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.