Party in Elmwood presented by Amtrak

The Best Beach Party in the Valley!

Thanks for a great 2019 season. Stay tuned for 2020 info!

The Best Beach Party in the Valley is in Elmwood Park every Thursday night starting May 9th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Admission is $5 per person at the gate. Kids under 12 are free!

Join us for all of your favorite bands and jams! Enjoy music, friends, food, and drinks in the region’s most vibrant and exciting destination: Downtown Roanoke. Bring your lawn chair and relax in Elmwood Park. No coolers, please. 

Visit the Party in Elmwood Facebook page for event updates due to weather.

Tap the Keg Craft Beer Party Nights will return! Dates and brewery info to come. On these nights in addition to all the tasty beverages you love, we’ll highlight awesome craft beers from featured breweries. And you may even have the chance to get your hands on some cool swag.


  • 5/9 - The Entertainers

  • 5/16 - Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot

  • 5/23 - Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band

  • 5/30 - Holiday Band

  • 6/6 - Jim Quick and Coastline - Aquarius Pools Night

    • Food from Chef Claytor's Dream On A Plate

  • 6/13 - The Embers ft. Craig Woolard

  • 6/20 - Too Much Sylvia

    • Food from Chef Claytor's Dream On A Plate

  • 6/27 - Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels

  • 7/11 - The Kings - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

  • 7/18 - Band of Oz - Military Appreciation Night

  • 7/25 The Catalinas - Nurse Appreciation Night

  • 8/1 - Part Time Party Time Band

  • 8/8 - Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot

  • 8/15 - Too Much Sylvia - Teacher Appreciation Night

  • 8/22  -Band of Oz

  • 8/29 - The Embers ft. Craig Woolard - Tap the Keg Night with Wicked Weed - Roanoke College Night

    • Food from Chef Claytor's Dream On A Plate

  • 9/5 Jim Quick and Coastline - ROA Night

  • 9/12 - Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band - First Responders Night and Roanoke Valley Shag Club Night

  • 9/19 - The Entertainers

    • Food from Chick-fil-A

  • 9/25 - Special Wednesday night party to end the season with The Kings - Tap the Keg Night with Olde Salem Brewing - Radford University Night

Each season we partner with local non-profits who help us by volunteering at our shows. In turn, DRI makes a donation to these wonderful organizations. This year's partner non-profits will be announced soon.


Special thanks to these great sponsors: