Top Smith Mountain Lake Events and Live Music in August (2024)

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Welcome to the ultimate guide for Smith Mountain Lake events in August!

Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on these fantastic events and live music at Smith Mountain Lake in August.

Here’s our top recommendations of things to do at Smith Mountain Lake this weekend and beyond.

Please note, this post is updated throughout the year as events are finalized so please check back often or sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to hear about everything going on at SML!

August 1, 2024

Texas Hold ‘em Poker: Enjoy two games of poker (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in this fun-filled weekly Poker League at Hot Shots Bar & Grill.

Bingo: Bingo night at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Karaoke: At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

August 2, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon.

Try Before You Buy: Free wine tastings at SML Fine Wines. 4-7 p.m.

Carter Mullins.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Shoobies: Live music at Goodhue Boat Company – Blackwater. 6-9 p.m.

Elizabeth Davidson: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

The Frequency: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

August 3, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Travis Reigh: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Annalyse Marie.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Patchwork Band: Live music at Goodhue Boat Company – Blackwater. 6-9 p.m.

Ben Trout: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Hoot & Holler: Our Stories. Out Loud: Live storytelling at The Coves Amphitheater. 7:30 p.m.

UBU the Band: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rhythm Section: Live music at Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. 

August 4, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 1 p.m.

Wood & Strings.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m.

Lyndsay Prillaman: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Karlee Raye: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2-5 p.m.

August 5, 2024

Trivia Night: At Magnum Point Marina. 6-8 p.m.

August 7, 2024

Moneta Farmers Market: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, bread, jams, jellies, and more, plus local artisans. Adjacent to the Moneta-SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road. 3-6 p.m.

August 8, 2024

Texas Hold ‘em Poker: Enjoy two games of poker (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in this fun-filled weekly Poker League at Hot Shots Bar & Grill.

Trivia with Wes Hale: Trivia night at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Karaoke: At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

August 9, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Try Before You Buy: Free wine tastings at SML Fine Wines. 4-7 p.m.

Travis Reigh.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 6-8 p.m.

Tim Martin: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Greensky Bluegrass: Live music at The Coves Amphitheater. 7:30 p.m.

The Dundies: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Donavon Frankenreiter: Live music at Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. 

August 10, 2024

Staff and volunteers welcome visitors to the SML Business Expo

Sunset Saturday

August 10, 2024

Live music and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards. 6-10 p.m.

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Justin Prillaman: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Christian Q..: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Big Mike & The Time Machine: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Marshall Morlock: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

August 11, 2024

Hunter Overstreet: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m.

Keith McFadden: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Annalyse Marie Duo: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2-6 p.m.

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 3 p.m.

Steel Drum Concert: Live performance by the SML Island Pan Steel Drum Band at the Skelton 4-H Center’s covered pavilion. Benefits SML Water Safety Council. 4-5:30 p.m.

August 12, 2024

Literary Lakers Book Club: Open meeting at the Moneta/SML Library. 3 p.m.

Trivia Night: At Magnum Point Marina. 6-8 p.m.

August 13, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

August 14, 2024

Moneta Farmers Market: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, bread, jams, jellies, and more, plus local artisans. Adjacent to the Moneta-SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road. 3-6 p.m.

August 15, 2024

Texas Hold ‘em Poker: Enjoy two games of poker (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in this fun-filled weekly Poker League at Hot Shots Bar & Grill.

Bingo: Bingo night at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Karaoke: At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

Oak Ridge Boys: Live music at Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. 

August 16, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Try Before You Buy: Free wine tastings at SML Fine Wines. 4-7 p.m.

Justin Prillaman: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Adam Mitchell: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

NashAngeles: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Boys: Live music at Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. 

August 17, 2024

Christian Q.: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Noah Spencer: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Jojo Stockton & Solacoustix: Live music at Goodhue Boat Company – Blackwater. 6-9 p.m.

The Meskos Electric Review: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Pizazz: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

August 18, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 1 p.m.

Christian Q.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m.

Noah Spencer: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Battle of the Bands: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. Noon to 6 p.m.

August 19, 2024

Trivia Night: At Magnum Point Marina. 6-8 p.m.

August 21, 2024

Wildlife Wednesday Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal, a tour down to the dam and a presentation by an SML State Park interpreter about the wildlife that call SML home. Noon.

Moneta Farmers Market: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, bread, jams, jellies, and more, plus local artisans. Adjacent to the Moneta-SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road. 3-6 p.m.

August 22, 2024

Karaoke: At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

Texas Hold ‘em Poker: Enjoy two games of poker (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in this fun-filled weekly Poker League at Hot Shots Bar & Grill.

Trivia with Wes Hale: Trivia night at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

August 23, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Try Before You Buy: Free wine tastings at SML Fine Wines. 4-7 p.m.

SML Live Music Fest 2024 Pre-party: Live music by Five Dollar Shake and Empty Bottles at Hot Shots Bar & Grill. Limited tickets. 6-11 p.m.

Music by Sunshine: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Asia Bronte Band: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Jackyl: Live music at Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. 

August 24, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Annalyse Marie Duo: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Karlee Raye: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Glen Shelton: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

August 25, 2024

Annalyse Marie.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m.

Marie Anderson: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 3 p.m.

Christian Q: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2-6 p.m.

August 26, 2024

Trivia Night: At Magnum Point Marina. 6-8 p.m.

August 27, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

August 28, 2024

Moneta Farmers Market: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, bread, jams, jellies, and more, plus local artisans. Adjacent to the Moneta-SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road. 3-6 p.m.

August 29, 2024

Texas Hold ‘em Poker: Enjoy two games of poker (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in this fun-filled weekly Poker League at Hot Shots Bar & Grill.

Bingo: Bingo night at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Karaoke: At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

August 30, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Try Before You Buy: Free wine tastings at SML Fine Wines. 4-7 p.m.

Justin Prillaman: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Elizabeth Davidson: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

Megan Doss Band: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

August 31, 2024

Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. Noon and 6 p.m.

Jessie Pugh: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 1-3 p.m.

Tate Tuck: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m.

Christian Q.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 5-7 p.m.

Dave Owens & Jodie Davis: Live music at Bottles & Bites. 6:30 p.m.

That 80s Show: Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

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Andie Gibson

PUBLISHER

Andie has been covering Smith Mountain Lake since 2000 for a variety of publications, including Smith Mountain Laker Magazine, The Roanoker, SML Visitor and Newcomer Guide, SML HOME Magazine and Life Outside. As a partner in G&C Ventures, LLC, she oversees all content for our suite of websites, including Smith-Mountain-Lake.com and LakeLubbers.com.

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