We celebrate the summer with lots of exciting live music in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

With the region’s assortment of bars, festivals, and music venues, you’ll have no trouble finding a fun party at a concert in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

From major concerts like Flo Rida in Elmwood Park, Jamey Johnson at the Salem Civic Center, and Emmylou Harris at the Harvester Performance Center, to five days of incredible music at FloydFest, you’ll be jamming and dancing throughout the month of July.

There are also numerous special events that will feature live music as part of the festivities, such as the Salem Fair, Deschutes Street Pub, and Black Dog Americana Music Festival.

You can even enjoy a casual night of live music at the various local summer concert series, like Party at The Pavilion and Live & Local at Daleville Town Center, Mingle at the Market at the Vinton Farmers Market, First Fridays in Downtown Roanoke, Party in Elmwood in Elmwood Park, and Sounds of Summer Sundays at Blue Ridge Vineyard.

The following is a preview of some of the biggest concerts happening in Virginia’s Blue Ridge this July:

  • Flo Rida - Elmwood Park | 7/16  
  • Look Homeward - The Spot on Kirk | 7/16
  • The Jerry Douglas Band - Harvester Performance Center | 7/18
  • Jamey Johnson - Salem Civic Center | 7/20
  • Emmylou Harris - Harvester Performance Center | 7/20
  • Sam Bush - Harvester Performance Center | 7/22
  • Sister Hazel - Harvester Performance Center | 7/23
  • FloydFest 17 - Freedom | 7/26-31
  • Eternal Summers & Outer Spaces - Spot on Kirk | 7/28
  • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - Harvester Performance Center | 7/29
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers - Elmwood Park | 7/29

The VBR Music Scene Spotify playlist features over two hours of songs from bands performing in the area this month. Make sure to subscribe to the playlist to receive future updates and remember to follow our visitvbr Spotify account to find other special playlists, such as a recent one highlighting the Jefferson Center’s 2017-18 Performance Season.


Visit our Music section to learn more about live music venues and the unique sounds of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. You can also check out the Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

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