Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Summer Solstice Party
With Jason Byrd & Friends
Jamming Byrd and his cohorts typically groove out a good time.
Details: 9 p.m. Sharkey’s, Radford. $2 for 21 and older. $5 for 18-20. 267-3434, sharkeyswingandribjoint.com, myspace.com/jasonbyrdandfriends
VT School of Performing Arts & Cinema Summer Arts Festival 2012
With Surrender Dorothy
Funk-rockers keep the lawn party happening this week.
Details: 6 p.m. Henderson Lawn, Virginia Tech (rain site: Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center). Free; all ages. 231-5921, sopac.vt.edu, surrenderdorothylive.com
Dig some Celtic harp and fingerstyle acoustic picking with your dinner.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Venue encourages a $3 donation to performers.
961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, stevanjackson.com
The Don’t Tell Darlings
This act, which describes itself as a “depression-era mix tape,” returns to the NRV for three shows, with Blacksburg’s own Liam “Old Man” Kelly along on fiddle.
Details: 9 a.m. Saturday. Blacksburg Farmer’s Market. 7 p.m. Saturday. Swoop House Gallery, 512 Progress St., Blacksburg. Suggested $10 donation. 6 p.m. Sunday. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free.
626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, donttelldarlings.com
You Blew It!
With Times New Roman, Without A Fight, Quiet Clouds, Ex-Breathers
Orlando, Fla., band You Blew It! is grittier than emo, and it rocks like those Orlando boy bands could not. NRV-based opening act Times New Roman lays out hard-hitting post-emo grooves.
Details: 7 p.m. Lucie Monroe Specialty Coffee, Christiansburg. $5; all ages. 381-0909, luciemonroecoffee.com, youblewit.bandcamp.com, timesnewromanva.bandcamp.com
With Mood Swing
Vocals and horns spice up this jazz act.
Details: 9 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, myspace.com/moodswingjazz
Details: Turn One Restaurant, Wytheville. 10 p.m. $7.
Doug & Telisha Williams
Details: Primland, Meadows of Dan. 5:30 p.m.
Song of the Mountains
Details: Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va., With Amber Collins, Skeeter and the Skidmarks, Fire in the Kitchen, Paula Dellenbeck and Fox River, and more. $15. songofthemountains.org
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