Down for Downtown announces headlining act - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Down for Downtown announces headlining act

Posted: Updated:
Organizers for the 5th annual Down by Downtown music festival in Roanoke announced they will be hosting the first show in the newly renovated Elmwood Park.

Headlining the festival this year is G. Love and special sauce, a band from Philadelphia which will be the first major show in the parks amphitheater.

The festival will also feature 40 performances at 20 different venues throughout the city.

Co-Organizer Bruce C. Bryan says the event continues to grow.

"Just to watch people enjoying the music and to start to talk about it. There is a lot of momentum now. I think having Elmwood Park and having a national act like G. Love being the first festival that is actually using Elmwood. Everyone is watching it being built and now everyone is actually going to get to experience it getting a great act. It’s really exciting.”

The festival is a partnership between Down for Downtown and the running of the foot levelers Blue Ridge marathon, half marathon and the first ever anthem "star-k" 10-k race.    

Tickets go on sale March 4th. You can find out how to buy tickets here.



 
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:54:11 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:23 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
  • FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event

    FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:36:10 GMT
    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.