These hills are alive, with the sound of music, and the strongest indicator of a healthy, culturally in-tune community is a vibrant local music scene. Whatever genre you are into – from rock, pop, and blues, to classical and opera – you can find it all in the Roanoke Region. Venues range from huge concert halls to hole-in-the-wall dives to outdoor amphitheaters.
Aside from drawing the biggest acts, the wide selection of smaller venues from the Blue Ridge foothills to downtown Roanoke help local artists develop and cultivate a music scene from the inside out. Like any great mountain town, live music is ingrained as one of the enriching pillars of the community.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find
- Festivals: Annual and monthly festivals celebrating national and regional acts
- Scene: Vibrant downtown hosts music every night of week
- Venues: Stages for the biggest touring groups to local solo artists
- Music & Film Labs: Educational incubators for youth
Plus, Something for Every Palete
The Roanoke Region features more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Virginia. From diners and dives to white tablecloths and farm to table eateries, you can find it all in the Roanoke Valley. The classic Southern dining experience is supplemented by a wide range of exotic fare from around the globe.