Live Music

Soundtrack for a memorable visit. Nothing characterizes a city quite like its nightlife, and Harrisonburg has a scene from which great stories are born! Start at one of our eclectic local restaurants and work your way through a variety of hopping venues that host live music and entertainment each week. Make sure to check the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts calendar for nationally-known acts on stage in one of five gorgeous, comfortable and acoustically-perfect venues, or catch cutting-edge films, live theater from Valley Playhouse, nationally and regionally known musical acts, local jam sessions,  or other special events at Court Square Theater.

With many extraordinary bands like Old Crow Medicine Show and the Steel Wheels originating in Harrisonburg, the traditions of music genres like Old-Time, folk, alternative country and Americana run deep, but there is also a wide mix of musical styles available at Harrisonburg’s popular events and festivals, including Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, First Fridays Downtown, Fridays on the Square and FundFest, just to name a few. Visit our events calendars for more live music listings, as well as contact the venues listed below for up-to-date lineup information.

Referred to as a toe-tapping, fun-fueled music destination for good reason.
Come hear why Live Music is Better in the ‘Burg!

Artful Dodger
47 Court Square Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-1179

Backcountry Restaurant & Lounge
1594 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-3575

Basement Bar & Lounge
3190 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-2367

Brothers Craft Brewing
800 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-421-6599

Clementine Cafe
153 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-801-8881

Corgans’ Publick House
865 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-564-CORG

Court Square Theater – Arts Council of the Valley
41-F Court Square Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-9189

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
147 Warsaw Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22807 | 540-568-7000

1950 Deyerly Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-2106

Pale Fire Brewing Company
217 S Liberty St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-217-5452

The Golden Pony
181 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-901-2628

Three Notch’d Brewing Co.
241 E Market St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-217-5939

Wolfe Street Brewing
120 W Wolfe St., Harrisonburg, VA | 540-217-0366