4 Days of Live Music

Downtown Roanoke will be alive with sound April 18-21, 2024. Acts will play at more than 18 venues throughout the weekend.

18 Venues in Downtown Roanoke

...And counting! 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.

Festival Headliner: Margo Price at Elmwood Park, April 19th

The Freedom First Down by Downtown Festival is pleased to welcome American singer and songwriter Margo Price the Elmwood Park stage. Opening will be soul rock band Caitlin Krisko and The Broadcast and Roanoke Americana singer and songwriter Corey Hunley.


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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