American Roots Music Concert Series – 2021

The American Roots Music Concert Series returns for 2021 with five 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.

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  • WHEN:  Sunday evenings throughout August.  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • WHERE:  Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum
  • TICKETS:  Tickets are on sale now, or buy your Annual Pass now a receive FREE tickets to all 5 concerts.
      • Annual Pass Holders: FREE   (Call the Welcome Center to reserve your seats 540-332-7850)
      • 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.
      • Table for 8 people: $60.00

  • FOOD & BEVERAGES:  Island Wheels Caribbean Cuisine will be onsite. Bring the entire family for dinner while enjoying great music on the pavilion. Picnic blankets and coolers welcome.
    • 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:  Please 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 1 – Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Fredericksburg, VA. Each of her three albums has garnered international acclaim, and charted high on both the US and UK Americana charts. For the last five years, Karen and her musical partner Tim Bray have averaged an impressive 175+ tour dates annually all across the country, and regularly tour through Texas, New Mexico, New York City, Tennessee, and North Carolina. In March of this year she was a featured showcasing artist in Austin, Texas, at the South By Southwest Music Festival. For 2017 and 2018 she was named “Best Local Band” in the Free Lance-Star’s “Best of the ‘Burg” contest, and was just awarded the “Best Country/Americana Artist” award by the Washington Area Music Awards. Her live shows comprise her award-winning original Americana tunes as well
as classic country favorites.

August 8 – Haze & Dacey

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Haze & Dacey revel in lilting melodies, tight harmonies, and compelling rhythms that make toes tap and bodies sway. The duo, comprised of singer-songwriter/guitarist/pianist Kirsten Hazler and bassist/guitarist/vocalist John Dacey, skips nimbly from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock to swing. They have been playing together as a duo since 2012, combining their love of playing music with their love of travel, and entertaining audiences at various breweries, wineries, and other venues throughout Virginia and beyond.

The Haze & Dacey Collective is what happens when the duo brings additional musicians into the mix to fill out the sound and spice things up. It all started when Haze was planning the production of the upcoming Letters from Gilead album, and recruited several instrumentalists and vocalists to help bring her vision to life. They had so much fun in the studio that they decided to put some full-band live shows together. With the addition of drummer Blee Child and electric guitarist Leslie Williams, the sound veers a little farther from folk and closer to rock, but always hangs on to its organic roots. More info:

August 15 – Wound Tight Bluegrass

Wound Tight is an award winning Bluegrass band comprised of dynamic musicians from Southwest Virginia. Led by brothers Chris and Ray “Mike” Martin, Wound Tight’s unique sound brings forth innovative and sophisticated renderings of their traditional bluegrass roots. Their energetic bluegrass style has captured the attention of fans and judges alike resulting in first place winnings at both the 20th Annual Maury River Fiddlers Convention and the 24th Annual Sedalia Bluegrass Festival. Wound Tight continues to excel in their musical genre placing often in the top 15 at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention.


Aug 22 – Troy Breslow

Troy Breslow is a singer/songwriter from Williamsburg, VA. In 2018, he was recognized “Country Artist of The Year” by VEER Music Awards.


Aug 29 – Southern Hospitality