THURSDAY

Floyd Small Town Summer: Toubab Krewe, with Richie & The Wildlife, movie “Mary Poppins Returns”

Afrobeat music filtered through the western North Carolina mountains, courtesy of the great Toubab Krewe. The Asheville band in 2018 dropped a strong instrumental disc, “Stylo,” its first release in eight years. Get there in time for the funky Floyd-based opening act.

Details: 6 p.m. Warren G. Lineberry Park, Floyd. Free. floydsmalltownsummer.com, toubabkrewe.com, reverbnation.com/thewildlifegroovemachine

FloydFest Showcase: DownTown Abby & The Echoes

Charlotte, North Carolina, band takes musical inspiration from Grace Potter and Sister Sparrow.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, downtownabbyband.com

Thursday Jams: The Commonheart, with Magus and the Movers

Road trip alert: Funky, soulful and horn-fueled Pittsburgh band The Commonheart takes the stage in Abingdon.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free. abingdonmusicexperience.com, thecommonheart.com, facebook.com/magusvaughnmusic

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Road trip alert: The 2010 winner of “America’s Got Talent,” whose music and vocals hark back to vintage swing jazz, hits Waynesboro.

Details: 8 p.m. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro. $30. waynetheatre.org, landaumurphyjr.com


THURSDAY and SATURDAY

Summer Chamber Music Concerts: Shmuel Ashkenasi, David Ehrlich, Katharina Kang, Michael Klotz, Coleman Itzkoff, Kwan Yi

Two nights of classical music feature violinists Ashkenasi and Ehrlich, violists Kang and Klotz and cellist Itzkoff. Pianist Yi joins them tonight for performances including Fauré’s Piano Quartet no. 2 in G minor, Op. 45 and Schubert’s Trio, no. 1 in B-flat major, D. 471. It’s just the strings on Saturday, for 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. both nights. Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg. Free (free parking on Alumni Mall after 5 p.m. weekdays, and weekends). artscenter.vt.edu


FRIDAY

Ari Hest

With Beth Snapp

Folk singer and songwriter Hest is a Spot on Kirk favorite. He has played there multiple times, going back to when it was called Kirk Avenue Music Hall. Snapp, from Johnson City, Tennessee, debuts at the room.

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $17. thespotonkirk.org, arihest.com, bethsnapp.com

The Ambassador & The Chosen Few

Gabe “The Ambassador” Lewis and his band sling sweet reggae vibes.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836, facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse, theambassadormusic.com

Blue Mule

Bluegrass and newgrass, covers and originals, from a Roanoke band.

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

The Jive Exchange

Hear soulful originals and covers of Van Morrison, The Police and the like, from a Roanoke act.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $5. facebook.com/JiveExchange

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.

Details: 7 p.m. Odd Fellows Lodge No. 20, 199 Wilson Ave., Blacksburg. Free (show organizers encourage donations to performers). nathanbowles.com, skylargudasz.com

Howlin’ Mudbellies

Hear NRV music scene stalwarts dig into blues ranging from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.

Details: 7 p.m. Sinkland Farms Brewery. $5. 835-3395, sinklandfarmsbrewery.com, mudbellies.com

James Lagueux Band

Blues, rock and some jazz from this outfit. Band and venue note that this gig is on international Make Music Day.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com, facebook.com/jameslagueuxfusionguitarist

Seph Custer

Hear original music from Custer’s 2017 album, “Beginning to End,” and more.

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

Merty and The Monumentals

Hear a variety of covers from a Roanoke band that includes a father, Jimmy “Merty” Carroll, and sons Ben and Scottie.

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

Chris Shepard

Shepard brings his often anti-establishment, sometimes utterly goofy, music to Callaway.

Details: 6 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600, chaosmountainbrewing.com, reverbnation.com/chrisshepardtheastronautlovetriangle

Wake The Sun

New York rock band swings through Big Lick.

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

Davis Bradley Duo

With Bob Schmucker

Bluegrass, old-timey and swing music styles are among the headliner’s inspirations.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, davisbradleyduo.com


FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Ray Fulcher

Nashville, Tennessee-based Fulcher has a new EP, “Somebody Like Me.”

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

Dirt Road Breakdown

Lee Worley and Bob Chew combine for Americana that they label both swampy and greasy.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday. 7 Dogs Brewpub, Wytheville. Free. 276-228-0994, 7dogsbrewpubva.com. 6 p.m. Saturday. Parkway Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/dirtroadbreakdown


SATURDAY

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.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, wyattrice.com

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.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax. $25 advance, $30 day of show, free to 12-younger. 866-308-2773 (ext. 245), blueridgemusiccenter.org, krugerbrothers.com, chathamrabbits.com

Pickin’ in the Park: Bluegrass Brothers, Wound Tight, Gate 10

Bassist and singer Victor Dowdy, who founded the Bluegrass Brothers with sibling Robert, is the last remaining original member in this vaunted trad act.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Longwood Park, Salem. Free. salemva.gov/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation, woundtightband.com, gate10band.com

The Dowdy Brothers

Former Bluegrass Brothers, sons of aforementioned Victor Dowdy, have their own thing going now.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $17 advance, $20 day of show (plus fees). 484-8277, harvester-music.com, thedowdybrothers.com

Nice Couch

Radford-based jam-rockers have been touring frequently and hit Martin’s for a weekend night gig.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. nicecouch.net

A Mid-Summer’s Night Horror! The Jasons, PAIN! Children Of October, Murder Maiden, Cretin Mouth, Survived by No One, 3 Shots Down

Scary rock music bands gather under the idea of a “Christmas in July” version of Halloween, in June. Fun and food for kids and adults, indoors and out.

