The Widow Kip's Country Inn

A Shenandoah Valley Virginia Bed and Breakfast
Widow Kips Country Inn - Bed and Breakfast Mount Jackson, VA

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Shenandoah Valley Music Festival 2013 Summer Season Lineup at Orkney Springs!

The 50th Anniversary Season of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:

Friday, July 19, at 8 pm. - An Intimate Evening with Dave Mason, with special guest Chatham Street.
Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission lawn $34.

Mason, co-founder of the band Traffic, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Famous for hits such as "Feeling All Right," "Only You Know and I Know," and "We Just Disagree," is touring an unplugged acoustic show with a trio that includes Jonathan McEuen, the son of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen.

Chatham Street, based in the Shenandoah Valley, is Christal and Peter Prout. They have been finalists in songwriting competitions across the country. They have been nominated for multiple Whammie (Washington Area Music Association) awards.

Saturday, July 20th at 6 pm. - Bluegrass Minifest, with Nothin' Fancy headlining.
Reserved Pavilion: $30; General Admission lawn: $25.

From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre, Nothin' Fancy. They won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association's award forEntertaining Group of the Year for three years in a row!

Friday, July 26 at 8 pm. - Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.

Classical masterworks that include Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which was played at the first Music Festival concert 50 years ago. The orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Zimmerman, has become "a force to be reckoned with" in symphonic music, according to the Washington Post.

Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm. - Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Pops
Preferred Pavilion: $39; Regular Pavilion $34; General Admission Lawn $29.

"An Enchanted Evening" of the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest conductor Luke Frazier leads the orchestra through an evening of show tune classics. Rock stars of the Broadway musical theatre world, their successes include Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific and many, many others. Maestro Frazier, the orchestra and soloists Michael Bunce and Rachelle Fleming will enchant you this evening.

Saturday, August 3 at 8 pm. - Kris Kristofferson
Reserved Pavilion: $49; General Admission Lawn: $44.

Kristofferson is a musical and artistic legend. He is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. In addition to Country Music Association and Grammy awards, he is a Golden Globe winning actor. The author of "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down," is touring this summer to support his 28th album, "Feeling Mortal."

Friday, August 9 at 8 pm. - Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives
Reserved Pavilion: $39; General Admission Lawn $34.

Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.

Saturday, August 31 at 7 pm. - Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul
Reserved Pavilion: $35; General Admission Lawn $30.

Nine-times All Ireland fiddle champion, featured performer with the London Symphony Orchestra, the national Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, original musical star of Riverdance, collaborator with the Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, Grammy award winner, movie soundtracks, including “Gangs of New York”…thus begins the musical trail blazed by master fiddler Eileen Ivers. She and her band, Immigrant Soul, are a huge favorite with SVMF audiences.  Her music "suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle," according to the Washington Post.

Sunday, September 1, at 7 p.m. - “1964”… The Tribute
Reserved Pavilion: $35; General Admission Lawn $30

Somebody else is celebrating a 50th anniversary this year! The Beatles got their first airplay in 1963, just a few months before their famous “invasion” in early 1964. Enjoy the early days of the Lads from Liverpool. “1964”…The Tribute, is “the best Beatles band on earth,” according to Rolling Stone.

Tickets for those under 18 are $10 for all concerts. Tickets are on sale now.  Parking at the concert venue, the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center is free.

All the details can be found at the Festival's website,

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is a not-for-profit performing arts presenter made possible by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Shenandoah County Tourism, sponsorships, private foundation grants, contributions from businesses and individuals and ticket sales.