May 19th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

jammin on the james 2015 concerts

Jammin’ on the James Summer free concert series will be held at Wilton House Museum in June, July, and August in 2015

    Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids.

    Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated.

    Saturday, June 13; 6-8 PM —- Party of 4

    Saturday, July 11; 6-8 PM —- Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra

    Saturday, August 8; 6-8 PM —- The Hunts

Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226
P: (804) 282-5936

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May 5th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

music in the park concerts forest hill

Forest Hill Park hosts free Music in the Park concerts monthly through October, starting this Sunday.

May 10, 6-8pm – The Atkinsons (Alt-Country/Americana)
June 14, 6-8pm – Tin Can Fish Band (Folk Rock & Roots)
July 12, 6-8pm – Hotel X (African Jazz/Funk)
Aug. 9, 6-8pm – Mighty Joshua & Zion #5 Band (Reggae)
Sept. 6, 5-7pm – Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess (Hot Jazz and Swing)
Oct. 4, 5-7pm – New Misty Centrals (Folk-Pop & Rock)

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May 4th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

tuesdays on the patio short pump mall

Tuesday evenings in May from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Short Pump Town Center’s “Tuesdays on the Patio” will bring music to “Restaurant Row” near Dick’s Sporting Goods.


    May 5 – Colin & Caroline
    May 12 – Emme St. James
    May 19 – Jocelyn Oldham
    May 26 – Laura Ann Singh

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April 28th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

historic hopewell outdoor concerts
Weston Plantation in Hopewell kicks off its free outdoor concert series this week with Flashback on Sunday, May 3 beginning at 4 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks or picnics, and enjoy music along the Appomattox River.

    2015 schedule:
    May 3 – Flashback
    May 10 – Koinonia Jazz
    May 17 – Copperhead
    May 24 – Ralph Jones Band
    May 31 – Chesterfield Community Concert Band
    June 7 – Magnolia
    June 14 – Southern Tide

Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell

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March 10th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

friday cheers browns island 2015

The line-up of bands for Friday Cheers concerts on Brown’s Island this summer has been announced; the season begins May 1 and gates open at 6 p.m.:

    Celebrating its 31st season, Venture Richmond’s premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown’s Island on May 1, with a stellar line-up of bands you won’t want to miss, at one of RVA’s most beautiful venues. Enjoy breakout bands, national acts and Richmond’s hometown talent. Children 12 and under are free.

    There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed.

    Produced by Venture Richmond. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.

    May 1: Shakey Graves and Yarn ($5)
    May 8: Jason Isbell with Horsehead ($10)
    May 22: RVA Music Night with Bio Ritmo, The Milkstains & HonkyTonk Heroes ($5)
    May 29: Moon Taxi with Sleepwalkers ($5)
    June 5: Future Islands with White Laces ($10)
    June 12: Hurray for the Riff Raff and Joe Pug ($10)
    June 19: Snarky Puppy with Butcher Brown ($10)
    June 26: The Wood Brothers and Son Little ($10)

If you plan to attend a lot of them, pick up a Friday Cheers season pass online for $40 (plus $2.50 delivery) through April 1st.

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November 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

gellman room concerts

Gellman Room concerts have started again at the Richmond Public Library Main Library (101 E Franklin St):

    The 2014-15 season features a variety of concerts performed by musicians and composers from Richmond and across the country on Saturday afternoons at 2 pm in the Gellman Room of the Main Library.

