Free Friday Night Concert

2017 PRE & POST RACE FESTIVAL INFO:

down-by-downtown-music-festival-logoMusic and running just seem to go well together, which is why we’ve partnered with the Down by Downtown Music Festival, a three day festival with music acts from all over the country.

The Down by Downtown Music Festival kicks off Thursday at multiple venues in downtown Roanoke, continuing with a FREE concert Friday evening in the Elmwood Park Amphitheater, followed by Saturday’s headliner LOTUS. So after you’ve crossed the finish line, head back to your hotel room (or home), shower, and then hobble back to Elmwood Park amphitheater for the final concert celebration – music, food, beer, and more.

Free Friday Night Concerts (April 21):

  • In addition to the live music taking place in a variety of downtown venues there is a free concert in the Elmwood Park Amphitheater. So after you’ve gone to packet pickup and checked into your hotel, wander down the street and enjoy some live music. This is also where the Pre-Race Vip Pasta Dinner takes place.
  • FREE CONCERT in Elmwood Park (start/finish line):
    • Gates open at 5:00pm.
    • 5:30PM:  MC Broom and the Jam (plus three more bands TBD)
    • Food truck and beer by Ballast Point and Parkway Brewing.

Check out the complete Down by Downtown Music lineup and learn how runners get discounted tickets to see the Saturday headliner.