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Check out this year's lineup at the Festival Stage!

All 2013 concerts are included in your fair admission. Ready to be entertained? Check out the lineup so far.

John Anderson

Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Country music legend John Anderson signed with Warner Bros. in 1977 and made his mark on the Top 10 with signature hits like “Swingin,’” “Wild and Blue” and “Straight Tequila Night.” His 1992 album Seminole Wind achieved double-Platinum certification. Read More


Michelle Nixon & Drive

Friday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

This energetic Virginia-based group incorporates the classic sounds of yesterday’s country music with the contemporary sound of today’s bluegrass. Read More


Darin and Brooke Aldridge

Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

“The Sweethearts of Bluegrass” drew praise for their self-titled debut album a year ago. The Cherryville, N.C., duo have been recognized as notable emerging artists by the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. Read More


Casey James

Sunday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
(Presented by Drive Smart Virginia)

This American Idol standout grew up with a guitar in his hands and sang before he could talk. His debut album, Casey James, landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in 2012. Read More  


USAF Heritage of America Band's Blue Aces

Monday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m.

Blue Aces features seven professional airman-musicians who perform an exciting mix of classic rock, top 40, Motown, R&B and contemporary patriotic music.


Bak N Da Day

Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.

“Get Up and Dance”—swing, boogie, twist, slop, mashed potatoes, boogaloo, cha-cha and even slow drag. Take a trip down memory lane with Bak N Da Day, masters of vocal group harmony with a dynamic sound encompassing Doo-Wop, Motown and Philly Soul from the’50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.


American Pride

Tuesday, Oct. 1 (Senior Day), at 2 and 7 p.m.

Relive musical memories of country music legends The Statler Brothers.


Donna Meade with Four of a Kind

Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Donna Meade is a former Mercury-PolyGram recording artist and member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. Prior to moving to Nashville in 1981 and marrying entertainer/sausage magnate Jimmy Dean, she was a popular performer in the Richmond area. She will be joined by some of Richmond's finest established musicians for an exciting mix of oldies and old and new country music.




Jefferson Starship

Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

This evolution of Jefferson Airplane features a stellar cast of old and new players, including songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner and vocalist David Freiberg. Both were among creators of the renowned "San Francisco Sound" that changed the course of pop music forever. Read More


Greg Bates

Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Country artist Greg Bates released his debut single “Did It for the Girl,” in April 2012 and made his Grand Old Opry debut that same month. His second attention-getting single, “Fill in the Blank” was released in February 2013. Read More


The Charlie Daniels Band

Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.

The Charlie Daniels Band has connected with millions of fans—not with a style of music, but with the values consistently reflected in several styles. In 1979 “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” topped country and pop charts, won a Grammy and propelled the album Million Mile Reflections to Triple Platinum. Read More