music in the park 2017
June 1st, 2017 by RichmondBargains

A reminder of some fun & free concert series to keep on your radar this summer!

Festival of ArtsDogwood Dell – Various nights June through August (6000 S. Boulevard) Note: I’ll get these copied into a post for next week

Music in the ParkForest Hill Park – [usually] Second Sunday evenings May through October (4021 Forest Hill Ave)

Jammin’ on the JamesWilton House Museum – Second Saturday evenings from June through August (215 S Wilton Road)

Rock and Roll SummerWest Broad Village – Features tribute bands on various Fridays June through August (3950 Wild Goose Lane, Glen Allen)

Music in the GardenThe Valentine – Three Thursday evenings in June (1015 E. Clay St)

Sounds of SummerWeston Plantation – Sundays afternoons May through June (400 Weston Lane, Hopewell)

Summer Concert SeriesTwin Hickory Library – One Tuesday evening a month, May through August (5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen)

In TuneStony Point Fashion Park – Concerts in Triangle Park on the third Thursdays June-October

Westchester Concert SeriesWestchester Commons – Select Fridays May through June

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forest hill music in the park 2016
May 26th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

There are so many great FREE concerts that happen around Richmond every summer, it can be tough to keep track. Here’s a compiled list of when and where you can go to hear some of them!

Music in the ParkForest Hill Park – Second Sunday evenings May through October (4021 Forest Hill Ave)

Festival of ArtsDogwood Dell – Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights June through August (6000 S. Boulevard)

Jammin’ on the JamesWilton House Museum – Second Saturday evenings from June through August (215 S Wilton Road)

Rock and Roll SummerWest Broad Village – Select Saturdays June through August

Music in the GardenThe Valentine – Thursday evenings in June (1015 E. Clay St)

Concerts in the ParkPole Green Park – Third Friday evenings in May through July (5172 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville)

Sounds of SummerWeston Plantation – Sundays afternoons May through June (400 Weston Lane, Hopewell)

Summer Concert SeriesTwin Hickory Library – One Tuesday evening a month, May through August (5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen)

Alas, no Sounds of Summer at Stony Point Fashion Park in 2016 (I believe) due to mall renovations

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west broad village concerts 2016
May 24th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

For “Rock and Roll Summer,” West Broad Village in Short Pump will host free outdoor concerts select Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. next to Aloft Hotel.

June 4 – The Remnants (Classic Rock/Pop)
June 18 – Teaze (80’s/90’s Hair Metal Tribute)
July 2 – U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band/Full Spectrum (Pop/Rock/Hip Hop)
July 16 – Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2 Tribute)
July 30 – Groove Motive (Top 40/Funk)
August 13 – Downbeat Switch (Rock/Soul/Pop)
August 27 – Harley Boone (Country)

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valentine museum concerts
May 23rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

During the first three Thursdays in June, the Valentine will host three live concerts in the historic garden. This new concert series will pair performances by individuals and ensembles to bring diverse audiences together in one venue.

Thanks to the generous support of the Carpenter Foundation and CultureWorks, each concert is free and open to the public.

Parking in area decks and on-street is available. Street parking is free after 6 p.m. Each event will feature a local food vendor and brewery.

Here’s the schedule:

June 2 – Harry Wilson Quartet + Gull
June 9 – Kenneka Cook + The Ingramettes
June 16 – Classical Revolution + Rumput

All concerts are from 6-8 p.m. and in the Valentine Garden.

The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1527
804-649-0711

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Dogwood Dell 2016 concerts
May 16th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

City of Richmond Recreation, Parks, & Community Facilities has posted this summer’s Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts line-up (PDF):

Some of the featured events:

Richmond Ballet – June 3 & 4 – Richmond Ballet returns to Dogwood Dell for two nights with the same set of exciting performances by the professional company, along with students from The School of Richmond Ballet and the organization’s celebrated Minds In Motion outreach program.

The Crooked Road on Tour – Saturday, July 9 – Appalachian, mountain, and roots music and dance

Gospel Music Fest with “The Belle” – Sunday, July 10 – Co-Hosted by: Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones and Sheilah Belle “The Belle” With Special Guests: Dorothy Norwood, Alexis Spight, Resound, James Johnson, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Tamika Patton, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, John Foxx & New Fellowship, and The Virginia Aires!

