38 Years of music
in an intimate, oak-shaded theater
Oak Grove Folk Music Festival
 For over 35 years, Theater Wagon of Virginia has been bringing national folk acts to an intimate, outdoor theater in the Shenandoah Valley.

The theater and festival was founded by the late Shenandoah Valley arts legend Fletcher Collins.

Here are some of those who’ve appeared at least once over that time, some more than once:

  • In earlier years, entertainers included...

    Sheila Kay Adams
    Eddie Adcock
    Armour & Sturtevant
    Joe Ayres
    Belzona Blues Review
    Stephen Benntt
    Norman & Nancy Blake
    Rory Block
    Boarding Party
    Roy Book Binder
    Bryan Bowers
    Joyce Breeden
    The Brother Boys
    Kay Buchanan
    Guy Clark
    Cloud Valley
    Francis Collins
    Cousins (Mac Walter & John Cronin)
    Cranberry Lake Jug Band
    Critter Hollow String Band
    Mike Cross
    Diamondback Rattlers
    Tom Espinola & Lorraine Duisit
    The Fiddle Puppets
    Finest Kind
    Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Mary Flower
    Scott Fore & His Hillbilly Hotclub
    Dirk Freymuth
    Paul Geremia
    Alice Gerrard
    Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
    Glick & Phillips
    Skip Gorman & the Waddle Pals
    Charlie Ranke Halligan
    George Hamilton IV
    Bill Harouff
    Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice
    Hello Stranger, featuring Dale Jett
    Wayne Henderson
    The Honey Dewdrops
    The Hotmud Family
    Hot Ticket
    Debbie Hunter
    Jim Hurst & Missy Raines
    Bruce Hutton
    John Jackson
    Phil & Gaye Johnson
    Mel Jones & his Bag O’ Bones
    The Judy Chops
    James Keelaghan
    Si Kahn
    Joe Kickerson
    Spider John Koerner
    Chuck Larkin
    Custer LaRue
    Jeannie Lee
    Rick Lee
    Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band
    The Magnolia Sisters
    Barbara Martin
    Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn
    John McCutcheon
    Walt Michael & Company
    Ed Miller
    The New Prairie Ramblers
    Carrie Newcomer
    No Strings Attached
    Tommy Oliver
    Peter Ostroushko
    Fred Parks
    Sandy & Caroline Paton
    “Utah” Phillips
    Laura Pole & Greg Trafidio
    Missy Raines & the New Hip
    original members of the Red Clay Ramblers: Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, & Jim Watson with Joe Newberry
    Gamble Rogers
    Garnet Rogers
    Sally Rogers
    Darrell Rose
    Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
    Peter Mudcat Ruth
    Helen Schneyer
    Anna Lee Scully
    Mike Seeger
    Peggy Seeger
    Rick Seyford
    Southern Mountain Melody Makers
    Spring Gap Hellbenders
    Bill Staines
    Barry & Holly Tashian
    Verlon Thompson
    Ticket Back
    Tracy’s Family Band
    Dave VanRonk
    Townes VanZant
    Jane Voss & Hoyle Osbourne
    Trent Wagler & the Steel Wheels
    Bill Wellington
    Doug & Telisha Williams
    Robin & Linda Williams
    Daniel Womack
    Steve Young
    Bob Zentz
    Added in 2004, the “Up & Coming Performers” concert has showcased local emerging artists performing original material born out of traditional folk roots. Some are the children of past performers or festival attendees.

    Past Up & Coming Artists:
    The Accordion Death Squad
    Barling & Collins
    blue stone sky
    The Judy Chops
    The Cinnamon Band
    Eli Cook
    Paul Curreri
    Heart Gets Monkey
    Hound Dog Hill (Boys)
    Jeremiah Prophett Band
    Gabe Kahn (aka DJ Brycon)
    Sarah Lynna
    Red River Rollercoaster
    Sam Sanger, Mike Cochran, & Michael Emerson
    The Shakes
    Devon Sproule
    Trees on Fire
    Ella Wade
    Jim Waive & the Young Divorcees
    Trent Wagler
    Sarah White & the Pearls
    Doug & Telisha Williams
    Robin Wynn









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