Live Acoustic Music Near Roanoke, Virginia

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Roanoke host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Roanoke. Restaurants and cafes around town sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jul 19, 2019
Playing at 3rd Street Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
song and music maker
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Floyd Country Store (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Lime Kiln Theatre (Small Theater)
Aug 9, 2019
Playing at 3rd Street Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Aug 10, 2019
Playing at Floyd Country Store (Listening Room)
Aug 11, 2019
Playing at Harvester Performance Center (Small Theater)
Aug 15, 2019
Playing at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at The Spot on Kirk (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Floyd Country Store (Listening Room)
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at Harvester Performance Center (Small Theater)
"Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton." – Real Roots Cafe - Dutch music magazine
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at 3rd Street Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Influences: Gordon Lightfoot, Woody Guthrie, Chet Atkins, Kenny Rankin, Acoustic Alchemy, Lindsay Buckingham, Joni Mitchell. Sounds like: Nobody has been quite able to narrow it down, but he does the best Wayne Willingham on the planet.
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Spot on Kirk (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Bedford Public Library (Library)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Roanoke, VA

Listening Rooms

The Spot on Kirk (Roanoke)
5 Points Music Sanctuary (Roanoke)
Bower Center for the Arts (Bedford)
Floyd Country Store (Floyd)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

3rd Street Coffeehouse (Roanoke)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Dogtown Roadhouse (Floyd)
Hill and Holler Pizza (Lewisburg)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hamlet Vineyards (Bassett)

Libraries

Bedford Public Library (Bedford)

Small Theaters

Harvester Performance Center (Rocky Mt)
Lime Kiln Theatre (Lexington)
Carnegie Hall (Lewisburg)

Bars & Nightclubs

Rives Theatre (Martinsville)