Rooster Walk 11

With Galactic, Shovels & Rope, The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Steep Canyon Rangers, Turkuaz and more

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about Rooster Walk.

Details: 5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday. Pop’s Farm, Martinsville. $190 4-day general admission; more ticket prices at


Floydfest On the Rise Showcase: Vintage Pistol

This Fayetteville, Arkansas, alt-rock band made an impact at FloydFest last year, and is returning, this time with a new album, “Trial and Error.”

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

Thursday Jams: Nora Jane Struthers, with Grizzly Goat

No Depression magazine online said that Struthers’ 2017 record, “Champion,” proved she belongs on a major label.

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

Mid-Day Mountain Music with Scott Freeman & Willard Gayheart

Flip back to Sunday’s Extra or visit to read more about Freeman and Gayheart, who play this gig every Tuesday and Thursday through October.

Details: Noon. Blue Ridge Music Center. Free.


Festival in the Park

With Styx (Friday), The Original Wailers feat. Al Anderson (Saturday), 1964 The Tribute (Sunday) and more

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about this festival, and about additional bands on the bill.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday (5 p.m. gates); noon Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. Friday $37 advance, $42 gate, $209 Styx meet and greet, Styx plus weekend button $52; Saturday-Sunday festival button $15; all via,,,


9th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

With Lonesome River Band, Flatt Lonesome (Friday), The SteelDrivers, Breaking Grass (Saturday), Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (both nights) and more

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about this event.

Details: 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd. $75 2-day pass, $40 1 day pass, $225 single and $350 couple upgrade (online purchase fees not included).,,,,

Garrett Speer

Speer writes on his website that he hopes his song, “We Drink Beer,” is more American than a bald eagle holding a Coors can. Find out if it is this weekend.

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

Music Road Co.

This Floyd-based group of reggae, funk and soul purveyors will play FloydFest, Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out and the Floyd Yoga Jam this summer.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Friday. Blue 5. Free. 10 p.m. Saturday. Martin’s Downtown. $5.


I’m with Her

The Americana supergroup of Sara Watkins, Aiofe O’Dononvan and Sarah Jarosz will hit the Lime Kiln stage to a sold-out house.

Details: 8 p.m. Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington. SOLD OUT.

The Broadcast

With Walk Talk

Hot soul-rock is the rule with Asheville, North Carolina, act The Broadcast. Walk Talk, from New York, features Pimps of Joytime singer/percussionist Mayteana Morales.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $8.,

Comedy Near The Park

With Alex Castagne, Brian Sallade, Nick Guacheta, Alicia Hollingsworth, Steve Curtiss, Rob Mozza, Jake Snyder, host Johnny Camacho

Comedy from acts that tour nationally, plus some Roanokers, in an intimate hall.

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $10 advance, $15 day of show.

Jonah Carden

West Virginia-based Carden covers “The Walking Dead” theme and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” on his Soundcloud.

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

Mended Fences

Hear a variety of hits from a Roanoke Valley quintet.

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

Chris Van Cleave

Folk-rocker Van Cleave is an actor, too, with stage credits including a turn as Stonewall Jackson in Lime Kiln Theater’s “Stonewall Country” (the aforementioned Robin & Linda Williams wrote that one).

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

Jive Mother Mary

Dig a North Carolina band of guys playing original Southern rock and country rock, but not the neo-country varieties.

Details: 7 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewing Co., 70 Main St., Boones Mill. Free. 909-3200,,

Fritz & Company

Singer and songwriter Logan Fritz fronts a rocking Abingdon trio.

Details: 8 p.m. 7 Dogs Brewpub, Wytheville. Free. 276-228-0994,,

Cliff Beach

The man self-styled “Old Contrary” is back playing his sets in Daleville.

Details: 6 p.m. Rodeo Chico, Daleville. Free. 591-3540,, (Beach’s Facebook page)


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

With Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

It’s time for another season of excellent roots music at a beautiful spot off the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this double-bill seems a strong start. Visit to see a full list of shows set for Blue Ridge Music Center this year.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, Milepost 213 Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax. $15; free to 12-younger. 866-308-2773 (ext. 245),,,

Jamie McLean Band

McLean, who makes regular stops in Roanoke, has a lot of New Orleans in his vibe, having been a sideman to both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and his current job with Aaron Neville. His original music features plenty of Southern rock-leaning Americana in it. Check out a podcast with McLean at, featuring the singles “Bring It on Home to Me” and “Virginia.”

Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,,

Robin & Linda Williams

With Scott Miller

Folk/Americana power couple the Williamses, of Staunton, and singer/songwriter/cattle farmer Miller, of Swoope, like to get together and write songs, Miller said recently. Wonder if they’ll play any of those together in Rocky Mount.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $27 advance, $3 day of show. 484-8277,,,

World Music Dance Party: Nii Anang and Land of Joy, DJ Mediator

Kusun Ensemble co-founder Anang stuck around Floyd, where his own band plays folk, desert blues and Afrobeat.

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

Punk Rock Appreciation No. 4: Menstrual Parasite, Spontaneous Noize Combustion, Hanoi Jane and more

Check out a 10-band punk bill at Roanoke’s home for a lot of underground music.


Blues, soul, funk and pop from outstanding players.

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

Revenge of The 90’s With Dj Harvest Blaque

The multi-faceted Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock is twisting tables for your grooving pleasures.

Details: 7 p.m. Olde Salem Brewing Co., Salem. Free.,

Tin Can Locomotive

Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett lead an Americana rock sextet.

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

Dan Carrell

Shorefire frontman does the solo thing at Starr Hill.

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

Barren Minds

A youthful band mines the 1960s through the 1980s for their covers, as well as inspiration for its originals.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, outdoor stage (indoors if it rains), Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182,,

Tim Shepherd and the Fabulous Nightcrawlers

The guy who shuttles you between Fork restaurants, in the Fork Wagon, plays music at the Alley.

Details: 6 p.m. Fork in the Alley, front patio, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675,

Rich & Andy with Mike McSherry

It’s an acoustic evening of what Rich & Andy call “dock rock.”

Details: 6:30 p.m. Twin Creeks Brewing Co., Vinton. Free. 265-8062,,

Radio Rehab

Roanoke rock trio covers the genre’s spectrum.

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


The Price Sisters

Lauren and Leanna Price, twin sisters from Ohio, share an interest in mountain music DNA — Bill Monroe, the Carter Family and the like.

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


Tina & Her Pony

With Better Than We Sound

Look ahead to Sunday’s Extra or to read more about this show.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk. $7 advance, $10 day of show.,


Anne Elise Hastings & Her Revolving Cast of Characters

With Corey Hunley

Hastings grew up in Roanoke and Lynchburg, then went to New Orleans to study music at Loyola University. She stayed in the Big Easy after graduating in 2015, and has developed a sound that has a lot of Appalachia and a little New Orleans.

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


Mary Ocher + Your Government

With Doug Cheatwood CD Release set, Mtn Pass

Check out Tuesday’s Extra or to learn more about this show.

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

Pierce Edens

Gravel-voiced deep roots purveyor Edens can pick guitar and kick a bass drum together, with groove. See and hear evidence at

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

Wall Street Unplugged with Charissa Morrison and Friends

Jonathan “Johnny Lex” Warren and War Chile’s Brian Gray bring cool covers and hip originals to Morrison’s weekly session.

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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