Down by Downtown Music Festival

Category: Music

Past Dates & Times

  • Sunday, Apr 14, 2019
  • Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
  • Friday, Apr 12, 2019
  • Thursday, Apr 11, 2019


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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.

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Music Venues:

  • 5 Points Music Sanctuary 
  • The Spot on Kirk
  • Martin's Downtown
  • Blue 5
  • Soaring Ridge
  • Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room
  • Big Lick Brewing Company
  • Starr Hill Brewery & Pilot Stage
  • Wall Street Tavern
  • Elmwood Park
  • Fork in the Market

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.