    October 4– Small Trunk Opera presents “Cox and Box”—an 1866 comic operetta with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
    October 25– Mixed Musix: NeoVienna—classical sounds of old Vienna, but with a contemporary spin presented by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    November 1– Mauro Correa and Friends present Music of Brazil for 7-String Guitar and Winds
    November 8– Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music, presents solo and chamber music
    December 13– Richmond Boys Choir performs their annual concert—a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library
    January 10– Music and Conversation: 3=4 (or more) An informal concert presented by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    January 17– Richmond Music Teachers Association—a concert by members of RMTA
    February 14– Jefferson Baroque presents “In and Out of Love in the Renaissance and Baroque”
    February 21– Music and Conversation: Bach as Teacher A lecture/performance by harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt, in partnership with the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    March 28– Capitol Opera Richmond performs Die Fledermaus
    April 11– Fran Coleman with Hope Erb performs “From Debussey to Duke”—the effect of French Art Song on American Jazz
    April 25– Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir, directors Hope Armstrong Erb and Pete Curry—”Lyrics, Laughter & Learning”—Come be loud in the library and learn a lot too with GRCC’s entry-level Treble Choir presenting music, poetry, games and sing-alongs from around the world.
    May 16– Mixed Musix: Ice Cubes—exciting chamber music being written today from Scandinavian, Baltic and Russian composers perfomed by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia

    All concerts are free and the public is invited.

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polegreen church concert
June 23rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

polegreen church concert

More free summer concerts:

The Lawn Chairs and Liberty Performance Series one Thursday night a month from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Historic Polegreen Church (6411 Heatherwood Drive, Mechanicsville)

    Music lovers bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Polegreen and enjoy the sound of three terrific bands this summer. The site will open at 5 to visitors and parking will be available along and across Heatherwood Drive. BBQ and a variety of cold beverages will be available for purchase. No Rain Dates.
    ✦ En’Novation – June 26, 2014 A fresh new Motown/beach music group out of Richmond, En’Novation is quickly becoming a local favorite. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!
    ✦ Party of Four – July 24, 2014 Known as “America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop!” Get ready to relive all your favorite pop hits from the 80s and 90s!
    ✦ Jackson Ward – August 21, 2014 Richmond’s hottest new country band offers classic tunes as well as original singles.

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ej wade foundation concert hanover
June 16th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

ej wade foundation concert hanover

Free Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the E.J. Wade Foundation, are one Friday evening each month this summer from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at 8996 Pole Green Park Ln., Mechanicsville.


June 20 Benefit For Local Public Safety Services:
This free and family friendly series is back for a June performance that will be sure to get you dancing into the night – Pat McGee Band, Pat Russell Band, Prospect7


July 18 Night For Niger:
Elliott Yamin, Prospect7, McBeth

August 15 Jazzed For Education:
Samson Trinh & The Upper East Side Band, SPARC, Happy Hill Gang

Check out more free summer concert series posts or on my Pinterest board

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June 4th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

james center reindeer
(I know, this doesn’t look like summer. The only James Center photos I’ve taken are the holiday lights in December)

A change of pace from evening concerts: Every summer Thursday at lunchtime, there’s a free outdoor concert on the James Center Plaza downtown.

Thursdays, May 22 – September 5 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
1051 E Cary Street

    5 ……..Stonebrook Moonshine
    12 ……Barbara Martin & Vince Lewis
    19 ……The Righteous Outlaws
    26 ……Janet Martin
    3 ……..Susan Greenbaum
    10 ……Copper Ridge
    17 ……The Taters
    24 ……Sportsbar Rockstar!
    31 ……String Swing
    7 ……..Adrian Duke Projek
    14 ……The Rhythmasters
    21 ……Ban Caribe
    28 ……Stonebrook Moonshine
    4 ……..County Seat

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stony point mall concerts
May 19th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

stony point mall concerts

Stony Point Fashion Park is bringing back its summer-long concert series “Summer Sounds” for 2014, starting this Saturday, May 24:

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm – 8 pm
Sundays, 1pm – 5pm
(With Special Monday Performances on Memorial Day, May 26 from 1pm – 5pm and Labor Day, September 1 from 1pm – 5pm)

All performances are located in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance. Weather permitting. Bands subject to change.

The band location is next to Stony Point’s pop-jet fountains for kids, so it can be a fun family evening activity in the heat of summer – we dress the boys in swimsuits and grab a baguette from Panera for munching!

