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25 Best Virginia Music Festivals To Experience Before You Die (2023)

Virginia Music Festivals 2023

Looking for a list of the best Virginia Music Festivals in 2023? Well, look no further, because I’ve got all of them covered!      

“Virginia is for lovers.” – That’s the well-known slogan the gorgeous state of Virginia has claimed as their own since 1969. And it’s true.

Virginia is for lovers. Lovers of soul-stirring food. Lovers of beautiful landscapes. Lovers of small towns full of friendly locals. Lovers of big cities with so much to offer.  And of course…lovers of music and festivals.

With its own deeply entrenched cultural and musical identity, Virginia boasts an impressive number of music festivals, both big and small. And it’s a state that offers every setting you could hope for to act as a backdrop to your favorite tunes. Coastal festivals at Virginia Beach, bluegrass jams in the Blue Ridge Mountains or city parties in Richmond. And everywhere in between.

Be sure to add my shortlist of the best 25 music festivals in Virginia to your ever-growing U.S bucket list.

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1) FloydFest 2023

Virgina Music Festivals 2019

When: July 26-30, 2023

Where: Floyd, VA

Genre: Rock / Bluegrass / Reggae / Folk

“FloydFest is a 5-day celebration of music & art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia featuring over 100 performers across 8+ stages. The event began in 2002, and spans five days each year with on-site camping and multiple stages featuring rock, bluegrass, reggae, folk, Yiddish, Cajun, or Zydeco, African, Appalachian, and world music performers.”

Join the FloydFest 23~Forever (July 26-30, 2023) for line-up, details, tickets + more!

2) Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival 2023

Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival 2023

When: May 25-28, 2023

Where: Pop’s Farm, Martinsville, Virginia

Genre: Various

“Making the most of a tragic situation, that’s how Rooster Walk came about. The Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival was created in memory of two of our best childhood friends who passed away while still in their 20s: Edwin “the Rooster” Penn and Walker Shank.

This festival celebrates life and the notion that you shouldn’t waste a moment of it. When Edwin died in a dirt-bike accident in November 2007, and Walker passed from heart trouble while asleep in his…

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