Classical Music

in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Welcome to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, centered in beautiful Floyd County.

Our focus is on music education, especially the support of local young people, and on broadening our region’s musical richness by making classical music and a blend of classical and Appalachian heritage styles affordable and available in our community – in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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We are an affiliate of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

“Mozart & Haydn in the Mountains”

This special festival performance features one of the most beloved violin concertos by W.A. Mozart – his Concerto No 5 “Turkish” in A Major, played by the incomparable Akemi Takayama.  Plus, a double concerto for two horns by Joseph Haydn, played on period natural horns by Abigail Pack and Rachel Niketopoulos as duo-soloists.  Performances also of Mozart’s familiar 2nd horn concerto on natural horn with orchestra, and mountain-themed music by Jay Ungar and David Wiley.   This is an exciting afternoon program at the Floyd Events Center-not to be missed!

Adults: $25.00   Students: $5.00

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Sunday, June 16 , 2024,  at 3 pm

Celebration Hall in the Floyd Event Center

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Come back Monday June 17th 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Bluegrass Meets Classical!  

Mike Mitchell Band, along with David Stewart Wiley, piano

Plus local area young music talent including Benjamin Smith, violin


Conductor of the Roanoke Symphony

Congratulations, Maestro

Thanks for Coming.. it was a great Success!!!!!

Was on  May 7 2022

Sandra Smith Scholarship Concert

May 7th 2pm
First United Methodist Church in Salem
125 W. Main Street.
Salem, VA

Performers will be various alumni of Floyd County High School including renown organist Michael Bower who is currently Director of Music at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y..

Donations accepted NOW.

Please send them  to:
Floyd County Cares
Designate Sandra Smith Scholarship Fund
100 E Main St, Ste 108
Floyd VA 24091

For More Info:
please email:  Naomi VanCeave at
or call her:   540-529-4978

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    Blue Ridge Strings Program

Starting up again on September 2021

Register for the new season here:

Working with the June Bug Center, VBRMF has helped many kids learn music.

To learn more, click here.

News & Updates

Madison String Quartet

On March 17th, 2017, the Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival welcome the talented Madison String Quartet to Floyd VA. Along with the concert Saturday evening the Quartet will lead a Master Class for local music students. The Madison...

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Exciting New Strings Program

 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS! The Blue Ridge Strings Program will introduce the study of classical music on stringed instruments to elementary age children in Floyd County.   Through hands on instruction and creative enrichment, the program will support growth and development...

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