September is a fantastic time for live music in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
The variety of performers and events taking place in the region this month offer something for everyone, with the range of musical genres including bluegrass, country, christian, rap, pop, classical, funk, and much more!
The Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Scene Spotify Playlist for September helps highlight the broad range of sounds you’ll find in the region, and offers visitors the opportunity to preview the incredible music they can hear during a mountain getaway.
For September, there’s a concert almost every night of the week!
Country music star Chase Bryant kicks the month off on Thursday, September 1, with a concert at the Salem Star-B-Q in Downtown Salem.
It’s the first of many great performances taking place in Salem this month, which will also feature Billy Ocean & the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at the Salem Civic Center on September 9, Waka Flocka Flame at Roanoke College on September 17, and the Make America ROCK Again! show at the Salem Civic Center on September 22.
90s rock fans will love the lineup at Make America ROCK Again, which includes Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, Tantric, Saliva, Saving Abel, and 12 Stones.
Locals and visitors can also enjoy a variety of performers at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair, September 14-17, including well-known Americana bands The Hackensaw Boys and Town Mountain.
If you can’t make it to the fair, pay a visit to the Harvester Performance Center, one of the best live music venues in Virginia. The show calendar for September at the Harvester includes The Charlie Daniels Band, Buddy Guy, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
At the Berglund Center in Roanoke, 7-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood takes the stage on September 26, with Easton Corbin as her opening act. The Berglund Center will also host Cirque du Soleil: OVO, September 14-18, and contemporary christian band For King & Country will perform as part of the Extraordinary Women Conference.
Other well known acts performing in Virginia’s Blue Ridge this month include Stop Light Observations at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek at The Spot on Kirk, The Steeldrivers at the Jefferson Center, Outshyne in the final show of the Sidewinders Summer Series, and Chris Janson at Sidewinders Steakhouse & Saloon.
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