A Glorious Summer of Music: Experience the Bar Harbor Music Festival
Join in the revelry of a beloved event in the New England festival season and celebrate an array of musical genres at the annual Bar Harbor Music Festival. Attend concerts selected from available jazz, opera and orchestra performances, presented in a variety of potential festival venues, from a quintessential New England church on the village green to an amphitheater in Acadia National Park to an Art-Deco theater downtown.
Pigeon Forge: Entertainment Capital of the Smokies
Once a quiet mill town, Pigeon Forge has blossomed into the “entertainment capital” of the Great Smoky Mountains. Learn about the unique culture and history of Appalachia as you delight in mountain music, stories, nearby protected lands, and other signature elements. Trace the origin of the burgeoning theater, music, magic and comedy scenes with a local historian. Visit Oak Ridge to study its role as base for the Manhattan Project and the continuing importance of scientific development in the economy.
The Virginia International Tattoo at the Virginia Arts Festival
More than just a bulldog inked onto a U.S. Marine, tattoos are ceremonial performances of military music that have evolved from a European tradition dating to the 17th century. Each tattoo is different and influenced by the culture of the country whence it originated. Attend America’s largest tattoo, held annually as the headliner of the Virginia Arts Festival.