Jeremy Garrett

With Fireside Collective

Infamous Stringdusters singer and fiddler Garrett has a solo thing going, too, and it brings him back to 5 Points. Hear new single “I Am Who I Am,” which he co-wrote with Oliver Wood, at

Details: 8:30 p.m. 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke. $18 advance, $20 day of show general admission; $30 floor seating; $35 mezzanine.,,

Heather Mae “Glimmer” Album Release Show

With Marielle Kraft

Heather Mae, a frequent performer at The Spot, returns to celebrate the release of her new album.

Details: 7:30 p.m. The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $18.,

Lake Street Dive

With Madison Cunningham

Check out Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about this show.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $42 advance (standing only show), $47 day of show (plus fee). 484-8277,,,

The Feel Good Tour Night of Celebration

With Kat Mills, Steve Guidus, Joel Stopka, Jonathan Barker, JoJo Stockton, Billy C. Hurt Jr., Rarely Available Band, Bill Hudson

The Feel Good Tour has been around since Hurricane Katrina, with the purpose of distributing musical instruments to schools and children in distress.

Details: 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages money or instrument donations to the organization). 521-4507,

The Dirty Grass Players

Baltimore newgrass and bluegrass unit hits Blacksburg.

Details: 9 p.m. The Milk Parlor, Blacksburg. $5. 951-1393,,


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.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Virginia Tech Drillfield. Free.,,

Eric Gales

With Isaac Hadden

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about this show.

Details: 8:30 p.m. 5 Points Music Sanctuary. $18 advance, $22 day of show general admission.,

Trey Burnart Hall CD Release Show

With Lobo Marino

Dharma Bombs co-founder Hall, a Botetourt county boy, created solo album “Story Songs” as he dealt with surgeries for torn vocal cords.

Details: 8 p.m. The Spot on Kirk. $7 advance, $10 day of show.,

Coral Creek feat. Bill McKay

Keyboardist and singer McKay was a member of both the Derek Trucks Band and Leftover Salmon. Should be a night of good jams, with killer piano work.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $8 advance via, $10 day of show.

The Marshall Tucker Band

Southern rock and jam band from South Carolina has become a Rocky Mount regular.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. $52 advance, $57 day of show (plus fee).

Chuck Johnson

Sometime TK-421 singer Johnson, based in British Columbia, returns for a reunion with another band, Bananas at Large (see Saturday blurbs). Hear him solo the night before.

Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. Free. 562-8383,

Harvest Blaque & Co.

With Dylan Dent, Amanda Bocchi

Dig into a night of original music with hip-hop, funk, rock and Americana vibes.

Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, Salem. $5. 728-0270,,,


Roanoke jamband all star unit hits Wall Street.

Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555,, (Y.A.L.E. Facebook page)

Alex Key & the Locksmiths

It’s a traditional-leaning country outfit from Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836,,

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Road trip alert: Grammy Award-winning Louisianan Simien can deliver his zydeco music straight-up or spiced with other styles.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, West Virginia. $30, $25. 304-645-7917,,

Music Road Co.

This funky, Floyd-centered band will induce much moving and grooving, with bits of reggae, Afrobeat and rock.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 903-5338,,

Jesse Ray Carter

Blues, rockabilly and honky-tonk music with legitimate singing and guitar playing from Carter.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234,

John McBroom & Will Overman

McBroom (GOTE, Red Weather and more) teams up with Charlottesville’s Overman at the Boones Mill brew house.

Details: 7 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewing Co., Boones Mill. Free. 909-3200,,

Howlin’ Mudbellies

The bluesy Mudbellies duo of Dan Dunlop and Greg Bump is now a trio, with drummer Brett Reynolds.

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


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, 9 p.m. Saturday. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Floyd Country Store old-time jam. Free.

Forktoberfest Yard Party

With Pearl Snaps (Friday); Surferific Dudes, Daniel McBroom (Saturday), Possum (Sunday)

Hear lots of free music coming from the newly built stage under a tree on Fork in the Alley’s front yard. UPDATE: Pearl Snaps is a duo, Spencer McKenna and Dave Corbitt, not to be confused with another band of the same name.

