Bluegrass and Brew Fest this weekend!

3rd Annual Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival

Jan 15, 2020

3rd Annual Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival

Our ever-popular Bluegrass and Brew Festival returns Jan. 24-26, 2020 at The American Theatre!

This year we're highlighting the Leading Ladies of Bluegrass: Rhonda Vincent (Jan. 24), Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band (Jan. 25), and Ladies of the Crooked Road Tour featuring The Loose Strings Band and Erynn Marshall with Carl Jones (Jan. 26).

Rhonda Vincent, sister to Dailey & Vincent star Darrin Vincent who performed here last season, has been dubbed the New Queen of Bluegrass! Her genre-defying persona dominates the stage in her tours across the world.

Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band gained popularity after they competed in America's Got Talent in 2015. The billboard shart-topping Americana/Roots group has since released multiple CDs, DVDs, and singles in their growing efforts to spread bluegrass music nationwide.

The Loose Strings Band was formed more than 10 years ago in Galax, Virginia. The all-women, five-member band has become a staple at bluegrass festivals in Virginia.

Husband and wife duo Erynn Marshall with Carl Jones also plays on the final day of the Festival. The veteran musicians have won numerous awards including  Erynn’s 1st place fiddle win at Clifftop and Carl’s 3rd place fingerpicking-guitar win at Winfield.

In addition to the wonderful banjo-picking and fiddle-playing, the Bluegrass and Brew Festival offers a selection of beverages from local breweries and cideries: 

Bull Island Brewing Company
Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co.
Capstan Bar Brewing Company
The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
St. George Brewing Company
Sly Clyde Ciderworks

New this year is a bluegrass workshop coordinated by Hampton Arts Education that takes place before the show on January 25. Guests (ages 8+) can participate in a series of 45-minute demonstrations by artists Adam & Mikayla and The Bluegrass Tradition. (RSVP required; click link for details).

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Third Annual Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival: