Recommended Events from Promote Commotion: Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA

Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA

  2017 Upcoming Events.

Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. — creators of FloydFest, Floyd Fandango Showdown Throwdown, and 2016’s Totally Rad Roanoke Star City Concert Series — returns to Roanoke, Virginia’s Elmwood Amphitheater on Sunday, June 4, 2017, for “Giant Jam Sandwich: A FloydFest Family Picnic,”
0-hour production featuring TAUK,BIG Something, The Werks, People’s Blues of Richmond, The Mantras, and Sol Searchers, as well as outdoor activities, such as corn hole, bocce, etc.; roaming performance art via Miss Kitty’s Cosmonauts, Magician of Life, and Lunaversal.hoopz; food trucks, including OXXO Taco andMartin’s Downtown; and vibrant and varied vendors. Tickets are on sale NOW via, and cost $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. For more information, click to, email, or call (888) VA-FESTS.
Noon — Gates open
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Sol Searchers
2 to 3 p.m. — The Mantras
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — People’s Blues of Richmond
5 to 6:15 p.m. — The Werks
6:45 to 8 p.m. — BIG Something
8:30 to 10 p.m. — TAUK

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A discussion about poverty in Roanoke at the Salvation Army
Tue June 6~~ 6:30 PM  

The Roanoke Times invites Roanoke residents to talk about their experiences at one of four community meetings happening over the next month. Tell us what the community should know about the effect of poverty, and share your ideas for how the city could improve.
Dinner and drinks provided. Children welcome!

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Tickets are on sale NOW via, and cost $25 in advance and $35 at the gate for GENERAL ADMISSION; $600 in advance and $700 at the gate for a VIP BOX (good for up to 10 people); and $45 in advance and $55 at the gate for SWEET SEATS, which offer the ‘best seats in the house’ along with early admission, wait service from Martin’s Downtown, and a special keepsake seat cushion. Combining blues and rock with a touch of country and a heap of nostalgia, Philadelphia-based rockers Stolen Rhodes is bringing their fiery, gasoline-laden live show and catchy songs to open the June 9 event at Elmwood Amphitheater. For more information, click, email, or call (888) VA-FESTS. 

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2nd Annual ReggaeFest!
Sat June 10~12 PM  

Live music from Doby, Roots of a Rebellion, The Ambassador Gabe Lewis with Lazy Man Dub Band and Rhiana Roper! A portion of all sales will be donated to the non-profit The Humble Hustle Company, Inc
awesome kabobs and Jamacian meat pies as well as many other tasty treats for you!! This event is FREE until 5pm and then we’ll be charging a $10 cover

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Go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Craig County and support these two young kids. Both have cancer and have been fighting the fight!

New Castle. RT 311
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Biscuit Bash!
Sat June 10~6 PM

Entry- $5 donation or 25lb of cat litter
Kids under 12 free!
Bouncy castle, Scratch Biscuit Company biscuits, Toasted by Casey ,Sunset Slush of Salem, Caricature Artist Kyle Edgell, Cat-tastic Crafts. , face painting, Quorn Foods samples


The AWARE Foundation, Inc. is proud to be part of the first ever Party At The Pavilion. This should be a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause. See you there!!!

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Star City Sock Hop
Sat June 24~ 6:30 PM

Preston Park Tennis Courts 
3100 Trinkle Ave 24012
Live DJ (Jim Skinner), Dancing and
Local Beer & Wine with valid ID
Local Restaurant on site selling Food,
Soda and Water
We will be having a dance contest and a best costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to winners!
Tickets are $10 per person, BYO chair or blanket.
This event is rain or shine.
Tickets purchased online will be held at will call and you must present valid ID for pickup.


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Mountain Music Festival
Jun 1 – Jun 3  
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Mark your calendar’s for the Floyd Auto Fair and Vintage Swap Meet, presented by Chasing SS Cars!
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday / June 2-4 , 2017
WHERE: Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike, Floyd, Virginia
ADMISSION: Friday- $6.00 Saturday- $7.00 Sunday- Free
Vendor spots for the swap meet are available for $30 for a 15′ x 20′ space. Please call Erik Herdman at (540)789-7898 to reserve your space.
Come in your classic cruise-in car and admission is only $5 per person and you can park with the show cars! Car show registration is only an additional $10.00 and trophies will be given in a variety of categories!
Bring the entire family, kids 12 and under are admitted free and there’s truly something for everyone! Our vintage swap meet is one of the region’s largest and features classic and modern parts, project cars, tools, vintage memorabilia, vintage signs and so much more.
Back by popular demand, the Cadillac Ranch band will be performing on Saturday!
Great food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.
RV and tent camping is available, please contact the Chantilly Farm camping office at (540)808-4984 or to make your reservation today.

