Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
I-81 Exit 273. US 11 south, right on Rt 263 12 mi. Enjoy marvelous melodies in the great outdoors! Concerts held at historic hotel on select summer weekends. Pavilion & lawn seating. Big band, symphony, folk, bluegrass and country.
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY FIRST BANK
2013 Line Up:
The 50th Anniversary Season of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Friday, July 19, at 8 pm. An Intimate Evening with Dave Mason, with special guest Chatham Street. Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission lawn $34.
Dave Mason, co-founder of the band Traffic, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Famous for hits such as "Feeling All Right," "Only You Know and I Know," and "We Just Disagree," is touring an unplugged acoustic show with a trio that includes Jonathan McEuen, the son of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen. Chatham Street, based in the Shenandoah Valley, is Christal and Peter Prout. They have been finalists in songwriting competitions across the country. They have been nominated for multiple Whammie (Washington Area Music Association) awards.
Saturday, July 20th at 6 pm. Reserved Pavilion: $30; General Admission lawn: $25.
Bluegrass minifest, with Nothin' Fancy headlining. From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre, Nothin' Fancy. They won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association's award for Entertaining Group of the Year for three years in a row!
Friday, July 26 at 8 pm. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.
Classical masterworks that include Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which was played at the first Music Festival concert 50 years ago. The orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Zimmerman, has become "a force to be reckoned with" in symphonic music, according to the Washington Post.
Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Pops Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.
"An Enchanted Evening" of the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest conductor Luke Frazier leads the orchestra through an evening of show tune classics.
Saturday, August 3 at 8 pm. Kris Kristofferson Reserved Pavilion: $49; General Admission Lawn: $44.
Kristofferson is a musical and artistic legend. He is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. In addition to Country Music Association and Grammy awards, he is a Golden Globe winning actor. The author of "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down," is touring this summer to support his 28th album, "Feeling Mortal."
Friday, August 9 at 8 pm. Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission Lawn $34.
Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.
Saturday, August 31 at 7 pm. Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul Reserved Pavilion: $35; General Admission Lawn $30.
Ms. Ivers and her band are a huge favorite with SVMF audiences. First renowned as the fiddler for the world-wide River Dance sensation, her music, "suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle," according to the Washington Post.
Sunday, September 1, at 7 p.m.The artist for the final concert of the summer will be announced soon, Festival director Dennis Lynch said.
Tickets for those under 18 are $10 for all concerts. Tickets go on sale on May 20, Lynch said. There are no additional ticket fees, he said. "If we say a ticket costs $30, it costs $30," he said, "not $30 plus fees. Parking at the concert venue, the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center is free, he added.
Meet some old friends and make some new ones at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival! Go on-line, www.musicfest.org or contact the Festival office at 540-459-3396 to order your tickets!
Check www.musicfest.org for more details about great performers and the Festival in general!
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
Office located at
102 North Main Street
Contact: Dennis M. Lynch email@example.com
Orkney Springs, Va. is a tiny town located in Shenandoah County, the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Orkney Springs does not appear on most maps, but don't worry, it's easy to find! This charming resort town is within an hour's drive of Winchester (to the north) and Harrisonburg (to the south), and approximately 2 1/2 hours from the Washington D.C. and Richmond metro areas.
Traveling from the South:
Follow I-81 North to Shenandoah Caverns (Exit #269.) At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Caverns Road (Route 730) and travel .4 mile to a stop sign intersection. Take a left onto Old Valley Pike (Route 11) and travel 2.5 miles. Take a left onto Orkney Grade (Route 263) and travel another 13 miles to Orkney Springs.
Traveling from the North:
Follow I-81 South to Woodstock (Exit #283.) At the end of the off-ramp, turn right (west) on West Reservoir Road/VA-42 and travel approximately 13 miles to a stop sign intersection with Route 263. Turn right onto Orkney Grade (Route 263) and travel another 12 miles to Orkney Springs.