The Rabun County Music Festival started in 1999 with three concerts. Performances were held at the Chapel of Sky Valley until the 2002 season when an agreement with the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School made possible the use of the Rearden Theater where the concert series continues to this day. Program selections include jazz, classical and popular music.

The RCMFA acquired 501(c)(3) status as a tax exempt organization in 2002 with a mission of awarding scholarships. The RCMFA has a dedicated and energetic board of eighteen members. Tax exempt status enables the Board to seek contributions at higher levels, thus making it possible to contract with high quality performers and to award meaningful scholarships.


The Rabun County Music Festival Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which is committed to supporting Rabun County students who wish to further their education in the fields of visual or performing arts. Your donation to our organization is tax deductible. Recipients are chosen from among deserving students of Rabun County High School and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.  The Haywood-Hoppes-Bell scholarship recognizes the founders of the Rabun County Music Festival. 

Links to Nearby Music Venues

Brevard Music Center Summer Music Festival

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Toccoa Symphony Orchestra

Walhalla Performing Art Center