It's All About the Music - Love the Local Vibe
Just about anywhere you go in Staunton, you WILL find the music. Maybe your ears will awaken to a bluegrass band first thing in the morning, courtesy of the Staunton Augusta Farmers' Market. The market is open Saturdays from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, April through Thanksgiving, and offers live music select mornings. You might take in a Little Lunch Music, select days at the Staunton Public Library. Hey, they even provide the pizza! Perhaps you'll be entertained by the light jazz sounds of Jennifer Kirkland and Bert Carlson, playing at Sorrel's lounge at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel. For the evening, the choices are many. Live music venues in Staunton are everywhere you turn. You can take in dinner and a show. A few suggestions to get you started would be Byers Street Bistro, Downtown 27 at the Clocktower, Baja Bean, Mill Street Grill and Shenandoah Pizza. The Staunton Music Guild serves as a promoter of all types of music in and around Staunton. Visit their website to see videos, read bios on artists, and learn more about venues and events. How about some events and festivals? The Staunton Music Festival showcases top-notch performers throughout the year. Be sure to check their website for dates. The Frontier Culture Museum is home to the Shenandoah Valley Wine and Jazz Festival in June, and the Blues and Craft Beer Festival in August. In the summer, there is music in Gypsy Hill Park almost every night of the week. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and listen under the stars. The Stonewall Brigade Band plays on Mondays. Praise in the Park is on Tuesdays. Bluegrass in the Park is on Wednesdays, and Jazz in the Park follows on Thursdays. In Staunton, we know you'll come for the culture, but you will stay for the Local Vibe.