Staunton’s Summer Music Scene

Staunton’s Summer Music Scene

It’s All About The Music: Staunton’s Summer Music Scene

“One of Virginia’s favorite classical music festivals, the Staunton Music Festival attracts some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to this charming small city near Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.” – Travel + Leisure

If your travels bring you here in June, The Heifetz International Music Institute’s
Festival of Concerts kicks off a summer of music making starting with their Opening Concert and Convocation on June 24. The six-week festival consists of over 40 events including daily concerts, outdoor events, “Heifetz Happy Hours” featuring local wine and artisan food, and special performances featuring their world-renowned faculty and guest artists.

Fan Favorite: The ever-popular Heifetz Hootenannies happening every Saturday night under the big tent; you never know who might just show up and play!

Red Wing Roots Music Festival occurs later in July, with the beautiful backdrop of the towering limestone formations, known as The Natural Chimneys, this family-friendly music festival features the best of both worlds: great music in the great outdoors.

Fan Favorite: Be sure and check out the group bike rides, Red Wing Fun Runs, hiking, yoga and all the other outdoor amenities available.

Staunton Music Festival in August celebrates 20 years of music with a 10-day festival. It is one of the most popular music events of the summer and includes multiple performances a day with music ranging from the Middle Ages to commissioned world premieres and taking place throughout historic downtown Staunton in a variety of locations ranging from intimate venues to traditional settings.

Fan Favorite: Always an audience favorite, the Piano Extravaganza showcases works for one piano, from one to eight hands. As enjoyable to watch as it is to hear.

Other Summer Music Happenings: Don’t miss live music featuring a different genre almost every night of the week, with band concerts by the Stonewall Brigade on Monday; Praise in the Park on Tuesday; Bluegrass in the Park on Wednesday; and Jazz in the Park on Thursday. These free concerts take place at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand. All concerts are free.

“One of Virginia’s favorite classical music festivals, the Staunton Music Festival attracts some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to this charming small city near Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.” – Travel + Leisure

Insider's Tip:
During their summer festivals, both the Heifetz Institute and the Staunton Music Festival hold FREE Concerts. Check their schedules to take advantage of these offers.
Insider's Tip:
During their summer festivals, both the Heifetz Institute and the Staunton Music Festival hold FREE Concerts. Check their schedules to take advantage of these offers.