Band Schedule - Thursday Night Live

Upcoming Band Schedule

The Taubman Museum of Art is proud to present live music from local musicians every Thursday evening for Thursday Night Live and every first Friday for Art By Night. Bands will perform in Norah's Cafe or on the adjacent patio from 5:30pm-8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.


September 18th  |  Adam Markham Duo

Adam Markham is an accomplished singer and acoustic guitarist based out of Roanoke, VA.

September 25th  |  Justin Craig Jazz Trio

Headliner Justin Craig is a classical and jazz guitarist who teaches guitar with his wife in Blacksburg, VA.

October 2nd  |  Cory Campbell Duo

Headliner Cory Campbell is a masterful blues/rock guitarist and vocalist whose music combines profound lyrics with a deep sensitivity to the human condition.  For more information, visit his website at

October 3rd  |  The Darkside Project

The Darkside Project is a Pink Floyd cover band based out of Roanoke, VA.  The group is comprised of Jonathan Barker (keyboards and vocals), Bruce Fickley (guitar), Will Henson (guitar and vocals), Nick Martin (drums and percussion), and Hoppie Vaughan (bass, bass Moog, and vocals).  For more information, visit their website at

October 9th  |  Star City SWAG

Star City SWAG plays classical jazz and vocals, paying homage to legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Carmen McCrae.  The group is comprised of Lenny Marcus (keys), Robert Vaughan (drums), Jeff Hofmann (bass), and Shawn Spencer (vocals).  For more information, visit their website at or on Facebook at

October 16th  |  Brian Mesko Trio

The Brian Mesko Trio plays a blend of jazz, blues, and rock and is headlined by Brian Mesko, a musician and teacher at the Music Lab at the Jefferson Center.  He currently lives with his wife and son in Roanoke, VA.  For more information, visit his website at

October 23rd  |  Cyrus Pace Duo

Cyrus Pace is a jazz aficionado who lives with his wife in Roanoke, VA.

October 30th  |  Ministers of Soul

The Ministers of Soul play classic soul, R&B, blues, and funk and are comprised of Hoppie Vaughan (guitar, vocals), Tom Hearn (drums), Jeff Hofmann (bass), James Pace (keyboard), Robert Vaughan (drums).

November 6th  | Biglick Boptet

The Biglick Boptet is a traditional jazz trio compromised of Jeff Hofmann on bass, Bruce Fickley on guitar, and Robert Vaughan on drums.  Check out their cover of “What are you doing the rest of your life?” performed at Blue 5 in Roanoke:

November 7th  |  TBA

November 13th  |  Runway Jones

Runaway Jones is a local rock band that covers music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Members Jonathan Barker, Danny Counts, Matt Holland, and Mike Maycock offer a variety of rock music that isn’t covered by other bands in the area.  Visit them on Facebook at

November 20th  | Dave Porter Duo

Dave Porter is an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who blends blues, rock, R&B, and americana into an eclectic musical style.  For more information, visit his website at

December 5th  |  The Floorboards

The Floorboards are a Roanoke-based rock ensemble that combine rock & roll with country roots.  For more information, visit their website at