40 years of music
in an intimate, oak-shaded theater
Oak Grove Folk Music Festival
 Since 1979, Theater Wagon Inc 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.




The 2017 lineup featured: David Holt, Robin & Linda Williams, Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy, April Verch Band, John Lilly, Parker & Gray, Trifolkal, Red Hill Band, and a special workshop from Mary Jo Ramsey-Smith

The special Friday Night "Up And Coming" concert featured Parker & Gray, Wonky Tonk, and The Onlies with Vivian Leva

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

Sheila Kay Adams
Eddie Adcock
Armour & Sturtevant
Joe Ayres
The Bankesters
The Barefoot Movement
Sally Barris & Jonathan Byrd
Belzona Blues Review
Stephen Benntt
B.I.M.
The Black Lillies
Norman & Nancy Blake
Rory Block
Boarding Party
Roy Bookbinder
Bryan Bowers
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
Joyce Breeden
The Brother Boys
Kay Buchanan
Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy(s)
The Claire Lynch Band
Guy Clark
Clishmaclaver
Cloud Valley
Francis Collins
Cousins (Mac Walter & John Cronin)
Cranberry Lake Jug Band
Critter Hollow String Band
Mike Cross
Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins
Diamondback Rattlers
Driftwood
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
Tom Espinola & Lorraine Duisit
The Fiddle Puppets
Finest Kind
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Mary Flower
Scott Fore & His Hillbilly Hotclub
Dirk Freymuth
Furnace Mountain
Paul Geremia
Alice Gerrard
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Glick & Phillips
Skip Gorman & the Waddle Pals
Tracy Grammer
Charlie Ranke "Frets" Halligan
George Hamilton IV
Bill Harouff
Michael Reno Harrell
Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice
Helican
Hello Stranger, featuring Dale Jett
Wayne Henderson
Hesperus
The Honey Dewdrops
The Hotmud Family
Hot Ticket
Sierra Hull
Debbie Hunter
Jim Hurst & Missy Raines
Bruce Hutton
Ironweed
Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
John Jackson
Phil & Gaye Johnson
Mel Jones & his Bag O’ Bones
The Judy Chops
Kappa & Paul
James Keelaghan
Si Kahn
Joe Kickerson
Spider John Koerner
Chuck Larkin
Custer LaRue
Jeannie Lee
Rick Lee
James Leva
Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band
The Magnolia Sisters
Barbara Martin
David Massengill
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
Tom Paxton
“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
Red & the Romantics
Red June
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
Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild Hearts
Southern Mountain Melody Makers
Spring Gap Hellbenders
Bill Staines
The Steel Wheels
Barry & Holly Tashian
Tanglefoot
Verlon Thompson
Ticket Back
Tracy’s Family Band
Trapezoid
Happy Traum
Dave VanRonk
Townes VanZant
Jane Voss & Hoyle Osbourne
Trent Wagler & the Steel Wheels
Bill Wellington
Doug & Telisha Williams
Robin & Linda Williams
Windfall
Daniel Womack
Steve Young
Bob Zentz
Zoe & Cloyd
 
Added in 2004, the “Up & Coming Performers” concert has showcased emerging artists performing original material born out of traditional folk roots. Some are the children of past performers or festival attendees carrying on the family traditions.

Past Up & Coming Artists:
The Accordion Death Squad
Barling & Collins
blue stone sky
Chamomile & Whiskey
The Cinnamon Band
Sasha Colette
Dead Professional
Eli Cook
Paul Curreri
Heart Gets Monkey
Hook & Bullet
Hound Dog Hill (Boys)
Jeremiah Prophett Band
The Judy Chops
Gabe Kahn (aka DJ Brycon)
Vivian Leva
Sarah Lynna
The McTell Brothers
Gene & Gayla Mills
Nathan Moore
The Marvelous Murphy Sisters
The Onlies
Parker & Gray
Hanna Rae
Red Light Rodeo
Red River Rollercoaster
Rockinghammers
The Sally Rose Band
Sam Sanger, Mike Cochran, & Michael Emerson
The Shakes
Devon Sproule
Trees on Fire
Ella Wade
Jim Waive & the Young Divorcees
Trent Wagler
Sophie Wellington
Sarah White & the Pearls
Doug & Telisha Williams
Wonky Tonk
Robin Wynn
















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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