Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in August 2023
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by Andrew Cothern
11M ago
Music festival season in Virginia is still going strong all summer and throughout August, many big name musicians will be coming to Virginia. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules may change. Please check with the individual venues for the most up to date details. MUSIC FESTIVALS The City of Galax has the world tapping its feet as the Old Fiddlers’ Convention, a week-long celebration of Oldtime and Bluegrass music that takes place ..read more
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Black Pride RVA│Us Giving Richmond Connections
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by Wirt Confroy
11M ago
For the sixth year, Black Pride RVA will hold its three-day festival of events in Richmond, VA. Director Luise ‘Cheezi’ Farmer has been there since the beginning, helping to create, sustain and grow its efforts and impact. A long-time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Richmond, Virginia, A founding member of Us Giving RVA Connection (URGC), Cheezi has also served in various capacities for organizations such as Diversity Richmond, Women Of Essence Inc.,  and the Nationz Foundation. She has been recognized for her work as a community organizer and educator, receiving the Unsung Hero Awar ..read more
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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in July 2023
Virginia's Travel Blog
by Andrew Cothern
1y ago
Music festival season is in full swing, and many big-name musicians will be performing at festivals and venues around Virginia throughout July. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules may change. Please check with the individual venues for the most up to date details. MUSIC FESTIVALS The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has been bringing great music to the Shenandoah Valley for more than 50 years. Each summer, the festival presents ..read more
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Virginia Queer Film Festival: Elevating Queer stories to educate, entertain & build acceptance
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by Wirt Confroy
1y ago
Film festivals have a rich history in Virginia. One of the oldest and most well-known festivals is the Virginia Film Festival, which was founded in 1988 by the University of Virginia. Over the years, the festival has featured a diverse range of films, including international films, documentaries, and classic cinema. Another prominent festival is the Richmond International Film Festival, which was established in 2010 and has quickly become a popular event in the city. Other festivals in Virginia include the Northern Virginia International Film Festival, and the Williamsburg International Film ..read more
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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in June 2023
Virginia's Travel Blog
by Andrew Cothern
1y ago
Music festival season is in full swing, and many big-name musicians will be performing at festivals and venues around Virginia during June. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules may change. Please check with the individual venues for the most up to date details. VIRGINIA MUSIC FESTIVALS The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is held June 23-25 at the scenic Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, is a family-friendly event that blends blue ..read more
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The Best Virginia Vacations for Every Type of Family
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by Taryn White
1y ago
Virginia offers a treasure trove of family vacation experiences for all types of families. Whether you’re seeking excitement or education, the multitude of historical landmarks, diversity of landscapes, and one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment attractions make traveling in Virginia an adventure for all ages. From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, every corner of the Commonwealth promises a unique and unforgettable experience for families seeking quality time together. Here’s our guide to some of the best places to visit for every type of family, from ..read more
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Waterman’s Surfside Grille: A Standing Tradition in Virginia Beach
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by Patricia Keppel Anderson
1y ago
There are a select few places in Virginia that, when mentioned in conversation with another Virginian, will result in the telling of a personal story or anecdotal experience. Most of these are historical sites or landmarks, but, occasionally, a community gem will stand out for another reason.  One such place is Waterman’s Surfside Grille, a landmark in its own right to the coastal city of Virginia Beach. The current iteration of the restaurant has graced the Boardwalk since 1981, but the site has been in owner Mike Standing’s family since the 1940s, when swinging big band performances wer ..read more
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Vibrant Virginia Cities and Towns You’ll Want to Visit Again & Again
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by Patricia Keppel
1y ago
May 7-13, 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), an annual tradition celebrating the U.S. travel community and travel’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, and creating quality job opportunities. To celebrate Virginia’s tourism industry and its vital role in the quality of life for locals and visitors alike, we’re spotlighting some of Virginia’s most vibrant towns, cities, and neighborhoods. These are communities where you can get off the crowded highway, park the car and walk, ride a bike, or even kayak through d ..read more
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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in May 2023
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by Andrew Cothern
1y ago
Music festival season is coming back and many big-name musicians will be performing at festivals and venues around Virginia during the month of May. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules may change. Please check with the individual venues for the most up to date details. VIRGINIA MUSIC FESTIVALS Throughout May, the Virginia Arts Festival will be bringing hundreds of world-class performing arts in venues throughout Hampton Roads. M ..read more
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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in April 2023
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by Andrew Cothern
1y ago
Photo credit: Sarah Ann Atkins Spring is here and many big name musicians will be coming to Virginia during the month of April 2023. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. On April 19-23, the Tom Tom Founders Festival takes over downtown Charlottesville with live music, block parties, food and drinks from local vendors, public art displays, workshops, and talks from innovators in a myriad of startup industries. Throughout April and running through June, the Virginia Arts Festival will be bringi ..read more
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