Saturday May 26

Photos of Art & Music by Jay Diem


The BIC’s Art and Music on the Farm festival offers fine art and treasures from local artists and artisans, as well as traditional roots music played by celebrated musicians from across Virginia, all in an inviting, family-friendly setting. Whether you prefer to sip wine, peruse the eye-catching art and delve into the history of Virginia musical styles or you and your children want to enjoy funnel cakes, a children’s art activity and plan a fun summer garden, you will find something to tickle your fancy. 

Everyone will revel in the toe-tapping, hand-clapping sounds of mountain stringband, folk and bluegrass from this year’s line-up of highly acclaimed Virginia bands. And, don’t forget the intimate workshops with the performers, hosted by music historian Gregg Kimball. The BIC is able to bring these high caliber musicians to the Eastern Shore thanks to grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Click here for more information about Virginia's music traditions and The Crooked Road


The Festival is wheelchair accessible. Reserved handicap parking spaces are located at the entrance gate or drivers may enter the restricted parking area and drop individuals in wheelchairs at the brick walkway. With advance notice, large-print event programs can be printed.  For questions or other accommodations, please contact Sally Dickinson at (757) 678-5550 or


In addition to the music, the Farm is filled with some of the finest art in the region: over 50 artists and artisans will have their paintings, plants and crafts for sale. There are also food and beverages (including local wine, beer, soft drinks and iced coffee) available for purchase. Children can participate in a free and fun art activity. 

So, bring your friends and family to start off summer with a glorious celebration of Virginia’s rich heritage of art and music at one of the loveliest venues on the Eastern Shore!



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  • NEA Challenge America Fast Track Grant

  • Virginia Commission for the Arts

Headline Band Sponsor

Patrons of the Arts SponsorS

  • Eastern Shore Dog
  • Tankard Nurseries
  • WHRO

Musician Workshop Sponsors

  • Davis Disposal
  • Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia
  • Hermitage Farms Nursery
  • Mike and Amy Plew
  • Moore’s Portable Solutions
  • PNC Bank
  • The Insurance Company

Friend of the Arts Sponsors

  • Cape Charles Rotary Club
  • Sharp Energy


  • New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
  • Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
  • Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers
  • Mark Campbell and John Schwab
  • Gregg Kimball, Sheryl Warner and Libby Dunton 


Many thanks to the 2017 Sponsors and to generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts