4 Days of Live Music

Downtown Roanoke will be alive with sound April 14-17, 2022. Acts will play at 11 venues throughout the weekend.

11 Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Performances include a variety of genres from acoustic sets in intimate settings, to rock concerts at outdoor breweries, to funk and reggae shows at local venues, to national acts in Elmwood amphitheater. Many 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.

The Wallflowers Headline in Elmwood Park on April 16

Sponsored by Freedom First Credit Union

The Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival is back in a big way with headliner The Wallflowers. The ticketed headliner concert will be held in Elmwood Park on Saturday, April 16 with gates opening at 6 pm, with Empty Bottle String Bnad opening act at 6:30 pm, and The Wallflowers starting at 8:30 pm.

For the past 30 years, The Wallflowers have stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack.

That signature style has been present through the decades, from 90’s hits like “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache”, to their recently released album Exit Wounds. The band is also known for lead singer and primary songwriter Jakob Dylan, who is legendary songwriter Bob Dylan’s son.

#DxDT 2022 Playlist on Spotify


Visit each venue for more details


Visit each venue for more details


Visit each venue for more details


Visit each venue for more details

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