November 15, 2014
News along the Music Trail

Shenandoah Music Trail receives Grant
from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
(Press Release)


Local Youths Receive Scholarship Awards
and Area Musicians Recognized

(Press Release)


The Elkton Bluegrass Music Jams are Back!
The jams are back at the
Elkton Community Center in Elkton, Virginia on
September 16th and continue every Tuesday evening
from 6 to 8:30 pm until December 16, 2014.
After the Holiday Break the jams have a tentative start back
date of January 13, 2015. 

For more information call 540-209-3540.

The Shenandoah Music Trail
is still going strong.



And a Brand New Web site is in the Works.

We have continued the promotion of the Shenandoah Valley's Mountain Music.

There are Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jams about every day of the week
in the Shenandoah Valley. These jams seesions are free and open to the public.
Here is a Map of the Area.
If you know of a jam we should add or an update for our map, let us know.
Webmaster Email.

Have continued to work with Virginia Tourism Corporation
with a grant to promote the Music Trail
and we attended the 2014 IBMA Conference in Raleigh, NC in October 2014.

Organized and promoted the
2014 Hopkins Park Summer Music Series
held alternating Saturday evenings from 630-8pm. The concerts are FREE and open to the public.
Hopkins Park, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA

Don writes an article for every issue of the publication
Americana Rhythm Music Magazine showcasing
Along the Shenandoah Music Trail.

SMT received from the Governor of Virginia and International Bluegrass Music Assciation award recognitions for Shenandoah Valley music preservation.


As part of SMT's mission we are working with local historians for collecting artifacts and recording/ archiving local master musicians. Including master fiddler, Edd Michaels shown here with his amazing collection of trophys and ribbons.

Edd, now 88 and still attends jams and plays locally.

Don curated a Shenandoah Music Exhibit at the

in Dayton, Virginia.

Shenadoah Valley Music Exhibit includes a
mountain dulcimer that everyone can play.


SMT Executive Director, Dr. Don DePoy, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Martha Hills presented multiple programs and musical performances for adults and children featuring the Shenandoah Valley's Music Legacy at museums, concert venues, schools, historical societies, universities
and festivals. For 2013, they performed 264 concerts.

For more information about the Music of the Shenandoah Valley or the
Shenandoah Music Trail feel free to contact us.
Phone: 540-209-3540


Our New Brochure as jpg is here.
Our New Brochure as pdf is here.

Don and Martha even taught 25 children how to play the Ukulele on-stage at the Boxerwood Festival in Lexington, Virginia.