American Roots Music Concert Series – 2018

The American Roots Music Concert Series returns for 2018 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 2018
    • Aug 05 – Parker & Gray
    • Aug 12 – Shenandoah Echoes
    • Aug 19 – Bud’s Collective
    • Aug 26 – Amber Kalber & Branch House
  • WHEN:  Sunday evenings throughout August.  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • WHERE:  Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum
  • TICKETS:  Advance Tickets are on sale now, or 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 while enjoying great music on the pavilion 
  • SOUND By Brandon Burkholder
    • 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

Parker & Gray Playing The Blues

August 5 – Parker & Gray

Parker & Gray are a music duo that stems from two diverse musical backgrounds intersecting at acoustic blues, folk, and soul. Based out of Staunton, Virginia, P&G are adding a new twist to the bare knuckle style of blues duos with the style and vigor of a full band, but in a package that fits any stage and many musical taste. (Daniel “Mojo” Parker – Vocals, Guitar, Percussion; Scott “Hambone” Gray – Harmonica & Guitar).

Parker & Gray – 

August 12- Shenandoah Echoes

Shenandoah Echoes is a string duo rooted in the music of the Shenandoah Valley and its people.  With a repertoire spanning time and representing the cultures of Appalachia, Shenandoah Echoes brings entertainment, education, and artistry to audiences as ambassadors of the regions’ music.

Kelly Wiedemann

John Dull

Bud's Collective

Bud’s Collective

August 19 – 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

Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion

Amber Kalber & Branch House

Aug 26 – Amber Kalber & Branch House

In May of 2014, Amber (Collins) Kalber 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 Kalber & Branch House – A Dozen Reasons

Amber Kalber & Branch House – These Moments