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 music.roanoke.com 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 roosterwalk.com
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.”
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.
Mid-Day Mountain Music with Scott Freeman & Willard Gayheart
Flip back to Sunday’s Extra or visit music.roanoke.com to read more about Freeman and Gayheart, who play this gig every Tuesday and Thursday through October.
Details: Noon. Blue Ridge Music Center. Free. willardgayheart.com
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 music.roanoke.com 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 theberglundcenter.com/823/Styx. roanokefestival.com, styxworld.com, theoriginalwailers.com, 1964web.com
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 music.roanoke.com 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). chantillyfarm.com, lonesomeriverband.com, flattlonesome.com, thesteeldrivers.com, juniorsisk.us
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.
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. musicroadco.com
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. imwithherband.com
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.
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. twitter.com/alexcastagne
West Virginia-based Carden covers “The Walking Dead” theme and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” on his Soundcloud.
Hear a variety of hits from a Roanoke Valley quintet.
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).
Jive Mother Mary
Dig a North Carolina band of guys playing original Southern rock and country rock, but not the neo-country varieties.
Fritz & Company
Singer and songwriter Logan Fritz fronts a rocking Abingdon trio.
The man self-styled “Old Contrary” is back playing his sets in Daleville.
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 music.roanoke.com to see a full list of shows set for Blue Ridge Music Center this year.
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 music.roanoke.com, featuring the singles “Bring It on Home to Me” and “Virginia.”
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.
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.
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, wallstreettavernva.com
Revenge of The 90’s With Dj Harvest Blaque
The multi-faceted Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock is twisting tables for your grooving pleasures.
Tin Can Locomotive
Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett lead an Americana rock sextet.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. facebook.com/tincanlocomotive
Shorefire frontman does the solo thing at Starr Hill.
A youthful band mines the 1960s through the 1980s for their covers, as well as inspiration for its originals.
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, forkinthealley.com
Rich & Andy with Mike McSherry
It’s an acoustic evening of what Rich & Andy call “dock rock.”
Roanoke rock trio covers the genre’s spectrum.
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.
Tina & Her Pony
With Better Than We Sound
Look ahead to Sunday’s Extra or music.roanoke.com to read more about this 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.
Mary Ocher + Your Government
With Doug Cheatwood CD Release set, Mtn Pass
Check out Tuesday’s Extra or music.roanoke.com to learn more about this show.
Details: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk. $10 door. yourgovernment.bandcamp.com
Gravel-voiced deep roots purveyor Edens can pick guitar and kick a bass drum together, with groove. See and hear evidence at youtu.be/tiDrcp9ESNU.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. pierceedens.com
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.