Hello everyone! This weekend is going to be FULL of shows and happenings so be prepared for a long post! We all know FloydFest and who the big names are playing it but we’re going to give you a nice preview of some local Roanoke talent playing the festival this year! We’ll get to that later in the post but let’s get started on what’s going on downtown!
This Friday at Corned Beef & Co. Roanoke area cover band Monkey Fuzz is hosting an event which will feature one of Roanoke’s most original bands, The Bastards Of Fate! Come and see original music and cover music collide in a Guinness stout covered ball confusion and madness! The event starts at 9pm and event t-shirts are available.
If you’re downtown and not really digging the Corned Beef scene you should head on down to La Finca and check out Harrisonburg’s Shapiro! Opening for the group will be Roanoke locals Twelve O’Clock Knob and Lynchburg based Someone Just Like You. The show itself will start at 7pm and will cost you $6 at the door.
This Thursday the Shadowbox will be showing Afropunk. This one hour and six minute documentary explores what its like to be black within the punk scene, a mostly white community. This film follows the lives of four punks and their struggle. The film starts at 8pm.
The Bazaar is throwing a couple really fun shows this weekend for those who want to check out some new out of town acts! Starting on Thursday with The Lewis Brothers. This Ohio based band is schedule to play around 8pm and will be bringing a special guest to open.
On Friday Boston’s own Spitzer Space Telescope will be coming to the Bazaar. Also playing will be Extinctions, the solo project of Marcus Hodges of Red Clay River. This show will start at 9pm and both shows will be $5 at the door.
Now we all know FloydFest has become quite a big deal in this area over the past decade. With some of the bigger artists playing this year being Levon Helm, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Tift Merritt and more its hard to imagine being able to see everything! We can’t help you with that here at SR but what we can do is point you in the direction of a few Roanoke bands to check out!
*The Circus Practice will be performing Saturday (7/24) at the Performing Arts tent around 5pm.
* Nancy & 2 Meteors will be performing Saturday (7/24) at the Performing Arts tent around 10:30pm.
* Roostone Jug Band will be performing Saturday (7/24) at the Dance tent around 10:30am.
* The Young Sinclairs will be performing Sunday (7/25) at the Beer Garden around 1:30pm
That about wraps it up for this week’s post. Catch us here next week for more events around town!