Parmalee to perform at Apple Blossom

Parmalee will play their new single "Roots" during at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival's RAM Truck Country Music Party on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Joseph Llanes

April 28th, 2016

Country music group Parmalee will play their newly release single “Roots” at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s RAM Truck Country Music Party on Saturday.

Music fest saw encouraging debut

Scythian performs at their inaugural 2015 Appaloosa Festival at Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal over Labor Day weekend. Photo courtesy of Danielle Lussier

February 25th, 2016

Appaloosa Festival launched at Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal last year as a crossroads for folk and bluegrass music lovers, and plans are already in place for a second go around this year.

Local violinist performs at Carnegie Hall

Katelyn Dill, 17, practices on her violin inside her Edinburg home. Katelyn recently performed with the 2016 National High School Honors Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 21st, 2016

EDINBURG – Central High School senior Katelyn Dill recently played at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City, as a violinist with the National High School Honors Symphony Orchestra.

Harpeth Rising returns to area

Louisville, Kentucky-based folk band Harpeth Rising will be hitting Bright Box Theater while touring for their 2015 album, "Shifted." Photo courtesy of Da Ping Luo

January 14th, 2016

After the August release of their new album, “Shifted,” folk band Harpeth Rising has been toting its new tunes all over the country and they’ll soon be stopping in Winchester.

First candlelight tour opens church doors

Grace Lutheran Church director of music and organist, Daniel Hannemann, said the stage at the historic church is set for his recitals as part of the first Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Winchester.
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December 25th, 2015

Still decked out for Christmas with garlands and ornaments, a number of Winchester churches are opening their doors on Sunday for a special open house event after the holiday.

Local artist anticipates album release

Ryan Jewel, a country music singer and song writer, is a graduate of Skyline High School and  Clemson University. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 3rd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Country singer and songwriter Ryan Jewel, a Front Royal native, has been keeping busy with shows and songwriting and is looking forward to the next big chapter in his music career: releasing his first solo extended play (EP) CD and hearing his songs on the radio.

International hybrid sound hits Berryville

Central Matuto members Clay Ross, left,  and Rob Curto , third from right, will be performing in a quartet at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville on Saturday. Courtesy photo

November 5th, 2015

Audiences of the Matuto concert at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville on Saturday will be able to jam along to some Brazilian rhythms with American folk flair.

NewSong tour hits Winchester

Christian contemporary band NewSong will perform at the Body Renew Fitness Arena in Winchester along with Mandisa and Danny Gokey on the band's Beating Hearts Tour. Photo courtesy of NewSong

October 22nd, 2015

Joined by American Idol artists Mandisa and Danny Gokey, NewSong’s Beating Hearts Tour will make its second-to-last stop at the

Wind harp music new to library garden

John Kovac, of Front Royal, stands beside the Aeolian harp he constructed for the Norman H. and Elsie Stossel Upchurch Children's Garden in front of Samuels Library along Criser Road in Front Royal.  The harp has 12 strings and is topped by a PVC harp of about 22 strings. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 19th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A strong, blustery wind passing by Samuels Public Library in Front Royal might make the new Aeolian harp sing from its perch out front.

Teen explores his musical style

John Robert Rimel, 15 , practices his music in the basement of his  Edinburg home recently. The Central High School student has appeared twice on the "The Ellen Show" and is moving forward developing his style as an artist.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 12th, 2015

When 15-year-old John-Robert Rimel gets home from school, he usually grabs a snack before tackling his homework and then retreating to the basement – to do even more homework.

Scythian starts music festival

September 3rd, 2015

Bluegrass and folk music enthusiasts can spend a Labor Day weekend vacation at the Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal for the first Appaloosa Festival, hosted by D.C.-area band Scythian.

Oak Ridge Boys to sing a mix of old and new

Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 inductees the Oak Ridge Boys will sing some well-known hits and gospel songs at the Shenandoah Valley Music Fest on Saturday.  Photo Courtesy of Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

September 3rd, 2015

For the final weekend of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, audiences will listen to and sing along with the songs that landed the Oak Ridge Boys a nomination into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year.

Patsy Cline festival expands with new events

August 31st, 2015

Patsy Cline fans attending this week’s Patsy Cline Music Festival will get further acquainted with Winchester’s favorite celebrity and enjoy entertainment, dancing and plenty of music in honor of the singer’s birthday on Sept. 8.

Festival offers debut performance

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Pops conductor Luke Frazier leads a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Valley Campaign with "A Civil War Portrait" at the 2014 Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Photo courtesy of Peggy Easterly/Image Grafix

July 24th, 2015

The Rat Pack legacy lives long past the group’s heyday in the well-known songs of performers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., but the ladies will get their own tribute at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival today.