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Roanoke Nightlife

Nightlife in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The Roanoke Valley's nightlife scene has blossomed in recent years. On any given night, local bands are playing at Roanoke restaurants and bars all around the valley.

You can usually find jazz, blues, rock, folk, and along the famous Crooked Road in Franklin County, you can take in some bluegrass.

In addition to local restaurants and clubs, the Roanoke Valley is home to several unique venues like concert halls and Civic Centers that draw big name regional and national acts.

Whether it's the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, Daleville Town Center in Botetourt County, Jefferson Center and Berglund Center in Downtown Roanoke, or Salem Civic Center, it's never hard to find a great show taking place in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Visit our Music section to learn more about the region's jamming music scene!

The region also features an exciting collection of breweries that produce fantastic craft beer while hosting many musical acts and food trucks, which makes for a perfect night on the town. You can also spend a night making your way through the self-guided Downtown Roanoke Bar Crawl.

Enjoy a unique, local beer. Savor a hand-crafted cocktail. Listen to amazing blues music. Laugh until it hurts at a comedy club. You can do all this and more when you experience the nightlife in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Be sure to also check our Calendar of Events for upcoming shows and performances.

The following is a list of nightlife spots in the region.

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Roanoke Valley Spotlight

A self-guided crawl through some of the best drinking and dining spots in Downtown Roanoke.