Virginia is for lovers. And this summer, the Shenandoah Valley is the place to be for music lovers. With a wide variety of festivals to choose from featuring tunes from just about every genre you can imagine, you’re sure to find an event that will be music to your ears.
Shenandoah Valley Music Festivals List
This family-friendly festival started by The Steel Wheels honors roots music as well as outdoor activities like hiking, biking and camping. Held at Mount Solon in the Shenandoah Valley, the event features four stages with live music from local, regional and national acts. This year’s lineup includes: Punch Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Elephant Revival, Nikki Lane, Shook Twins, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sara – Sarah – Aoife, The Wood Brothers and many more.
For more than 50 years, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has provided great music programming and education during the summer months in Virginia. What started as a showcase for symphonic music has now expanded into national acts of all genres, plus winners of Grammy, Tony and Emmy awards. This year’s stellar lineup includes: Smash Mouth, Jackie Evancho, Unite Air Force Strings, Gimme Abbey, The Oak Ridge Boys and The Lettermen along with many more top artists and musicians.
Celebrate the cultures of the Valley with a three-day fundraising festival featuring the talents of regional musicians. Artists scheduled to play this event include: The Hillbilly Gypsies, Dangermuffin, The Halftime String Band, Driftwood, The Judy Chopss, Hook & Bullet and others.
The Staunton Music Festival is one of Virginia’s most popular summer events—and it’s been entertaining, inspiring and charming audiences for the past 18 years. For ten days, audiences are treated to dazzling classical performances and innovative selections of chamber music from the Renaissance to modern day. Smithsonian magazine has named Staunton as one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” Be sure to visit and you’ll see why the Blue Ridge Mountains are so appealing.