Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Henderson Lawn

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. 

Root Down is a collection of jazz enthusiasts from southwest Virginia. They are a diverse group of musicians who have worked together in various settings for the past decade. The more recent “Root Down” group aspires to bring their love of jazz, funk, & and blues to audiences and venues throughout the region.

The quartet consists of Justin Craig-guitar, Doug Norton-keys, Brian Peters-drums & Nick Romantini-bass. This performance will include special guest Bruce J. Coluccio on alto sax. Be prepared for some groovy tunes complete with plenty of surprises due to the improvisatory nature of this group.

Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2022 Summer Arts Festival.  All events are free. For more information, contact Richard Masters at

Other Friday Night Outdoor Concerts:
July 8 The Domino Band
July 15 Gerry Timlin
July 29 The Lua Project