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Virginia is for Music Lovers

Virginia’s music scene boasts a variety of different genres such as bluegrass, country, gospel, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, folk, and more. Learn about the Commonwealth's rich music heritage from The Crooked Road in Southwest Virginia to Hip Hop in Hampton Roads. Diverse music venues ranging from historic concert halls to small intimate settings, provide music lovers across the state with hundreds of performances a year by world-famous musicians.

Know before you go! Please wear a mask or face covering when indoors and observe Virginia’s current safety guidelines when you travel.

Virtual Music Experiences

  • Stay safe and socially-distanced, but still enjoy the incredible musical diversity shown across the state. Check here for frequent new events.
  • While you can't crowd in with 1000 of your closest friends now, you can find out Where to Catch Live Music Digitally in Virginia.
  • Check out some of Virginia's best up-and-coming talent through a virtual celebration of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Watch now.

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Here you'll find a variety of year-round events showcasing Virginia's rich musical history such as the American Music Festival, LOCKN’ Festival, Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention, FloydFest, Richmond Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival along with a countless number of smaller music festivals. Please note: Many music festivals and concerts in music venues across the state have been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Whether you go to a small club, attend a symphony, follow Virginia’s Crooked Road Music Trail, groove to some jazz or rock out at a festival, you can still feel that same passion and energy in every Virginia performance.

 

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