The Kings are back for our Season Blow Out OctoberFEST event! You don't want to miss this annual celebration of fall craft beers, music and tons of fun in beautiful downtown Roanoke, VA! Chances are, you’ve seen or heard of THE KINGS. You’ve probably seen them on numerous occasions as few bands in the State of Virginia have comparable track records, in terms of longevity, quality, and popularity. Since it’s beginning, back in the mid 60’s, The Kings has been consistently a top drawing power in central and southwest Virginia. This is attributed, some say, to the ten years they appeared as the primary attraction at The Kings Inn, the most popular dance club in the region during the 70’s. Others claim that The KINGS ability to play the right material for the seemingly endless list of clients they have played for, is reason enough for their continued popularity. While countless bands have come and gone, this band keeps doing what it does best; pleasing crowds and having a fantastic time in the process! Food will be available on site for purchase...must be 21 or older to attend. About Us... A true original is hard to beat! First Fridays was established in 1989 and remains the original downtown party with a purpose! Bringing the best in local and regional talent to our Bud Light stage, everyone loves dancing in the streets of Downtown Roanoke! We’ve been at it for 30 years - so we know how to throw a good party! Events are held annually from May-October (5-9 pm) on Franklin Road between Jefferson Road and Williamson Road. Each event features various craft beer selections, cider, and local wine favorites! It’s a time to forget about the work week, unwind and meet lots of local people! Following our events, most dining establishments in Downtown Roanoke see an increased number of patrons so we’re helping to support local businesses too! Oh, and did we tell you we raise money for charities? Yup...that’s right! Simply stated...your good time goes a long way to support Roanoke area charities! To date, we’ve donated over a million and a half dollars to local non-profits and touched over 200 charities! So come join our party and enjoy a cold beverage or two...TRUST US...you’re in for a FANTASTIC time!