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Bark in the Park
Sat ~ June 3~6:05 PM 

1004 Texas St, Salem, VA
Hosted by Roanoke Valley SPCA

“Bark in the Park” at the Salem Red Sox Stadium. Also, bring out your furry friends for Bark in the Park Night! Fans wishing to bring their pups can purchase a “pooch pass” for $5 which will be donated to the Roanoke Valley SPCA! Human tickets are $12 for a reserved box seat (Section 217) with half going to us! You can purchase tickets for humans and pooches at by June 2nd at Noon for ticket pick-up at RVSPCA, through May 19th if you would like your tickets mailed to you, or by visiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA at 1340 Baldwin Avenue, Roanoke between Noon and 6 pm.
Already have tickets? You can purchase just your pooch passes through the online sales, at the shelter, or day of.

Recycled Regatta & Roanoke River Fest, June 3rd, 2017
Recycled Regatta & Roanoke River Fest
June 3rd, 2017
11:00am -5:00pm 
Smith & Wasena Parks
Recycled Regatta (Clean Valley Council)
Great Roanoke River Duck Race (Rotary Club)
Chillage on the River (Grandin Village Business Association)
Stream Ecology, Flycasting, Kids Activities, Vendors, Kayak, SUP, Canoe demos, Bike Demos, Stormwater Information, Gear Raffles, Recycling Information, Local Recreation and Environmental Organizations, MUSIC, FOOD, & FUN on the River!
9:00 – 10:00 Boat drop off
11:00 – 3:00 Music, Activities, & tons of fun!
11:00 – 1:00 Voting for People’s Choice Award
1:00 Great Roanoke River Duck Race begins
1:00 – 1:30 Recycled Regatta Racer Meeting
2:00 First Recycled Regatta Heat begins
2:15 Second Recycled Regatta Heat begins
3:00 – 4:00 Awards’ Ceremony & Racer/Sponsor After-party (Chillage?)
4:00 – 5:30 Boat Pickup (Wiley Drive re-opens at 4pm)


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Roanoke Rampage v. Cleveland Warriors
Sat  June 3~~6 PM · 

Join your Roanoke Rampage as they take on the Cleveland Warriors in their final home game of the season!

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D-Day Anniversary Ride
Tue June 6~ 8:15 AM  
$15 rider, $5 passenger
Start: VFW 1841 (4902 Roanoke Rd., Daleville, VA 24083)
Registration: 0815-0915 KSU 0930
Bojangles’ sausage biscuits and doughnuts will be provided at VFW.
Ride: To the National D-Day Memorial
(3 Overland Cir., Bedford, VA 24523)
Ceremony at 1100
Please join us after the ceremony to ride to the Peaks of Otter Lodge for lunch. All veterans will receive a 50% discount on lunch in honor of D-Day. Guitars for Heroes will be providing music at the Lodge.
All proceeds benefit The Trust House, Smiles Forever Pets for Vets, and Providence Farm.

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Two Wheelin’ for our Troops
Sat June 17~ 10 AM  
This is our 4th annual FRAME Poker Run! We are a 501c3 local military support group for SouthWest Virginia. We assist the military personel or their families depending on the need. This is our huge fundraising event every year! This is open to 2 wheels or 4! Come out and support our local Military!

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Miss Virginia 2017 Pageant
Jun 22 – Jun 24  
See Miss Virginia 2017 Crowned
Twenty-two phenomenal local representatives will compete in two preliminary competitions leading up to the finale and the crowning of the new Miss Virginia and Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday.
Preliminary Nights:
Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM
Friday, June 23, 8:000 PM
Outstanding Teen and Preteen Finals:
Saturday, June 23, 3:30 PM
Miss Virginia 2017 Final Night:
Saturday, June 24, 8:00 PM
Tickets will be available for purchase online June 1 through the Berglund Center. For more information
Starting on May 10, fans can vote for their favorite contestant! See our Facebook page to learn more about each contestant and why they believe they should be the next Miss Virginia.

