Keeping the Blues alive in Southwest Virginia




Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival


Atlanta Blues Rocker Tinsley Ellis returns to Roanoke to headline the 10th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival!!! That's right!! The man that headlined the first festival for us is coming back to help us celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!!!

Also on the bill is The Southwest Virginia Blues All Stars and Red Dirt Revelators, our contest winners from last year

Also, we'll have the 2015 Blues Contest with 8 Blues bands competing to represent the Blue Ridge Blues Society at the 2016 International Blues Challenge that is held in Memphis, Tennessee every year!!

Plus we are adding a Friday night kick-off concert and a BBQ Competition during the Blues Contest!! So you can see we are amping it up for our 10 Year Anniversary and we hope you will be there to help us celebrate!!!

More festival info HERE. Buy advance tickets online at the Jefferson Center

The U.S. Foods Food Fanatics BBQ Masters Throwdown!!  So, you think you can BBQ?! Well prove it by entering our competition!! We're giving away a bunch of cash, some trophies and of course you'll get braggin' rights!!

BBQ information HERE

BBQ entry form HERE

Hotel Roanoke rooms at a discount!  The BRBS as has arranged for a number of discounted rooms at Hotel Roanoke for Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th. Their rooms are normally around $200 a night after taxes and everything and they are giving us a small block of rooms for $115 until July 1st. After that they will release them back into general inventory, so they need to book before July 1st!!! Here's some info and a link: 

If you would like to book a discounted room at Hotel Roanoke please use this online booking link to reserve a guest room via the internet.  You will need to select "ATTENDEE" from the drop down box.  There are no access codes to enter:

OR by phone - Guests will simply need to indicate that they are part of the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival room block, by calling the hotel directly toll free at 1-866-594-4722 or 540-985-5900; between the hours of 8:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Friday. During these hours you will be able to speak with one of our on-site reservation agents.