We’re jamming this May to bluegrass & BBQ, brews & tunes, flat pickin’, beach vibes, and other live music in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

The season is picking up with numerous outdoor concert series, themed festivals, as well as major musical events & performances.

The month is headlined by Festival in the Park in Downtown Roanoke and the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, two great annual events featuring multiple days of music over Memorial Day weekend.

We’re also looking forward to major acts like Joe Bonamassa at Berglund Center and Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown at the Salem Civic Center.

Learn more about this month’s live music by listening to our VBR Music Scene Spotify playlist. It features a collection of songs by artists and bands performing in the region. Subscribe to the playlist as its updated every month and check out the visitvbr Spotify channel for other fun playlists and collections.

The following is a preview of some of the performances in Virginia’s Blue Ridge this May, including some options for weekly concerts and events.   

Recurring Live Music

Find out more about what’s happening in Virginia’s Blue Ridge by visiting our Calendar of Events, checking the Music section, and subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter. The Blue Ridge Rocks website is another excellent resource for great content highlighting the local music scene.

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