FloydFest 19 Voyage Home
With The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Kasey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers and more
Flip back to Sunday’s Extra or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more.
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. floydfest.com for ticket prices and more info.
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.
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 bit.ly/32TJRC2.
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.
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. medicinalamericana.com
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, parkwaybrewing.com
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
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. strongwater.band
Terry Brown Ascension Project
Wonderfully soulful and funky singer Brown and some high-class cats hit the 5.
Matt Boswell & the Hillbilly Blues Band
Southwest Virginia country act claims such influences as Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard and Elvis Presley.
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. facebook.com/Grandinchillage, bit.ly/2oc67DG (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.
With Braincell, Magg Dylan, Mourn The Illusion
Road trip alert: A nationally touring hard rock act lands at yet another new Lynchburg music venue.
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.
Pulaski’s Gress, who has become a Sidewinders regular, opened there last month for Ashley McBryde.
Dollar and Walker
With Katie Mitchell
Guitar and vocal harmony-singing headliners perform a folksy variety, including originals.
Hear a variety of music, solo acoustic-style, from Southwest Virginia performer Spencer.
Chickenwings & Gravy
Gritty Chicago blues from cats who have been doing it for years in the NRV.
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.
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.
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. facebook.com/jstoplatinsoul
Black Mountain Revival
Hear gritty, acoustic, rocking country from a Roanoke band.
Seph Custer and The Flatbreaks
Ever-busy Custer and this project will rock your folk.
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. facebook.com/barrenminds
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. twistedvaband.com
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, chaosmountainbrewing.com
Americana Afternoon: Mink’s Miracle Medicine, Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears
Performers from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia and Colorado play their originals.
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, sinklandfarmsbrewery.com, surrenderdorothy.online
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 bit.ly/2M6w1X2.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Academy Center of the Arts. $107, $72, $61, $51, $14. mcknight360.com
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Are you “In The Mood” for some vintage swing? This is your ticket.
JE Feazell and the Dive Bar Stars
Onetime Riverbank Ramblers frontman Feazell brings a new project to downtown’s Fork.
Catch an experienced Roanoke-area quartet with a deep list of covers.
Details: 1 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/TheOddFellowsBand
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.
Andrew Thelston Band
Get a sample of Thelston’s rock style from a live set recorded near his Asheville, North Carolina, home base, at youtu.be/vlebAddWHro.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. andrewthelston.com