Spamalot – July 29-31 and August 5-6 – Musical Theater

Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival – Saturday August 20 – Featured performers in this year’s festival will be: Luisito Rosario (Nominee/Billboard Music Award Nominee), Melina Almodovar (La Muñeca de La Salsa), Allen Hidalgo (Broadway/TV Actor & Singer), Orchestra “Curare”

Opera In The Park – Saturday, August 27 – Opera in the Park celebrates popular Opera and Broadway offerings performed by the stars of the Virginia Opera 2016–17 Season and the Virginia Opera Chorus, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Full schedule:

May 30 Memorial Day Commemoration 4p.m. Carillon Bell Concert, The Virginians Choral Group
June 3 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 4 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 10 Latin Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 11 Kings of Swing/KOS – (40 years at the Dell) – Big Band, Swing, Pop 8p.m.
June 12 Susan Greenbaum – Folk 8p.m.
June 17 Plunky and Oneness – Jazz Fusion 8p.m.
June 18 One Voice Chorus (40th Anniversary) 8p.m.
June 19 David Esleck Trio with Special Guests Desiree Roots Centeio and Cathy Motley-Fitch of The Richmond Divas 8p.m.
June 24 Arsenic and Old Lace – Theatre Production 8:30p.m.
June 25 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
June 26 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
July 2 Elegba Folklore Society 8p.m.
July 4 4th of July Events begins 5:30p.m. Bak N Da Day, Richmond Concert Band, 4th of July Fireworks at Dark
July 5 4th of July Rain Date
July 8 City Dance Theater 8:30p.m.
July 9 Crooked Road 8p.m.
July 10 Gospel Music Fest with The Belle 5p.m.
July 15 East of Hollywood – Rock Classics 8p.m.
July 16 English Channel – British Pop 8p.m.
July 29-31 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 5-6 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 12 River City Party Band 8p.m.
August 20 Latin Jazz Festival 4p.m.
August 27 Opera In The Park 7:30p.m.

600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

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July 6th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

free concert mechanicsville
Thursday evenings in July, enjoy a free concert at Cold Harbor Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Get ready for a new way to start the weekend!! The Hanover Summer Nights Free Concert Series takes place at the Cold Harbor Park (ya know where the Ruritans do the Crabfeast!) It’s every Thursday in July starting July 9. These concerts will feature local/regional bands and a way to get out of the house on a Thursday night before you head to the Riva’ on Friday…Concerts run 5-10pm, so come after work and have a great time.

    The series line up includes:
    July 9 – @En’ Novation
    July 16 – Jackson Ward Music with Karen Jonas Music
    July 23 – NuCorp Inc
    July 30 – Little Ozzy and The Kingbolts

    The event is FREE!!! Get all the details about the series and more here: http://hanoversummernights.com/

No outside food or drinks allowed; food will be available for purchase.

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June 10th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

west broad village concerts
West Broad Village will host six free tribute band concerts this summer, beginning with an INXS tribute band this Saturday, June 13. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at “The Pad” next to Aloft hotel.

    Rock n Roll Summer Schedule:

    June 13 – Kick (The Incredible INXS Tribute)
    June 27 – Cowboy (The #1 Kid Rock Tribute in the US)
    July 11 – Everwilde (Country/Rock Show)
    July 25 – Crowded Streets (Dave Matthews Band Tribute)
    August 8 – Appetite for Destruction (Guns n’ Roses Tribute)
    August 22 – Shoot to Thrill n’ Dirty White Girls (All Girl Band Tribute to AC/DC and Foreigner)

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June 1st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

what is the dogwood dell festival of the arts schedule?
Richmond City Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities has posted the lineup of [free] concerts, shows, and other events that will be held at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park this summer. (see image above) The fun starts this Sunday, June 7, 2015, with a Renaissance Faire and performance of Romeo and Juliet!

Other highlights of the 2015 season include the July 4th festivities, a Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival, a Gospel Festival, Opera in the Park, and Man of La Mancha.

