Wintergreen Performing Arts is a not-for-profit music organization located in Nelson County's Blue Ridge Mountains bringing a year-round program of education and entertainment to Central Virginia. The centerpiece of the program is the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival held in 2011 from July 6 to August 7 at Wintergreen Resort and featuring orchestra and chamber concerts, lectures, live theater, and film. The theme for 2011 is "Realms of Gold - A Mediterranean Odyssey" celebrating the diverse musical heritage of this region - the cradle of civilization. Other events include the 6th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest, wine festivals and an Oktoberfest. Major concerts take place in the Evans Center located on the cool mountain at Wintergreen.