Virginia Tourism Awards 21 Local Music Festivals with Funds to Stimulate Economic Growth

April 4th, 2018

There’s nothing like those long summer days in Virginia, filled with barbecues, good friends, and of course – music festivals.

Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) has given sponsorships to 21 Virginia music festivals, a total of $201,550, as part of its 2018 Music Festival Sponsorship Program. The music festivals that received these sponsorships in 2017 reported 205,000 festival attendants, with around $34 million in economic impact to communities throughout the state. The goal of these grants is to promote the growth of Virginia music festivals, help stimulate the state’s economic growth, and to ensure that your summer is completely entangled with outdoor musical entertainment.

So pack up your sunglasses, folding lawn chair, and cooler full of your favorite warm-weather beverage.

Summertime music festival season has arrived.





Old Mill Concert Series May 4 – Nov. 2, 2018 Damascus Old Mill Inn
215 West Imboden Street
Damascus, VA 24236

Lime Kiln Theater Summer Concert Series May 4 – Sept. 22, 2018 Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Road
Lexington, VA 24450

Roots of American Music Concert Series at the Blue Ridge Music Center Saturdays – May through September, 2018 The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
Galax, VA 24333

Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Hills of Home Festival May 24-26, 2018 4235 Carter Stanley Highway McClure, VA 24269

Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival May 24-27, 2018 Pop’s Farm
675 Hobson Road
Martinsville, VA 24054

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival May 25-27, 2018 Chantilly Farm
2697 Franklin Pike SE
Floyd, VA 24091

Supernova International Ska Festival May 25-28, 2018 1781 Brewing Company
11109 Plank Rd
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553

HoustonFest June 8-9, 2018 601 S Main Street
Galax, VA 24333

Mountains of Music Homecoming June 8-16, 2018 See website for details on concert locations.

Funhouse Fest June 22-23, 2018 Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

326 Francis St. W
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Red Wings Roots Music Festival July 13-15, 2018
94 Natural Chimneys Lane
Mt. Solon, VA 22843

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival July 20-Sept. 2, 2018
221 Shrine Mont Circle 
Orkney Springs, VA 22845

FloydFest July 25-29, 2018 894 Rock Castle Gorge Road
Floyd, VA 24091

Carter Family Memorial Festival Aug. 3-4, 2018 The Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Inc.

3449 A.P. Carter Highway

Hiltons, VA 24258

Staunton Music Festival Aug. 10-19, 2018 Click here for a listing of concert venues.

LOCKN’ Aug. 23-26, 2018 Infinity Downs Farm
1510 Diggs Mountain Road
Arrington, VA 22922

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival Aug. 24-25, 2018 Town Point Park
120 West Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Appaloosa Roots Music Festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018 Skyline Ranch Resort
751 Mountain Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Bluegrass by the Bay Sept. 12-15, 2018 Skyline Ranch Resort
12014 Trails Lane
Gloucester, VA 23061

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 21-23, 2018 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201

The Festy Experience Oct. 5-7, 2018 Infinity Downs Farm
1500 Diggs Mountain Road
Arrington, VA 22922

For more information on music in Virginia, please visit

Written and released by Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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