This will be the second visit to Roanoke for Connecticut-based Kung Fu, which is a smashing jazz-funk and fusion act. The first time, there was not a weak player onstage as the five-piece act played steaming originals and killed covers such as “Stratus,” popularized by Billy Cobham.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $8 advance; $10 door. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, kungfumusic.com, soundcloud.com/atoadaso
Ralph Stanley II
It’s a matinee show at the old movie house, featuring a mountain music scion. The guy they call “2″ has played in his father’s band for years, but is also well-engaged in his own project, including upcoming CD, “Born To Be A Drifter.”
Details: 3 p.m. The Rex Theater, Galax. $10. 537-4082, strummitworks.ticketleap.com, ralph2.com
Doing it for Dustin
With Poe Mack, Blue Mule, DJ Case Jones, Sky Chambers, Rhaaz Rob Bizzle, Marro, Crafsmen, DJ Hoodii and more
Roanoke hip-hop leader Poe Mack brings together a variety of acts to help friend Dustin Bryant, badly injured in a recent car crash.
Details: 6 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Salem. $5 suggested donation. 387-1004, awfularthursseafood.com, poemack.com
Part 3 of Staunton River High School Benefit
With Lowlife, Hired Guns, Pandora’s Box, Bad G, 6sense, RO, Jminnix, DJ Hoodii
Performers gather for a memorial and benefit for the families of four teenagers killed last year in a series of car crashes in Bedford County.
Details: 2 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Donations accepted at the door. 563-4956, schoonersbar.org