Rock Out with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

joanjett“I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll.” –Joan Jett

Summertime seems to be synonymous with outdoor musical performances. Visitors from all over gather picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and cold drinks and join together to listen to their favorite musicians play in spite of the muggy heat of summer.

Roanoke, Virginia is a hub of musical talent, so it should come as no surprise that our city will be rocking out in a few weeks. August 20, 2015 will bring a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who “helped build the groundwork for America’s punk-rock scene with her hard-changing guitar prowess, altitudinal vocals and a string of anthems so positively vibrant, they could’ve been recorded yesterday.” If you haven’t guessed by now (or seen the title of this blog), we’re talking about Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

As part of a tour to promote their new album “Unvarnished,” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be performing in downtown Roanoke’s Summer Concert Series. Tickets for this concert are going quickly, so grab yours now, and don’t forget to book your room at a Shenandoah Valley Bed & Breakfast!

Fast Facts:

Where: Elmwood Park, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA

When: August 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $25 plus tax at the Berglund Center Box Office. $27 online.

Lodging: A BBHSV inn!