Oak Grove Pavilion closed out its 2012 summer music series Saturday night with a rousing performance of traditional music by Roscoe P and Coal Train, a Roanoke Valley-based string band.

From a season that began with the farewell concert by Upland Express and featured a record-breaking crowd at last week’s traditional appearance by Whitetop Mountain Band, the pavilion, operated by Zion Lutheran Church, continues to offer quality music for free.  Donations are accepted at intermission for local charities but there’s no admission costs, no stickers or armbands, and no one at the door with a hand out for money.

Whitetop Mountain Band’s appearance last week not only set an attendance record but also collected a record amount for charity.

Congratulations to Oak Grove for another season of proving that some places still exist in Floyd where it’s about the music, not money.