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There’s music in the air this summer in Chestertown, Maryland, as the National Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. The annual two-week long event is scheduled from August 8 to 15, 2020 (originally planned for May 31 to June 13). Audiences will enjoy over 30 concerts and 200 rehea…

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The LOCKN’ Festival draws folks to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains like, well, true-blue Deadheads to the Grateful Dead. LOCKN’ is the premier jam band event of the east, and an all-star celebration of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday this summer makes the eight-year-old festi…

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Howard County natives know that once the daffodils begin to pop and the frozen ground begins to thaw, more than just spring is on its way. Once the weather begins to warm, the charming, suburban region doesn’t waste a moment before a myriad of festivals begin, ranging from all types of arts …

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The Federal News Network speaks with Recreation News Publisher Karl Teel about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital.

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Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has brought world-renowned performers to coastal Virginia, making this beautiful region — with its white sand beaches and wildlife-rich waterways, lively family recreation options, and centuries of history to explore — a destination for performing arts lovers.

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Be among the first to enjoy a new music festival on the banks of the Potomac River — and for a good cause, too. Jazz in the Country is coming to King George County, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 24.

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The trademark “The Greatest Jazz Festival in the World” says it all. For the past 30 years, music lovers in the Mid-Atlantic area have anxiously awaited for that great time in October as Grammy Award-winning artists converge in Southern Delaware. This year, Oct. 17 to 20 will have four days …

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The Kutztown Folk Festival (June 29-July 7) is not only a Pennsylvania tradition, it’s been named “Best of the Best” by the American Bus Association and called “one of the most unique festivals on the East coast,” by the Washington Post. What can you expect? You’ll find insight into the trad…

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The sky is the limit when Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Music Festival summer outdoor concert series shines next month with iconic musical stars and 50th anniversary salutes to the first moon landing and the original Woodstock festival.

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When the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival rolls around again in July, you can bet Annie Young of Waldorf, Md., will get there early to set up her chair near the stage for a close view of the musicians and, if the spirit moves her, get up and dance.

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June ushers in the official beginning of summer and is there anything better than counting down the days to a weekend away? If you need some ideas on what to plan for this summer, a plethora of count down-worthy events are being held in Calvert County. From family fun to couples’ retreats, h…

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Wintergreen summers are full of cool breezes, sun-kissed smiles, stories and s’mores around the campfire, picnics at the lake, cannonballs in the pool, and magnificent sunrises and sunsets. You can hike to waterfalls and magnificent overlooks, spy on birds and squirrels, chipmunks and deer, …

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If you’ve got a hankering for country music, you’re gonna want to boot up for what’s coming Aug. 23-25 in southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s the Citadel Country Spirit USA Music Festival, featuring some top names in country music.

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May is the time of year that just about all anyone can think about is getting outside and basking in the spring air with the promise of even warmer, sunnier days. And the best way to keep from going stir crazy is to have something on the agenda to look forward to. Enter LOCKN’ Festival. This…

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Combine young musicians close to beginning their professional careers with seasoned mentors and an audience of music lovers for an intense two-week “boot camp.” What do you get? A creative combustion called the National Music Festival.

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Fall further in love during the month of love at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts as they celebrate Valentine’s Day every day in February. Romantic date nights with all-inclusive dining options, unique suites with heart-shaped whirlpools and other private, intimate amenities, a seemingly end…

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You may be familiar with Coastal Virginia’s miles of waterfront delights and centuries of history...but did you know that this recreation-rich destination also offers world-class performances of every kind of music, dance, theater and more? Thanks to the Virginia Arts Festival, spring time i…

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Whether it’s a rousing pops concert of holiday favorites, an inspiring rendition of Handel’s “Messiah,” or a Christmas carol sing-along, there are plenty of opportunities to hear the sounds of the season this month in the capital region.

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The rhythms of the music and the ocean will blend for a melodious weekend when the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival rolls in Oct. 12–15 for its 28th year. 

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Enjoy colorful mountain vistas, craft food and beverages, hiking, biking, competitive runs, games, workshops and — oh, yes — live music at a festival Oct. 5–8 in Virginia’s Nelson County. It’s The Festy Experience — one of four music festivals attracting thousands annually to the rural county.

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In a world rife with change, traditions are something to be cherished. Musician Jay Armsworthy not only cherishes traditional bluegrass music, he is perpetuating the tradition of a bluegrass festival that was in danger of demise. The good news is that L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time M…

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Like Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz, Jeannette Fang’s red high heels shine as she pounds the piano keys with a flourish, viewing an iPad rather than turning music pages while performing with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet. A rural lane — not a yellow brick road — leads to the Gar…

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The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, a fixture on the Valley music scene for more than 50 years, opens its season July 21–22 in Orkney Springs.

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There’s a distinct rhythm amid the rolling hills and winding back roads of Southwest Virginia. It’s a melody of rich culture and down-home harmonies that help to make up the state’s renowned Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail. Communities along the trail will honor their traditional music roo…

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Need a dose of live music to cure your winter blues? Try the West Virginia Winter Music Festival on Jan. 28 in Lewisburg, about a four-hour drive from Washington D.C. The small historic city is in the Allegheny Mountains of Greenbrier County in the southeastern part of the state.

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“I don’t like people walking out of concerts thinking about where they’re getting dessert. I want them to be excited about what they heard,” says Richard Rosenberg, artistic director and principal conductor of the National Music Festival. This year’s event is June 5–18 in Chestertown on Mary…

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Communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia have long celebrated the region’s storied legacy of traditional music. This June, these connoisseurs of folk sound will host a nine-day celebration of the traditional harmony, toe-tapping rhythm, and rich culture that have help…

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A new bluegrass festival, Circa Blue Fest, featuring nationally known bands, regional artists, and workshops for songwriters and aspiring musicians, takes the stage May 6–8 in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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The students at Penn State might start heading home in May, but that doesn’t mean that the summer is a quiet time in central Pennsylvania. This year marks big anniversaries for two favorite summer events: Summer’s Best Music Fest, June 3–4, and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, …

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If you like bluegrass music in the great outdoors, you’re in luck next month, with festivals in Gettysburg, Pa., and Cumberland, Md. Both have big lineups of musicians, camping facilities, and family-friendly attractions.

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“Let’s dance,” urges the David Bowie song of the same name, and that is just what’s in store when the Virginia Arts Festival kicks off the first performances of its 20th anniversary season.