Called dances
and flatfooting

Large tent with
wooden dance floor
in campground

Old Time bands

Open stage action

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!

Download printable poster


Click here for schedule of festival activities.

For more information about activities email
Toni Williams

ADMISSION FEE: $14/person/day
$10 Saturday after 5 PM
Kids under 15 free
CAMPING FEE: $13/site/day
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! Festival staff will come around to collect your camping and admission fee on Friday.

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

plus a map, area lodging and kennel info.

Mountain Mama'sHealthy, yummy meals available if you'd rather not cook: Friday supper, three meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday.

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

Join in the fun @ Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista VA
Friday & Saturday, September 9th and 10th, 2016.

2016 festival video by JOE BASS


Friday night: The Full Nelsons and Debby
Caller: Ben Nelson

Saturday night: The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Caller: Phil Jamison

Mini concerts by The Full Nelson and Debby and
The New Ballards Branch Bogtotters

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.