Virginia is hailed as the birthplace of country music, and without a doubt is home to Bluegrass legends and contemporary virtuosos. Check out the trailers below for the new Ken Burns documentary, "Country Music", and "Fiddlin'" , an award winning film celebrating the massive Galax Fiddler's convention.
And Virginia’s music scene boasts a variety of different genres such as bluegrass, country, gospel, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, folk, and more. 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.
Virginia also hosts a variety of events year-round to showcase its 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.
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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.
Find all you need to plan your Virginia music getaway below.