P.S. If you’re a pro Pinner, I’m putting together some Richmond Bargains Pinterest boards, including one collecting the free summer concerts around Richmond.

    Summer Sounds Schedule:
    Saturday, May 24 En’novation (Motown, Oldies, Soul, Top 40)
    Sunday, May 25 Class Act Band (Motown, Funk, Soul, R&B, 70’s Classics)
    Monday, May 26 Vinyl Headlights (Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, Country)
    Friday, May 30 Jangling Reinharts (Motown, Oldies, Soul, Top 40)
    Saturday, May 31 Klaxton Brown (Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Country, Big Band)

    Sunday, June 1 Fender Benders (Rock, from 60’s, Modern)
    Friday, June 6 64 Crayons (Classic Rock, Contemporary Country, Pop)
    Saturday, June 7 Deloreans (80’s Rock and Pop)
    Sunday, June 8 Chris Campbell (Children’s Music)
    Friday, June 13 Klaxton Brown (Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Country, Big Band)
    Saturday, June 14 King Edward & BD’s (Party Music)
    Sunday, June 15 Ban Caribe Steel (Latin, Caribbean, R&B, Soul, Pop, Motown)
    Friday, June 20 Rubberband (R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock Disco, Reggae, Hip Hop)
    Saturday, June 21 B2B (Beach Music)
    Sunday, June 22 Diggity Dudes – Hip Music for hip Kids (Children’s Music)
    Friday, June 27 MoDebree (Blues and R&B)
    Saturday, June 28 English Channel (British Rock from 60’s to mid 70’s)
    Sunday, June 29 Three For All (Funk, Soul, Blues, Rock)

    Friday, July 4 Taters (Roots Rock, Pop, Country, Americana)
    Saturday, July 5 Kings of Swing (Beach Music, Motown, Rock, Classic Swing)
    Sunday, July 6 Sandbar (Trop Rock, Island Indie, Caribbean Country)
    Friday, July 11 Vinyl Headlights (Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, Country)
    Saturday, July 12 Flashback (Beach Music, Funk, Top 40)
    Sunday, July 13 Big Bang Boom – Kids Rock (Children’s Music)
    Friday, July 18 Premiere (Classic Rock, R&B, Motown, Funk, Country)
    Saturday, July 19 Inside Out (Top 40, Best of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today)
    Sunday, July 20 Sandbar (Trop Rock, Island Indie, Caribbean Country)
    Friday, July 25 Party of Four (80’s and 90’s Pop and Rock)
    Saturday, July 26 Stonebrook Moonshine (Rock, Funk)
    Sunday, July 27 Triad (Classic 70’s hits)

    Friday, August 1 Route 64 (Country, Rock, Blues)
    Saturday, August 2 Cedar Creek (Country)
    Sunday, August 3 Chris Campbell (Children’s Music)
    Friday, August 8 King Edward & BD’s (Party Music)
    Saturday, August 9 Janitors (R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Cajun, Top 40, Dance)
    Sunday, August 10 Diggity Dudes (Children”s Music)
    Friday, August 15 Casper (Swing, Motown, Rock, Funk, Ballads, Instrumental, Country)
    Saturday, August 16 English Channel (British Rock from 60’s to mid 70’s)
    Sunday, August 17 Kool Kat Trio (Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Motown)
    Friday, August 22 TFC (Motown, Soul, Funk, Dance)
    Saturday, August 23 Jangling Reinharts (Motown, Oldies, Soul, Top 40)
    Sunday, August 24 Emme St. James (Jazz)
    Friday, August 29 Bruce Swartz Group (Swing, Motown
    Saturday, August 30 B2B (Beach Music)
    Sunday, August 31 Class Act Band (Motown, Funk, Soul, R&B, 70’s Classics)

    Monday, September 1 Ban Caribe (Latin, Caribbean, R&B, Soul, Pop, Motown)

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