Floyd Small Town Summer: Love Canon, The Harwell Grice Band, movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Another summer of strong music and cinema, outdoors in downtown Floyd, kicks off with the ’80s-bluegrass fusion of Love Canon. Visit to see this season’s list of shows.

Details: 6 p.m. Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park, Floyd. Free.,,

Davina & The Vagabonds

It’s a return engagement for one of the most popular acts to play The Spot On Kirk. Singer/pianist Davina Sowers and her band bring huge energy to originals and covers in vintage jazz styles.

Details: 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $27 advance, $32 day of show.,

The Get Right Band

As the Sycamore Deli, a Blacksburg grub and rock institution, ends its run, an Asheville, North Carolina, band that has rocked the ’burg many times returns to do it again.

Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $5. 951-9817,,

Thursday Jams: Devon Gilfillian, with Carl Anderson

Road trip alert: Hear original soul, blues and rock with vintage vibes from Gilfillian, who sparked a lot of interest at FloydFest last year.

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

FloydFest Showcase: Tuatha Dea

A Gatlinburg, Tennessee, family band slings a mix of mountain, Celtic and gypsy rock. See and hear how that plays out in the video for “Appalachia Burning,” via

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


Cheick Hamala Diabate

D.C.-based Malian musician Diabate plays both banjo and ngoni, showing how truly connected West African and Appalachian culture can be. He and his band whip up an amazing musical time.

Details: 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke. $14 general admission advance, $22 and $25 seating, $30 mezzanine, $15 VIP upgrade.,

Trace Adkins & Clint Black

With Terri Clark

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra to read more about the “Hits. Hats. History.” tour.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Salem Civic Center, Salem. $122.50, $67.50, $57.50, $37.50. 800-745-3000,,,,,

Colt Ford

Country-rapper Ford is at it again. The performer who co- wrote “Dirt Road Anthem” has even added some EDM to his repertoire, with 2017 cut “Dirt Road Disco.”

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. $34 advance, $39 day of show.

Nick Hickman

Knoxville, Tennessee, born-and-bred Hickman moved west to Nashville in 2014 and has gotten a bit of traction with such songs as “Tipsy” and “Live for the Night.”

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

Parkway After Dark: The Judy Chops

A swinging, Appalachian-influenced jazz band from Staunton goes late night at Parkway.

Details: 8 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. $5. 314-8234,,


Here’s a Roanoke-based, indie-rock (with shades of alt-country) band that you may not know, but should.

Details: 6 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600,,

Steele Y Dan Acoustic Happy Hour

This acoustic duo’s Steele Whisnant will be busy at Martin’s this evening, as he will play with Half Moon Band after this evening gig.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free.

Half Moon Band

Hear rock, funk and soul from a steady lineup of your favorite cats.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5.

James Lagueux Band

Hear blues, rock, fusion, even a bit of prog-rock from guitarist Lagueux and his band.

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

Seductive Abduction Patio Party

It’s EDM on the patio by the Roanoke City Market.

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

Eric Wayne Trio

On his YouTube page, Wayne covers Tyler Childers, Lee Brice, Eric Church and more.

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

The Bang Tails

Roanoke blues and rock covers trio is growing ever busier.

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

The Clydes

Hear atmospheric Americana and driving bluegrass from an Asheville band.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836,,

Cory Campbell

The singer/songwriter plays pop and blues.

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

Ron Fetner

With Betsy Biesenbach

Award-winning folk songwriter Fetner, from the D.C. area, has some blues in his style.

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

Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers

Check out an alt-country band from London, Kentucky.

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


Mountains of Music Homecoming: HoustonFest

With Shenandoah, Dailey & Vincent, Dori Freeman, EmiSunshine and more

This ninth annual event pays tribute to the late Houston Caldwell, who was as big into community service as he was into picking banjo. Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra for our story on the fifth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, including our top 5 picks for music.

Details: Noon Friday. 10 a.m. Saturday. Felts Park, Galax. $40 weekend pass, $25 per day, free 12-younger with paying adult via,,

Mountains of Music Homecoming: The Old Mill Music Fest at the Damascus Inn

With Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boys, The Church Sisters, Volume Five

Road trip alert: Top bluegrass acts hit “Trail Town” for a weekend of acoustic music.

