The first of four Car-B-Que events at the Virginia Museum of Transportation

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Car-B-Que kicked off the first in a series of entertaining events at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke Friday night. There was a little bit of everything for attendees to enjoy, from music and food to classic cars.

WFXR’s Chief Meteorologist John Carroll was there to sample the fun. He also had a chance to speak with some of the organizers of the event.

“The classic car, local car clubs are very supportive of the Transportation Museum and its mission down here to promote history and preserve history of the automobile,” said Tom Cox, Executive Committee Board Member of Virginia Museum of Transportation, in reference to the variety of classic cars provided by local car enthusiasts on display in the new entertainment venue at the Museum.

“We have Touch of Class featuring Jerome Claytor, Chef Claytor’s Dream On A Plate Food Truck. We have a beer garden, games for the kids. This helps us raise money to keep our doors open, basically, especially after Covid,” said Mendy Flynn, the Deputy Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

The Car-B-Que fun will continue into the fall with more bands, more food and more fun. Here’s the list of entertainers through October:

  • Aug. 20, featuring live music by Low Low Chariot
  • Sept. 17, featuring live music by Hoppie Vaughan & the Ministers of Soul
  • Oct. 1, featuring live music by the Jared Stout Band

In addition to the music and car show, each Car-B-Que will have a 50/50 raffle. runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and will have music, a car show, there will be a 50/50 raffle.

This is a family-friendly event, and each Car-B-Que is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Entry free per person is $5 with free admission for members of the Museum and children under the age of 12.

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