Martin's Downtown Bar & GrillApril 12, 2015 8:00 PM
413 1st Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
In order to escape a fate of youthful boredom, four high school friends living in New England got together in 2001 to record the LP 365 Day Weekend under the name Ballyhoo! The record's party reggae vibe opened doors for the guys in the band to perform at countless house parties and, in the process, develop its sound to be more distinct from its inspirations. By the time Ballyhoo! had released its second album it has embarked on full tours with acts like 311 and Slightly Stoopid.
With a definitive voice and a knack for songwriting, Alan Jackson has carved out an impressive role for himself in country music as one of the industry's leading voices. Though some might shun the Southern Gentleman for speaking his mind and singing about the simpler things in life, fans know Jackson's just being true-to-heart.