Little Texas

This band had country hits in the 1990s with “God Bless Texas” and “What Might Have Been.”

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $52, $37. 484-8277,,

Roanoke’s Voice

Proceeds from this high-class, adult talent show will help families of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. $50, $30, $80 VIP via

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,

Floydfest Showcase: Chupacabras

FloydFest co-founder and creative director Kris Hodges is the drummer for this group.

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

Thursday Jams: Flow Tribe, with Fritz & Co.

New Orleans eclectic funksters Flow Tribe are renowned for energetic live shows and tight musicianship.

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


Travers Brothership

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.

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.

Details: 9 p.m. Moss Arts Center Cube, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. $5.,,

Zach Wiley Band

Former frontman of Savannah Shoulders returns to Roanoke to play music from his new album, “Alberta Delft Blue.”

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $8 advance, $12 day of show.,

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.

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

Old Man Kelly

Folk from the land and sea from Liam “Old Man” Kelly, at Blacksburg’s new brewery.

Details: 5:30 p.m. Eastern Divide Brewing Co., 3175 Commerce St., Blacksburg. Free. 577-6877,,

Muscadine Bloodline

Road trip alert: The Alabama-formed, duo-led act is not your assembly-line country band.

Details: 8 p.m. Phase 2, Lynchburg. $16. 800-514-3849,,

KT Vandyke

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,

Music Road Co.

Floyd-based band of all-stars hits its home venue.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836,,


Kerry Hurley and his reconstituted rock and blues band from the ’90s is becoming one of Roanoke’s busiest.

Details: 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Diner, 2406 Franklin Road S.W., Roanoke. Free. 595-7625,,

Post Bop Revival

It’s jazz night at Wytheville’s craft beer house.

Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub, Wytheville. Free. 276-228-0994,, (band’s Facebook page)

Flight One

This quartet covers some hip old blues songs.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182,,


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).,,

Steven Metz

Nashville, Tennessee-based Metz combines traditional and neo-country styles.

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


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

Details: 11:30 a.m. Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Basecamp, Roseland. Tickets start at $25 general admission.,,,

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 to read more about this event.

Details: 5 p.m. Historic Gainsboro, 35 Patton Ave. N.E., Roanoke. $10 (other ticket options also available) via,

War Chile

Roanoke’s premier bar rockers hit the Dogtown stage, in Floyd.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $5. (band’s Facebook page)

Appalachian Soul

With Charissa Morrison

Phil Norman- and Will Farmer-fronted band delivers music with urgency and power.

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk. $10 advance, $13 day of show via,

Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

Young and lauded folk/country singer Leva, from Lexington, and multi-instrumentalist Calcagno are just getting started.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 745-4563,,


Check out a popular Allman Brothers Band tribute act from Richmond.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $10 advance via; $12 day of show.

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.

Richie and The Wildlife

Funky and soulful guitarist Richard Ursomarso always brings a hot band.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,, (band’s Facebook)

The Ruckus

Hear funky and slamming rock from a Lynchburg band.

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

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.

Suits for Ghosts

Original rock music from a Roanoke band.

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

The Dundies

The Dundies — not just a self-parody award presentation in a fictional comedy show, but also a party band from Lynchburg.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. $10. 721-1632,,

Glam’r Kiti

With The Odd Fellows

The headliner fetes hair-band metal.

Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, Salem. $7. 728-0270,,

Virginia Remnants

Marion-based acoustic band plays Americana and classic rock.

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


Chris Thile

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.

Details: 8 p.m. Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington. $60 advance, $65 at the show.,

Richard Marx

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

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $84.50, $67, $100 VIP add-on.

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.

Details: 2 p.m. Carter Family Fold, Hiltons. $30, $15 ages 6-11 (includes online purchase fees) via,,

Haus of Schmitt

Arena rock, dance, pop, and more from top Roanoke-area players.

Details: 1:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free.


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.

Details: 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk. $15 via,


The Orange Constant

Check out an Athens, Georgia, rock band with 1960s and 1970s musical inclinations.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

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.

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

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