An extra helping of Top Tickets, NRV edition, includes The Boatmen, The Stereofidelics, West of West
Heartwood Open Jam Sessions
Head down to Abingdon and get in on some traditional jams. Or if you don’t pick, go to listen and get some barbecued ribs.
Details: 6 p.m. Heartwood, Abingdon. Free; donations accepted. 276-492-2400, heartwoodvirginia.org
This West Virginia-based Americana band digs into a deep and broad root system.
Details: 10 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $3. 951-1022, 622north.com, reverbnation.com/theboatmen
Multi-instrumental eclecticists from Asheville, N.C., return to Gillie’s.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, stereof.com
West of West
A new act on the scene won a battle of the bands for its slot at last weekend’s Virginia Tech Soundfest.
Details: 7 p.m. Gille’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic
Justin Craig and Bob Chew
Multi-faceted guitarist Craig teams up with slide man Chew for a night of jazz.
Details: 9 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, myspace.com/jcraigmusic