16 May, 2021

Virginia Music Festivals 2021 Status

Due to COVID-19, many music festivals and live music venues have postponed their events to later dates or canceled them completely. While the vaccinations continue, other festivals continue as planned. Keep an eye on this page for updates on whether your favorite Virginia music festival is still taking place.


Status: Still scheduled for July 21-25, 2021
One of Virginia's biggest and best music festivals, FloydFest is a five-day festival in the mountains of Floyd. Participants can camp in the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the festival and enjoy live music with over 100 performers on eight stages, outdoor adventure, local vendors offering everything from artisan goods, workshops, healing arts seminars and children activities .

Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Status: Tentatively scheduled for July 9-11, 2021

Redwing Roots Music Festival
The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is held in scenic Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, is a family-friendly event that combines bluegrass and folk music. Multiple stages allow a wide variety of regional and national bands to continuously play different genres throughout the festival, and there are also plenty of organized outdoor events such as bike rides, hiking, fun runs, and interactive kids' activities.

Rooster walking

Status: Festival canceled for 2021. Rooster Walk Reunion, a three-day festival at Pop's Farm, will take place October 8-10, 2021.

The Schedule Walk Music and Arts Festival offers musical performances in a variety of genres, including bluegrass, rock, reggae, jazz, country and Americana – all in a family-friendly environment. In addition to music, explore various stalls of vendors to partake in arts and crafts.

Virginia Arts Festival

Status: Shifted to different dates in 2021.

  • Virginia International Tattoooriginally scheduled for April 15-18, 2021 at the Norfolk Scope Arena, will now take place June 3-6, 2021 at Old Dominion University's Kornblau Field in S.B. Ballard Stadium.
  • Williamsburg Live still scheduled for June 19, 2021.

Virginia International Tattoo

Every year, the Virginia Arts Festival, brings & # 39; the world's greatest performers to stages in the Hampton Roads area. It is the big event Virginia International Tattoo, which pays tribute to the US military. Presented in the great tradition of the world's oldest tattoos, this tattoo is an all-American show of patriotism and pride – an international sensation.

Patriotic festival

Status: 2021 Festival canceled; moved to 2022

On the last weekend of May, Virginia Beach hosts the Patriotic festival, an annual event honoring our military personnel and their families. The Patriotic Festival is a three-day event featuring country music star concerts, military exhibits, and displays.

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

Status: Still scheduled for July-Sept. 2021

Held over summer weekends at Shrine Mont's beautiful historic retreat and conference center, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has brought countless talented musicians to the region, with past artists including LeAnn Rimes, Bruce Hornsby and The Temptations.

Hampton Jazz Festival

Status: 2021 Festival canceled; new dates June 24-26, 2022

The annual Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the best blues, soul, pop and jazz artists in the country. Every June, tens of thousands of loyal fans from all over the country gather in Hampton to take part in this three-day celebration.


Status: Festival 2021 canceled, rescheduled to June 10-11, 2022

Held annually in memory of young local musician Houston Caldwell, HoustonFest is a two-day Southwest Virginia festival featuring over 30 bands, with musical genres ranging from Bluegrass to Gospel. In addition to the music, skilled artisans and local vendors have workshops and sell homemade goods.

The Convention of Galax Old Fiddlers

Status: Tentatively scheduled for August 9-14, 2021

Galax Old Fiddlers Convention

The oldest and largest violinist festival in the world, the The Convention of Galax Old Fiddlers pays homage to the region's rich culture and roots of mountain music. Since 1935, this festival has introduced musicians and bluegrass fans from all over the world to the sound that characterizes the Blue Ridge Mountains. After more than 80 years, the festival is still one of the most affordable, fun events anywhere on the East Coast, offering a family-friendly vacation option for those who want to learn more about Southwest Virginia's extensive musical background.

Something in the water

Status: 2021 Festival canceled

Pharrell Williams Music and Culture Festival in Virginia Beach, Something in the water, takes place on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and features a tremendous amount of national touring artists and plenty of homegrown talent across a variety of genres, including hip-hop, R&B, rock, and many others.

Richmond Jazz and Music Festival

Status: Dates for 2021 to be determined.

Richmond Jazz Festival in Maymont

Experience & # 39; the world's finest jazz and r & b music set against the beautiful rolling hills of Maymont's historic grounds.

Staunton Music Festival

Status: Still scheduled for August 13-22, 2021

The Staunton Music Festival brings together 60 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 20 concerts at historic locations in the center of Staunton. Daily concerts range from eclectic and medieval chamber music to world premieres performed by vocalists and instrumentalists from across Europe and the U.S. There are also free pre-concert calls and special offers with numerous downtown restaurants and hotels.

Blue Ridge Music Center summer concert series

Status: The Summer Concert Season 2021 is scheduled for Saturday in June-September.

The Blue Ridge Music Center Galax features a state-of-the-art amphitheater on the Blue Ridge Parkway and hosts concerts every weekend from June to September.

LOCKN 'Festival

Status: Still scheduled for October 1-3, 2021

The LOCKN 'Festival is a four-day music festival taking place at Infinity Downs Farm with an emphasis on music from jam bands, camping, outdoor activities, regional food, drink and artisans. LOCKN 'is one of Virginia & # 39; s largest music festivals and many of the artists perform over several days and can be seen in unique and exciting artist combinations.

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

Status: Still scheduled for September 10-12, 2021

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

A three-day festival along State Street in the center of Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion celebrates Bristol's heritage as the birthplace of country music, home to some of the most remarkable and influential music recordings ever made. During the festival, catch more than a hundred bands playing on 19 stages and filling the streets of Bristol with Americana, country, bluegrass, rock, blues and several other genres that originated in the Bristol Sessions.


Status: Scheduled for April 2021.

The FESTY is an outdoor social distance concert series set in Chisholm Vineyards in Earlysville, less than 10 miles from downtown Charlottesville. Entry to the festival series is sold in pods for 2 people, 4 people and 6 people.

Richmond Folk Festival

Status: Dates for 2021 to be determined

The Richmond Folk Festival on Brown & # 39; s Island, held in October.

Celebrating the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, and food, the Richmond Folk Festival features more than 30 performing groups on seven live music stages, along with a Virginia Folklife demonstration space, children's activities, a folk art market, regional and ethnic foods, and more. The free three-day festival is one of the largest events in Virginia.

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