And welcome to our website. Here you’ll find plenty of information about our concert series featuring your favorite traditional country and bluegrass music artists.
Starring the best talent from around Central Virginia on the first half of each show–including a guest bluegrass band–and your favorite Nashville stars on the second half, it’s like getting two shows in one.
All thatentertainment makes the Old Dominion Barn Dance the most popular country music show this side of the Grand Ole Opry!
Our five shows a year are held at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA, just 15 minutes south of Richmond. The beautiful and newly renovated theater has well lit parking areas, and plenty of great seating with no bad seat in the house. They offer refreshments that are allowed in the auditorium, including snacks and bar beverages, and there is plenty of handicapped seating and parking available.
Conveniently located just south of I-295 at 401 North Main St. in Hopewell, VA, the Beaconoffers a box office that is open M-F for your convenience, where you can purchase tickets and choose your preferred seating. You can also call the box office at 804-446-3457 or visit their website, www.thebeacontheatreva.com. And don’t forget–the Barn Dance offers season tickets!
All of us at the Old Dominion Barn Dance hope you’ll join us at the Beacon Theatre for a great afternoon or evening of entertainment. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to dine or catch a quick bite before or after the show, we invite you to visit the newest Boathouse Restaurant in the area. Offering exceptional cuisine it is located five minutes away in Hopewell, nestled on the banks of the beautiful Appomattox River. 804-616-4222
Be sure to visit our CALENDAR page to check out who’s appearing, as well as our ARCHIVE page to see our photo gallery from past shows. We thank you for your patronage as always, and for helping us keep traditional country and bluegrass music alive and well in central Virginia. See you at the Barn Dance!
Donna Dean Stevens, Exec. Producer
Welcome to the official online home of the Old Dominion Barn Dance! As Virginia’s oldest country music tradition, here you will find information regarding shows, performers and the history of the legendary country music show.
Following its original run from 1946 to 1957, the Barn Dance enjoyed several revivals throughout the years, one in 1973 and another in 1991. Neither revival sustained for more than a few months, but in 2015 organizers felt it was the perfect time to reintroduce audiences to the show that once rivaled the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Here you can learn about its past, present and future, as well as the country music stars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
So sit back, relax and take in some of the magic of a Virginia tradition, and entertainment like you’ll find nowhere else around. We’re proud that it’s back, and excited to be bringing you a wholesome, good old fashioned country & bluegrass music variety show.