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Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Entertainment & Events in Roanoke, Virginia

Cinema

  • Carmike 10
    4494 Electric Road Southwest
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    540-725-9800
    First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Opera Roanoke
    541 Luck Avenue Southwest
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Shaftman Performance Hall‎
    540-345-2550
    Many talented singers, directors, and instrumentalists come from across the country to perform with this nationally recognized opera company which was founded in 1977 as the Southwest Virginia Opera Society and which offers performances in September, January, and June. Opera Roanoke presents two full operas each season, as well as a series of smallet concerts. All performances take place at the Jefferson Center.  more

  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    541 Luck Avenue Southwest, Suite 200
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    540-343-9127
    Founded in 1953, this symphony is the largest professional orchestra in western Virginia and they perform a subscription season of eleven-concerts, including five classics, three Virtuosi, and three Pops concerts. They also perform two Holiday Pops performances and special presentations during the year. more

  • Jefferson Center
    541 Luck Avenue, Suite 221
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    540-345-2550
    Jefferson Center presents a full season of culturally diverse national and international live performances from jazz to bluegrass, comedy to world music. Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center is a beautifully restored theater in the historic landmark building that was once home the Jefferson High School.  more

Plays & Productions

  • Mill Mountain Theatre
    20 Church Avenue East
    Roanoke, VA 24011
    Waldron Stage
    540-342-5740
    A live, professional, year round theatre that is nationally known for presenting exciting dramas, musicals, new works, comedies, and children's shows on two stages. more

  • Virginia Western Theatre
    3099 Colonial Avenue Southwest
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    Located at Virginia Western Community College
    540-857-7271
    This delightful theatre company provides a schedule of year round theatrical performances which include a wide variety of musicals, comedies, and dramas. more

Art Exhibits

  • Art by Night
    Various Galleries - Downtown Roanoke
    Art by Night showcases Roanoke's thriving arts community, featuring diverse galleries and artists' studios in the downtown area. There are openings, demonstrations, refreshments, live music and face-to-face interactions with local artists. Occurs the first Friday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Sidewalk Art Show
    One Market Square
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Located at the Center in the Square
    540-342-5760
    Each June, this annual art show features approximately 200 regional artists exhibiting their recent works, with beautiful paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and more available for purchase.
    Sponsored By: Bank of America

Festivals & Fairs

  • Big Lick Blues Festival
    Elmwood Park
    540-342-2640
    Will feature great music, amazing food, contests, and more. more

  • Microfestivus
    Jefferson Street at Elmwood Park
    540-985-5900
    Will feature more than 120 different beers, great bands, and lots of food vendors.  more

  • Roanoke Fiddlefest
    7916 Williamson Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019
    Hollins University
    276-238-8130
    Will feature unbeatable workshops, concerts, jams, and more. more

Parades

  • Annual Vinton Christmas Parade
    311 South Pollard Street
    Vinton, VA 24179
    Downtown Vinton
    540-983-0613
    At 6 p.m., watch the bands, floats, cars, music, and see special guest, Santa Claus in the parade. There will also be a tree lighting ceremony, festive music & dancing, and an after-parade open house at the Vinton War Memorial.  more

  

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