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With The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Kasey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers and more

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Details: 9 a.m. Thursday (music 1:30 p.m.), 8 a.m. Friday (music 10:30 a.m.), 8 a.m. Saturday (10:30 a.m. music), 8 a.m. Sunday (10:45 a.m. music). 894 Rock Castle Gorge Road, Floyd. for ticket prices and more info.


Eternal Summers

With Honeycutt, David Isreal

In a Bazaar Presents show at The Spot, Roanoke indie export Eternal Summers headlines, with its Boston-based Nevado Music label mate Honeycutt and Austin, Texas singer/songwriter David Isreal filling out the bill with style.

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


Stations Reunion Show

With The Mallrats

Onetime Roanoke punk rock kingpin Stations returns with its original lineup — Jody Smith (drums), Neil Gilliam (vocals, guitar) and Tim SinClair (bass, vocals), who started the band in 1994 — plus later core rmembers CJ Stump (bass) and Dylan Hendrix (lead guitar, vocals). SinClair joins to sing a few at the end. Band members discuss their history on the Star City PunkCast, via

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $5. 985-6278,,,


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

With Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

Headliner Cleveland is an absolutely astounding fiddle player who persevered through multiple childhood issues including blindness and 80% deafness in his left ear, sawing his instrument all the while. A documentary, “Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story,” is making the rounds, but you don’t need a back story to enjoy some objectively mind-bending instrumental work from him.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax. $15, 12-younger free. 866-308-2773 (ext. 245),,,


Medicinal Americana

A quartet of strong players from the Roanoke Valley, led by guitarist/singer Brian Mehalso, plays Americana/rock originals and covers.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free.

Zach Wiley

Former Savannah Shoulders frontman with his own solo projects has returned to the valley from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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

Barry Young

Guitarist and singer, a veteran of many Southwest Virginia bands, plays a variety of music, solo.

Details: 7 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Free. 563-4956


Strong Water

What started as a college band in Harrisonburg has turned into a mighty fine Americana/rock outfit, with singer/songwriter Greg Brennan its constant.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5.

Terry Brown Ascension Project

Wonderfully soulful and funky singer Brown and some high-class cats hit the 5.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,,

Matt Boswell & the Hillbilly Blues Band

Southwest Virginia country act claims such influences as Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard and Elvis Presley.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. $5. 721-1632,,

Grandin Chillage: War Chile

Hear strong blues rock, originals and covers, with Ken & Jayne’s Burgers & Dogs and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. suds.

Details: 6 p.m. Grandin Chillage 1514 Grandin Road, Roanoke. $5 ($2 discount with steel cup), free 12-younger, 18-younger allowed with adult accompaniment., (War Chile Facebook page)


With Lahnah, Tater Fraterabo, Charlotte Jones

The headliner, a Brattleboro, Vermont, trio, offers indie-pop with an anti-folk lean, and some odd noises to boot.

Details: 7 p.m. Art Rat Studios, 1036 Service Ave. Ext. S.E., Building 10, Roanoke.,,

Drowning Pool

With Braincell, Magg Dylan, Mourn The Illusion

Road trip alert: A nationally touring hard rock act lands at yet another new Lynchburg music venue.

Details: 7 p.m. The Glass House, Lynchburg. $18.,,,

Friday Night Jamboree: The New Macedon Rangers, Original Orchard Grass Band, The Red Herrings

Old-time, folk and country duo The New Macedon Rangers has won picking contests for playing and songwriting in the U.S. and Australia.

Details: 6:30 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $8, $5 7-12, free 6-younger. 745-4563,,

Eric Gress

Pulaski’s Gress, who has become a Sidewinders regular, opened there last month for Ashley McBryde.

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

Dollar and Walker

With Katie Mitchell

Guitar and vocal harmony-singing headliners perform a folksy variety, including originals.

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

Noah Spencer

Hear a variety of music, solo acoustic-style, from Southwest Virginia performer Spencer.

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

Chickenwings & Gravy

Gritty Chicago blues from cats who have been doing it for years in the NRV.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182,, (act’s Facebook page)


Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival: Groundhog Gravy (Friday), Vanessa Collier, Bencoolen, The Thrillbillyz (Saturday)

Road trip alert: Collier sings soulfully and blows sax over some funky blues-rock. Bencoolen brings funk/blues from D.C.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe, West Virginia. $35.,,,


Taj Mahal

Road trip alert: Singing, stringing and piano-plinking Mahal and his backing two are an American music institution, still earning that distinction with strong shows.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg. $107, $72, $51, $41, $14. 434-846-8499,,


Jstop Latin Soul

Trombone man Joel Stopka’s outfit is a week removed from headlining Salem’s Jazz in July.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant. Free.

Black Mountain Revival

Hear gritty, acoustic, rocking country from a Roanoke band.

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

Seph Custer and The Flatbreaks

Ever-busy Custer and this project will rock your folk.

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

Barren Minds

A band of young cats covers rock from the ’60s through the ’80s, and does original blues/rock.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, outdoor stage. $5.

Twisted Strings

An acoustic trio with alt and grunge roots likes to play country, too.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Free.

Doug & Robin Settles

Members of Roanoke Valley rock act Leggz do their thing as a duo.

Details: 7 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600,

Americana Afternoon: Mink’s Miracle Medicine, Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears

Performers from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia and Colorado play their originals.

Details: Noon. The Floyd Country Store. Free.,

Surrender Dorothy

It’s like an oldies station, with a live band playing the hits. Young Holden Trimmer is sitting in on drums.

Details: 7 p.m. Sinkland Farms Brewery, Christiansburg. $5. 835-3395,,


Brian McKnight 4

Road trip alert: McKnight, whose soul and R&B hits include “Back at One,” is a good performer. Read our review of his August 2018 Cox Charities show at Jefferson Center, via

Details: 7:30 p.m. Academy Center of the Arts. $107, $72, $61, $51, $14.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Are you “In The Mood” for some vintage swing? This is your ticket.

Details: 6 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $30 (plus fee). 484-8277,,

JE Feazell and the Dive Bar Stars

Onetime Riverbank Ramblers frontman Feazell brings a new project to downtown’s Fork.

Details: 10 p.m. Fork In The Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644,,

The Oddfellows

Catch an experienced Roanoke-area quartet with a deep list of covers.

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


Sidewinders/Star Country Concert Series: Filmore

With Steven Metz

Nashville-based, Missouri-bred newcomer brings a very pop-oriented style. He’ll open in the fall for Sidewinders favorite Lauren Alaina.

Details: 7:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. doors) Sidewinders. $21.99 (includes online purchase fee) via advance, $25 door.

Andrew Thelston Band

Get a sample of Thelston’s rock style from a live set recorded near his Asheville, North Carolina, home base, at

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

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

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