April 11-13 in Roanoke, sponsored by Wells Fargo
Free Friday Concert

Free Friday Concert

at Elmwood Park, sponsored by Wells Fargo
12 Venues

12 Venues

25+ Shows in Downtown Roanoke, sponsored by Wells Fargo

Sponsored by

April 11-13, 2019

Multiple Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Headliner Announcement in February

at Elmwood Park on April 13

3 Days of Live Music

Down by Downtown features three days of music, with shows at venues throughout downtown Roanoke, Virginia. (Many of the events are free, but some do have cover charges or tickets; check with each venue for specific event information.) You’ll get to see incredible performances at the outdoor amphitheater at Elmwood Park and acoustic shows in more intimate settings. Plus, it all coincides with Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend. More than 25 acts will take stages throughout the week and at Saturday’s finish festival.

What about tickets? The only event with ticket presales is the Saturday concert at Elmwood Park. Other events may (or may not) have cover charges, but don’t worry the music will definitely be worth it. (Visit each venue for more information on specific events.)

2019 Lineup

Down by Downtown includes THREE days of live music at 12 venues in downtown Roanoke. Some shows require tickets, but many shows are free. Saturday’s live music during the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon finish festival is free. Other shows may be subject to a cover charge.


Coming in February 2019





Sponsored by Wells Fargo

A grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation is expanding the reach of DxDT.

The partnership between Down by Downtown and Wells Fargo is part of a larger regional economic development initiative of the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside Foundation, with a goal to add to the vitality of the community and in the process help attract talent and business investment to the Roanoke Region of Virginia.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.


Volunteervolunteer at down by downtown

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.) Volunteer signups coming soon!

About Us

The Down by Downtown Music Festival coincides with Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend in Roanoke, Virginia. The events are managed by the Roanoke Outside Foundation.

The music festival features three days of live music at multiple venues. You might find a hip-hop show, an acoustic, or a rising country or independent music star all in the same night.