Live Music in Downtown Blacksburg

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Downtown Piano

We are excited to announce the arrival of our first downtown piano! The piano is located outside of the Community Arts Information Office at 149 College Avenue. We encourage pianists of all ages and abilities to stop by and play awhile! We do ask that you are gentle with the piano and sensitive to time of day or night , as well as other activities which may be happening. (For example, please don't play while the bands are performing concerts on the Henderson Lawn!)
The downtown piano "project" is brought to you by the Downtown Revitalization Committee.
Thanks to Gregg Moneyhun for donating this piano!

Blacksburg Drum Circle

Dust off your drums and mark your calendars! The Blacksburg Drum Circle returns this summer! The drum circle will begin on June 8th 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Market Square Park in downtown Blacksburg. It will run throughout the summer meeting the 2nd and 4th Fridays in June, July, and August.

When:
7:30 – 9:30 pm
2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month
June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24

Where:
Market Square Park
100 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA
***Please note: There are a few park benches at the market, but you may wish to bring a lawn chair to sit on for your comfort should the bench spaces be claimed.***

In case of rain, the circle will move indoors to
Northside Presbyterian
1017 Progress St. SW, Blacksburg, VA

Description / Welcome:
This rhythmic experience is intended to build a musical community focused on mutual support, connection, and a sense of well-being while celebrating everyone’s creative expression.

No previous drumming experience needed. You have a heartbeat, so you have a rhythm to bring to the circle. We will have some percussion for individuals to use, but if you have a drum, rattle, shaker, or any other percussive instrument, please bring. The more the merrier.

All levels of rhythm makers and lovers of rhythm are welcome. Please feel free to join us in drumming and / or dancing as the beats inspire your hands, feet, and heart to move.

Contact Info: For more information, please contact …
Jennifer Speiden
joyifer@gmail.com
540.552.2596

Market Square Jam

Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10 p.m.

8/22-Eight Point Star String Band
8/29-The McKenzies
9/5-Jim Lloyd and Friends
9/12- Mac and Cheese
9/19-Happy Hollow String Band
9/26-Indian Run String Band

The Cellar

Open blues mic w/ The Blue Monday Band 9pm-12:30am- No cover! Show up early if you want to play, the sign-up sheet fills up fast! Every Monday.

Gillie's Vegetarian Restaurant

Music from 6:30-8:30pm

Fri Aug 10th Justin Craig solo jazz guitar
Sat Aug 11th Luke Williams jazz piano
Fri Aug 17th Kevin Vandyke
Sat Aug 18th Furious Jones
Fri Aug 31st Justin Craig solo jazz guitar

India Garden

All times are 6 to 8:30 pm. No cover; tips are suggested.

Fri Aug 3 & Sat Aug 4 No music due to Steppin Out

Fri Aug 10 Brian Peters, jazz and popular standards played on vibraphone in the style of a solo pianist
Sat Aug 11 Chris Spradling, singer/songwriter performing a large range of musical styles from standards to originals on guitar and piano

Fri Aug 17 Leslie Brooks, singer/songwriter playing 6 & 12-string guitars in diverse styles of popular music
Sat Aug 18 Eric Lanoue, singer/songwriter and guitarist with an eclectic mix of unique originals

Fri Aug 24 Ed Bridge & Dr. John Hassler, classical guitar duets
Sat Aug 25 Cole Massey, singer/songwriter, performing originals and covers on guitar and keyboard

Fri Aug 10 Brian Peters, jazz and popular standards played on vibraphone in the style of a solo pianist
Sat Aug 11 Chris Spradling, singer/songwriter performing a large range of musical styles from standards to originals on guitar and piano

Fri Aug 17 Leslie Brooks, singer/songwriter playing 6 & 12-string guitars in diverse styles of popular music
Sat Aug 18 Eric Lanoue, singer/songwriter and guitarist with an eclectic mix of unique originals

Fri Aug 24 Ed Bridge & Dr. John Hassler, classical guitar duets
Sat Aug 25 Cole Massey, singer/songwriter, performing originals and covers on guitar and keyboard

Poor Billy's

POOR BILLY'S
Music is from 6 to 9 pm (except for Sat, Aug 4, see below). No cover; tips are appreciated:

Fri Aug 3 Rustbelt, a small combo performing vintage jazz and blues
Sat Aug 4, 1 - 4 pm Tim & Maggie, strings and wind instrument duo, playing Celtic music
6 - 9 pm El Capitán, guitar, flute & percussion with vocals, blending influences in jazz, Latin and roots music

Fri Aug 10 RagTop, vocal and guitar duo, performing classics from the Great American Songbook to easy listening hits
Sat Aug 11 Laura Adcock & Jeff Todd, vocal and guitar duo, playing timeless pop & jazz standards and blues

Fri Aug 17 Paul Deck & Nick Romantini, jazz standards on piano and bass guitar
Sat Aug 18 Marc Baskind, singer/guitarist, playing a variety of styles including jazz, swing, pop & blues

Fri Aug 24 Wine & Roses, standards and blues with vocals played by a jazz trio
Sat Aug 25 Gary Everett & John Winnicki, jazz saxophone and guitar

Fri Aug 31 Kris Hale, performing classical, jazz and rock on solo guitar

Blacksburg Community Band

PO Box 11482
Blacksburg, VA 24062

The ensemble is open to individuals of all ages and ability levels from the New River Valley and surrounding areas. No auditions are required and there are no dues or fees. Members volunteer their time and talents. Concerts are generally free so we can share music with the local community.

Champs Sportsbar & Cafe

111 N. Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Casual sports bar with multiple HD TV's to catch your favorite team while enjoying freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, burgers and wings. If we can't get your game, nobody can!

Gillie's Restaurant

153 College Ave.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

A comfy restaurant that serves a variety of vegetarian & seafood specialties. Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Green's Grill & Sushi Bar

109A College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Serving Sushi, Wraps, Salads & More.

India Garden

210 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

A richly-varied menu of fresh, natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavorful spices.

Poor Billy's

201 N. Main St
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Handcut steaks, fresh seafood and seafood.

She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge

211 Draper Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

She-Sha Café & Hookah Lounge is locally owned and operated in downtown Blacksburg. Since we opened our doors in 2004, we have enjoyed providing Blacksburg with a uniquely artistic atmosphere where our customers can relax, socialize & enjoy a taste of our internationally inspired cuisine.

Sycamore Deli

211- B Draper Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Offering a VERY large selection of great sandwiches, wraps, melts,and subs.

The Cellar Restaurant

302 N. Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Enjoy a relaxing night of great food, pick from a large beer list, and listen to music from local bands.

The Lyric Theatre

135 College Ave.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

A not-for-profit movie theatre and community center in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Virginia.

The Moss Arts Center

190 Alumni Mall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech transforms lives through exploration and engagement with the arts and creative process.

Top of the Stairs

217 College Ave.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Offering a variety of activities and events where friends can meet and feel at home.