Rappahannock’s a place to observe more than the seasons of nature — there are seasons year-round of music, theater and other performances, from the intimate Theatre at Washington and RAAC Community Theatre to the Castleton Festival’s summer opera and classical music festival and year-round performances at Castleton Theatre House. Rappahannock is also home to talented performers you’ll often find performing at live music venues around the county.
A concert amid the spectacular surroundings of Castleton Farms — whether in the state-of-the-art intimacy of the Castleton Theatre House year-round, or the 650-seat Festival Theatre during Castleton's summer music and opera festival — is a unique experience. The property and acoustically superb performance spaces are jewels created by artistic directors Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel to nurture performers and audience alike. First presented in 2009, the annual Castleton Festival presents fully staged operas, symphonic concerts, recitals, chamber music and open master classes. With performances beginning in late June and running through July at Castleton Farms and other locations both within and outside Rappahannock County, this festival attracts best young talent from around the world to study, collaborate and perform in a bucolic country setting. Advance tickets and information available at castletonfestival.org.
7 Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton, VA 22716
703 403 7172
Our Mission is to inspire and empower children to work together to become creators of their own music and to rekindle creativity as a core value in education.
274 Hunters Rd Washington, VA 22747
540 322 2022
Celtic and Renaissance Music
Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton are well known musicians who live in Rappahannock County and are available for weddings and parties, including house concerts, a unique and intimate experience. Their blend of Celtic and Renaissance music played on harp, lute, guitar and mandolin lends elegance to any event, formal or informal.
540 937 4648
RAAC is a nonprofit community organization. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all residents of Rappahannock County to enrich their lives through exposure to the arts. RAAC promotes a sense of community through programs, November's popular annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour and other arts events, cinema, workshops, theater, speakers, concerts, school events and other activities that enhance our communal and artistic well-being.
310 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747
540 675 2205
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the bucolic town of Washington, Virginia is the heart of a vibrant arts community. Each year, the town hosts an indie film festival like no other. The Film Festival at Little Washington is about more than what happens on the screen. Here we acknowledge the power of the movies to not only entertain but also t o provoke, inspire, and enlighten. The art of filmmaking is the beginning of a conversation that challenges us to think bigger and experience the world around us.
3753 Slate Mills Rd Boston VA 22713
The Theatre presents professional concerts: piano recitals, classical, jazz, chamber music, bluegrass, Celtic music -- and occasional theatrical performances. Please visit our website for more information on upcoming performances or visit the Calendar of Events page on this site.
291 Gay Street, PO Box 322, Washington VA 22747
540 675 1253
Windmore Foundation for the Arts promotes the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. Founded in 1987, Windmore is a not-for-profit arts organization that serves the Northern Piedmont area.