Richmond Folk Festival - Early October
Upcoming Big Names in Concert
The Crooked Road
FloydFest - Late July
Lockn Music Festival - Late August
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Mid-September
Virginia’s music scene boasts a variety of different genres such as bluegrass, country, gospel, R&B, rock and roll, jazz and folk, and more. Its music venues provide music lovers hundreds of performances a year by world-famous musicians on stages around the state.
Get to the music!
Virginia hosts a variety of events to showcase its rich musical history. There are several popular festivals around the state that take place year-round such as the American Music Festival, Lockn’ Festival, Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, FloydFest, and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, along with numerous smaller music festivals.
The state capital also has its share of exciting acts. Richmond is home to a trendy art and music scene that celebrates a multitude of diverse talent. Large venues such as the National and the Broadberry welcome various performers of all genres. Small spots such as the Camel, the Tin Pan and Balliceaux host creative emerging bands, musicians, and local artists. Charlottesville, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach are all hot spots to find music throughout the year.
A major highlight of music in Virginia is The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. This road encompasses almost 300 miles of spectacular natural landscape. There are 19 counties, four cities and 54 towns while traveling through this path. The goal of the trail is to acknowledge the state’s deep ties to its bluegrass and country music roots.
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