Rissi Palmer. Courtesy of Jimmy Bruch.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is presenting Rissi Palmer and Joe Troop & Friends for an evening of Southern country soul and Latingrass at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 23, in the outdoor amphitheater. The Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Galax.

While Palmer made her mark in country music, she is equally at home in R&B, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”

Highlights throughout her musical career include performances at The White House, New York’s Lincoln Center, and multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. She has shared stages with Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Chris Young, Charley Crockett, and many more.

Opening the show is Joe Troop & Friends. Troop is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter hailing originally from Winston-Salem, N.C. He is the founder of Che Apalache, the Grammy-nominated band he founded with his students. His debut solo album, Borrowed Time, features musical luminaries including Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien, and Charlie Hunter.

Both Palmer and Troop participated in the Blue Ridge Music Center’s recent Deep Roots, Many Voices online video series. These discussions included 10 roots-music and Americana artists talking about how race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity has informed and affected their musical careers.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org. Tickets can be purchased on the evening of the show at the admission gates.

Parking opens at 5:15 p.m. and is free. Admission to the amphitheater begins at 5:45 p.m.

The Bluffs will offer its signature food and beverages for purchase during the concert.

Rissi Palmer and Joe Troop & Friends
 7 p.m., Saturday, July 23
 Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, Va.
Tickets: $20, children 12 and younger admitted free of charge. Available at BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org.
Additional information: Call (866) 308-2773, ext. 212

Joe Troop. Couretsy of Kendall Atwater.