Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival
With Ray Scott, Bridgette Tatum, Erika Attwater, Phillip White, Bill DiLuigi and more
Part showcase, part contest, this event has raised more than $100,000 for charities over the years, according to its website.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday, Waller’s, Moneta. Noon Friday, Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. 2 p.m. Saturday, Magnum Point Marina, Union Hall; noon Saturday, Mango’s. 10 a.m. Sunday, Mango’s. Free. lyricsonthelake.com, rayscott.com, bridgettetatum.com
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Stanley Brothers All Star Band
As the fifth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming winds down, fans of the Stanley Brothers can catch an ace band playing that classic mountain music repertoire. Ralph Stanley’s son Ralph Stanley II is in the thick of it, along with Ferrum’s own Junior Sisk, Don Rigsby, Tommy Brown, Dewey Brown, and Randall Hibbitts. Read more about the homecoming at bit.ly/2Wvxzv8.
FloydFest Showcase: Circus No. 9
This Knoxville, Tennessee, group showcases some outstanding newgrass and other progressive acoustic styles.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free. circusnumbernine.com
Knock back a couple of cold Get Bents and rock out to some classic covers and blues-rock originals.
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 Fitzgerald and cousin Jasmine Mullen.
With Trebuchet, Trash Coven
Americana folk-rock is about as regular as the music gets at Art Rat. Red Sammy lays it out there nicely.
Details: 7 p.m. Art Rat Studios, 1036 Service Ave. Ext. S.E., Building 10, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers), 18-older, BYOB. facebook.com/ABnormalRoanoke, redsammy.com, trebuchetband.com
Steve Earle & the Dukes
With The Mastersons
Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about this show.
This R&B/hip-hop artist has 65.8 million streams and counting for her single, “No Fear.” Sample her music via smarturl.it/GoDeJGoVolOne
This Nashville quintet is recommended if you like Blackberry Smoke, the Black Crowes and vintage Southern rock.
Rocking Americana with intriguing lyrics from Roanoke band The Floorboards. Maryland’s Skribe brings one-man band goodness.
Details: 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) 5 Points Music Sanctuary. $10 standing room advance, $15 day of show; $20 seating; $30 mezzanine. torchly.io/koQW8X76Rw, thefloorboardsmusic.com, skribestudios.com
Biscuit Miller and The Mix
This Biscuit is a bass playing man. He’s proven that many times at Blue 5.
Dig a variety of roots music from a band featuring Marcus Morris and Henry Lazenby, the original Groova Scape guys.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. facebook.com/seedpickermusic
With Red Rein, Gypsy Road
Road trip alert: Christian metal juggernaut Stryper is still saying “To Hell With the Devil.”
Gutbucket blues from experienced players.
Mock of Ages
With Minus July
It’s a Def Leppard tribute band at Dr Pepper Park. A Roanoke act is opening.
In his solo act, Chew brings swing and western guitar music, and some good crooning.
Hear rock and country covers from a Roanoke band.
With Egan Green
See and hear Franke’s “Evaluated” at youtu.be/4R7Zuf-jupQ, to catch both his vibe and the feel of the venue he’s playing.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, mikefrankemusic.com
Kyle Forry and Corey Hunley
Two old buddies pick and sing at the Donkey’s Food Trucks ’n’ Tunes night.
That 80’s Show
With Out of Spite
Lynchburg act is two bands in one.
Classic rock covers and originals in that vein from Princeton, West Virginia.
Mountains of Music Homecoming: 17th Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention
With Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder, Nobody’s Business, The Reed Family Band
This event, which honors the memory of fiddler and luthier Henry Reed, is always packed with good players. Listen live via wnrvbluegrassradio.com/henryreed-festival.html.
Details: 5 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Newport Community Center, 434 Bluegrass Trail, Newport. $8 each day, $15 weekend, free to 12-younger. facebook.com/HenryReedFiddlersConvention
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Bill Monroe’s Sons of Bluegrass feat. Billy Baker, Mike Compton, Tom Ewing, Doug Hutchens and Butch Robins
Two nights of music from the “Big Mon” catalog, in two different spots.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax. $20, $10 12-younger. 866-308-2773 (ext. 245), blueridgemusiccenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Harvester Performance Center. $25, $17 to 12-younger.
