A Lakeside Music Venue Unlike Any Other

Located on the edge of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, The Coves Amphitheater was designed and built to provide a one-of-a-kind music venue for world-class talent. Designed to be a gathering place for lovers of all musical genres, The Coves Amphitheater was integrated into Smith Mountain Lake’s first sustainable community. In its first year, The Coves Amphitheater received commitments from over 10 musical artists to perform at this unique venue. From Grammy Award winners to local talent, The Coves Amphitheater showcases best-in-class entertainment in an intimate rural setting.

Here’s What You’re Missing!

The Coves Amphitheater offers guests a truly unique musical experience. There’s no overcrowding or standing in long lines to get a drink. You don’t have to wait in traffic to find a parking spot or risk having your view obstructed by a sea of people. Every seat at The Coves Amphitheater offers a fantastic view. And the atmosphere is casual and fun! We’re more “backyard barbecue” than “corporate amphitheater.”

Check out this video to get an idea of what we’re all about! And be sure to check out our concert calendar and pick up tickets to your new favorite concert venue.

Music with a Mission

The Coves began presenting live music to support and raise money for children in need in the fall of 2020 using the front porch of a cabin to serve as a stage. To support our efforts, artists such as The Lonesome River Band, Junior Sisk, and Jerry Douglas performed intimate and socially distanced concerts. This spearheaded our movement to build a state-of-the-art venue with stunning views of Smith Mountain Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Since 2021, nationally known artists including Kenny G, The Mavericks, The Marshall Tucker Band, Bruce Hornsby, Asleep at the Wheel, Ricky Skaggs, and many more have played to adoring crowds while allowing us to raise money for our local charities.

Amphitheater Volunteers

The success of The Coves Amphitheater is owed in large part to the tireless efforts of our volunteer staff. From directing traffic to helping with concessions, the can-do spirit of this team elevates the experience for all in attendance, including the performers themselves.

If you’d like to join our volunteer staff, please fill out this form and our team will reach out to you with more information.

Become a Volunteer >

Experience Top Talent

We encourage our guests to check out the upcoming 2024 calendar of performing artists by visiting the offical The Coves Amphitheater website. Here you’ll find information regarding events, tickets, and how we are impacting the community with our charity partners.

View Concert Calendar

Updated frequently with announcements and ticket information.

Venue FAQ's

Learn more about The Coves Amphitheater’s policies and procedures.

Our Charity Partners

Learn more about the charities supported by The Coves Amphitheater.

Booking at The Coves Amphitheater

The Coves Amphitheater has booked an incredible roster of talent over the years, and each season attracts more fans from all across the country to see their favorite artists perform in our unique setting. The increased popularity of our amphitheater has also allowed us to continue our mission of donating funds to our charity partners.

Here is a full list of past performances at The Coves Amphitheater.