We are an independent show guide. Resale ticket prices may be above face value.

Best Jazz & Blues in Roanoke

Bonnie Raitt at Berglund Center Coliseum

Bonnie Raitt

Singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt did not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time. Her tenth album, it rocketed her into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first committed her unique blend of blues, rock, and R&B to vinyl. More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in pop rock music with 16 albums and nine Grammy Awards.

Buddy Guy at Berglund Center Coliseum

Buddy Guy

One of the musical inspirations for guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Jimmy Page, this American blues guitarist is considered to be one of the greatest axemen of all time. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, and, as if that isn't enough, Eric Clapton once called him "without a doubt the best guitar player alive". Enough said.

Tab Benoit at Academy Center of the Arts

Tab Benoit

Blues stalwart Tab Benoit hits the road with his extensive back catalog of tunes this year! A double B.B King Entertainer of the Year award holder (the highest accolade afforded to musicians on the Blues genre), five-time Blues Music Award winner and three-time Grammy award nominee Tab Benoit is one of the most influential blues artists of the last 20 years. Don't miss him when he arrives in your town!