All roads lead to Virginia during Festival season - and year round in fact. The Old Dominion has something for everyone, from the Woodstock wannabe, to the free-range flatfooter, to those with the stamina to survive the crowds, heat and security-barrier crush at a huge summer "'palooza".
But the music unites all with big and small festivals alike, including the American Music Festival in Virginia Beach, Bluegrass by the Bay in Gloucester, the Hampton Jazz Festival in Hampton, Lockn’ Festival near Wintergreen, Appaloosa Roots Music Festival in Front Royal, and the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, FloydFest, and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in southwest Virginia.
There's some kind of music festival nearly every weekend all over the state from before Memorial day to late October, with endless accompanying food, art, history and fun.
--- Fall Music Festivals You Can't Miss ---
September 11-15 in Gloucester - Four days of music at Bluegrass by the Bay Festival will include the East Coast Bluegrass Band Competition, Goldwing Express, Deer Creek Boys, Code Blue, and more!
September 20-22 in Bristol - The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul--a celebration of Bristol's heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music.
October 11-13 in Richmond -The Richmond Folk Festival features more than 30 performing groups on seven live music stages with continuous music and dance performances, along with a Virginia Folklife demonstration area, children's activities, a folk arts marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more.
October 26 in Ferrum - Looking for real roots? With three music stages, two dozen country foods, 50+ craftspeople, and much more, Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates western Virginia's folkways and rural life.
November 2 in Brookneal - Join us for the Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival at Red Hill... embracing the flavors and sounds of southern Virginia
--- MORE FESTIVALS BELOW ---