Festival season is in full swing and throughout June, many big name musicians will be coming to Virginia. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.
—Virginia Music Festivals—
Over in Abingdon, the Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival will take place May 31-June 1 at Wolf Hills Brewing Company. Catch C2 & The Brothers Reed, 49 Winchester, and Strong Water and The Double Hearted.
The Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival celebrates the military at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront May 31-June 2 and features performances from Old Dominion, Luke Combs, and Kane Brown.
On June 2, the Carter Family Fold will host Appalachia Rising, a celebration of music carrying on the musical and performing traditions of the Carter family. The afternoon of music features live performances from Marty Stuart, Wayne Henderson & The Virginia Luthiers, and Folk Soul Revival.
On June 6-8, it’s three days of beach music with on-site camping for the Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Festival in Stuart, Virginia.
HoustonFest in Galax is June 7-8 and features the bluegrass music of Dori Freeman, Wayne Henderson, Dailey & Vincent, EmiSunshine, and many more.
Better Than Ezra and Smash Mouth will headline Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, on June 7-9 at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Taking place June 7-15, the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual nine-day, region-wide celebration of the communities in Southwest Virginia from the traditional music to the many cultural and natural assets. The event includes Crooked Road marquee concerts in over 20 communities and many dozens of cultural events throughout the region.
The Columbia Pike Blues Festival returns to Arlington on June 15 with live music from Funky Miracle, Lauren Calve Band, Hardway Connection, Thornetta Davis, and Sugaray Rayford.
Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell celebrates KingsFest, a 3-day Christian rock and pop festival June 20-22. This year’s events features music from TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY, We Are Messengers, and more.
In Williamsburg, the Virginia Arts Festival presents Williamsburg Live June 21-22 with performances from Parker Milsap, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Mandolin Orange.
The Musical Soul Food Festival returns to Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake for two days of uplifting and inspirational entertainment on June 21-22.
The Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival in Warsaw takes place June 28-29 between the tidal waters of the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers. Bluegrass music provided by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Josh Grigsby & County Line, Carolina Blue and Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice.
—Over at Virginia’s Live Music Venues—
The National in Richmond will be bringing a number of big name artists throughout the month. The venue will be hosting David Allan Coe (June 16), Todd Rundgren (June 18), A Day to Remember (June 22), and more.
Richmond’s summer concert series, Friday Cheers, brings some of the nation’s hottest touring acts, along with some regional favorites to Brown’s Island every Friday night in June. Thousands of people will come to relax after the work week to meet friends and hear music from The War and Treaty & The Teskey Brothers (June 7), The Budos Band (June 14), Robert Glasper (June 21), and Lucy Dacus (June 28).
Elsewhere in Richmond, Jason Mraz will be hosting SPARC’s LIVE ART at the Altria Theater on June 2. 200 SPARC students will join Mraz artists Hanson, Chris Stills, Kori Withers, Joel Rafael, Chris Caswell, Daniel Clarke, and more. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Father John Misty will also perform at the Altria Theater on June 24.
Richmond Raceway’s Virginia Credit Union Live! will host a number of artists including the Stone Soul Music and Food Festival (June 8), the Avett Brothers (June 9), Wu-Tang Clan (June 18), Styx (June 21), Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums (June 25), and “Weird Al” Yankovic (June 27).
Just outside Richmond, the Innsbrook After Hours concert series at the Servpro Pavilion in Glen Allen will host Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms (June 5), Brett Eldredge (June 21), Justin Moore (June 22), and Jake Owen (June 27).
The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell will host Richard Marx on June 1, Saving Abel and Hinder on June 12, Corey Smith on June 13, and more.
In Charlottesville, the John Paul Jones Arena will host Twenty One Pilots on June 9. The Sprint Pavilion will host Rodrigo Y Gabriela on June 5. Shows at the the Jefferson Theater will include Sleep (June 9), The Connells (June 22), and more.
The NorVa in Norfolk will be hosting acts like New Found Glory (June 5), Rusko with Big City & Ebisu Sound (June 8), The Connells (June 21), and more.
The Portsmouth Pavilion in Portsmouth will have shows from Styx (June 20) and Slightly Stoopid (June 21).
The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach brings in Thomas Rhett on June 13 and Rascal Flatts on June 29.
Over in Rocky Mount at the Harvester Performance Center will be hosting a number of shows including Richard Marx (June 2), Yonder Mountain String Band (June 6), Colt Ford (June 7), Steve Earle & the Dukes (June 14), LeAnn Rimes (June 28) and may more.
Phase 2 Club in Lynchburg will be bringing in acts such as Kip Moore (June 8), Stryper (June 14), and more.
The Blue Ridge Summer Concert Series at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax will host Mandolin Orange on June 1, Bill Monroe’s Sons of Bluegrass on June 14, The Kruger Brothers on June 22, and Kelsey Waldon on June 29.
The Thursday Jams concert series at the Abingdon Market Pavilion will feature music from Devon Gilfillian (June 6), The New Respects (June 13), The Commonheart (June 20), and Love Canon (June 27).
The Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington will be hosting Chris Thile (June 2), Charley Crockett and Kat Wright (June 22), and Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (June 23).
Celebrate Virginia After Hours in Fredericksburg will be hosting acts such as Tesla (June 8), Kip Moore (June 28), and Jamey Johnson (Jun 30).
At Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts in Vienna, shows will include Bobby Brown & Bell Biv DeVoe (June 2), Rodigo y Gabriela (June 7), Lake Street Dive & The Wood Brothers (June 8), Johnny Mathis (June 15), Trampled By Turtles & Deer Tick (June 20), Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (June 23), Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge & Liz Phair (June 25), Diana Ross (June 27), Dispatch & Anderson East (June 29), and Big Head Todd and the Monsters & Toad the Wet Sprocket, among others.
Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow will host a number of shows including Luke Bryan on June 1, Thomas Rhett on June 15, and Dead & Company on June 26.
Shows at Alexandria music hall The Birchmere include Marc Cohn on June 1, David Crosby & the Sky Trails Band on June 4, The English Beat on June 5, Keb Mo on June 13, Amy Grant on June 20, The Smithereens on June 21, Kenny G on June 24, The Righteous Brothers on June 28, LeAnn Rimes on June 30, and many more.
The Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg will be hosting Cowboy Mouth on June 1, Blessid Union of Souls on June 7, and Fishbone on June 8, among many other shows.