Smokestack Lightning & Little Roger

Get throwback blues from a talented band.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5. Free. facebook.com/SmokestackLightninBluesBand

The Jive Exchange

Soul, rock and funk from an outfit that includes keyboardist/singer Jonathan Barker and multi-instrumentalist Willis Greenstreet.

Details: 6 p.m. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, Roanoke. Free. 529-2140, soaringridge.com, facebook.com/JiveExchange

Amanda Bocchi

Folk, soul and jazz are part of Bocchi’s original music, underpinning lyrics about addiction and redemption.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. Free. 685-2012, starrhill.com/roanoke, amandabocchi.com

Steve Guidus and Nitecrawlers

Singer/songwriter Guidus, who typically performs solo, joins with a backing band.

Details: 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Diner, Roanoke. Free. 595-7625, rockandrollfoodtruck.com, reverbnation.com/steveguidus

Fuzzy Logic

Hear a variety of hits with strong musicianship and vocal harmonies.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. $10. 721-1632, mangosbarandgrill.com, gotfuzz.net

Flight One

Christiansburg quartet covers John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix, and has originals, too.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. reverbnation.com/flightone

Kemistry

Catch R&B and soul music from a group that includes former Hott Sauce singer LishaMone Flynt.

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

Tin Can Locomotive

Rocking Americana music from a band of Roanoke-area all-stars.

Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555, wallstreettavernva.com, facebook.com/tincanlocomotive

Jerry Wimmer Trio feat. Nicole Hosey

Acoustic versions of rock and country favorites, with Wimmer’s sister, Hosey, joining for vocals.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. $10. 563-4956, facebook.com/thejerrywimmertrio

Bella Raye

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

The Peery Crawford Band

Ragged but right country, blues and rock from a Roanoke quintet.

Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn. $5. facebook.com/PeeryCrawfordBand


SUNDAY

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

With Sam Amidon

It’s a return appearance at Lime Kiln for Williamsburg’s Hornsby, who recently released a new album, “Absolute Zero,” the latest in a career that includes the smashes “The Way It Is” and “Mandolin Rain.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. gate) Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington. $65 advance, $70 gate. limekilntheater.org, brucehornsby.com, samamidon.com

Bazaar Presents: William Russell Wallace, with Marshall Hicks

Flip forward to Friday’s Extra to read more about this show from a former member of The Wading Girl.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. doors) The Spot on Kirk. $10 door. williamrussellwallace.bandcamp.com, marshallhicks.bandcamp.com

Baby FuzZ

With Warpark

Check out Baby FuzZ’s video for song “Mr. Blu,” at youtu.be/5FdGPwCXmHE, part of a dream pop record called “Plastic Paradise.”

Details: 7 p.m. Art Rat Studios, 1036 Service Ave. Ext. S.E., Building 10, Roanoke. Free, 18-older, BYOB. facebook.com/ABnormalRoanoke, babyfuzzz.com, soundcloud.com/warparkmusic


TUESDAY

Weird Al Yankovic

Look to Sunday’s Extra or roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about this show.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke. $76, $50, $40, $279 VIP. 853-5483, theberglundcenter.com, weirdal.com


WEDNESDAY

Oshima Brothers

With John Pence

This brother act from Maine was one of the first to hit The Spot as part of the Americana Music Association’s Americana Tour Blueprint. The duo returns for the second time this year.

Details: 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) The Spot on Kirk. $8 advance via bit.ly/2ZrsplL, $10 day of show. oshimabrothers.com, bandcamp.com/infiniteways

The Allman Betts Band

With Stoll Vaughan, Jive Mother Mary

Look ahead to Tuesday’s Extra or roanoke.com/entertainment/music for more on this show, including our interview with Devon Allman.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. $38. allmanbettsband.com, stollvaughan.com, jivemothermary.com

Ashley McBryde

With Eric Gress

McBryde, whose 2018 debut, “Girl Going Nowhere,” received a Grammy nomination for best country album, will play to a packed house at Sidewinders.

Details: Sidewinders. SOLD OUT. ashleymcbryde.com, ericgress.com

Whiskey Foxtrot

Hear alt-country and roots rock from a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, band making regular Southwest Virginia incursions.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. whiskeyfoxtrotmusic.com

Wall Street Unplugged with JoJo Stockton

Sisters Elizabeth and Katie Davidson join Stockton.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free. facebook.com/Lizdavidsonmusic

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

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