Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. The band’s first public performances were at a benefit at Trax Nightclub in March and at the City of Charlottesville’s Earth Day Festival in April. Dave Matthews Band went on to become international sensations and have sold more than 30 million albums wordwide.
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. 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.
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