Nashville hopeful Andrew returns to Sidewinders and gets the weekend to himself.
April B. & The Cool
It’s the first time in Roanoke for an Asheville, North Carolina, band with blues, soul, funk, rock and touches of jazz in its wheelhouse. Recordings posted online show that front woman April Bennett, a Greenville, South Carolina, native, can sing silky smooth or with a growling blast, and her backing trio can play pocket or blow chops, depending on what the song requires. Bennett has some guitar licks of her own.
With Virginia Ground
This double-bill features some far Southwest Virginia Americana. The headliner is a week removed from hosting its Abingdon festival, The Howling. Expect compelling and fun music from both acts.
Details: 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke. $10 standing room advance, $15 door; $17 seating; $22 mezzanine. torchly.io/FNZJzVk4dF, annabellescurse.com, facebook.com/virginiagroundband
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Wayne Henderson Festival Music Festival & Guitar Competition
With Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Redd Volkaert & Bill Kirchen, Shadowgrass, Wayne Henderson & Friends and more
The 25th annual version of this event, which features some of the country’s best roots musicians, has donated more than $50,000 in its history to a scholarship fund for young musical aspirants. It’s not all about guitar, though. Brooke Aldridge is the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2018 female vocalist of the year award winner.
If you’re into ukulele, this workshop and concert should be on your radar. Milwaukee-based Marc “Lil’ Rev” Revenson is an excellent uke player, and he has written the book (or books) on it, literally, for music instruction company Hal Leonard. The cat can blow a righteous harmonica, too.
Details: 2 p.m. workshop, 4 p.m. concert. Jefferson Center, first-floor training theater, Roanoke. $24 workshop and concert, $14 concert only. jeffcenter.org/ukulele, lilrev.com, facebook.com/groups/starcityukecircle
Guitar player has dubbed himself “The String Monster.”
Details: 11 a.m. K.J.’s Grill & Kebab House, 1776 Apperson Drive, Salem. Free. 289-2050, kjsgrill.com
Big Lick Summer Kickoff Party: The Broadcast, with Crockett & McSherry
Salem Avenue brewer launches its summer of fun with Asheville soul/rock titans The Broadcast.
Gospel Jubilee: The Isaacs, with The Freemans and more
Get some of that old-time religion outdoors, for free, a day ahead of time.
Father’s Day Music Fest: Charlie McCoy, Richard Kiser & His Wire Choir with Guitars 4 Vets
Guitarist Kiser’s annual event benefits Mayors Military Kids, which provides Christian school tuition for children of wounded military. Harmonica man McCoy is a Country Music Hall of Fame member.
Kenny and Amanda Smith
The act, winner of multiple IBMA awards, has been a regular at the Floyd Country Store over the years. That’s a great thing.
12th annual Summer Solstice Fest
With Solacoustix, The Jared Stout Band, The Breakfast Club and more
Can you believe it’s already summer? Jam out in Blacksburg before another season sneaks away from you.
Details: 1 p.m. Downtown Blacksburg. Free. downtownblacksburg.com
The Bazaar Presents: Lost in Space Camp, with Embertender
The latest Parkway After Dark event features two Roanoke-based indie-rock bands.
This garage Americana band bills itself delivering songs of whiskey, working and wonder.
An Americana group from Sharpsburg, Maryland, possesses a sense of musical spookiness.
Jan Britten Owen
Like The Beatles? So does Owen, and he can pick and sing their songs.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. janowen.com
With Band Of Heathens
Look ahead to Monday’s Extra or roanoke.com/entertainment/music for more on this strong double-bill.
The Sweet Life
Winchester eclectic rock act has musical fireworks available to spark.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. facebook.com/WeThePeopleRise
Wall Street Unplugged with JoJo Stockton
Shorefire’s Dan Carrell and The OddFellows’ Tyler Parrish join Stockton.