3 Days of Live Music

Downtown Roanoke will be alive with funky sounds April 16-18, 2020. More than 25 acts will take stages throughout the week and at Saturday’s finish festival.

12 Venues

From acoustic sets to rocking productions, you'll find it all at venues across Downtown Roanoke. Many -- but not all -- events are free; check with each venue for details.

Volunteer at the Festival

We need help serving beer at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater shows. (It’s a great way to give back … and hear some awesome live music.)

Blue Ridge Marathon Finish Festival

Live music at Elmwood Park is free. Come out, listen to some live music, have a cold beer or snack from a food truck, enjoy the expo and atmosphere and high-five a runner.

Featured Events at Elmwood Park

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Music Road Co.
April 17, 2020

Music Road Co.

Join Music Road Co, a cooperative of common creative compani...
Lazy Man Dub Band
April 17, 2020

Lazy Man Dub Band

Lazy Man Dub Band at Elmwood Park Amphitheater
Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix
April 18, 2020

Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix

Hot Trail Mix is an innovative North Carolina bluegrass band...
DownTown Abby & the Echoes
April 18, 2020

DownTown Abby & the Echoe...

Built around a powerful voice and hard-driving rock ‘n’ soul...
War Chile
April 18, 2020

War Chile

War Chile is a rock band of the Southern Appalachians increa...
ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
April 18, 2020

ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppel...

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 t...

Thursday Shows

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Friday Shows

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Saturday Shows

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Our Partners

Thanks to sponsors who help make Down by Downtown possible
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COVID-19 UPDATE

The Freedom First Down by Downtown music festival has been canceled. The music festival coincides with Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend; both events are put on by the Roanoke Outside Foundation. Races have also been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.