Featuring moe.

Featuring moe.

Saturday at Elmwood Park, sponsored by Wells Fargo


April 19-21 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 19-21, 2018

Multiple Venues in Downtown Roanoke

Featuring moe.

at Elmwood Park on April 21

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 .moe concert. 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.)


The moe. show on Saturday evening requires tickets; $24 in advance/$28 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 moe. with openers Sol Searchers and Travers Brothership. And after moe., 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 moe. at Elmwood Park, plus all other ticketed shows/shows with cover charges at all 12 participating venues throughout the music festival, April 19-21.


BRM Discount

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon participants may purchase discounted moe. tickets
Learn How


General Admission (advance)

1 ticket moe. at Elmwood Park on April 21 (rain or shine, no refunds)
Tickets on Sale Feb. 15


All Access Pass

Ticket to moe. + EVERY DxDT show. Online sales have ended. Buy in person at the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4p.m. Cash/check only.
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2018 Lineup

Down by Downtown includes THREE days of live music at 12 venues in downtown Roanoke. Some shows, including moe., 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.

Download a printable schedule 

Featuring Headliner moe.

Saturday at Elmwood Park, tickets $24 in advance

moe. roanoke vamoe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. With 20 years of touring and just as many albums under its belt, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art.

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.

From its humble, inconspicuous beginnings as a local bar band in Buffalo in the late 1980s, to headlining Radio City Music Hall two years straight on New Year’s Eve, moe.’s journey has been one of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Their music is clever, melodic, refined; their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing and epic. There’s a reason that Rolling Stone magazine placed Chuck and Al among the top 20 new “guitar gods,” why the pair were featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar; why Jim and Vinnie have been featured in Drum! magazine; why Rob in Bass Player and State of Mind magazines — all in the same year — because they’re that good!

By all accounts, for this “legendary jam band,” as Rolling Stone magazine recently described them, it would be best to keep your eyes on this band and your ears tuned in to their music. Witness history in the making. This is welcome news for the moe. faithful and the band’s ever-expanding fan base. Yet — even better news for the world of rock and roll — moe. has finally come into their own.





Sponsored by Wells Fargo

A grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation is expanding the reach of DxDT as well as providing lower ticket prices for festival-goers. The partnership with Wells Fargo provides access to three days of live music all over downtown Roanoke with reduced prices for the Down by Downtown All-Access Pass. Originally $75, the All-Access Pass gets music lovers into 12 venues plus the moe. show without additional cover charges.

Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, the price of the All-Access Pass has dropped to $50.   

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.



We need help serving beer at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater shows on April 20 and 21. Volunteer for any shift and receive a complimentary ticket to the moe. show (April 21).
Want to win a pair of passes to FloydFest? Volunteer for Shift 7 and we’ll throw in some swag, plus you’ll be entered to win a pair of FloydFest tickets. That’s a 1 in 20 chance of winning, but you can better your odds by volunteering with the person you’d take with you to FloydFest.

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.