You can find incredible music this October in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains!

There’s a concert almost every night of the month taking place at the various live music venues and bars throughout the region, and the performances cover a wide range of musical styles and genres.

Bluegrass? New Orleans Brass? Country? Funk? Rock? Americana? Indie? Check to each one of those!

In addition to shows at popular venues like the Harvester Performance Center and The Spot on Kirk, there are also community concert series that are great opportunities to have a good time with some live music, such as First Fridays, Party in the Park, Friday Night Jamboree, and the Botetourt Live & Local series.

There is also regular live music at our local breweries and wineries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

To get more familiar with this month’s bands, give a listen to our VBR Music Scene playlist on Spotify. This month’s set features over five hours of music featuring the songs of artists and bands you can catch in concert. Give our visitvbr Spotify page a follow to see other unique playlists.   


Here is a preview of some of the major concerts happening this month:

  • Lauren Alaina - Sidewinders Steakhouse & Saloon - October 4
  • Davina & The Vagabonds - The Spot on Kirk - October 5
  • Charlie Hunter Trio - 5 Points Music Sanctuary - October 6
  • Third Coast Percussion - Moss Arts Center - October 6
  • Eric Gress & Tyler Hammond - Daleville Town Center - October 7
  • Nate Smith & Kinfolk - Jefferson Center - October 7
  • The California Honeydrops & Jordan Harman Band - Jefferson Center - October 8
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Harvester Performance Center - October 8
  • American Aquarium & The Trongone Band - Martin’s - October 8
  • John Beasley Presents Monk’estra - Jefferson Center - October 11
  • Junior Brown - Harvester Performance Center - October 12
  • Charlie Parr - 5 Points Music Sanctuary - October 12
  • The LACS, Big SMO, Demun Jones, Nappy Roots, Shot Gun Shane - Salem Civic Center - October 13
  • POCO - Harvester Performance Center - October 13
  • #FBF Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Tribute: The Wildflowers - Dr Pepper Park - October 13
  • David Grisman - Harvester Performance Center - October 14
  • The Marcus King Band - Roanoke GO Outside Festival - October 14
  • SML Oktoberfest - Sunken City Brewing Company - October 14
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Concert - Moss Arts Center - October 15
  • Kristin Diable & Driftwood - 5 Points Music Sanctuary - October 19
  • Charlie Daniels Band & Scooter Brown Band - Harvester Performance Center - October 20
  • The Black Lillies & Adam Ezra Group - Harvester Performance Center - October 21
  • The Turnpike Troubadours & Charley Crockett - Harvester Performance Center - October 24
  • Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt - Harvester Performance Center - October 26
  • Seven Mile Ford & Mason Creek - Flat Pickin' Fridays at Daleville Town Center - October 27
  • Acoustic Alchemy - Harvester Performance Center - October 28
  • Martin's Trick or Tribute Halloween Block Party - Martin's - October 28
  • Eternal Summers - The Bazaar at The Spot on Kirk - October 31

The above list is just a sample of the live music in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for October. Visit our Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events and opportunities to enjoy music, and you can also take a look at our Music page to get to know more about the local music scene.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us on Social Media and remember to tag us in your adventures with our #BlueRidgeDay hashtag.

Rock on!