Three summer nights featuring Big & Rich, Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

ROANOKE, Va. (May 1, 2015) Elmwood Park comes alive this summer with three unforgettable nights featuring everything from a platinum country duo to a pair of Grammy-winning singer-songwriters, with a female rock icon thrown in to round out the diverse Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park. The concerts in June, July and August inside Roanoke’s 5,800 square foot amphitheater are the result of a partnership between Downtown Roanoke Inc., City of Roanoke and Big Lick Entertainment.

“We're excited that our community will experience three amazing concerts in our city’s state-of-the art venue right in the heart of downtown Roanoke this summer,” Tina Workman, president and CEO at Downtown Roanoke Inc., said. “The City of Roanoke made an important cultural investment in the new Elmwood Park and we’re thrilled to once again bring musical acts of this caliber to the Elmwood Park stage” 

  • Friday June 5th – Big & Rich
    The award-winning, platinum country music duo of Big Kenny and John Rich touring in support of their latest album “Gravity,” featuring the top ten hit “Look at You.” This show also features Cowboy Troy with special guest Ben Gallaher.
  • Tuesday, July 28th – Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri
    Enjoy an evening fittingly called “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too” tour.  Caillat performs songs from her fourth album “Gypsy Heart,” which broke into the top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart in part to her hit single “Try,” while Perri plays tunes from her album, “Head or Heart.”
  • Thursday, August 20th – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    A recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jett helped build the groundwork for America’s punk-rock scene with her hard-charging guitar prowess, altitudinal vocals and a string of anthems so positively vibrant, they could’ve been recorded yesterday. Jett is currently touring in support of her critically acclaimed new album, “Unvarnished.” 

Tickets will be available beginning Monday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m. inside the Berglund Center box office, online at or by phone at 540-853-LIVE. 

The summer concert series is sponsored by Budweiser, City of Roanoke, Haley Toyota, WDBJ 7, Q99 and 94.9 Star Country. For more information please visit
About Downtown Roanoke, Inc
Downtown Roanoke, Inc. provides services and support to downtown property owners, businesses and residents. Since 1960, its mission has been to position downtown Roanoke as the preferred place to live, work, and play. DRI also provides services throughout the Downtown Service District under a contract with the City of Roanoke and also manages the Historic Roanoke City Market, which is the oldest continuously-operating open air market in Virginia.  Each year, DRI presents a number of showcase events in downtown Roanoke including the Harvest Festival, and the SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas - a major holiday season street festival taking place each year on the first three Fridays of December. Find out more at

About Big Lick Entertainment. Founded in 2013, Big Lick Entertainment's mission is to create events with a message and a meaning that is unmatched. Whether producing a fundraiser, festival or concert, each date is a crafted partnership with the goal of enriching our area culturally and economically with drive, passion and creativity.  Follow Big Lick Entertainment at