Fixture of Roanoke Music Scene 5 Points Seeks Urgent Funding To Buy Its Old Church Building

5 Points Music Sanctuary seeks to raise $300,000 before the end of this month in order to buy the church that’s become their home.

Patrons mill about the courtyard outside 5 Points Music Sanctuary, which is housed in an old church building in Roanoke's Old Southwest neighborhood. PHOTOS COURTESY OF 5 POINTS MUSIC SANCTUARY

For nearly six years, music has flowed out of an old brick church building on the edge of Roanoke’s Old Southwest neighborhood.

5 Points Music Sanctuary has become a beloved fixture of the city’s arts scene. In addition to hosting concerts, performances and private events, 5 Points offers music therapy and advocates for people with hearing loss and disabilities.

Now the sanctuary is at risk of going quiet.