festival canceled

The Wayne Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition Production Committee has voted to cancel the 2021 Festival due to Covid-19. With consideration of public and musicians safety we sadly make this decision.  However, we are proud to be awarding Scholarships for 2021 to young musicians and groups. The winners will be posted soon!
Thank you all for your continued support and we will see you on the third
Saturday of June 2022, Rain or Shine!

About the Festival

On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians!

Festival Scholarships

Each year, a percentage of the festival proceeds has been set aside to fund scholarships to “aid young, local, traditional musicians in continuing their music exploration and education.”

The Guitar Competition

Every year at the festival we hold a guitar competition. Five awards are presented with the first place guitar winner receiving a coveted handmade Henderson guitar!

Donate To The Festival

Every donation helps! Our priority is funding scholarships.
  • We are a non-profit and have a very small production committee, every year we rely on a large number of wonderful volunteers the weekend of the festival.
  • We are extremely frugal with overhead expenses so we can direct as much money as possible toward scholarships.
  • We have awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships over the years.


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