Explore the highs and lows of Randolph and Pendleton counties

May 25, 2016

If you’re looking for an interesting getaway within a day’s driving distance from Washington, D.C., consider Randolph and Pendleton counties in eastern West Virginia. Dramatic mountain scenery, railroad excursions, Branson-style theaters, traditional music, Civil War […]


The Crooked Road: Discover a legacy of heritage music

May 21, 2016

Communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia have long celebrated the region’s storied legacy of traditional music. This June, these connoisseurs of folk sound will host a nine-day celebration of the traditional harmony, […]


Chestertown wows with 200 rehearsals and 35 concerts

May 21, 2016

“I don’t like people walking out of concerts thinking about where they’re getting dessert. I want them to be excited about what they heard,” says Richard Rosenberg, artistic director and principal conductor of the National […]


Eastern Panhandle HAS new bluegrass event

April 22, 2016

A new bluegrass festival, Circa Blue Fest, featuring nationally known bands, regional artists, and workshops for songwriters and aspiring musicians, takes the stage May 6–8 in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family-friendly event is just one-and-a-half hours […]


Bluegrass shines at Mid-Atlantic music festivals

March 29, 2016

If you like bluegrass music in the great outdoors, you’re in luck next month, with festivals in Gettysburg, Pa., and Cumberland, Md. Both have big lineups of musicians, camping facilities, and family-friendly attractions. The Gettysburg […]


Arts Fest leaps into 20th season

March 24, 2016

“Let’s dance,” urges the David Bowie song of the same name, and that is just what’s in store when the Virginia Arts Festival kicks off the first performances of its 20th anniversary season. The Spring […]