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.
FloydFest Showcase: DownTown Abby & The Echoes
Charlotte, North Carolina, band takes musical inspiration from Grace Potter and Sister Sparrow.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Ambassador & The Chosen Few
Gabe “The Ambassador” Lewis and his band sling sweet reggae vibes.
Bluegrass and newgrass, covers and originals, from a Roanoke band.
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.
Hear NRV music scene stalwarts dig into blues ranging from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.
James Lagueux Band
Blues, rock and some jazz from this outfit. Band and venue note that this gig is on international Make Music Day.
Hear original music from Custer’s 2017 album, “Beginning to End,” and more.
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
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.
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
Nashville, Tennessee-based Fulcher has a new EP, “Somebody Like Me.”
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.
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.
The Dowdy Brothers
Former Bluegrass Brothers, sons of aforementioned Victor Dowdy, have their own thing going now.
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.
Folk, soul and jazz are part of Bocchi’s original music, underpinning lyrics about addiction and redemption.
Steve Guidus and Nitecrawlers
Singer/songwriter Guidus, who typically performs solo, joins with a backing band.
Hear a variety of hits with strong musicianship and vocal harmonies.
Christiansburg quartet covers John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix, and has originals, too.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. reverbnation.com/flightone
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.
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
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
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.”
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.
Check out Baby FuzZ’s video for song “Mr. Blu,” at youtu.be/5FdGPwCXmHE, part of a dream pop record called “Plastic Paradise.”
Weird Al Yankovic
Look to Sunday’s Extra or roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about this show.
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.
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.
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.
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