May is full of incredible live music in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
You can find a concert or performance at a different venue almost every night of the month, offering a wide-ranging mix of musical styles and genres.
We’re also entering the time of year when many of our great local outdoor music venues regularly host festivals and shows, as well as weekend music festivals for multiple days of great tunes and dancing.
Two of the major music festivals taking place in Virginia’s Blue Ridge this month are Festival in the Park in Downtown Roanoke and the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, which are both over Memorial Day Weekend. Festival in the Park is headlined by Blue Oyster Cult, while The SteelDrivers are the headline show for the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival.
You can also join the fun of recurring concert series like Flat Pickin’ Fridays at Daleville Town Center, Old Time Weekly Jam Sessions at the City Market Building, Battle of the Bands at The Phoenix, Friday Night Jamborees at the Floyd Country Store, and Live Music Sundays at Beliveau Estate Winery.
Subscribe to our VBR Music Scene Spotify playlist to enjoy over five hours of music from bands and artists performing in the region this May. You can also follow our visitvbr Spotify account to get more familiar with the local music scene and listen to other unique playlists.
Here are some of the other biggest concerts on the calendar this month in Virginia’s Blue Ridge:
- Barenaked Ladies - Harvester Performance Center | May 2
- Melodime with Matt Hires & A Place Called Home - The Spot on Kirk | May 4
- Southern Culture on the Skids - Harvester Performance Center | May 5
- Cabinet with Jenni Lyn - Harvester Performance Center | May 6
- Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy - The Spot on Kirk | May 9
- Seth Walker & Corey Hunley - The Spot on Kirk | May 13
- Kris Kristofferson - Harvester Performance Center | May 13
- Reckless Kelly & Blue Water Highway - Harvester Performance Center | May 14
- Dylan Scott - Sidewinders Steakhouse & Saloon | May 17
- Christopher Cross - Harvester Performance Center | May 17
- The Tams - Party at the Pavilion at Daleville Town Center | May 18
- Zach Deputy - Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill | May 18
- Trace Adkins with Jordan Rager - Salem Civic Center | May 19
- Delta Rae with Lauren Jenkins - Harvester Performance Center | May 19
- Under the Streetlamp - Salem Civic Center | May 20
- Particle & The Lee Boys - The Night Rider’s Ball at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill | May 20
- Bela Fleck & Chris Thile - Harvester Performance Center | May 26
- Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival - Chantilly Farm & Campground | May 26-28
- Festival in the Park - Elmwood Park | May 26-28
- Boy Named Banjo & Chris Ross and The North - Battle of the Bands at The Phoenix | May 27
Visit our Music page for more information about local performance venues and a more comprehensive list of upcoming shows.