About Us

Keep the Music Playing is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit serving the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, Virginia areas. We are dedicated to supporting the awareness, appreciation, and preservation of American music genres through performance and educational opportunities.

We define, develop, and produce Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, folk, jazz, and old time music performances and educational events. Our mission is to present unique performances and classes that benefit our community, local and national artists and preserve our rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Learn about our Music & Spirits concert series and purchase tickets to our upcoming shows.

Contact us to learn about our Measure by Measure music program for foster youth.

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Learn about our Measure by Measure music program for at risk youth.

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  • I was honored when KTMP asked me to perform for the Music & Spirits concert series in its first year. These folks are truly dedicated to their mission. They treat artists with respect and integrity, and are joining the ranks of similar organizations popping up across the country. I was proud to be a part of it and look forward to bringing them my music in the future!

    Ryan Cavanaugh, Performing Artist
  • Beyond excited for a great listening venue in Fredericksburg; this is something we've needed for a long time and it's so wonderful that this is finally happening! Deep appreciation to the folks who are putting this together!

    Ruth Golden, Live Music Advocate
  • I really enjoyed the opportunity to practice my songwriting craft with Joe Newberry. In four short hours, students learned techniques to overcome blocks and finish what they started; often a difficult task for songwriters. Thank you so much!

    Stephanie Kluever, Workshop Participant

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