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 roanoke.com/entertainment/music to see this season’s list of shows.
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.
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.
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.
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 youtu.be/bT736DWyhys.
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.
Trace Adkins & Clint Black
With Terri Clark
Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra to read more about the “Hits. Hats. History.” tour.
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. coltford.com
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.”
Parkway After Dark: The Judy Chops
A swinging, Appalachian-influenced jazz band from Staunton goes late night at Parkway.
Here’s a Roanoke-based, indie-rock (with shades of alt-country) band that you may not know, but should.
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. facebook.com/SteeleYDanVA
Half Moon Band
Hear rock, funk and soul from a steady lineup of your favorite cats.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. halfmoonva.com
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, facebook.com/jameslagueuxfusionguitarist
Seductive Abduction Patio Party
It’s EDM on the patio by the Roanoke City Market.
Eric Wayne Trio
On his YouTube page, Wayne covers Tyler Childers, Lee Brice, Eric Church and more.
The Bang Tails
Roanoke blues and rock covers trio is growing ever busier.
Hear atmospheric Americana and driving bluegrass from an Asheville band.
The singer/songwriter plays pop and blues.
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, ronfetner.com
Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers
Check out an alt-country band from London, Kentucky.
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.
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.
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. blackmasala.com
Five Mile Mountain Road
Boones Mill-based bluegrass dance band features the hot fiddle work of Billy Hurt.
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.
Roanoke alt-country quartet, leaning toward the rock side, plays a Floyd gig.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $5. thefloorboardsmusic.com
Georgia-bred, Nashville-based Bagwell has a pop lean to his country.
Details: 9:45 p.m. Sidewinders. $7. joshbagwell.com
This band of Americana-rockers from Pulaski opened for Cracker in May.
Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub. Free. facebook.com/theantecedents
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.
Classic rock, country and top 40 covers from the 276.
Blues and rock originals and covers from an oft-gigging outfit.
Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. thrillbillyz.com
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.
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.
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.
Becki and the Boom Booms
Roanoke blues, jazz and rock singer Becki Morrison and her combo play outdoors.
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 youtu.be/1OUgzWEb2KE.
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. erinlunsford.com
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.
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. music.af.mil
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. hwaymusic.com
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 roanoke.com/entertainment/music.
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.