Our listening room is the heartbeat of our city and a stage for our community. If you feel a connection to live music, and especially to The Spot, we hope you’ll consider supporting us.
The Spot on Kirk is an intimate music venue and gathering place on Kirk Avenue in Downtown Roanoke that runs as a non-profit organization.
A wide variety of local and national musicians take the stage to provide a live-music experience like nowhere else. You name it, you’ll hear it at The Spot: folk, blues, Americana, singer-songwriter, hip-hop, R&B, and even Zydeco.
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“The Spot on Kirk has introduced me to local and regional acts that I listen to almost every day. It provides an intimate space to perfectly showcase the talents of its diverse performers. I had no idea how much talent there was in our community until I started going to The Spot!"
"The Spot on Kirk is a treasure. Access to the arts and a sense of community are at the core of any great city. Uniquely - and even in the midst of a pandemic, The Spot offers Roanoke both."
"The Spot on Kirk champions diversity and excels in supporting independent artists locally and abroad. If you ever want to see what is on the unfiltered cutting edge as far as the arts go in this region, it is definitely the place to go. Soul Sessions has been amplified to new audiences because of its partnership with The Spot on Kirk. I am personally grateful to The Spot for giving me opportunities and making me feel right at home, whether I'm promoting Soul Sessions Roanoke or I am playing with my band Harvest Blaque & Co."
"I love the intimacy of The Spot, with the volunteers and employees, and the musicians that come through the doors. It is a space that I feel very comfortable being by myself. A true treasure to our community."
"As a local performer that's still getting my feet wet, The Spot provides me with the opportunity to perform for a wider audience, whether it be online or in-person. It gives me the chance to perform on a stage among other solid talent. I'm grateful for the opportunities I've received to perform and grateful for The Spot's mission to support local artists."
"I was lucky enough to discover the Spot on Kirk a couple of summers ago. Turned out a traveling psychedelic band with a projectionist from Baltimore was playing. I made the show and it was awesome. I've since seen many great and eclectic artists come through. I used to think I had to go to Asheville or Raleigh to see really interesting bands, but now I can stay close to home and get a similar experience. I will always support The Spot to the extent I am able. It's a multimedia mecca and I have never been disappointed!"
"The Spot is an amazing music venue on quaint Kirk Avenue in Downtown Roanoke. It’s where wonderful people come to listen and share the magic of music. Your soul, brain, and heart will thank you!"