LIVE MUSIC

LOCAL BANDS & PERFORMING ARTISTS

Due to COVID-19, the Governor's and Radford City's ordinances, as well as for the safety of our performers, vendors, and patrons - all live music was not able to be held in person this year. Musicians and performing artists are part of our life blood and rely heavily on bookings & the generosity of tips. We hate that we were not able to give these performers a platform this year - please make sure to check out the amazing 2020 lineup. Follow, listen, and tip at the links below!

Craft & Draft 2020

GATE 10

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Gate 10 is a highly energetic band that has written its own musical story using the tales of traditional bluegrass, the love of Christ in gospel music, the high energy of classic rock, and the heartaches of old country music. Coupling this with ages ranging from 10 to 22, they have a unique sound that is beyond their years. Gate 10 is dedicated to breaking the bluegrass mold and innovating the genre with a cutting-edge and hard-driving sound that is unparalleled for their years. 

 

You can catch us live on October 10th at Rockhouse Marina and November 1st at Sinkland Farms for their pumpkin festival! We have our debut album, Play Another Round, available for streaming and purchase. We are looking forward to 2021, a busier year for all! 

Craft & Draft 2020

JO JO STOCKTON

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Jo Jo Stockton is from Franklin County, Va and has opened for several Grammy nominated artists at such venues as the Harvester Performance center , 5 Points Sanctuary and the Bower center. Corey “lil pop” Ledet, “TAZ” Brandon Niederauer and Delbert McClinton are among the artist he’s performed with or opened for. He's sat in with legendary Cedrick Burnside from the movie “Blacksnake Moan “and has played regularly for local Jazz legend Jane Powell . Performing the historic “Floydfest “ with his full band called “Solacoustix” was nothing short of Epic!! JoJo is currently in the studio working in his second album .Jo Jo lives in Roanoke and if you can't find him downtown playing for the local scene himself, he is out supporting other local artists. He is coined Roanoke's "Mayor of Music" and is currently hosting a "Local Roots" series, near the Grandin Theatre that showcases some of Roanoke's local artists.

West End Wednesdays 2020

MAGGIE BLANKENSHIP

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Hailing from beautiful Patrick County, Virginia, Maggie Blankenship is a veteran of performing music that excites her passion for singing and entertaining audiences from every walk of life. With her guitar in hand, Blankenship soulfully sings a combination of original and cover tunes that are guaranteed to take you on an uplifting journey. Influences of bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll echo throughout her unique folk-rock music style. Anytime she steps on stage she is taken to a sacred place that welcomes anyone willing to join her. Listen to the sound of her peaceful guitar, sentimental lyrics, and sultry voice as she delivers an unforgettable performance that often channels musical icons such as Susan Tedeschi, Grace Potter, Stevie Nicks, and Janis Joplin.

West End Wednesdays 2020

BALL & CHAIN

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Ball & Chain is an acoustic duo who perform originals as well as the classics you love.  Passion, fun and sass pervade Jon & Lucinda's blend of rock, R&B, blues, and new country,  resulting in vocals and harmonies that stroke your soul. And if you don't have a soul, then you'll probably still enjoy listening to some great music. 

 

Jon and Lucinda met through music. A girl from the mountains of Virginia and a Boy from the Bronx met in the Riverdale Diner when Lucinda answered an ad in the Village Voice for "Front Person for original band. Have songs." They've continued to make music together wherever life has taken them. The regional musical influences of each coalesce to make for a melodious tension of original songs combined with their unique takes on favorite covers from the 60's to present day. Their home is in the New River Valley where they love to play at local festivals, breweries, wineries, bars, restaurants, weddings and private events. They also love to travel and no gig is too far as long as it's fun.

 

Ball & Chain has two albums available for sale at their shows. They are currently working on their third out next spring.

For booking information please email at ballandchainmusic@gmail.com

West End Wednesdays 2020

RAGTOP

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RagTop is the Roanoke, Virginia based signature cover acoustic duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant. RagTop performs Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Blues, R&B and classic American Standards with earthy, acoustic styling focusing on the signature riffs and melodies that make your favorite songs memorable while keeping the arrangements organic, smooth and richly expressive!

"RagTop is an excellent example of artists that send you back in time with their renditions of tunes we all grew up with. Always passionate with their performances and guaranteed to make you follow them."
-Art Mendoza/Accomplice Entertainment Austin, TX (partner with Grammy Award winning producer Lawrence Cohn)

All information & photos were provided by the artist & used with their permission