Marion, Virginia is hands down, the coolest place to be this summer! The Town of Marion and Marion Downtown are partnering together and have big plans to fill the summer evenings with FREE music for everyone to enjoy!
Join the Town of Marion and Marion VFW Post 4667 as they host “The Governor’s Own” Virginia National Guard Band LIVE in concert on Saturday, May 27th at 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre in downtown Marion! Cost for the event is free, but you will be required to have an official ticket to enter the theatre. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis, and you can pick up tickets at The Lincoln Theatre or by calling (276) 783-6093.
On Sunday, May 28th, “Letters From Home,” an annual event sponsored by the VFW Post 4667 will be hosting a free concert at 3pm at The Lincoln Theatre! On Monday, May 29th at 10am, join us for our annual Memorial Day Grand Parade on Main Street, with a patriotic program and community cookout following the parade at the VFW.
This year’s Summer Concert Series consists of four concerts throughout June and July. Concerts are FREE to the public and are held at the Farmers Market Pavilion in the Town Square Parking Lot in downtown Marion (located on the corner of Town and Chestnut Streets) and begin at 8 PM!
Kicking off downtown Marion’s FREE Concert Series on Friday June 9th is Acoustifried, a country rock band based out of the Tri-cities area.
On Friday, June 23rd, join the Marcus Boyd Band as they perform LIVE.
On Tuesday July 4th, at 7pm, Jigsaw Jane, a regional favorite, will be performing LIVE in concert on Broad Street! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to set on, your favorite dancin’ shoes and enjoy listening to some rock n’ roll!
Continuing downtown Marion’s FREE Concert Series on Friday, July 14th is Adam “Bovine” Bolt.
The third weekend in July is always the biggest weekend in Marion. The Arts & Crafts Festival at Hungry Mother State Park, LIVE music events downtown, a Chili Cook-off and so much more, you’re bound to fall in love with America’s Coolest Hometown!
On Friday July 21st, join Marion Downtown as they host a street dance on Main Street in front of the Court House. Local favorite, Phantom, will be performing live 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
For over thirty years, the Chili Cook-off has become a homecoming event for locals, and a must-see experience for out-of-towners. On Saturday July 22nd, beginning at 12pm, Jigsaw Jane will be back in downtown Marion performing LIVE on Broad Street for the Shine n’ Show Car Show.
At 5pm, NewTown takes the main stage. Bringing a feel of “Newgrass” sounds, they create a unique sound that can definitely be appreciated in Southwest Virginia.
At 6pm, Marcus Boyd Band will be performing again in downtown Marion for the second time this summer.
At 7pm, Annabelle’s Curse takes the main stage. Annabelle’s Curse is a five-piece alternative folk band hailing from Bristol TN/VA.
Remember Virginia Ground? They’re back in business, and will be performing LIVE at the Chili Cook-off at 8pm.