Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Announces 2013 Summer Season Lineup at Orkney Springs!


The 50th Anniversary Season of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, presented by First Bank, will feature Grammy Award winning performer Kris Kristofferson in a special solo acoustic show and five-time Grammy winner Marty Stuart with his band The Fabulous Superlatives.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason will open the season on Friday, July 19 for the annual summer time music tradition in Orkney Springs, Va.

The season will also see the return of two hugely popular artists, Valley bluegrass phenoms Nothin’ Fancy and Irish fiddle champion Eileen Ivers and her band Immigrant Soul.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Festival’s milestone year with a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which was performed at the first SVMF concert in 1963 and with a special evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites.

The 50th Anniversary Season of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:

An Intimate Evening with Dave Mason

Friday, July 19, at 8 pm.
with special guest Chatham Street.
Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission lawn $34.

Dave Mason, co-founder of the band Traffic, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Famous for hits such as “Feeling All Right,” “Only You Know and I Know,” and “We Just Disagree,” is touring an unplugged acoustic show with a trio that includes Jonathan McEuen, the son of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen.

Chatham Street, based in the Shenandoah Valley, is Christal and Peter Prout. They have been finalists in songwriting competitions across the country. They have been nominated for multiple Whammie (Washington Area Music Association) awards.

Bluegrass minifest, with Nothin’ Fancy headlining

Saturday, July 20th at 6 pm.
Reserved Pavilion: $30; General Admission lawn: $25.

From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre, Nothin’ Fancy. They won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Entertaining Group of the Year for three years in a row!


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Friday, July 26 at 8 pm.
Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.
Classical masterworks that include Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which was played at the first Music Festival concert 50 years ago. The orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Zimmerman, has become “a force to be reckoned with” in symphonic music, according to the Washington Post.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Pops
Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm.
Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.
“An Enchanted Evening” of the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest conductor Luke Frazier leads the orchestra through an evening of show tune classics.

Kris KristoffersonKristofferson

Saturday, August 3 at 8 pm.
Reserved Pavilion: $49; General Admission Lawn: $44.
Kristofferson is a musical and artistic legend. He is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. In addition to Country Music Association and Grammy awards, he is a Golden Globe winning actor. The author of “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” is touring this summer to support his 28th album, “Feeling Mortal.”

marty_stuartMarty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives
Friday, August 9 at 8 pm.
Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission Lawn $34.
Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul

Saturday, August 31 at 7 pm.

Reserved Pavilion: $35; General Admission Lawn $30.
Ms. Ivers and her band are a huge favorite with SVMF audiences. First renowned as the fiddler for the world-wide River Dance sensation, her music, “suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle,” according to the Washington Post.

Tickets for those under 18 are $10 for all concerts. Tickets go on sale on May 20. There are no additional ticket fees. Parking at the concert venue, the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center.

Further details will be posted on the Festival’s website

Sponsorships remain available for the concert season, Lynch said. The season’s presenting sponsor is First Bank. This summer’s gold level sponsor is Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Valley Health; Silver level sponsors are ShelRand Enterprises; Shentel and Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center and the Bronze Level sponsors are Iris Partners, Johnston and Rhodes Real Estate, Kline May Realty/Cottonwood Commercial, Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury, Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company Mountain Valley Management Inc-Steve Stein and Rodney Shepherd – ING Financial Services. The ticket sponsor is Shenandoah Caverns.

This summer’s media partners are the Northern Virginia Daily; The Free Press; Simply Local; WBTX; WINC; WMRA/WMEC; Stardust 105.7; Real Country 96.9 WSIG; Q 102 Shenandoah Country; The River 95.3; Z104.9; and The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is a not-for-profit performing arts presenter made possible by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Shenandoah County Tourism, sponsorships, private foundation grants, contributions from businesses and individuals and ticket sales.

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
P O Box 528
102 North Main Street
Woodstock, Virginia 22664

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May 18, 2013
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