Are you still making plans with your friends from the apartment in Roanoke for New Year’s Eve? Well, if is live music you are interested in, here are the local listings for some hot spots around Roanoke.
Southern Culture on the Skids
With Henson (America's Oldest Living Boy Band). One can be sure of two things here: house-rocking music will prevail, and fried chicken will be eaten.
Details: 9 p.m. Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke.
A Washington-based band does reggae versions of Beatles tunes. Yellow Dub is an extra fine live act that will have you dancing into 2012.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke.
Hear some hot blues grooves and guitar licks aplenty from Beard, son of a blues guitarist whose friends included Buddy Guy and Matt "Guitar" Murphy.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke.
Ringing in the new year with Grass Monkey promises to be a rollicking riot.
Details: 10 p.m. Awful Arthur's, downtown Roanoke. Free.
Roanoke's Biggest New Year's Eve Party
With The Kings and Project 4, both featuring Josh Shilling and William Penn Band
Details: 7 p.m. (prime rib buffet) Hotel Roanoke.
New Year's Eve Countdown Party
Featuring Khemistry, The BLTD Band. Two high-quality bands are in the house at Thelma's, closing out 2011. A breakfast buffet is included among the tasty doings.
Details: 9 p.m. Thelma's Chicken & Waffles, Roanoke.
The Roanoke Valley's premiere party band fires it up.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur's, Towers Shopping Center, Roanoke.
Keith Bryant & IronHorse
This popular country act can lay it down, honky-tonk style or pop.
Details: 9 p.m. Watusy's Harvest House, Roanoke.
Hear classic and modern rock - including Pink Floyd, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains - and some originals.
Details: 9 p.m. Screamers Bar & Grill, Radford. Free.
A favorite in the pop and country covers world gives you a party.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Bravos, Roanoke.
New Year's at the Landing
With Ben Trout Trio
Trout and his cohorts play classic rock, blues and soul that grooves like mad.
Details: 8:30 p.m. The Landing Restaurant & Bruno's GastroPub, Moneta. Free admission to the pub.
Big Thunder Rumblefish
It's a reunion for this raw and funky outfit.
Details: 9:30 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free.
One of Pomegranate Restaurant's mainstays will be onstage.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Pomegranate Restaurant, Troutville. $50 with five-course meal, champagne toast; $10 with New Year's Eve menu.
Seven Mile Ford
Country and pop band hits one of Roanoke's newest joints.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Breaktime Billiards and Saloon, includes champagne, snacks, party favors.
Charlie Hamill Group
Hamill and his musical pals will surely sling some classic rock and pop, maybe even an original or two.
Details: 10 p.m. Fork in the Alley, Roanoke.
New Year's Band Bash
Featuring Doghouse, Brian Gray, Smooth Groove Movement. Dig into some music and some Astro Dogs as '11 fades away.
Details: 8 p.m. Fork in the City, Roanoke. Free.
An alt-rock/grunge cover band at the Pot.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot, Roanoke. $7.
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