Down by Downtown Lowers Ticket Prices Thanks to Support from Wells Fargo
ROANOKE, Va. (March 6, 2018) – The Down by Downtown Music Festival features two firsts in 2018.
National touring act moe. is coming to Roanoke for the first time and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation is expanding the reach of DxDT as well as providing lower ticket prices for festival-goers.
The partnership with Wells Fargo provides access to three days of live music all over downtown Roanoke with reduced prices for the Down by Downtown All-Access Pass. Originally $75, the All-Access Pass gets music lovers into 12 venues plus the moe. show without additional cover charges.
Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, the price of the All-Access Pass has dropped to $50.
“Down by Downtown is an opportunity to explore over a dozen venues in Roanoke and maybe discover something new. Our goal is that downtown will be alive with music for three days with free and paid events,” said Julia Boas, events manager for the Roanoke Outside Foundation. “With a mix of genres – from acoustic sets to block parties to headliner moe. – there’s something for everybody to have a good time.”
One of the key components of the All-Access Pass is a ticket to moe. on April 21 at Elmwood Amphitheater. moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. With 20 years of touring and just as many albums under its belt, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art. Rolling Stone calls moe. a “legendary jam band,” and shows are as much fun to watch as listen to.
The partnership between Down by Downtown and Wells Fargo is part of a larger regional economic development initiative of the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside Foundation, with a goal to add to the vitality of the community and in the process help attract talent and business investment to the Roanoke Region of Virginia.
Since 2009, Roanoke Outside has been changing the region’s narrative to one that plays to its strength, the outdoor lifestyle. We’ve also been working to change the culture to that of a community that will be attractive to young professionals – a healthy active community with vibrant nightlife that includes live music and diverse food offerings.
The Down by Downtown Music Festival coincides with the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon on April 19-21, 2018, and seeks to showcase our community’s strengths. The marathon brings runners from more than 10 countries and 46 states to experience the beauty of Roanoke while competing in America’s Toughest Road Marathon. Down by Downtown is a three-day music festival overflowing with energy with more than 20 shows at 12 venues.