The event series celebrates the influence of these musical roots genres on American frontier culture. The event provides a casual environment, and features dinner theater seating with food & beverage vendors under the Lee S. Cochran Pavilion.
Bring the entire family!
- THE MUSIC: 8 Great Concerts for 2016
- July 10 –
Whitetop Mountain Band(completed)
- July 17 –
- July 24 –
Shenandoah Valley Minstrels(completed)
- July 31 – Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
- Aug 07 – Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion
- Aug 14 – East of Monroe
- Aug 21 – Banana Express
- Aug 28 – Page County Ramblers
- July 10 –
- WHEN: Sunday evenings throughout the summer. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- WHERE: Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum
- TICKETS: Click Here For Tickets
- Annual Pass Holders: FREE
- Adults: $12.00
- Kids (6-12): $7.00
- Kids (under 6) $0.00 (yes free)
- All tickets also provide access to the Museum for the entire day.
- FOOD: Farm Fresh Fixins of Staunton, Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro, and Mama’s Caboose
- BEVERAGES: Barren Ridge Winery
- SOUND: G K Audio / Gary Kirby
- IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Rain or shine – Everything will be under the pavilion so weather won’t affect the event!
- Seating for each concert is limited to 350 people.
- Annual Pass Holders: Call the Welcome Center today to reserve your FREE concert tickets today BEFORE concerts are sold out!
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More About The Bands
July 10 – Whitetop Mountain Band
The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style.
Whitetop Mountain Band – Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy
July 17 – Bud’s Collective
Bud’s Collective is a powerful group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia. While their music reflects roots firmly planted in Bluegrass tradition, they are not afraid to venture off the well beaten path and play songs by Bill Withers, Tom Petty, Alabama, Django Rhinehart, Johnny Cash and many more. The group also features a long list of original material written by band leader and guitar player, Buddy Dunlap.
Bud’s Collective – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
July 24 – Shenandoah Valley Minstrels
The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels were formed in the Fall of 2009 to provide music for the Civil War Ball in Luray Caverns. Since that day, the group has immersed itself in the music from the Civil War era, performing at additional Balls in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, historical celebration and memorial days, civil war re-enactments and encampments, and even in a few parades!
Shenandoah Valley Minstrels –
July 31 – Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
After playing together for many years and recording two CD’s with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with bass player Joey Damiano, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and guitarist Jay Kaczor, to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. The band plays traditional and modern bluegrass and is known for their close harmonies and high lonesome sound.
Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – I Wanted To Say
Aug 07 – Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion
In May of 2014, Amber Collins along with Floyd, VA area musicians Abe Goorskey (mandolin) and Scott Patrick (guitar), decided to put together a trio to be able to play a wider variety of music in a smaller band format. The result is an opportunity for folks to hear a lot more originals along with their favorite country, gospel, folk, Americana, bluegrass, and acoustic rock songs.
Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion – A Dozen Reasons
Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion – These Moments
Aug 14 – East of Monroe
East of Monroe’s music explores swing, country, folk, pop, jazz, and bluegrass within tasteful arrangements of contemporary and traditional songs as well as original compositions. Deep experience and tight vocal harmony- together with fresh, original songwriting combine to offer a brand new and unique sound on the American acoustic music scene.
East Of Monroe – A New Song
East Of Monroe – Say What You Mean
East Of Monroe – Undecided
Aug 21 – Banana Express
Banana Express is an Americana, Folk and Old-time Band from the northern region of West Virginia and Shenandoah region of Front Royal, Virginia. Wearing their Appalachian roots on their sleeves, Banana Express takes you on a musical roller coaster playing everything from Traditional folk music, to Gillian Welch, to Bob Dylan, to the Beatles.
Banana Express – Annabel
Aug 28 – Page County Ramblers
The Page County Ramblers have played traditional Bluegrass and Country music in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia for over 27 years. Comprised of four local musicians, the band plays traditional bluegrass and gospel music.
Page County Ramblers – Sunny Side of The Mountain