I know the photo is a little tough to read; bookmark this post and I’ll get the lineup transcribed this week 🙂 Wanted to get the word out since the Festival’s kicking off this weekend

More information about Dogwood Dell & the festival:

    Byrd Park
    6000 S. Blvd.
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

    Festival of Arts

    With its eclectic mix of old and new, the Festival of Arts has become one of Richmond’s cultural treasures. Through our programming, the Festival of Arts strives to bring the Richmond community some of the most innovative and avant-garde performers, while also respecting the value and importance of traditional and classical works.

    Throughout June, July, and August, a variety of shows can be enjoyed at the “Dell” including classical music and dance; drama, comedy, and musical theatre; reggae, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz and contemporary music concerts. The Festival of Arts is flavored for every taste. Come early for a seat in the amphitheatre or bring a blanket to sit in the surrounding park.

    Although the dance concerts and programs presented at Dogwood Dell are normally purchased packaged shows for which we provide technical assistance, our three theatre productions are produced fully in-house. While many of our theatre productions are Richmond premieres, we also stage contemporary favorites. These productions continually prove to be some of Richmond’s favorites and have even won awards.

    Ha’Penny Stage

    The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more.

    Cancellations

    The Dogwood Dell does not cancel performances until show time (unless drastic weather conditions exist). Patrons can listen to WRVA for Dell cancellations. Call (804)646-DELL, during the summer for schedule updates.

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May 27th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

concerts in the park pole green schedule

Free concert series in Hanover, starting Saturday:

    Concerts in the Park, is a platform to share our message with the community, through free, quality musical entertainment! Each concert will feature a specific cause, while poviding a safe, family-friendly atmosphere, for all ages to enjoy! See you and your family at Pole Green Park – May 29th!!!
    Pole Green Park 5:30PM – 9:30PM
    May 29th | Zach Perkins, VCU Peppas & Prospect7
    June 12th | 360 View, Cedar Creek & Prospect7
    July 17th | Mako Music Mentor Band, Prospect7 & The Hunts
    August 14th | The Dave Tinney Band, Prospect7 & The Rhett Walker Band

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May 19th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

stony point fashion park concerts
Free Summer Sounds outdoor concerts return to Stony Point mall this summer on weekends –

    “Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians, every Friday through Sunday, at Stony Point Fashion Park.”

    Every Friday & Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
    (Weather Permitting)

    May 23 – King Edward & BD’s
    May 24 – Sandbar
    May 25 – TFC
    May 29 – Klaxton Brown
    May 30 – Kings Of Swing
    May 31 – Triad
    June 5 – Mashup
    June 6 – English Channel
    June 7 – Three For All
    June 12 – Groove Motive
    June 13 – Inside Out
    June 14 – Fillmore
    June 19 – Adrian Duke Project
    June 20 – Plunky & Oneness
    June 21 – Ban Caribe Ensemble
    June 26 – Fender Benders
    June 27 – Jangling Reinharts
    June 28 – Dixie Power Trio
    July 3 – Vinyl Headlights
    July 4 – Mo Debree
    July 5 – Laura Ann Singh Quartet
    July 10 – Party of Four
    July 11 – B2B
    July 12 – Diggity Dudes
    July 17 – Taters
    July 18 – Mashup
    July 19 – Emme St James
    July 24 – Cat Daddy
    July 25 – Klaxton Brown
    July 26 – Kool Kat Jazz
    July 31 – Premiere
    Aug 1 – King Edward & BD’s
    Aug 2 – Adrian Duke Trio
    Aug 7 – Sandbar
    Aug 8 – English Channel
    Aug 9 – Diggity Dudes
    Aug 14 – River City Party Band
    Aug 15 – En’novation
    Aug 16 – Fillmore
    Aug 21 – Mo Debree
    Aug 22 – Flashback
    Aug 23 – Triad
    Aug 28 – Groove Motive
    Aug 29 – Spectrum
    Aug 30 – Dixie Power Trio
    Sep 4 – Cat Daddy
    Sept 5 – B2B
    Sept 6 – Band Caribe Ensemble
    Sept 7 – Jangling Reinharts

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