This band had country hits in the 1990s with “God Bless Texas” and “What Might Have Been.”
Proceeds from this high-class, adult talent show will help families of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse.
Terry Brown Ascension Project
Brown has a fantastic voice and a very funky band that includes guitarist Brian Mesko and keyboardist Jonah Kane-West.
Details: 6 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com
Floydfest Showcase: Chupacabras
FloydFest co-founder and creative director Kris Hodges is the drummer for this group.
Thursday Jams: Flow Tribe, with Fritz & Co.
New Orleans eclectic funksters Flow Tribe are renowned for energetic live shows and tight musicianship.
Hot players from Asheville, North Carolina, sling blues and rock with tastes of fusion along the way.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $8. traversbrothership.com
Moss Pit: Johanna Vaughan and Lo Key
Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center hosts two up-and-coming young Blacksburg acts in its Cube venue.
Zach Wiley Band
Former frontman of Savannah Shoulders returns to Roanoke to play music from his new album, “Alberta Delft Blue.”
Grandin Chillage: Touch of Class
Hear throwback soul and R&B music with a one-off guest spot from the aforementioned Terry Brown, while munching on Longfin Grill food and sipping Starr Hill Brewing adult bevs.
Old Man Kelly
Folk from the land and sea from Liam “Old Man” Kelly, at Blacksburg’s new brewery.
Road trip alert: The Alabama-formed, duo-led act is not your assembly-line country band.
With Birdsong At Morning
Coalfields-bred and Abingdon-based Vandyke has a strong collection of original Americana/country songs.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, ktvandyke.com
Music Road Co.
Floyd-based band of all-stars hits its home venue.
Kerry Hurley and his reconstituted rock and blues band from the ’90s is becoming one of Roanoke’s busiest.
Post Bop Revival
It’s jazz night at Wytheville’s craft beer house.
This quartet covers some hip old blues songs.
The Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival
With C2 & The Brothers Reed, 49 Winchester (Friday), The Black Lillies, Indieghost (Saturday) and more
Road trip alert: Rock and roots acts of both established and growing reputations descend on Abingdon’s brewery for two days of music that will go late into each night.
Details: 5 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Wolf Hills Brewing Co. Abingdon. $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, $27 weekend pass (plus online purchase fees). wolfhillsbrewing.com, theblacklillies.com, c2andthebrothersreed.com
Nashville, Tennessee-based Metz combines traditional and neo-country styles.
Music in the Blue Ridge
With Illiterate Light, South Hill Banks, Super Doppler, The Trongone Band, Wild Common
Road trip alert: Headliner Illiterate Light, from Harrisonburg, has developed a national profile. Check out “Carolina Lorelei” at youtu.be/Xpc-Eo1AyCg.
Details: 11:30 a.m. Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Basecamp, Roseland. Tickets start at $25 general admission. dbbrewingcompany.com/event/music-in-the-blue-ridge, illiteratelight.com, southhillbanks.com, superdopplerband.com
Humble Hustle Presents: Lazy Man Roots and Reggae Festival
With Lazy Man Dub Band, The Ambassador, Music Road Co., Solacoustix, Seductive Abduction, DJ Stretch
The fourth version of this totally irie festival has moved from Grandin Village to Wasena Park. Jerk chicken, barbecue and kettle corn are on the menu, fine complements to the reggae, blues, soul and EDM music on the bill.
Soul Food Cook-Off
With Tripp Azure, Nefeteria Hash, TriColor, DJ 360
Flip back to Tuesday’s Virginia section or roanoke.com to read more about this event.
Roanoke’s premier bar rockers hit the Dogtown stage, in Floyd.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $5. bit.ly/2oc67DG (band’s Facebook page)
With Charissa Morrison
Phil Norman- and Will Farmer-fronted band delivers music with urgency and power.
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno
Young and lauded folk/country singer Leva, from Lexington, and multi-instrumentalist Calcagno are just getting started.
Check out a popular Allman Brothers Band tribute act from Richmond.
Roger Handy & Friends
Lost & Found founding member Handy, a guitarist and singer, and his friends are Harvester regulars.
Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. $10. bluegrasstoday.com/tag/roger-handy
Richie and The Wildlife
Funky and soulful guitarist Richard Ursomarso always brings a hot band.
Hear funky and slamming rock from a Lynchburg band.
Long Point String Band Trio
Beckley, West Virginia, old-time music outfit mixes in some bluegrass vibes.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Eastern Divide Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/longpointstringband
Suits for Ghosts
Original rock music from a Roanoke band.
The Dundies — not just a self-parody award presentation in a fictional comedy show, but also a party band from Lynchburg.
With The Odd Fellows
The headliner fetes hair-band metal.
Marion-based acoustic band plays Americana and classic rock.
Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub. Free. facebook.com/virginiaremnants
This will be a sparse show from a player who brings dense work to his instrument. Mandolinist Thile, of Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek and the radio show “Live From Here,” was spellbinding in a 2013 solo outing at Roanoke’s Jefferson Center, playing a mix that included Bach, Fiona Apple, the Louvin Brothers and some originals. But not “Rye Whiskey,” and please, let’s all hope some drunk dude doesn’t start in requesting that one repeatedly. At any rate, Thile’s mastery of the tiny instrument and its giant cousin, the mandocello, is something to witness. His singing is mighty fine, too.
Read more about this show from a pop hitmaker of the later 20th century, who is still making music in the 21st, in Saturday’s Extra or at music.roanoke.com.
Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $84.50, $67, $100 VIP add-on. richardmarx.com
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
With Folk Soul Revival, The Virginia Luthiers
Road trip alert: Hear one of the greatest headliners that country music has to offer at one of the genre’s hallowed venues.
Haus of Schmitt
Arena rock, dance, pop, and more from top Roanoke-area players.
Details: 1:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/hausofschmitt
Crys Matthews & Heather Mae
For this pair of oft-touring alt-folk acts, The Spot on Kirk is a home away from home. It will be at least the fourth time there for Mae, and the second for Matthews.
The Orange Constant
Check out an Athens, Georgia, rock band with 1960s and 1970s musical inclinations.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. theorangeconstant.com
Wall Street Unplugged with JoJo Stockton & Friends
The ever-busy JoJo Stockton takes his turn in June hosting this once-weekly Wall Street Tavern event. This time, he welcomes multi-faceted Scott Joshway and his trio, for a Prince tribute.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free. facebook.com/joshwaymusic76