About Down by Downtown:
The Spot on Kirk first opened under the non-profit umbrella of Down by Downtown Music, Inc. With more than 30 live music performances at over a dozen venues throughout the city, Down By Downtown (DxDT) is an annual celebration of Roanoke’s growing music scene. Participating venues host live music during a special weekend in April, many of which are free. DxDT was organized well over a decade ago as a part of Roanoke’s Creative Connectors Class. For the past several years DxDT has been run by the Blue Ridge Marathon organizers to provide live musical acts throughout the weekend of that annual event.