On Saturday April 16th, 2016, New Orleans-based funk band GALACTIC takes to the Elmwood Park Amphitheater as the grand finale of the Down by Downtown Music Festival in Roanoke, VA. DxDT 2016 also welcomes the "Acid Cowboy" rock tones of Nashville's OJR & the Funktronic, Breakbeat, Soul-Jazz style of Baltimore's FAKE FLOWERS REAL DIRT. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Children 12 and under FREE.
This show will fall smack dab in the middle of the GALACTIC's "Into the Deep Tour 2016", who's brand new album includes heavy hitters like, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Maggie Koerner, Brushy One String, Charm Taylor and unless you've been under a rock recently, you've heard their title track, Into the Deep all over the airwaves (hopscotch, double dutch goin' fishin) featuring the uber talented, Ms. Macy Gray.
"Down by Downtown is a three-day celebration of music with concerts at Elmwood Park Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday nights (4/15-4/16), as well as live music nightly in 5 venues in downtown Roanoke alongside the Big Lick Music Conference. More than 50 acts will perform throughout the week and at the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon finish line.