Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Sept. 6-8)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Poor Farm Fest
With Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience, Johnson’s Crossroad, The Steel Wheels, Nora Jane Struthers, and more
Road trip: Devon Allman, a son of Greg Allman, enjoyed recent success with Royal Southern Brotherhood. Kofi Baker, son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, pays tribute.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday; noon Friday-Sunday. Greenbrier County Poor Farm, Williamsburg, W.Va. Prices vary. poorfarmfest.com/tickets.html
Floyd-based indie alt-rockers hit Sharkey’s, which is now letting folks in for free on its live music Thursdays.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Sharkey’s, Radford. Free. 267-3434, facebook.com/sharkeysradford, spoonfightband.com
Gillie’s Late Night Kickoff
With The Ultra Violent Gays, Tasha-Yar
Late Night action restarts with a Blacksburg hip-hop act fueled by attitude. Opening act Tasha-Yar, from North Carolina, goes for psychedelic rock.
Details: 10 p.m. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, tasha-yar.bandcamp.com
The 282nd Army Jazz Combo: Groove Sophisticate
This pack of fighting jazzers from Fort Jackson, S.C., includes trumpeter Matt Barbre, a onetime music major at Radford University.
Details: 8 p.m. Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Radford University. Free. radford.edu/cvpa
Acoustic guitarist Parker mellows out your dinner hours.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free. 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com
Loomis, from Galveston, Texas, made a great blues friend when he was younger. Bo Diddley became a mentor to Loomis, who pays tribute to him with a jumping medley of Diddley tunes. But Loomis has his own thing going, too, including some funky blues-rock numbers.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse/Sun Music Hall, Floyd. $15. 745-6836, sunmusichall.com, hamiltonloomis.com
Floyd Radio Show
Read more about this season’s debut and get the full schedule in Friday’s Extra section.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10 ($72 for all nine shows). 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
Last Chance to Dance!
With Jack Krack & The Bing Brothers, Giles Mountain Stringband
Get a sample of the dance music you’ll hear via a video of Jack Krack & The Bing Brothers at youtu.be/qvjPLDWRK4A.
Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, Milepost 213, Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax. $10; $8 to students, seniors; free to children 12 and younger. 276-236-5309 (ext. 112), blueridgemusiccenter.org
Doc Greenberg and Patient Jazz
The doctor is in, and the diagnosis is jazz.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free. 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, docsjazz.com
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