Here’s the outdoor concert list, updated for 2012!
Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts – Long list of outdoor concerts most weekends through the middle of August, as well as plays, children’s events and more.
Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
6000 S. Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23220
Music in the Park – Forest Hill Park, Forest Hill Avenue and 41st Street
One Sunday evening a month, May through October
Jammin’ on the James – Wilton House Museum, 215 S Wilton Rd
Join us this spring and summer for our 5th year of concerts at Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our grass terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy walk-through tours of Wilton. Kids will be entertained by face-painting, games, and crafts while parents revel in the sounds of the live melodies. Free admission. All Concerts are Saturday’s rain or shine. Donations appreciated. Seating is on a first-come basis. Call (804)282-5936 ext. 4 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Short Pump Summer Concert Series – The Summer Concert Series returns beginning June 21st and continuing every Thursday evening (weather permitting) through August 16th. Families are invited to enjoy FREE live music performed by local bands, great food, PRIZES and of course, fabulous shopping! Concerts begin at 6:00 PM and run until 8:00 PM in the Main Plaza
Summer Sounds at Stony Point Fashion Park – Summer is here! Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians — all summer long!
Westchester Commons Summer Concerts – All concerts are select Sundays, 3-5pm in the Village Green area between Sweet Frog and Plaza Azteca. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Rock the Block (Henrico) – For all ages. Come out and join your community for free mid-week family entertainment in your neighborhood park. Enjoy live music, contests and games, and more! Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Rachel Moore, 501-5134.
Wed, Aug 8, 6-8 p.m.
Highland Springs Park. Free.
Music by Center Stage Band (R&B, Jazz, Funk).
Henrico Concert Band & Henrico Community Band – For all ages. The Henrico Concert Band and the Henrico Community Band will each perform a series of three outdoor concerts. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park listening to your favorite band music! In case of inclement weather, the concerts may be cancelled. There will be no rain dates. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5859.
Henrico Community Band
Thur, June 28, July 26, & Aug 30, 7 p.m.
Deep Run Park Nature Pavilion. Free.
Summertime – And The Livin’ Is Easy – For all ages. Join us in the gardens at The Armour House for a relaxing reminder of how easy livin’ should be. Enjoy live music and a free ice cream treat. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and just relax! Information: 343-3506.
Walkerton Summer Concert – For all ages. Join the Hanover Concert Band for an evening of music on the lawn at Walkerton Tavern. Bring the whole family and your lawn chair for some summer fun! Information: 261-6898.
Spring Concert Series at Meadowview – For all ages. Join us in the gardens at Meadowview Park for a spring musical series the whole family can enjoy. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and let the fun begin! Information: 343-3506.
Friday Live at Five at Fort Lee – Fort Lee’s summer concert series enchants the summer with its wide variety of music every Friday night, June 1 – August 21 (except July 6), on the lawn of the Hideaway.
Honorable mention (Cheap but not free):
Pocahontas Premieres – Pocahontas Premieres is a series of concerts hosted at Pocahontas State Park’s spacious amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is handicapped-accessible. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and drinks will be for sale. Beer and wine also are available at some shows courtesy of River City Blues Society (I.D. required).
The shows listed below are free, but there is a $5 parking fee for entering the park
Friday Cheers returns to Brown’s Island every Friday evening until June 29th, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 depending on the show, and children under 12 are free. (A season pass is $40)
Celebrating 28 years of music! Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands. There are two entry points to Brown’s Island and payment will be taken at all. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at one entry point — the pedestrian bridge at 7th Street. No pets are allowed. Produced by Venture Richmond. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.