Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Sept. 13-16)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Old North State
Acoustic duo from Durango, Colo., brings guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonies and strong bluegrassy folk tunes.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, reverbnation.com/oldnorthstate
M.H. & His Orchestra
Max “M.H.” Holiday describes his music as “the new world having a love affair with the old world.” That works. Uglyography warms up the show, just three days after playing a gig it listed as “Private Party! Pants Off!”
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, soundcloud.com/champe-ford-recording-co, uglyography.com
The 4th Annual Pink Moon Festival
With EOTO, Sol & Funk Root, DJ RahBee, Galaxy Dynamite, Silo Effect, The Kind, Another Roadside Attraction, Former Champions, and more
Road trip alert. It’s time for good-time jammers to head out to Rock Camp, W.Va., again, where a big lineup of quality bands will perform over the course of two days. EOTO, an electro/dubstep spinoff of String Cheese Incident, continues to build its act. Sol Creech brings funk root for some rasta/blues goodness.
Details: Pinky’s Farm, Rock Camp, W.Va. $20 advance; $30 gate. email@example.com
Celebrating 100 Years of Banjo Master Kyle Creed
With The Round Peak Boys, and more
Surry County’s Kyle Creed (1912-1982) built some of the best banjos around, and played them great, too, in the Round Peak style. Players gather to pay tribute, with a 4:30 p.m. pre-show discussion at the small theater, which is free, but you should call, because seating is limited.
Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213, Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax. $10; $8 to students, senior citizens; free to children 12 and younger. 276-236-5309 (ext. 112), blueridgemusiccenter.org
Americana Afternoon/Americana Open Mic
It’s a Hank Williams tribute at this version of the weekly Floyd Country Store event.
Details: Noon. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
With American Roots, The Java Brothers
Old-timey and bluegrass music lovers, get your fill on Saturday evening.
Details: 7 p.m. Ruritan Park, Newport. $5 suggested donation for adults; free to children. halfacrepromo.com, reverbnation.com/javabrothers
This Salem-based chamber music group is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Details: 3 p.m. Sunday. Squires Recital Salon, Virginia Tech. facebook.com/VTSOPAC, kandinskytrio.org
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