Celebrate Fairfax Music Festival – Dates: Early June – Submit to Perform

Dominion Riverrock – Dates: Mid May

“Dominion Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and the Sports Backers, is the East Coast’s premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront.”

East Coast Music Conference – Dates: Early to mid May

“The East Coast Music Conference (ECMC) celebrates the intersection of the music industry and music fans, bringing them together for 4 days of fun interaction, learning, and great live shows in surprising spaces. With dozens of events, activities, and shows open to the public; industry networking and educational opportunities for conference attendees, and private parties and exclusive recreational outings, the ECMC offers music, fun, and knowledge for anyone who works in or just enjoys music. The ECMC tears down the barriers between industry and consumer and celebrates the connections made through music.” – Register

The Festy – Dates: Mid October

FloydFest – Dates: Late July

“Family friendly music Festival featuring roots and progressive music from around the world. Held in late July in Floyd, VA.”

MACROCK – Dates: Early April

“The annual music conference known as MACROCK began in Harrisonburg, VA in 1996 as a branch of James Madison University’s student-run radio station, WXJM. The aims of the founders were to bring independent music and DIY culture to the Mid-Atlantic region. Since cutting ties with the school and the radio station, MACROCK has been run by a small committee of volunteers with immeasurable help from local businesses and residents. MACROCK’s objectives remain the same as in its founding: showcase independent musical acts from across the country, as well as inform attendees of current happenings within the DIY realm through label expositions and panels. MACROCK continues to exist as an independent, not-for-profit organization.”

Progress Fest – Dates: Early May

“Progress Festival is designed to give artists an opportunity to express themselves, find their audience, and facilitate growth in the local music scene. We take the “Progress” in our name to heart, and encourage nonprofits and environmental groups to set up booths and speak on stage.”

The Richmond Folk Festival – Dates: Mid October – Submit to Perform

Rocktown Beer and Music Festivals – Dates: Late April and Late September