Saturday Headliner

Saturday Headliner

moe. at Elmwood Park
Plenty of Craft Beer

Plenty of Craft Beer

Provided by Ballast Point Brewing Company


Multiple Downtown Roanoke Venues
Free Friday Concert

Free Friday Concert

at Elmwood Park

April 19-21, 2018

Multiple Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Featuring moe.

at Elmwood Park on April 21

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.

What about tickets? The only event with ticket presales is the Saturday .moe 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.)


The only show that requires advance ticketing is moe. on Saturday evening. Tickets are $24 in advance/$28 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. The Friday show 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 moe. And after moe., make sure to visit another venue for even more live music.


BRM Discount

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


General Admission (advance)

1 ticket moe. at Elmwood Park on April 21 (rain or shine, no refunds)
Tickets on Sale Feb. 15


All Access Pass

Includes ticket to moe. and entry to EVERY DxDT show, April 19-21 ($100+ value)
Buy Now

2018 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 moe.

Saturday at Elmwood Park, tickets $24 in advance

moe. roanoke vamoe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. With 20 years of touring and just as many albums under its belt, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art.

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.

From its humble, inconspicuous beginnings as a local bar band in Buffalo in the late 1980s, to headlining Radio City Music Hall two years straight on New Year’s Eve, moe.’s journey has been one of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Their music is clever, melodic, refined; their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing and epic. There’s a reason that Rolling Stone magazine placed Chuck and Al among the top 20 new “guitar gods,” why the pair were featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar; why Jim and Vinnie have been featured in Drum! magazine; why Rob in Bass Player and State of Mind magazines — all in the same year — because they’re that good!

By all accounts, for this “legendary jam band,” as Rolling Stone magazine recently described them, it would be best to keep your eyes on this band and your ears tuned in to their music. Witness history in the making. This is welcome news for the moe. faithful and the band’s ever-expanding fan base. Yet — even better news for the world of rock and roll — moe. has finally come into their own.







We need help serving beer at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater shows on April 20 and 21. Volunteer for any shift and receive a complimentary ticket to the moe. show (April 21).
Want to win a pair of passes to Floyd Fest? Volunteer for Shift 7 and we’ll throw in some swag plus you’ll be entered to win a pair of Floyd Fest tickets. That’s a 1 in 20 chance of winning…but you can better your odds by volunteering with the person you’d take with you to Floyd Fest.

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.