Discover a jammy-leaning blues rock collective from Durham, North Carolina. Harmonica player Jeff Hoff gives this music a lot of rustic terror.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. To free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, awenfamily.net
This group of young artists from the Roanoke area offers a powerful energy, as well as a huge pool of musical talent and groove. Original rock is at the center of the quartet.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. To free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com, orangecultureband.com
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This Roanoke quartet, with baritone singer / guitarist Eric Wayne Sloan at the front, builds a musical identity of originals that lean towards southern rock, while developing a reliable audience that has placed it squarely in Martin’s rotation. .
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $ 8. soundcloud.com/ericwayneband
With Nobody’s Business, the Comptons
The Comptons open the show with an ensemble of gospel music, then the headliner makes Floyd Folks’ feet swing.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $ 12 seats, $ 8 general admission, $ 5 7-12 years old, free for 6 young people. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, bit.ly/nobodysbusinessFB
Nashville-based Partin has originals including âRiverbankâ and âWaiting for the Weekend,â but he will perform numerous covers for the Sidewinders dance party crowd.
Details: 9.45pm each evening. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. Coverage costs vary; contact the venue for more details. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, justinleepartin.com
Stampede Championship Rodeo
A tradition of Salem resumes, post-quarantine. Bucking Bulls and Broncs test riders at a family event where Sascha Baron Cohen made headlines as âBoratâ with a surreal dose of false jingoism.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Salem Civic Center. $ 20 on Friday; $ 22, $ 25, $ 30 Saturday, $ 22, $ 25, $ 30 Sunday via the Civic Center box office, ticketmaster.com.
Young guitarist and singer Haddenin, from Blacksburg, enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, but that didn’t completely stop his performance schedule in Southwest Virginia. The kid is worth hearing, that’s for sure – he’s on the live music lists at FloydFest and Rooster Walk this summer, and here’s a chance to catch him with one of his bands for free, if you haven’t. If so, you already know it’s worth hearing again.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/ilhadden
The Berryville band brings a country groove, with banjo, violin and steel pedals providing nasal melodies.
Details: 10 p.m. at Martin’s. $ 5. lowwaterbridgemusic.com
NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree: The Java Brothers, no one else
Bluegrass night in Dublin is all about social distancing, mandatory, with two good bands playing.
Details: 6:11 p.m. Edwards Hall, New River Community College, Dublin. Free (the club encourages donations to artists). 674-3625, nr.edu/fiddle, reverbnation.com/javabrothers
A traditional bluegrass band take the stage at Big Lick.
Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. To free. 562-8383, biglickbrewingco.com, facebook.com/masoncreekbluegrass
American rocker Greer, who had a big musical year in 21, is back.
Details: 6 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. To free. 685-2012, starrhill.com/roanoke
Great talent of the team husband and wife Brian (guitars / looping) and Melissa (voice) Mesko.
Details: 5:30 p.m., Parkway Brewing. To free. brianmesko.com