AfterMAF 2019!

With The Emotron, Inspector 34, Neural Necrosis, Mothmen, King of the Herrings, softservo and more

Check out four days of outside-the-box music, art, dance, poetry, theater, even puppetry, from acts based in Roanoke and well beyond.

Details: 3 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; noon Sunday. Art Rat Studios, 1036 Service Ave. Ext. S.E., Building 10, Roanoke. Free (donations encouraged for artists, performers and daily food servings).,,


Independence Day Celebration: Blue Mule

Give an Independence Day toast to newgrass music. Mama Jean’s Barbecue will be on-site.

Details: 1:30 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 562-8383,,

Floyd Small Town Summer: The Sway Katz

Celebrate your freedoms with some big-band jazz.

Details: 6 p.m. Warren G. Lineberry Park, Floyd. Free.,

Thursday Jams: Carolyn Wonderland

With Jamen Denton

Road trip alert: High-class, high-powered blues singing and guitar work from Wonderland and her band.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free.,

One Eyed Jack

Father-and-son team Gerry and Aram Skenderian team up with guitar whiz Isaac Hadden.

Details: 6 p.m. Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg. Free. 410-596-1200,,


Mexican Seafood

With War Chile

Multi-faceted musician and artist Brian Gray fronts the Nirvana tribute headliner, and the blues-rocking opener, too.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $5. (War Chile Facebook page)

Apple Butter Soul

Get funky at the lake. Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang and more are in this Lynchburg band’s repertoire.

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

Elizabeth Wise

Dig some gritty slide guitar and blues singing from Richmond-based Wise.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,,

Medicinal Americana

Rocking originals and covers from Brian Mehalso and crew.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836,

Flight One

Rock, blues and soul from a Christiansburg combo.

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

Kristin Rebecca

With Caleb Meyer

The Maryland-based headliner does her thing on guitar and harp.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507,

Betsy in the Verse

Folk-leaning Betsy Kelderhouse’s voice goes from mellow to blasting with ease.

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


Matt Gatewood

Country-popster Gatewood is looking to draw folks who enjoy the likes of Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay and Russell Dickerson.

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


Willard Gayheart & Family

Gayheart, 87, recently released his first solo project, the CD “At Home in the Blue Ridge.” Hear him and family members including rising Americana singer and songwriter Dori Freeman as they play music from Gayheart’s repertoire. Read more about this Galax-area resident, who is also a noted pencil artist, and hear a music sample in a Roanoke Times story posted at

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

Blues in the Park: Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Maurice Wynn, The Black Diamond Band

This one-day blues and Southern soul festival’s headliner, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, is a Mississippi Delta native and KoKo Taylor acolyte who recently appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” singing her own “Slap Yo Weave Off,” with house band The Roots. Sadly, another performer scheduled for the show, Bishop Bullwinkle, of “Hell 2 Da Naw Naw” fame, died last month, at 70.

Details: 4 p.m. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. $22.85 (includes online purchase fee) via,,

Take Back Our Yard Concert Series: Desi Hyson, DJ Ros, Jaewar & Vibe Riot, E. Bandit, DJ Unique

It’s the second of three summertime shows in the part of Roanoke that folks called “The Yard.” Headliner Hyson used to be the lead singer for the Original Wailers. Read more about DJ Ros, from Atlanta via Roanoke, at Jaewar & Vibe Riot have played FloydFest. Read more about this series in a Roanoke Times story posted at

Details: 10 a.m. (music at 5 p.m.) Gainsboro Historic District, Roanoke. $20 via,,,,

Three Dog Night

“Joy to the World,” “Never Been to Spain” and “Old Fashioned Love Song” — such hits are the reason this show may well be sold out by the time you read this. Call ahead to be sure.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $50 standing room only. 484-8277,,

Stop the Jankyness IV: Case Jones, Defacto Thezpian, Freedom Infinite, Fam U, Scienze, Harvest Blaque, Poe Mack and more

Headliner Case Jones, proprietor of Roanoke-based Rawsole Records, recently released a very fine record, “Boombaptist.” Anti-Jankyness leader Poe Mack will work the turntables for this show.

Details: 9:30 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5 21-older, $7 18-20. 774-8256,,,

US Blues: The Dead Reckoning, Chupacabras, Kendall Street Company and more

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra to read more about this jam-centric event in Bedford County.

Details: Noon Saturday. Sedalia Center, 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island. $20, $30 if camping; $30 if RV camping (admission not included) via ($2 fee per ticket).,,

West Station Block Party: The Ambassador & The Chosen Few, The Low Low Chariot, Empty Bottles

Reggae, rock-country and pop/rock will be your soundtrack to this outdoor party, hosted by Tuco’s Taqueria Garaje, Beamer’s 25 and Big Lick Brewing.

Details: Noon. 400 block of Salem Avenue, Roanoke. Free. $1 (cash only), 21-older.,

The Virginia Luthiers, with Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker

Sadly, one of the Virginia Luthiers members, Gerald Anderson, died June 20. His mentor, Henderson, phenom Barker and others will pay tribute.

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

Marvelous Funkshun

Funky blues-rockers feature pedal steel ace Chris Johnson, whose other gig is with The Lee Boys.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $5.

Gary Ruley and Mule Train

With The Trailblazers

Lexington native Ruley is a flatpicking caution, and his band is right there with him.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington. $20 advance, $25 gate.,,

Jon Spear Band

Singer Dara James and band leader Spear make a strong two-guitar attack.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant. Free.

Music in the Blue Ridge: Badfish, Skydog, The Big Payback

Road trip alert: Tribute bands cover Sublime, the Allman Brothers Band and James Brown. Hit me!

Details: 11:30 a.m. Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Basecamp, Roseland. $30 advance, $35 gate; four tickets $90, 6 tickets for $125 (advance only).,

Clint Roberts Trio

Nashville, Tennessee-based Roberts has an energetic, roots-and-soul approach to singing and writing.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Free.


Roanoke trio claims inspiration from the likes of Soulive and The New Mastersounds. Intriguing.

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

Daleville Summer Concert Series: Fuzzy Logic

Rob Campbell, former guitarist for The Worx, has joined up with Jerry Parris and his Fuzzy Logic mates.

Details: 5 p.m. Daleville Town Center Music Pavilion, Daleville. $5, 12-younger free.,

Glam’r Kiti

Hair metal cover band brings the rock to Big Lick.

Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co. Free.

Isaac Hadden

It’s a solo show from young rock and blues player Hadden, a guitarist and singer of growing talent.

Details: 7 p.m. Evie’s Wildflour Bistro & Bakery, 1212 Fourth St. S.W., Roanoke. Free. 343-4543,,

The Bang Tails

Hear covers of blues, rock and more from a hard-working band.

Details: 9 p.m. The Front Row, Roanoke. $5. 345-1542,,

The Willies

Guitar man Will Henson has idiosyncratic originals and classic rock covers.

Details: 7 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600,,

The J.O.B.

Hear and see this Richmond pop-rock band perform original “Lisa’s Song” at

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3.


Bazaar Presents: L.A. Dies, Jim Shorts, Car Cassette

Indie-rock triple-header features headliner L.A. Dies, a Lynchburg band of growing renown.

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


The Coppertones

Check out a groove-grass and folk-rock band from Florida.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

Wall Street Unplugged with Charissa Morrison

This night’s guest acts, Amanda Bocchi and Catherine the Great, bring plenty of original music.

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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