Appalachia folk music, known as Bluegrass, established its roots in America when the early settlers from the British Isles found their new homes in these mountains. Some time later, African Americans added a jazz influence. There’s no better place to enjoy the sounds of this music than in the Appalachia hills of the community of Sedalia, Virginia. Visit the Doc’McCabe 21st Annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival and get ready to bask in all of the amazing tunes.
Bluegrass Festival at The Sedalia Center
This 21st Annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival is located at the Sedalia Center about 12 miles outside of Bedford, Virginia on highway 122N. The center was founded by the McCabes, “Doc” and Annis, who were both prominent figures in the area. It is housed in a mid-century brick schoolhouse and surrounding grounds. The center holds several festivals each year as fundraisers. Sedalia Center is also used for private events such as weddings and family reunions.
Doc’McCabe 21st Annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival
Date: June 22, 23, 24
Time: varies throughout the event
Cost: 3-day ticket $50 dollars advance and $55 at the gate
Thursday -2:00 PM – $15 for one day pass
Friday – Noon $20 – $15 for one day pass
Saturday -11:00 AM $25 – $15 for one day pass
**Children 12 and under have free admission
Event Venue: Outdoor covered pavilion at the Sedalia Center
Memorial Bluegrass Festival: Band Line Up
- Thursday festival openers will feature the Garrett Newton Band, Davis Bradley Band, and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. (6-7 pm break for dinner)
- Friday is all day playing features the Travers Chandler & Avery County, Lawson Creek Grass, Charlie Oakley & Blazin’ Grass, and Code Blue. (5-6 pm dinner break)
- Saturday’s list of performers includes Homegrown Bluegrass, Ted Jones & The Tarheel Boys, Deeper Shade of Blue, Big Country Bluegrass, and Molly Rose Band.
Gates Open Sunday, June 18th 8:00 AM, for week long camping. Limited spots available for daily camping. RVs and tents permitted. All pets must be leashed and are not allowed inside the event. Electricity, showers, and restrooms are available.
Make these 3 days a Bluegrass holiday destination. The stage is covered and seating is available under the pavilion. So rain or shine, the pickin’ will go on at the Doc’McCabe 21st Annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival! Are you in need of a vehicle to get you there? Look no further! Visit Berglund of Bedford and find the vehicle you need to help you join in on the festivities!