Details: 4 p.m. Friday. 2 p.m. Saturday. Damascus Old Mill, Damascus. $20 Friday, $30 Saturday, $40 both days, $15 12-younger.,,


Black Masala

This horn-powered Washington, D.C., band brings klezmery wildness one minute, go-go the next, Dixieland the next. It’s a wild trip that you can dance to.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5.

Five Mile Mountain Road

Boones Mill-based bluegrass dance band features the hot fiddle work of Billy Hurt.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $8 door. 745-4563,,

Mountains of Music Homecoming: Experience Contested Space at Solitude

With Glorylanders Gospel Singers, Homebody Band

Catch the vibe of music, story telling, crafts, food and dance from the days when European, African and American Indian people were at what is now the oldest structure on Virginia Tech’s campus.

Details: 10 a.m. Solitude Grounds near Duck Pond, 705 W. Campus Drive, Blacksburg. Free.,,

The Floorboards

Roanoke alt-country quartet, leaning toward the rock side, plays a Floyd gig.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $5.

Josh Bagwell

Georgia-bred, Nashville-based Bagwell has a pop lean to his country.

Details: 9:45 p.m. Sidewinders. $7.

The Antecedents

This band of Americana-rockers from Pulaski opened for Cracker in May.

Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub. Free.

Kip Moore

With Adam Rutledge

Road trip alert: Hear such hits as “Somethin’ About a Truck,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You.” One of Botetourt County’s own opens the show.

Details: 8 p.m. Phase 2, Lynchburg. $45, $25. 800-514-3849,,,

Huckleberry Jam

Classic rock, country and top 40 covers from the 276.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Ippy’s, Rocky Mount. $5. 489-5600,,

The Thrillbillyz

Blues and rock originals and covers from an oft-gigging outfit.

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

Claytor Lake Beach Festival: Part-Time Party Band, Triple Play, Southern Nights, mini performance of “Annie”

Road trip alert: Late spring lake shenanigans with a beach music soundtrack from the headliner.

Details: 11 a.m. Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin. Parking $10, or $5 with five cans of food. 643-2500,,


Darrell Scott

Scott has played Southwest Virginia in multiple configurations — duo, trio, quartet. The Americana singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist may be at his most mesmerizing as a solo act.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $42 advance, $47 day of show. 484-8277,,

Mountains of Music Homecoming: Remembering Doc

With T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, Wayne Henderson

Picking buddies of Doc Watson tell his story in words and song.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg. $15, $10 to students with ID, 18-younger via or

Becki and the Boom Booms

Roanoke blues, jazz and rock singer Becki Morrison and her combo play outdoors.

Details: 5 p.m. Fork in the Alley front yard, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675,,

Jazzalachian Playboys

Players from such bands as Blue Mule and the Kings groove some laid-back, country swing.

Details: 1 p.m. Parkway Brewing. Free.



With King of Herrings, Olchar E. Lindsann, Mr. Thursday

Do not sleep on Art Rat Studios for your freak rock and experimental musical weirdness. Art-rockers Throwaway, from Detroit, dropped a video for “The Brilliant Society of the Illustrious Mule” via

Details: 7 p.m. Art Rat Studios, 1036 Service Ave. Ext. S.E., Building 10, Roanoke. Free (donations encouraged), 18-older, BYOB.,


Wall Street Unplugged with JoJo Stockton

Erin Lunsford takes the patio for solo work, and man, she is so worth catching.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free.

Bazaar Presents: Dover & The Elevators, with The Prof.Fuzz 63, Virginia Electric

The headliner, a Roanoke band, isn’t a copycat of Flat Duo Jets, but it’s yowling up a nearby tree.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk. $10 door, all ages.,,

USAF Heritage Brass Band

Martial brass and percussion in a great sounding room, for a free show.

Details: 7 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. Free.

House With a Yard

Northern Colorado-based singer/songwriter Davey Wallace and his band cook up some grassy, soulful Americana.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

Lyrics on the Lake open mic finale and Kick Off Jam with Tate Tuck

It’s time for another version of this charity event, which runs through June 16. Read more in next week’s Top Tickets or at

Details: 6:30 p.m. Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. Free. 721-1632,,


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.,,

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

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