Welcome to Elmwood featuring Sheryl Crow

Elmwood Park • Presented by the City of Roanoke
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

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On Thursday, July 31st, make plans to be at the City of Roanoke's Welcome to Elmwood Concert featuring Sheryl Crow and opening performer Caitlyn Smith! Come out and enjoy an evening concert in the new Elmwood Park.

This is Crow's first appearance in Roanoke and it is the perfect opportunity to see what the newly renovated 5,800-square-foot Elmwood Park amphitheater is capable of!

"The amphitheater and amenities at Elmwood Park were built with the intentions of hosting numerous local fundraising festivals and activities, but from the grand scheme, this venue also has the capacity to host larger scale signature events.  We're absolutely excited that our citizens will be able to experience Sheryl Crow's amazing talents in this new state-of-the art venue right in the heart of downtown Roanoke,” says Steve Buschor, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Roanoke.

 

Sheryl Crow – What Ticket Holders Need to Know

In anticipation of the City of Roanoke’s Welcome to Elmwood Park concert featuring Sheryl Crow on Thursday, July 31, the city would like to provide additional details about the event.

Ticket holders are encouraged not to line up prior to 2 p.m. at the designated entry points to the park, which will be on Bullitt Avenue at Jefferson Street, and Franklin Road.  Gates to the park will open at 4 p.m.  Gates to get into the amphitheater will open at 5 p.m.  Upon entry, a wristband will be provided. Ticket holders will also be subject to a bag check. 

Items not allowed into the park:

  • No food or beverage (except for unopened bottles of water)
  • Coolers
  • Chairs/tents/umbrellas

Food and beverages including beer will be available for sale inside the park.  Food vendors will include On the Rise, Martin’s Downtown, Macado’s, 202 Market, Blues BBQ Co., First & Sixth, and Fork in the Road.  Budweiser will provide assortments of beer. Ticket holders over the age of 21 wishing to purchase beer will need to get a wristband at a designated ABC ID checking tent.  Beer will be sold through 9 p.m.

Ticket holders are also encouraged to bring cash.  ATM’s will not be accessible during the event.

No photography of any kind is allowed during the Sheryl Crow performance.  This includes “throw away” cameras with or without detachable lenses, video cameras, and especially cell phone cameras.

Once inside the park, ticket holders will not be allowed to leave and re-enter.

Those wishing to park nearby are encouraged to utilize the many parking options around facility.

Parking will be available after 5 p.m. at no charge at the following Park Roanoke locations:

  • Elmwood Park Garage, located at 402 Williamson Road
  • Elmwood Lot, located at 197 Bullitt Avenue
  • Williamson Lot, located at 206 Williamson Road

Parking is also available in Market Garage, 25 Church Avenue, after 4 p.m. for a $2.00 flat rate, pay on entry.

As a reminder, many people will be coming in and out of the city on the day of the concert for work and other activities.  Please allow ample time to park and get to the venue. Elmwood Park is ADA accessible.  There will be seating options for handicapped individuals.

Details listed above are subject to change.  Additional announcements may be made accordingly.

For more information, contact Timothy Martin, public information specialist for the City of Roanoke, at 853-6428 or timothy.martin[at]roanokeva[dot]gov.

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Feels Like Home may be the most focused album I’ve ever made,” Sheryl Crow says of her debut album for Warner Bros. Records, the label based in Music City where Crow choose to settle and raise her children years ago. “All of my albums have had a few different styles going on in them, and this album definitely has a few different takes on what country music means to me, but not calculatedly so. First and foremost, I just wanted to make sure that for this album I wrote about were things that I really knew about – subjects that hit close to home.

Full of great storytelling and featuring some of the most a powerful and heartfelt vocal of Crow’s career, Feels Like Home is literally an album that this proud daughter of Kennett, Missouri was born to make. “Country music is rightly suspicious of artists who jump on a bandwagon, but in my case, this world in Nashville really does feel like home.  I grew up three and a half hours from Nashville, and my parents just moved out of the home that I grew up in recently. So I grew up in a community that was all farmland and churches and school and a town square. So country is where I come from, and that’s the kind of life I wanted to give my kids, and you can find that sort of life here in Nashville. Even though Nashville has so much more to offer, there is still a small town feel that I love.”

As Crow recalls, “Back when I was growing up, the outside world wasn’t much of our experience, and that’s different now. But we grew up with two radio stations that played country, and now the world is much more connected wherever you are.  Clearly, I’m also a girl who loves to rock and fell hard for the Rolling Stones and Dylan – but you’ll notice my favorite rockers also had close ties to country music too. And I’ve loved being part of the community here in Nashville, and the fact that my kids are growing up inside of that community.  For me, it’s been amazing to not only be around so many other artists and music people who go to church together, and support each other’s school fundraisers, and basically have a real sense of community here.”

Continue reading at www.sherylcrow.com


CAITLYN SMITH

Caitlyn Smith has been described as one of Music City’s hottest up-and-coming songwriters. A Minneapolis native, Smith started singing at the age of 7, began playing guitar and writing original songs by the age of 11, and hasn’t stopped since.

By the age of 20, Smith had released three independent records. Her undeniable ability to grab someone by the heart strings with only a guitar and her astounding voice proves to be an experience one will not soon forget. In 2010, Caitlyn moved to Nashville and signed on as a staff songwriter with Brett James’ Cornman Music/Stage Three Music Inc.

Within the first few months of signing the deal, Smith garnered a cut with platinum selling artist, Jason Aldean. Her songs have also been used in a variety of TV shows and will be on the acclaimed primetime series NASHVILLE airing Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Smith has toured with the likes of Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson and written songs recorded by artists Cassadee Pope “Wasting All These Years,” Danielle Bradberry “Heart of Dixie,” Rascal Flatts “Let It Hurt,” Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton “Can’t Make Old Friends,” and Sarah Darling “Home To Me.” Please visit www.caitlynsmith.com for more information. Please visit www.DowntownRoanoke.org for more event information.