The pageant will also be LIVESTREAMED on our website! for more updates

Star City Motor Madness – VA
Jun 23 – Jun 24 

This is a two day event. Friday night cruise of Williamson road,
followed by Downtown Car Show on Saturday. Most proceeds
to benefit the Roanoke Museum of Transportation

Please see :
for further information

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Lavender Festival
Sun June 25~12 PM  
9th Annual Lavender Festival at Beliveau Estate! Join  this fragrent and beautiful event that attracts guest from across the state! Live music, lavender inspired food, wine tastings, craft vendors, lavender talks and more! 

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Life-Guard Rotor Run 5K
Sat July 8~8 AM  
3rd Annual Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Rotor Run 5K will be on July 8th! Come run your “tail rotor” off with us! Register online at

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8th Annual Thunder in Kanawha Valley Bike Rally
Jul 13 – Jul 16  

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SML Pirate Days
Jul 14 – Jul 16 

ARRR! Calling all scallywags and landlubbers! Come out for a weekend of buccaneering and swashbuckling activities.

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BaconFest 7.15.2017
Sat July 15~10 AM 

All the things that make BaconFest great will be featured at the Berglund Center’s Special Event Center on July 15, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.
– Same great taste ticket packages to experience the most bacon variety!!
– Very Important Piggy judges passes (a select number will be on sale)
– Nearly 100 different bacon-inspired, mouthwatering menu items from our amazing chefs!!
– Live music
– Free kids activities
– Local breweries and wineries featured!
– Great artisans showcasing unique crafts

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Emmylou Harris live in Rocky Mountain, VA – Jul 20~ 8 PM  

Harry Potter’s Birthday on 7/22/17

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Jul 26, 2017 – Jul 30, 2017 

2017 Big Latch On presented by BREAST Roanoke with special guest Dr. Jack Newman! Check out the website for more

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Van Halen Tribute: Completely Unchained
Fri August 11~5:30 PM · 
Shabby Love

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Live Music: Barefoot West
Fri  August 25~7:30 PM  
21+ unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Check out their music here

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3rd Annual Blue Ridge Thunder
Sat  Aug 26~9 AM  
Start point: Don Ho’s
365 Lee Hwy, Hollins, VA 24019
Registration: 0900-1100 KSU 1130
$25 per bike, $10 per passenger (includes lunch provided by Mission BBQ)
Breakfast available at Don Ho’s for $5
End point: Sunken City Brewing Company
40 Brewery Drive, Hardy, VA 24101
After party open to non-riders and the public!!
Live music, raffles, silent auction, special vendors, bike show, food and alcohol available for purchase.
Preregister at:
All proceeds benefit local veterans organizations: Trust House, Providence Farm and Smiles Forever Pets for Vets.

Naughty By Nature
Tone Loc
Miz Markie
and SNAP
Tickets go on sale March 24th at 10:00 am.
Pricing is $50, $60, and $70.
Various VIP Packages will be available through

Registration will open in May!
The 2017 Roanoke 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget.
The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

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Pink Moon Festival IX
Sep 14 – Sep 18 · 

24 hour-a-day music for 4 days & 4 nights with NO OVERLAPPING SETS.
Pink Moon is a completely grassroots, family run festival with NO CORPORATE SPONSORS! Please remember that the Pink Moon Festival is sustained solely on ticket and merchandise sales.
BLIND TICKETS are now available at SUPER discounted rates [on our website] until November 22nd. See current presale prices, as well as day-of-show prices below:
– General Admission (GA) Presale Tickets: $40
*GA Tickets at the gate: $120
– GA Presale Tickets W/ CAR CAMPING: $80
*GA Tickets W/ CAR CAMPING at the gate: $220
– Pink Moon Family Presale Passes (formerly VIP): $100


Second annual Buses at Chantilly! A Volkswagen bus rally and campout in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia!
Sept 15, 16, 17
$10 per person per night…12 and under are free!
Includes Saturday night concert. (Free for VW campers only–tickets available for the general public)
If full hook ups are wanted contact the campground. (540)808-4984
COSMIC CHARLIE: A Tribute to The Grateful Dead
Open to the public, tickets on sale soon.
Saturday evening, 7:30pm
No coolers or pets, ABC available for 21+
Bring lawn chairs/blankets for seating

