Saturday Headliner

Saturday Headliner

Lotus at Elmwood Park
Plenty of Craft Beer

Plenty of Craft Beer

Provided by Ballast Point Brewing Company
3 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC

3 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC

10 Downtown Venues
Free Friday Concert

Free Friday Concert

Featuring MC Broom & the Jam + 2 other bands at Elmwood Park

April 20-22, 2017

Multiple Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Featuring Lotus

Headliner is at Elmwood Park on April 22

3 Days of Live Music


Down by Downtown features three days of music, with shows at venues throughout downtown Roanoke, Virginia. (Many of the events are free, but some do have cover charges or tickets; check with each venue for specific event information.) You’ll get to see incredible performances at the outdoor amphitheater at Elmwood Park and acoustic shows in more intimate settings. Plus, it all coincides with Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend. More than 30 acts will take stages throughout the week and at Saturday’s finish festival.

You’ll get to see incredible performances at the outdoor amphitheater at Elmwood Park and acoustic shows in more intimate settings. Plus, it all coincides with Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend. More than 30 acts will take stages throughout the week and at Saturday’s finish festival.

What about tickets? The only event with ticket presales is the Saturday Lotus concert. Other events may (or may not) have cover charges, but don’t worry the music will definitely be worth it. (Visit each venue for more information on specific events.)



LoTUS TICKETS

The only show that requires advance ticketing is Lotus on Saturday evening. The Friday show with MC Broom & the Jam at Elmwood Park is free (gates open at 5 p.m.). Events at other venues may be free or have a cover charge as established by that venue. Gates open at 5 p.m. for Lotus with openers Hayley Jane & the Primates at 5:30 p.m., Broccoli Samurai at 7 p.m. and the main act taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. And after Lotus, make sure to visit another venue for even more live music.

$18

BRM Discount

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon participants may purchase discounted Lotus tickets
Learn How

$24

General Admission (advance)

1 ticket for Saturday’s Lotus concert at Elmwood Park (rain or shine, no refunds)
Tickets on Sale March 8

$28

Ticket at the Gate

1 ticket for Saturday’s Lotus concert at the gate if not sold out in advance

2017 Lineup

Down by Downtown includes THREE days of live music at venues throughout downtown Roanoke. The only show that requires an advance ticket purchase is the Saturday headliner. Saturday’s live music during the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon finish festival is free. Other shows may be subject to a cover charge.

 

Featuring Headliner LOTUS

Saturday at Elmwood Park, tickets $24 in advance

Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the country and playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country’s best theaters, intimate clubs or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses. The band’s new album, Eat the Light, is a first for Lotus – an album with vocals on every song. Guest singers appear throughout ranging from soulful to indie and electronic to rock. The tracks bubble with contagious dance energy and blast into orbit with sing-along choruses. The tightly produced yet raw grooves recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai, and LCD Soundsystem.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with openers Hayley Jane & the Primates at 5:30 p.m., Broccoli Samurai at 7 p.m. and Lotus takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

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About Us

The Down by Downtown Music Festival coincides with Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend in Roanoke, Virginia. The events are managed by the Roanoke Outside Foundation.

The music festival features three days of live music at multiple venues. You might find a hip-hop show, an acoustic, or a rising country or independent music star all in the same night.

Started in 1996 by a small group of home brewers in San Diego, Ballast Point Brewing Company explores new tastes and techniques to create the perfect balance of taste and aroma. From developing a proprietary yeast for our amber ale to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA, Ballast Point is dedicated to the craft of brewing beers for all to enjoy.

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