Old Dominion Barn Dance

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Hi Everyone...

We are so sorry! But we've had to cancel today's holiday show at the Beacon Theatre because of the weather. Our headliner Bill Anderson has also called to cancel. The snow accumulation is much worse than forecast when we decided to go forward with the show, and there have been multiple accidents on the roads leading into Hopewell. Driving is treacherous and we don't want to jeopardize anyone's safety.

We thank you SO MUCH for your understanding and especially your patronage. We had such a beautiful production planned for you today and we're all so disappointed.

All of us at the Barn Dance would like to wish you a blessed holiday season and New Year, and we hope to see you at a future show. Today's show will not be rescheduled and tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.

Stay safe and warm everyone...
Merry Christmas from the Old Dominion Barn Dance!

The 2018 Cast of the Old Dominion Barn Dance

Hi Friends!

And welcome to our website. Here you'll find plenty of info about our concert series that features plenty of your favorite traditional country and bluegrass music. 

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 
All that entertainment 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 also offer refreshments that are allowed in the auditorium, including snacks and bar beverages. There is also plenty of handicapped seating and parking available.


Conveniently located just south of I-295 at 401 North Main St. in Hopewell, VA, the Beacon offers 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, thebeacontheatreva.com. And don't forget--the Barn Dance offers season tickets! 

All of us at the 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 our 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 pages 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


An introduction...

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.

See you at the Barn Dance!

Email us at [email protected]

Thank you for visiting the Old Dominion Barn Dance web site! We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors, and hope you will show them your kind support.