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2017 Marine Mud Run
Sat ~Sept 16~7 AM  

Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM
National Anthem
Posting of Colors
Race Times:
5k Individual Race 9:15 AM
Pollywog Jog 10:30 AM
Team Race 5k 11:30 AM
Registration for this year’s run will be limited
1200 individual runners for the 9:15 race.
200 teams for the 11:30 race.
Mail-in Registration forms must be received no later than Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.
First come first served.
All teams must have 5 runners & all mixed teams must have at least 2 females (no exceptions).
We encourage you to register online and avoid long lines on Race Day.
to register on-line

Image may contain: text2nd Annual Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase
Sat Sept 16~2 PM
Roanoke City Market Building
Sip and savor creative cocktails and unique Virginia-made spirits at our second annual 100% made-in-Virginia distilled spirits festival. Meet master distillers from Virginia Distilleries, get inspired recipes and witness the excitement of our fast-paced Battle of the Bartenders. All in the heart of downtown Roanoke!
LIMITED QUANTITIES of discounted EARLY BIRD TICKETS are on sale now. Get yours before they’re gone. Thank you, and we’ll see you on Sept. 16th!

September 28th-October 1st! 
The Fair will be featuring a new, bigger and better midway courtesy of Dreamland Amusements! Share with your friends and put it on your calendars! You won’t want to miss it!
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The Great Pumpkin Smash
Sat  Oct 7~11 AM  

The Great Pumpkin Smash is here! Enjoy fall food, pumpkin brews, live music and of course, the smashing of the great pumpkin! If you surround yourself with pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie candles and carved pumpkins in October, this event is for you!
NEW this year: The Northwest TrueValue Kids Pumpkin Smashing area and kids zone!
Adults are $5-Kids 12 and under are FREE!
All food and beverage sales are CASH ONLY. 

ATM machine on site.
Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted.
A designated smoking area at the venue.

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Dr Pepper Day
Tue Oct 24~11 AM  
10-24 is Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke!
We’ll be hosting a free event on Tuesday, October 24th in Market Square, Downtown Roanoke from 11am – 2pm with free product, free t-shirts and other goodies while supplies last! Join us as The City of Roanoke proclaims 10-24 as Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke. See you there and thank you Roanoke for years of Dr Pepper love!
“Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2 and 4” was a legendary slogan used for decades to remind Dr Pepper fans to enjoy their favorite “pick me up” at three intervals during the day when research showed human energy to lag. Now Roanoke is celebrating “10-24” as “Dr Pepper Day” with a free downtown event Tuesday, October 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature free product and t-shirts while supplies last. City Councilman Dave Trinkle will present Dr Pepper with the official declaration in West Market Square, Downtown Roanoke.
The original Dr. Charles T. Pepper opened Dr. Pepper’s Drug Store in Rural Retreat in the late 1800s. A young man from Christiansburg named Wade Morrison worked at the drug store and eventually left Rural Retreat for Waco, Texas. There he and his partner opened a drug store of their own and began selling a new drink Texans could not get enough of. They named the drink Dr Pepper after Morrison’s old boss in Virginia.
In 1936 Bill Davis opened Virginia’s first Dr Pepper Bottling plant on McClanahan St. in Roanoke. Roanokers consumed more Dr Pepper per capita than any other place on earth from 1957 to 1959 and again in 1961! To this day, Roanoke has among highest per capita consumption rates in the US.
Dr Pepper and Roanoke have a “One-of-a-Kind” relationship with the large, historic, and iconic Dr Pepper sign that can be seen for miles and have supported community events with the addition of Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges. Dr Pepper has been a great contributor to the community for over 80 years and the company is excited to celebrate that relationship with Dr Pepper Day on October 24th.
DR PEPPER is a registered trademark of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2015 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc


2018 Upcoming Events

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MystiCon 2018
Feb 23, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018 · 

Author Guest of Honor: Joe R. Lansdale
Fan Guests of Honor: Geek Radio Daily
2017 Independent Film Winner – Best in Show: Jaysen Buterin
Music Guest of Honor: Bella Morte
Master of Ceremonies: Rich Sigfrit
Convention Photographer: Jarod Kearney
Please visit our website to learn more about our Guests and the 2018 convention:

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