Virginia is for Music Lovers

  • Bluegrass at Floyd Country Store

    The Crooked Road is Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail that connects major heritage music venues throughout the state.  Annual festivals, weekly concerts, live radio shows, and informal jam sessions  abound throughout the trail. The Floyd Country Store is a major venue on the road. 

    Folk festival

    The Richmond Folk Festival, a continuation of the National Folk Festival, celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and what everyone enjoys, food.

    Halifax Jazz and blues fest

    The Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival is just one of the many festivals highlighting this incredible music genre. 

    Gospel

    The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is an annual festival held on Ferrum College Campus where visitors have a chance to experience folk traditions through food, music, craft artisans, and antique shows. Glorious Band performs on the religious stage of the festival. 

    beach music

    Enjoy shopping, dining, and beautiful views of York River on Riverwalk Landing with their concert series.

    John Paul Jones arena

    John Paul Jones Arena is the largest multipurpose facility of its kind in the Commonwealth with a capacity of nearly 16,000. Other major concert venues bring big names to Virginia as well.

    floydFest rotator

    FloydFest is 4-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Check out other festivals throughout the state. 

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  • Beach Music WeekendVirginia's Music Scene boasts a broad array of genres - outdoor Beach and Bluegrass events in the warm-weather months, Orchestra and Opera at some of the nation's grandest concert halls, and Jazz and Blues at intimate big city nightclubs.

    Big Annual Festivals lasting a few weeks or an entire season include the Virginia Arts Festival April-June and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival July-August.

    Virginia's Music Roots span from the Appalachian Mountains to the shores of Hampton Roads, with some of the nation's biggest names growing up here, fine-tuning their musical talents and performing for the first time in front of fellow Virginians!

    Virginia's Music Venues provide music lovers hundreds of performances a year by world-famous musicians on stages around the state!