American Roots Music Concert Series – 2019

The American Roots Music Concert Series returns for 2019 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.

  • THE MUSIC:  Four Great Dinner-Concerts in 2019
    • Aug 04 – Parker & Gray
    • Aug 11 – Troy Engle & Southern Skies 
    • Aug 18 – Gallatin Canyon
    • Aug 25 – 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 on sale now, or buy your Annual Pass now a receive FREE tickets to all 4 concerts.
  • Individual ticket prices:
    • 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:  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

August 4 – 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).

August 11- Troy Engle & Southern Skies

Troy Engle & Southern Skies, play original, traditional Bluegrass, with a modern flair. If you took Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and threw in a little Randy Travis for good measure, “Troy Engle and Southern Skies” is what that band might sound like! They bring honest, heartfelt music to fans of all ages!

August 18 – Gallatin Canyon

Despite the Montana namesake, Gallatin Canyon is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. Influenced by dozens of artists, both contemporary and from the past, the band showcases masterful instrumentation, air-tight arrangements and soaring vocal harmonics. They perform not only traditional bluegrass music but also a wide variety of creatively-arranged favorites from the classic-rock and country genres. From Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, to the Beatles and the Avett Brothers, you’ll hear an eclectic and energetic mix crossing multiple musical genres.

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.