4 Days of Live Music

Downtown Roanoke will be alive with funky sounds April 15-18, 2021. Acts will take stages throughout the weekend.

Multiple Venues

From acoustic sets to rocking productions, you'll find it 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.

Pod Concert at Elmwood Park on April 17

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The Elmwood Park concert on April 17 features three regional bands runs and from 6 to 10 p.m.

Sit in the sun at the all-outdoor venue where you and up to a small group of friends can snag space in the grass to yourselves. Pods can have up to four people and hillside grass seating can have up to 10 people. (All groups must maintain at least 6-feet of separation.)

Canned beer bars by Starr Hill and Three Notch’d will allow for fast and safe service, and you can bring your own picnic or snacks.

Abbey Road LIVE! headlines the Saturday concert and has been rocking the music of The Beatles since 2002. Initially, a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its repertoire to include more than 150 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career.

Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical look-alike Beatle tribute act. Don’t expect mop-top wigs and phony British accents. This band is about bringing some of the more complex Beatles music to life in a raw and spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings.


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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