Jammin’ on the James Summer free concert series will be held at Wilton House Museum in June, July, and August in 2015
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
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)
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
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.
Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell
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.:
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.
Gellman Room concerts have started again at the Richmond Public Library Main Library (101 E Franklin St):
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.
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)
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
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
Stony Point Fashion Park is bringing back its summer-long concert series “Summer Sounds” for 2014, starting this Saturday, May 24:
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!
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)