Brews and Dancing Shoes: Outdoor Summer Music along the Beerwerks Trail

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If your idea of a perfect night involves relaxing under the stars listening to some great live summer music, we’ve got you covered. From individual shows, to a festival weekend, and an entire season of concerts, here’s a spectacular lineup of outdoor music. You can take in the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley while your favorite bands light up the stage. Afterwards, head to a nearby Beerwerks Trail brewery to top off your day.

Remember to check out our events page: Beerwerks breweries schedule live music all year long.

Lime Kiln Theater

May 4 – September 22

10 minutes from Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery and Tap Room

The Lime Kiln Theater offers music and theater in the trees and under the stars. Originally an abandoned turn-of-the-century lime quarry, the venue is now a prime spot for local, regional, and national outdoor music and performance art. Genres represented in the 2018 season include bluegrass, rock, folk, country, and blues. Lime Kiln welcomes The Travelin’ McCourys, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Turnpike Troubadours with special guest Charley Crockett, and others.

Food, local wine, and beer from Devils Backbone will be available for purchase at all shows.

Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival

June 16, 2 – 9 p.m.

15 minutes from Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co.

For the 10th year, the Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival brings you award-winning music and fantastic Virginia beer. The festival’s new location at The Club at Ironwood offers convenient access for I-81 travelers and fantastic panoramic views of the Blue Ridge. Set up your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy Samantha Fish, Sun-Dried Opossum, Kiz Carter and Juke Jackson, and more. The beer will represent a number of Virginia microbreweries. You’ll also be able to sample a variety of local BBQ and browse booths by craft vendors. This event benefits the Staunton Augusta Art Center.


Red Wing Roots

July 13-15

35 minutes from Stable Craft Brewing

If you’re dialed into the festival community, you’ve surely heard about the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Now in its sixth year, the family-friendly event sets some of the biggest names in folk music against a stunning backdrop of 120-foot limestone towers at Natural Chimneys Park. The event’s stellar lineup includes founding band The Steel Wheels, Trampled By Turtles, Josh Ritter, and many more on four different stages. Enjoy a beer garden and food and craft vendors. Red Wing Roots also features many activities for when you want to focus on enjoying the beautiful outdoor environment. Embrace outdoor activities like daily hikes, runs, and yoga. Kids’ activities include a climbing wall, an instrument “petting zoo,” mural painting, a slackline and a variety of outdoor games. New this year is a pick-along jam session led by teachers from Red Wing Academy  and The Front Porch.


Virginia Chili, Brews  n Blues

September 22, 3 – 9 p.m.

Less than a mile from Basic City Beer Co.

Don’t miss the 11th Virginia Chili Blues n Brews Festival in Lumos Plaza in downtown Waynesboro. Close out your summer and start on the fall festival season with this spicy mix of chili, beer, and blues music. Browse the artisan and exhibitor booths for something special, and if you have a secret recipe up your sleeve, you should throw down in the People’s Choice chili cook-off. Strut your stuff – there’s a lot of cash on the line. Even if you don’t enter the contest, plan to eat your fill of chili while enjoying the musical stylings of Kiz Carter and Juke Jackson, The Bone Baby Gators featuring Crystal Armentrout, Sun Dried Opossum, and Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos. Cool off from all the hot chili with selections from both micro and mega breweries. There’s sure to be something for all tastes.