artscenter.vt.edu
Thursday Jams: Love Canon, with Virginia Ground
Hear your favorite music from the ‘80s, played expertly as acoustic, progressive bluegrass-style numbers. Always fun.
Raye, from Nashville via Bristol, Tennessee, has an EP of contemporary country music, “Dear 17.”
Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub. Free. bellarayemusic.com
Christiansburg quartet covers John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix, and has originals, too.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. reverbnation.com/flightone