About ChopShop Live Roanoke

A live concert venue made of car parts

Our Story

Featuring 22,000 square feet of indoor and the outdoor entertainment, we at Roanoke ChopShop Live have teamed up with Randy Rogers to bring you our first live venue holding up to 1,300 people! Our state-of-the-art main stage is located right outside our retractable large garage doors, with an outdoor bar, seating and VIP suites! Every event night we run as two separate venues; live music venue on the outside featuring picnic tables for seating and inside a full service restaurant with our full menu including our famous Trash Can Nachos and The Fatty Burger. Live music venue doors open at 7pm, then live music starts shortly after that! We offer a variety of music from today jams, classic rock, to Texas country and 80’s jams! However, the fun doesn’t stop at the live music, football season is upon us and the Cowboys are taking over this bar! Come out and watch your favorite sports teams here on our big screen! Sound on for the games, your favorite team on one of our 20 tv’s with a nice cold local beer on tap or our Famous ChopShop Frozen Margarita, maybe even play a game or two of pool. So stop on by to ChopShop Live and get your fix.



Sean Clavir has been a staple on the national bar/restaurant/nightclub scene for more than 20 years. Sean worked for N9NE Group, which notably contributed four venues to Vegas’ Palms Hotel and Casino—N9NE Steakhouse, Skin Pool Lounge, Rain Nightclub and the Ghostbar. Clavir became the GM of Ghostbar. In 2006, He moved to Dallas to lead the launch of Ghostbar in the W Hotel in Victory Park. Ghostbar remained open until summer of 2012. Sean continues his quest in hospitality as a founding partner of Rock Libations. Proud father of Kalvin & Gannon.


Josh Babb has 20-plus years of restaurant operations experience. Before forming Rock Libations with his partners, Josh oversaw operations at Kenichi in Victory Park & Nove Italiano in Dallas. Before that, Josh based on his long history of success managing and working for restaurant groups such as Nordstrom restaurants and Brinker International. Proud father of Lauren, Cole & Morgan and known as Pappy to granddaughter Isabel.


Ken Johnsen has extensive general management, product-and-services development, sales and information technology industry expertise. He worked for IBM for 22 years where he managed a variety of profit-and-loss operations and achieved numerous company awards and promotions. He departed IBM as vice president and in the top 1 percent of IBM employees. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of three publicly traded companies. Proud father of two sons, Jack & Andrew.