ALL SHOWS ARE RAIN OR SHINE
Schedule subject to change without notice
Gates Open at 6:00pm
Shuttle service begins from the Carilion Riverwalk Parking Garage at 5:45pm.
The Bank of Botetourt box office opens on site at 5:45pm.
Will call is located where tickets are sold at the entrance.
We accept cash or credit cards. There is an ATM machine on site. Cash only in the VIP Skybox.
Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted.
Food will be available onsite from local food vendors.
Beverages for the concert will include Pepsi products, beer and wine from Blue Ridge Beverage.
We do have an enforced designated smoking area at the venue.
PARKING: Please park at the Carilion Riverwalk Garage (beside Honeytree) and ride the FREE shuttle sponsored by Downtown Roanoke Inc. It is a very short ride that delivers you right to the front gate! You will see directional signage on South Jefferson when you get close.SEATING: Bring your own or rent one of our chairs at the event. Chairs can be rented at the Beer ID tent.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music.
Jeff Hanna says, “It’s like when you throw a couple of puppies into a pen with a bunch of old dogs. All of a sudden, the old dogs start playing, you know? That’s kind of what’s happened with us. The basic vibe is so up and positive, and the music– we’re hearing surprises from Jaime and Ross all night. And they’re encouraging us in the same way to take more chances. It’s opened a lot of doors for us, musically, and the morale is really great. That’s important for a band that’s been out there for over 53 years.”The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple of their live show. During a tour stop in Nashville around that time, Earl Scruggs and his family came backstage to say hello. That introduction led to a friendship and some of the connections the band needed to record Will the Circle Be Unbroken. That three-disc album brought Nitty Gritty Dirt Band together with a number of country, folk, and bluegrass legends. Heroes like Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, and Doc Watson joined the scruffy, young band to record country music standards such as “I Saw the Light” and “Keep on the Sunnyside.” The acclaimed project is considered a landmark recording in American music.