Wintergreen Music Announces Summer Festival Series For 2021 Season

©2018 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : File Photo from the 2018 Summer Music Festival.

Nelson County, Virginia

Wintergreen Music is delighted to announce the live, in-person Wintergreen Music Festival this summer from July 7-August 1, 2021 at Wintergreen Resort. As always, events are also held at neighboring venues including Bold Rock Hard Cider, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, Valley Road Vineyards, Rockfish Valley Community Center, and more.

Wintergreen Music’s 2021 Festival will again maximize patrons’ experience: sitting in the Dunlop Pavilion and enjoying the beautiful views while feeling the gentle breezes, and sharing several weeks of uplifting and enriching music with friends old and new – all of this with a priority on patrons’ safety. This summer’s Festival celebrates the return of our Festival Artists, who come from top orchestras, chamber music societies, and faculty rosters across the country.p. In their honor, we are calling 2021 The Year of the Festival Artist.

This unique summer experience is built upon Wintergreen Music’s pillars of Destination, Community, and Artistry and will adhere to CDC-recommended guidelines for safe management of artistic events. “Wintergreen Music is so fortunate to have multiple options for outdoor and well-ventilated venues where the musicians and patrons can share the power of live music. This will allow us to provide a safe environment to continue our tradition of presenting inspiring events – as we have for 25 years!” said Artistic Director, Erin Freeman.

The four-week long festival this summer showcases our world class artists. Peter Marshall will lead an evening of Bach concertos, featuring three celebrated Festival Artists, and Wintergreen concert master, Elisabeth Adkins, will take charge of Mendelssohn’s epic Octet for Strings. We’ll bring you to New Orleans with some Big Easy Brass and share the brilliance of Romantic great Samuel Coleridge Taylor with his virtuosic Nonet. We’ll even have an Elvis sighting, and, ooh la la,

We’ll celebrate Bastille Day with an evening of French music. Mozart Clarinet Quintet, the annual Movie Night, and collaborations with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, American Shakespeare Center, and Veritas Vineyards and more are all on the schedule this summer! Our artists will perform their favorites, lead engaging seminars, and share their musical discoveries with you as you find inspiration in their perseverance and artistry!

Anchored by its core weekend series MountainTop Masterworks the Festival will also include some familiar and new series such as Reunion Concerts, Fresh Perspectives, Reboot & Refresh, Trending Favorites and the Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest. Visit for more information about all the programs being offered in our 2021 celebration of Wintergreen Music Festival Artists, and learn about some of our Online Community options, too.

Prioritizing the health and safety of patrons, musicians, staff, and students is an important part of the Festival planning. Please visit the COVID-19 page on our website for updates. Plans will continue to evolve as the situation and governmental recommendations change throughout the coming months.

Tickets for the 2021 Wintergreen Music Festival will go on sale in Mid-May at or 434.361.0541



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