American Roots Music Summer Concert Series – 2017

The American Roots Music Concert Series returns for in 2017 with four outstanding dinner-concert events featuring traditional Appalachian, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and old-time music.

The concert 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.  FREE to Annual Pass holders.

Bring the entire family!

  • THE MUSIC:  Four Great Dinner-Concerts in 2017
    • Aug 06
      Whitetop Mountain Band
    • Aug 13
      Bud’s Collective
    • Aug 20
      Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
    • Aug 27
      Amber Collins &
      Branch House Pavilion
  • WHEN:  Sunday evenings throughout August.  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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  • WHERE:  Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum
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  • TICKETS:  Limited Seating!  Click Here to reserve your tickets today
    (Buy your Annual Pass now a receive FREE access to all 4 concerts)

    • Annual Pass Holders: FREE  
    • Adults:  $12.00 
    • Kids (6-12): $7.00 
    • Kids (under 6) $0.00
    • All tickets also provide access to the Museum for the entire day.  Come early and enjoy Living History on all of the Museum’s exhibits.
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES:  A Variety of Vendors will be onsite. Bring the entire family for dinner and while enjoying great music on the pavilion 
  • 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 also call the Welcome Center at 540-332-7850 to reserve your FREE concert tickets today BEFORE concerts are sold out!
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More About The Bands

Whitetop Mountain Band

Whitetop Mountain Band

August 6 – 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


Bud's Collective

Bud’s Collective

August 13 – 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


Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

August 20 – 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


Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion

Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion

Aug 27 – 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