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.,,


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

Details: 7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. free talk by band members) Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $25, $12 to 12-younger. 745-4563,,

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.

War Chile

Knock back a couple of cold Get Bents and rock out to some classic covers and blues-rock originals.

Details: 6 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234,, (band’s Facebook page)

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.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. gates) The Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free.,,

Red Sammy

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.,,


Steve Earle & the Dukes

With The Mastersons

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

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $81.50, $61.50. 484-8277,,,


This R&B/hip-hop artist has 65.8 million streams and counting for her single, “No Fear.” Sample her music via

Details: 9:30 p.m. 213 Lux Lounge, Roanoke. $44.06, $54.67 VIP (ticket prices include online purchase fees) via 342-0685,,

The Vegabonds

This Nashville quintet is recommended if you like Blackberry Smoke, the Black Crowes and vintage Southern rock.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $10, two for $15 via, $10 each day of show.

The Floorboards

With Skribe

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.,,

Biscuit Miller and The Mix

This Biscuit is a bass playing man. He’s proven that many times at Blue 5.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,,


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.


With Red Rein, Gypsy Road

Road trip alert: Christian metal juggernaut Stryper is still saying “To Hell With the Devil.”

Details: 8 p.m. Phase 2, Lynchburg. $22, $55 VIP. 800-514-3849,,,,

Howlin’ Mudbellies

Gutbucket blues from experienced players.

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

Mock of Ages

With Minus July

It’s a Def Leppard tribute band at Dr Pepper Park. A Roanoke act is opening.

Details: 6 p.m. Dr Pepper Park, Roanoke. $15 advance, $18 day of show, free to 12-younger.,,

Bob Chew

In his solo act, Chew brings swing and western guitar music, and some good crooning.

Details: 6 p.m. Olde Salem Brewing Co., 21 E. Main St., Salem. Free.,

Ol’ #7

Hear rock and country covers from a Roanoke band.

Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5. 774-8256,,

Mike Franke

With Egan Green

See and hear Franke’s “Evaluated” at, 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,

Kyle Forry and Corey Hunley

Two old buddies pick and sing at the Donkey’s Food Trucks ’n’ Tunes night.

Details: 6 p.m. Sweet Donkey Coffee, Roanoke. Free. 491-0004,,

That 80’s Show

With Out of Spite

Lynchburg act is two bands in one.

Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, Salem. $10. 728-0270,,


Classic rock covers and originals in that vein from Princeton, West Virginia.

Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub, Wytheville. Free. 276-228-0994,,


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

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.

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), 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Harvester Performance Center. $25, $17 to 12-younger.

Derek Andrew

Nashville hopeful Andrew returns to Sidewinders and gets the weekend to himself.

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


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.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $8. 985-6278,,

Annabelle’s Curse

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.,,

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.

Details: 10 a.m. Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson. $20, free to 12-younger accompanied by paying adult; $10 parking.,

Lil’ Rev

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.,,

Lee Robertson

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,

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.

Details: 4 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. 562-8383,,,

Gospel Jubilee: The Isaacs, with The Freemans and more

Get some of that old-time religion outdoors, for free, a day ahead of time.

Details: 2 p.m. Chantilly Farm, Floyd. Free.,,

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.

Details: 7 p.m. Living Well Church of the Nazarene, 4335 W. Main St., Salem. $10 suggested donation at door; free to 13-younger. 520-3884,,

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.

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

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.

The Bazaar Presents: Lost in Space Camp, with Embertender

The latest Parkway After Dark event features two Roanoke-based indie-rock bands.

Virginia Electric

This garage Americana band bills itself delivering songs of whiskey, working and wonder.

Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555,,

The Confluence

An Americana group from Sharpsburg, Maryland, possesses a sense of musical spookiness.

Details: 7:30 Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. Free. 685-2012,,

Jan Britten Owen

Like The Beatles? So does Owen, and he can pick and sing their songs.

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


Will Hoge

With Band Of Heathens

Look ahead to Monday’s Extra or for more on this strong double-bill.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $37, $27.,

The Sweet Life

Winchester eclectic rock act has musical fireworks available to spark.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

Wall Street Unplugged with JoJo Stockton

Shorefire’s Dan Carrell and The OddFellows’ Tyler Parrish join Stockton.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free.,

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

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