Details: 6 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Fork in the Alley’s Fork in the Front stage, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675,,


Steven Metz

Metz is as much a regular at Sidewinders as any act you’ll find on the venue’s bill these days.

Details: 9:45 p.m. each night. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon. $7 each night. 904-2777,


Vieux Farka Toure

With Cheick Hamala Diabate

Headliner Toure, son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Toure, has been called “The Hendrix of the Sahara.” Diabate, also a Mali native, burns on ngoni and banjo. Both men and their bands return to 5 Points, this time as a double-bill.

Details: 8:30 p.m. 5 Points Music Sanctuary. $25 advance, $30 day of show general admission; $30 floor seating; $35 mezzanine.,

Dorothy Norwood

With Devin Paylor and the Instruments of Praise Mass Choir, The Ramp Church International Sanctuary Choir, Loudon Avenue Christian Church Male Chorus

Atlanta-born, hymn-blasting singer who performed with Mahalia Jackson and helped found The Caravans is also known as Gospel music’s “World’s Greatest Storyteller.” Norwood opened shows for The Rolling Stones in 1972.

Details: 5 p.m. Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1415 8th St. N.W., Roanoke. Cost: $25 advance, $30 door. 540-265-5693,

Jazz Club at Jefferson Center: Pat Bianchi Trio

Look to Friday’s Extra or to read more about the Jeff’s Jazz Club series opener, a vintage jazz organ affair.

Details: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jefferson Center, Fostek Hall, Roanoke. $30 each show. 345-2550,,

Bananas at Large

A funk, rock and pop favorite from years past used to hit it at places like Schooch’s and Cheers. Catch them on this night at Schooners.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. $10. 563-4956

Empire Strikes Brass

Brass-blasting funk and rock band from Asheville, North Carolina, includes Botetourt County native Debrissa McKinney on sax and vocals.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $12 advance via, $15 day of show.

The Cleverlys

Ozark Mountains quintet does bluegrass covers of pop songs including Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” Beck’s “Loser” and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl.”

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $32, $22 advance; $32, $26 day of show.

The Brothers Footman

A late addition to October’s schedule at the Harvester, The Brothers Footman are merging country and soul in a different way.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester, downstairs “Landing Pad” stage. $17 advance, $22 day of show (plus fee).

The Kings

Black Dog Salvage’s The Dog Bowl wraps up its inaugural music season with one of Roanoke’s stalwart party bands.

Details: 6 p.m. The Dog Bowl at Black Dog Salvage, Roanoke. $5.,

Brew at the Zoo: Appalachian Soul

The band on the bill is so good, it might get the animals dancing. Drink Beale’s beer and eat 2Dye4Que chow while you listen.

Details: 5 p.m. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. $15, $10 to members, $8 20-younger.,

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 Mile Mountain Road

The Kind

Five talented musicians bring Grateful Dead tunes and other jams.

Details: 10 p.m. The Milk Parlor. $5, $8 20-younger.

Becki & The Boom Booms

Singer Becki Morrison leads a talented blues outfit.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free.

Virginia Electric

Roanoke rockers head up Bent Mountain to Floyd to play their original songs.

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

One Eyed Jack

Acoustic trio covers songs in multiple genres.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack. Free.


With John Pence

Omegawolfe is a good band for grooves that roll in threes and sixes.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5. Free.

William Seymour

Americana/folk originals and covers from Greenville, North Carolina-bred Seymour.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Twin Creeks Brewing Co., 111 S. Pollard Ave., Vinton. Free. 265-8062,,

Little Roger & the Cheap Thrills

Vintage blues from experienced players, led by “Little” Roger Crowder.

Details: 7 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600,,


Pink Talking Fish

This traveling outfit plays Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish in what it calls “hybrid tribute fusion” style. It’s the band’s third time at 5 Points.

Details: 8:30 p.m. 5 Points Music. $18 advance, $20 day of show general admission; $24 floor seating; $35 mezzanine.


Jimmie Vaughan

Look to Monday’s Extra or to read more about this Texas blues king. 

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $62 advance, $67 day of show (plus fee).

Ben Trout

Trout has a deep catalog of covers and some hip originals.

Details: 9 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free. (Trout’s Facebook page)


The Orange Constant

This act, from Athens-via-Statesville, Georgia, slings groovy rock music.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

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