This Spring and Summer, make space in your calendar to catch the incredible concerts and shows in Lynchburg. Whether you’re into southern rock or indie folk (or something in between!), you’ll find a concert that suits your taste. Who knows, you might even discover a genre or band you’ve never heard of before!

Warehouse Concert Series

The Academy Center of the Arts hosts the Warehouse Concert Series—a monthly concert series that brings in incredible acts in a personal, intimate setting. In their final concert of the season, Chatham County Line and the Deer Creek Boys will take the stage on April 19th. A band of four, the musicians that make up Chatham County Line collectively offer guitar, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, bass, pedal steel, piano and vocals, all to make a sound that is pure, southern and addicting. Chatham County Line makes the perfect pairing with Deer Creek Boys—a local band, from Amherst—who bring an energetic southern sound that offers hard-hitting harmonies.

Catch them at the final Warehouse Concert Series on April 19th at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Riverfront Park Concert Series

Also hosted by the Academy Center of the Arts, the Riverfront Park Concert Series is an outdoor music fest that takes place riverside in downtown Lynchburg. With tickets starting at just $11.00, the Riverfront Park Concert Series is an affordable, fun weekend outing.

The April 21st show will get kicked off by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The Secret Sisters. Those who love American country music will instantly recognize the name Marty Stuart. An institution in the country music scene, Marty is known for his unique merging of rockabilly, honky tonk and traditional country music. At the Riverfront Park Concert Series, you’ll instantly recognize hits like “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin” and “This One’s Gonna Hurt Me for a Long, Long Time”, both of which were collaborative songs between Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt, another country music veteran.

Together with The Secret Sisters, who once toured with Bob Dylan, the Riverfront Park Concert Series will be kicked off with a bang.

Additional acts lined up:

June 9, 2018

Naughty By Nature and Big Daddy Kane


July 14, 2018

The Spin Doctors and Arrested Development


August 11, 2018

Wynonna & The Big Noise

Visit The Academy’s website for more information.

Lynchburg Concerts at Phase 2

If outdoor concerts aren’t quite your thing, Lynchburg Concerts hosts regular acts and concerts at Phase 2 in Lynchburg. Upcoming shows for the spring and summer will include:

  • April 24: Black Stone Cherry

  • April 26: The Living Room Sessions Tour

  • April 29: The Struts

  • May 5: Underoath

  • May 6: Avatar

  • May 17: Aaron Watson

  • August 5: Upchurch

Most tickets to Lynchburg Concerts’ music events start at just $5.00, with prices increasing for extra perks like VIP access.

For ticket information, visit the Lynchburg Concerts website.

Lockn’ Festival

Finally, to culminate an incredible summer of live music in Lynchburg, check out Lockn’ Festival, a four-day long music festival in nearby Arrington, Virginia.

Created in 2013, Lockn’ is an annual music festival that takes place right in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the years, Lockn’ has been host to renowned artists like: Tom Petty, Robert Plant, Phish, Carlos Santana, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Wilco, Zac Brown, Willie Nelson and more. Not only have incredible acts taken the stage, but Lockn’ has also facilitated some once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with bands like The String Cheese Incident and The Doobie Brothers, or Widespread Panic and Jimmy Cliff.

Taking place from August 23 to 26 at Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm, Lockn’ will be an event you won’t want to miss this year. Headliners this year include Dead & Company, who will offer four sets spanning two nights! View the full line up below and check out their website for ticketing information.