4 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC

4 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC

April 11-14 in Roanoke, sponsored by Wells Fargo
SATURDAY HEADLINERS

SATURDAY HEADLINERS

Spafford, Tank & the Bangas, and Rubblebucket at Elmwood Park
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

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April 11-14, 2019

Multiple Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Spafford, Tank & the Bangas, and Rubblebucket

at Elmwood Park on April 13

4 Days of Live Music


Down by Downtown features four 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.


Headliner Tickets

Saturday evening’s concert at Elmwood Park requires tickets; $25 in advance/$32 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. The Friday show at Elmwood Park is free (gates open at 5 p.m.). Gates open at 5 p.m. for  Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket on April 13. After the concert, make sure to visit another venue for even more live music.

Events at other venues may be free or have a cover charge as established by that venue. The All Access Pass provides access to Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket at Elmwood Park, plus all other ticketed shows/shows with cover charges at all participating venues throughout the music festival, April 11-14.

$20

BRM Discount

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon participants may purchase discounted tickets for Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket
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$25

General Admission (advance)

1 ticket to Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket at Elmwood Park on April 13 (rain or shine, no refunds)
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$60

All Access Pass

1 ticket to Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket at Elmwood Park on April 13 (rain or shine, no refunds) + EVERY DxDT show
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2019 Lineup

Down by Downtown includes FOUR 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.

 

SPAFFORD, Tank & The Bangas, and RubbleBucket

April 13 at Elmwood Park

Spafford has recently been part of a meteoric rise in the jam scene, selling out shows across the
country. They played Bonnaroo last summer and are known for captivating live performances
featuring rock, funk, electronic, bluegrass, gospel, and more. Brian Moss (guitar), Jordan Fairless
(bass), Andrew “Red” Johnson (keys), and Cameron Laforest (drums), combine for “electrofunk
therapy” with strong vocals, tight harmonies, and catchy tunes.

You might know Tank and the Bangas as the 2017 winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
The five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles — fiery soul, deft hiphop,
deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz — into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope
of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own. The Huffington Post says: “It’s
music that you have to experience.”

Rubblebucket transforms crowds from a skeptical wall of people into one big, happy, silly, jiving,
open-hearted mass with American art-pop and indie-rock. They are slated to play Bonnaroo this
year shortly after the stop in Roanoke.

Start listening to all three bands now.

DxDT Playlist

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Venues

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.

Sponsors

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.)
 
To pick your shift, click the link above. Then look for the highlighted “beer volunteer” shifts.

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 four 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.

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