• Press Release
  • About the Shenandoah Music Trail

    Music in the Shenandoah Valley

    Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a wellspring of folk music dating back to the days of the early settlers in the 1700s.

    The Shenandoah Music Trail honors musicians and celebrates the rich history of the traditional music of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. All along the music trail you will find the best musicians playing music as a way of life. The songs reflect the rich heritage of the Valley’s music communities. From haunting ballads to breakneck speed hoedowns the music of the region has defined the fabric of American music for over 280 years.

    Picking and Singing in the Shenandoah Valley

    The Valley is credited with the development of the mountain dulcimer, is the birthplace of American gospel music, shape-note singing, World’s 1st Bluegrass Festival, Patsy Cline, Mac Wiseman, Larry Stephenson, the Statler Brothers, Nothing Fancy and hundreds of bands and musicians whose musical styles have set the standard for American roots music. Come explore along the Shenandoah Music Trail. The musical experience of a lifetime awaits...

  • Music in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Follow Old Time Music Through Virginia

    Not sure what to see or where to go to hear the best music or join in the jam of the best musicians. Have a few hours or a whole week? Let us help you plan a perfect visit to capture all the Shenandoah Valley can offer.

  • Upcoming shows

    No shows booked at the moment.

  • Come join in the music makers of the Shenandoah Valley.

    The Shenandoah Music Trail is a series of driving loops designed to show-case Valley music, promote Valley’s rich history and natural beauty. The Trail covers14 counties and is divided into 3-sections. The upper, central and lower valley regions feature easy driving multiple-loop excursions from Winchester to Roanoke which highlight current musical venues, trail stops featuring mountain music, historical places and musicians that have had significant impact on American music. We’d love for you to join us. Don’t forget to bring your instrument.
  • Musicians of Central Virginia VA
  • Music in the Shenandoah Valley

  • Become a Charter Member

    Your yearly membership keeps you up-to-date with all the goings-on along the Shenandoah Music Trail and helps us keep our mission to bring the rich music of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to the World.

    Become a Member: Shenanadoah Valley Mountain Music Makers Association Charter Membership

  • Roger Farris Memorial Scholarship

    Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Makers Association has established the Roger W. Farris Memorial Scholarship Fund so that others may know the joys and benefits of music making across the life span . Bringing together students and master teachers.

    Roger Farris Memorial Scholarship

  • Contact SMT

    Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Makers Trail
    Sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts
    & the National Council for the Arts
    www.shenandoahvalleymusic.org

    266 Inglewood Court
    McGaheysville, Virginia 22840

    Telephone: 540-209-3540
    Email: info@shenandoahmusictrail.com

  • The Mission of the Shenandoah Music Trail

    We are dedicated to preserving, promoting and maintaining the integrity and roots of the Shenandoah Valley's Mountain Music Making traditions and its various configurations including: bluegrass, old-time string band, American fiddle/banjo traditions, Appalachian folk songs, blues, shape-note and gospel, and traditional country music.

    Music in the Shenandoah Valley

    SVM 3 A is a Virginia based non-profit 501(c)(3) public trust corporation chartered in 2009 with a mission to: preserve, promote and maintain the integrity and roots of this great acoustic music tradition and its various configurations including: bluegrass, old-time string band, American fiddle/banjo traditions, Appalachian folk songs, shape-note and gospel, and acoustic old-time country. Read out Full Mission Statement
  • Music in the Shenandoah Valley