All-Access Passes Get You in Down by Downtown All Weekend

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Tank and the Bangas.


A Place Called Home.

The Concerns.

The Dead Reckoning.

And the list of national and live bands playing in Downtown Roanoke on April 11-14 just keeps going.

It’s all part of the Down by Downtown Music Festival presented by Wells Fargo, which features dozens of live shows at venues. You can see them all for one price with a weekend All-Access Pass, which includes general admission to every ticketed show during Down by Downtown.

Ticketed shows include:

  • The Dead Reckoning at 5 Points Music Sanctuary, $12
  • John Scofield at Jefferson Center, $22
  • A Place Called Home at Martin’s Downtown, $5
  • The Concerns at The Spot on Kirk, $10
  • Shelby Lee Lowe at Sidewinders, $7 (two nights)
  • Roanoke (The Band) at The Spot on Kirk, $10
  • Tin Can Locomotive at Wall Street Tavern, $5
  • Disco Risque at Martin’s Downtown, $5
  • Spafford, Tank and the Bangas, and Rubblebucket at Elmwood Park, $25 advance/$32 gate


That’s $118 in live music for just $60! (And new bands are still being added to the schedule.) Many of the acts are staggered and different times so you can see multiple shows a night, with Martin’s and Wall Street hosting after-parties for the Friday and Saturday Elmwood shows.

Down by Downtown is an April 11-14 music festival overflowing with energy with more than 20 shows at 12 venues. Performances include a variety of genres that flip from intimate acoustic affairs to pulsing national acts on stage.

“Down by Downtown is an opportunity to explore music venues in Roanoke and maybe discover something new. Downtown will be alive with free and paid musical events,” said Julia Boas, event manager for the Roanoke Outside Foundation. “With a mix of genres — from acoustic sets to block parties to a giant concert in Elmwood Park — there’s something for everybody to have a good time.”