Sometimes we get late notification about shows. Sometimes schedules change at the last minute. Sometimes this reporter just spaces on an item. All of these examples were in effect for one or another of the fine listings below.
Roanoke Reggae Jam
With iRon Lion
DJing roots and dancehall from a Harrisonburg irie man, who will also perform original music. And it’s not a typo below — if you’re younger than 25, you can’t come in.
9 p.m. Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles, 315 Market St. S.E., Roanoke. $5; $3 to women; 25 and older. facebook.com/thelmas.chickenandwaffles, reverbnation.com/ironlionmusic
Roanoke’s own nu-country act fills in last minute for a show that cancelled.
Details: Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $5. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, rutledgeband.com
Hear some outstanding bluegrass pickers and singers, and drink some of the Parkway Brewing Co. suds that Mountainside has on draft.
Details: 8 p.m. Mountainside Cafe, 7924 Bent Mountain Road, Roanoke . Free. 776-0742, facebook.com/BentMtnBar, bluemoonshineband.com
Acoustic duo sounds pretty good and has a bizarre sense of humor — check out the “about” page at their website.
Details: 10 p.m. The Village Grill, Roanoke. Free. 767-0057, twoalpacasmusic.com