No called dances this year

Large tent for
and jamming
in the campground

Old Time bands

On-site camping
and showers

and jamming

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at Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival.

Park rules: City police are on patrol in the park!! No public display of alcohol. Be cool. Sleep only in the main camping area. All dogs must be leashed. No price break for weekend camping.

Festival rules: Please supervise your children and teens, especially in the late night hours. The park requires that all dogs be on a leash, and YOUR dog is no exception. Please observe these rules and help our all-volunteer staff and other campers enjoy their festival too! Please!


Click here for schedule of festival activities.

For more information about activities email the
Rockbridge Festival

$50 per person includes camping both Friday and Saturday nights

Day rate: $15/per person

Sorry but we are unable to take reservations. There are approx. 100 hook-up sites, and the majority of campers are in tents.  Come early to assure your hook-up. No running generators allowed.

You're welcome to arrive earlier in the week but you must pay at the park office for camping: $19.46 per night for each site. Festival staff will come around to collect your festival camping and admission fee on Friday morning.  We will gladly accept a donation to the festival effort too.

Volunteers needed in exchange for admission and camping. Please email request to fincastlegil@gmail.com

plus a map, area lodging and kennel info.

Food vendor!
LexVegas Bistro

 PLEASE support the vendors!

Thanks to Dan Peck, Jodi White,
Dennis Slifer and others for the photos in this site.

The Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival is ON for the weekend of September 10-11th, and we have a GREAT lineup of bands and workshops! Download a printable schedule of activities or a flyer.

Covid Recommendations

NOTE: Due to a large rise in RVs at the park since Covid, it is very unlikely that you will be able to secure an electrical hookup for your camper/RV. Since running generators is not permitted, you will need to be prepared to boondock. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

We will have concerts instead of dances on Friday and Saturday nights, presuming that not everyone will be ready to hold hands with 100 people. Concerts will be BYO chairs, under and around the big tent. We hope to see you there!

The Friday night concert will feature Rich Hartness and Tolly Tollefson followed by The Onlies.

Saturday’s show will feature Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno followed by Hard Drive! Both nights will be definitely worth busting up your jam to come listen.

The Saturday workshops will be led by the members of Hard Drive.

Friday afternoon workshop: Playing old-time fiddle tunes on harmonica.

2019 festival video by Julie Mangin

Photos from 2017 festival by Daniel Peck

2016 festival video by Joe Bass

2016 festival video by Julie Mangin

The Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival is not your usual festival. There's no contest and no fancy line-up of big-name acts.  No crowds.  No pressure to arrive early to get a spot because there’s plenty of room!

Beloved musician Mike Seeger had a vision for Glen Maury Park: hold a mountain music festival that featured dancing and no playing contests. So he got the festival off the ground, and it's being continued by committed, music-loving area residents. The weekend after Labor Day, the event pretty much closes out the festival season. It takes place in beautiful Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia, situated beside the Blue Ridge Parkway and five miles east of Lexington. Though the festival starts officially on Friday, some folks like to extend their trip and arrive earlier.  The park is always open for camping, and you may arrive any time. 

If you love dancing and old-time music in a mellow setting, Rockbridge is the festival for you. Those who like structure will find plenty to do, while others rarely leave the campground area, choosing to play and visit around the "neighborhood" where a laid-back, low-key air prevails.

Glen Maury Park offers plenty of elbow room and magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with rough camping on level grass and available hook-ups. There are inside toilets and showers, with additional port-a-johns. The restrooms and pavillion are handicapped accesible. The Maury River flows alongside for fishing, swimming and admiring. Additional secluded campsites are available up the hill.

Many consider Rockbridge to be the festival with "the highest quality of Life."

Come and see.