An outdoor concert in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains offers the perfect mix of our diverse live music scene with the stunning natural beauty of the region.
Many outdoor venues and performance stages offer wonderful mountain views and a laid back atmosphere that’s ideal for spring and summer concerts.
The warm weather months are a popular time for outdoor concert series and a fun activity to include in your Blue Ridge Day.
Here are some of the best outdoor music venues to catch a performance in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!
Chantilly Farm & Campground is a wonderful spot for a relaxing getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can pitch your tent or park your RV. Located just a few miles from the charming Town of Floyd and its eclectic music heritage, Chantilly Farm hosts numerous concerts and music festivals throughout the year, including its popular annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival - a 3-day event held over Memorial Day Weekend full of authentic mountain music.
Framed by the surrounding mountains, the performance pavilion at the Daleville Town Center is a hub of the growth and exciting things happening in Botetourt County in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The pavilion hosts multiple concert series during the spring and summer, including the Party at the Pavilion and Flat Pickin’ Fridays. You can also enjoy great food and drinks at the Daleville Town Center at local spots like the Town Center Tap House, Tizzone Wood Fired Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee.
Party at the base of Mill Mountain and enjoy a view of the Roanoke Star while you dance the night away at Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges in Downtown Roanoke. The venue’s Flashback Friday Series offers a chance to enjoy the music of many of your favorite groups of the 80s, such as Van Halen, Motley Crue, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, with performances by various tribute bands.
Elmwood Park is located within walking distance of Downtown Roanoke’s historic Market District and is a fantastic spot to enjoy an outdoor concert in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Spend some time checking out the local shops and restaurants in Downtown Roanoke and then find a spot in the beautiful amphitheater. This year’s Budweiser Summer Concert Series in the park will feature performances by Flo Rida (July 16), George Thorogood & The Destroyers with 38 Special (July 29), and Third Eye Blind (September 15). You can also enjoy live music in the park at the weekly Party in Elmwood event that features beach music every Thursday.
Wind down your Blue Ridge Day at Smith Mountain Lake with dinner and live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill at Bridgewater Marina. There’s live entertainment every Friday and Saturday and the patio is a fun spot for singing, dancing, and relaxing. You may be in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, but a visit to Mango’s will put you in a “tropical state of mind.”
Not only do the vineyards and wineries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge produce award-winning wines, they also serve as some of the best venues for outdoor concerts in the region! Blue Ridge Vineyard, Beliveau Estate Winery, and Chateau Morrisette all feature Sunday concert series, and the Summer Concert Series of the Botetourt Wine Trail provides the chance to enjoy a show at each of the county’s three wineries - Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, and Blue Ridge Vineyard. Cheers!
Visit our Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events in the region, and don’t forget to also subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter. You can also visit our Music page to learn more about the sounds you’ll find in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.