This summer, consider heading to West Virginia to kick back with a cold one and enjoy some live music, food, and a mountainside sunset.
Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center, nestled in the scenic Allegheny Mountains, launched its inaugural Mountainside Music Series over Memorial Day weekend. The free Saturday-evening events will continue through Labor Day weekend and feature live bands with a little something for everyone, whether you love the high-energy strings of traditional bluegrass or feel like rocking out to some classic covers.
Each outdoor concert will be held on Quenchers Plaza, just outside Quenchers Pub, which offers a menu of burgers, subs, sandwiches, appetizers, and salads, as well as a full bar. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside Bear Paw food court.)
The resort has also extended the hours for its popular scenic chair lift rides to give you the best seat in the house for watching the breathtaking sunset over the valley. (Tickets can be purchased day-of at Quenchers Pub—$8 for adults 13–59; $5 for seniors 60-plus and kids 6–12; group discounts available for adults.)
If you’re looking to make a weekend out of it, treat yourself to a stay in one of Canaan Valley Resort’s guest rooms, suites, cabins, or cottages. The resort also offers camping, hiking, biking, a pool and fitness center, onsite dining, and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Mountainside Music Series Schedule
Saturdays from 6-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day
May 28 – Wild Rumpus
June 4 – The Halftime String Band
June 11 – Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band
June 18 – The Sodapop Gypsies Band
June 25 – Three’s Company Blues
July 2 – Crandall Creek
July 9 – The Five and Dime
July 16 – Josh Folmsbee and the Crooked Roots
July 23 – Blue Steel
July 30 – Shane Masters Band
Aug. 6 – Centerfire Bluegrass
Aug. 13 – Red Hawk
Aug. 20 – Jesse Milnes Band
Aug. 27 – Crandall Creek
Sept. 3 – B S#arpe
For more information, visit canaanresort.com. // Canaan Valley Resort: 230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, West Virginia
For more ways to spend your time outside of Northern Virginia, subscribe to our Travel newsletter.