Main Stage Performers (2022)

Friday

Off Our Rockers

Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Off Our Rockers are an energetic group of long-time Blacksburg residents who enjoy great old rock and roll, and aren't ready yet to sit on our rockers, watching the sunset. We play fun music from the past, and love when people get up and dance and sing along with us. We're sure to get your adrenaline flowing.

Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks

Friday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks bring a wide range of musical stylings and genres to the stage with one through line - it’s all entirely improvised! Brian McKee on percussion and John Rardin on bass provide a solid rhythmic platform for Seph to take advantage of; this allows him to dip into his original music and old favorites, while the band weaves in and out of blues, funk, rock, R&B, hip hop, alternative, and whatever they may have heard on the radio on the way to the performance. Each show is guaranteed to be unique and energetic, and offers a little something for everyone to enjoy!

Cinémathèque

Friday 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Cinémathèque is a surf rock / exotica dance band that comes to life with unique world rhythms and familiar themes on guitar, keys, bass, drums, horns, and aux percussion.

Jared Stout Band

Friday 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Bringing the beat of the mountains to the rhythm of everyday blues, The Jared Stout Band is an alt-country powerhouse based out of southwestern Virginia. Formed in 2018 after the release of “Home”, they became an area favorite, winning the regional 2020 Rockn to Lockn competition. Bringing energetic and soulful originals, Stout's powerful voice fronts a group of dynamic musicians that makes a performance like no other. With their sophomore album set to release Fall ‘22, The JSB is no show to miss.

Deau Eyes

Friday 9:45 PM - 10:45 PM

Performing in Blacksburg with a five-piece band, Deau Eyes' performances are sometimes loud and punky and sometimes subdued and sweet, varying from song to song. As a spectator, you understand the emotion of the music as much from her captivating presence as you do through her skillfully crafted song lyrics. When the floor is hers, she is disarmingly earnest.

Deau Eyes’ sophomore album Legacies — a sprawling, majestic exploration of what it means to “leave things behind that have integrity and meaning” — began when one of her exes called her up, asking if she wanted to go to Moscow with him in a couple of years and hop on a train to Beijing. Part of her loved the idea, but an older, wiser part knew that wasn’t her anymore. 
 She turned this personal inflection point into “Moscow in the Spring,” a dreamy pop number haloed in the hazy glow of starry synths and tinkling sleigh bells. Thibodeau wanted the song to sound like “an Icelandic airport… like you’re in a waiting room and you’re going somewhere really exciting.” 
 Recorded between her closet and the respective home studios of co-producers Scott Lane and DJ Harrison, Legacies came together with more intention than the flash-bang intensity of her Let It Leave debut, which was taped in a matter of days with longtime friends Jacob Blizard and Collin Pastore (known for their work with Lucy Dacus, illuminati hotties, and Julien Baker). Over the course of four months, Thibodeau spent her days waitressing, then would rush over to Lane’s studio to craft the sounds of Legacies deep into the night. The resulting 10-song set is an undeniably cinematic journey, informed by her love of artists from Brandi Carlile to Emily King to Fiona Apple.

Saturday

Panjammers

Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Blacksburg's steel drum orchestra brings the music of the Caribbean to Virginia. The PanJammers perform a range of styles, including calypso, reggae, jazz, Latin, and funk, on hand-crafted instruments from Trinidad. Enjoy the sounds of the islands right here in the New River Valley.

Jstop Latin Soul

Saturday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Jstop Latin Soul is an exciting Afro-Cuban Jazz project based in Roanoke, VA & features the area's finest musicians. Their fiery blend of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Rumba, Salsa & Cha-Cha will keep you moving!

Lua Flora

Saturday 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lua Flora is the soundtrack of your favorite daydream. The Asheville, NC-based group’s sun-kissed melodies are rooted in the harmonies of Appalachia, rhythms of the West Indies, and lyricism of American folk. Releasing a collection of singles, Lua Flora has collaborated with Sons of Paradise, Richard Vagner, Victor Rice, and Karl Vincent Roth (of Satsang). With stellar reviews from publications such as Face the Current and Top Shelf Music, the outfit has established its unique yet home-like voice.

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Honest Debts

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Since their formation in Richmond, Virginia back in 2017, Honest Debts has established a unique sound characterized by riff-driven rock & roll steeped in funk, soul, americana, and the blues. Their recorded catalog flows like a curated playlist showcasing diverse musical influences presented with the instrumental prowess of a jam band and lyric-driven songwriting.

Music Road Co

Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Music Road CO, a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion. This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin’!! Where does Music Road Co finds its inspiration? And why does it connect so perfectly with audiences of all ages and backgrounds? The answer might lie in their widespread roots. Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries. Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them!

Yam Yam

Saturday 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

YAM YAM formed in late 2015, coming together from playing in an assortment of local bands in central PA. The band is inspired by 1970s soul music, New Orleans roots of jazz music, and modern/vintage funk and jam music. YAM YAM features raw instruments and captures a high-energetic sound. YAM YAM is Mike Dempsey on keys, Jason Mescia on saxophone, Xander Moppin on bass, Tom Fuller on guitar, and Tyler Fuller on drums.

The band released its debut, self-titled album in late 2018 and upon its release, it charted on Billboard Jazz Albums section at No. 17. The band has opened for Lotus, Dopapod, and Keller Williams among others and has been featured in NepaScene, LiveForLiveMusic, TheBurg, and Burg in Focus.