Canceled: Front Country at the Blue Ridge Music Center


Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
(Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Galax, VA 24333


In accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Stay at Home Order (Executive Order number 55), issued on March 30, 2020, which includes restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people through June 10, the Blue Ridge Music center is canceling the Front Country and Dori Freeman concert on June 6.

Ticket-holders will receive an e-mail update, so please check your inbox, or e-mail Marianne Kovatch at with questions.


Led by vocalist Melody Walker, Front Country is a band on the precipice of a metamorphosis. As multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and composers, the group’s musical vision comes through no matter what stage they take. From their beginnings in the San Francisco Bay Area to their new hometown of Nashville, Walker, Adam Roszkiewicz, and Jacob Groopman have been on a journey to discover their sound. With a genre dubbed “Rugged Americana and Purposeful Pop,” they push the envelope without losing sight of their acoustic roots music influences.

Galax native Dori Freeman grew up in a musical family. Her father, Scott Freeman, and grandfather, Willard Gayheart, are both regular performers during Midday Mountain Music at the Music Center. Produced by Teddy Thompson, Freeman released her eponymous album on the Free Dirt Records label in 2016. Following that release, Rolling Stone included her on the magazine’s list of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Freeman recently released her third album, Every Single Star, also produced by Thompson.

Tickets are $15, children 12 and younger admitted free. Season passes are also available.


Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.