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Market Square Jam
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10 p.m.
Catering to traditional old time music, the Market Square Jam brings regional musicians together to pick a tune, enjoy fun times with their friends and family, and take in all that downtown Blacksburg has to offer.
If you’re a musician or just interested in learning, come on out to the Jam and play with the best. Or, if you’re just looking for a place to kick back on a Wednesday night, bring a chair or a blanket and join us at the park. Note: Minimal bench seating is available in the park. Musicians and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs.
Indian Run String Band September 2
Sam Linkous and Friends September 9
Hoyt Street Hotshots September 16
Sam Linkous and Friends September 30
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of minor inclement weather, the Market Square Jam will go on as usual. However, should the weather be significantly disruptive, there may not be a host band for the evening. Musicians are still welcome to play under the shelter and are encouraged to come out and jam, even in the absence of a host.
Live Blues & Jazz Music on the porch on the 4th Wednesday every month throughout the summer. 6-8pm
GILLIE'S LIVE MUSIC
Justin Craig every Friday at 6
8/20 F.M. Turner, with a Guitar
8/22 Sydney and the Wheatstraws
8/27 American Roots
8/29 Paul Heilker
9/5 Jana Saltz
28/8-Giles McConkey w/ Firecracker Jam
04/9-BUKU w. LeMoti & Pyrite
05/9-The Fat Catz
19/9-The Shack Band w/ Spark Arrester
Open blues mic w/ The Blue Monday Band 9pm-12:30am- No cover! Show up early if you want to play, the sign-up sheet fills up fast! Every Monday.
Thursday, August 20-9:00pm-Live Irish Music
Monday, August 24-BLUES MONDAY
Monday, August 31-BLUES MONDAY
SHE-SHA CAFE & HOOKAH LOUNGE
8/21: RTFM & DJ K. Flo
8/22: Tommy Carl & DJ Sketch
8/25: WUVT 90.7FM Presents "Green Eggs & Jam"
8/27: Doctor Dakar & C. Sharp
8/28: Boogieburg Presents "Funk 45 Friday" w/Spark Arrester & DJ Waga
9/10: WUVT 90.7FM & Students of Hip-Hop Legacy Present "A Hip-Hop Showcase & Open Mic/Turntables" w/performances by Newman, Keon, & Eddie McCain.
9/18: "SUBTEXT" w/Mad Method, Herbivore, & guests
Music is from 6 to 8:30 pm. No cover; tips are appreciated.
Fri, Sept 4 Ed Bridge & Dr. John Hassler, classical guitar duets
Sat, Sept 5 Bobby Parker, singer/guitarist, playing cozy folk music, blues and ragtime on 6- and 12-string guitar
Fri, Sept 11 Marc Baskind, singer/guitarist playing jazz standards, Latin jazz, and swing
Sat, Sept 12 Brian Peters, jazz and popular standards played on vibraphone in the style of a solo pianist
Fri, Sept 18 Leslie Brooks, singer/songwriter
performing solo with guitar, playing jazz,
blues, and popular favorites
Sat, Sept 19 Justin Craig, joined by his students, playing classical guitar
Fri, Sept 25 Tim & Maggie, flute & guitar duo, playing folk, classical and jazz
TOP OF THE STAIRS
Tuesday – Karaoke
Thursday – DJ Markus
Friday – Acoustic Act
CHAMPS SPORTS BAR & CAFE
Every Wednesday Karaoke with DJ Rob
For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events
Laureen Blakemore, Director