From Short Pump Town Center:
The 12th Annual Short Pump Town Center Summer Concert Series, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Richmond and Oil & Vinegar, featuring national artists’ returns on Tuesday, June 14, with Atlantic Recording Artist Charlie Puth. FREE concerts will take place in June, July & August in the Main Plaza and offer family-friendly entertainment. Wine tastings provided by Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant will take place from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. near the Main Plaza and all of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Innsbrook.
The mission of the Rotary Club of Innsbook is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
“We’re very excited about the return of Short Pump Town Center’s Annual Summer Concert Series and we are even more excited about the partnership with the Rotary Club of Innsbrook. Our concert series is a family-friendly event with a fabulous lineup of new and unique entertainers this year, including three nationally recognized artists,” said Pam Howland, Director of Marketing for Short Pump Town Center. “We are thrilled about hosting the free concert series again with such a wide variety of musical talent and genres for our guests to enjoy with their family and friends, while giving back to the community through the local charities that are supported by with the Rotary Club of Innsbrook.”
Enjoy dinner before or after the concert at any of our fine dining restaurants such as The Boathouse, Baker’s Crust, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Lehja India Delicious and Texas de Brazil. Quick-service food options are also available at Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and the Nordstrom eBar.
National Recording Artist, Charlie Puth signed with Atlantic Records and co-wrote, co- produced, and featured on Wiz Khalifa’s Furious 7 ballad “See You Again” — a 4x-platinum smash that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks, tying the record for the longest run at No. 1 for a rap song, and became No. 1 in over 100 countries, while its video racked up more than a billion YouTube views. He followed that up with the British chart-topper “Marvin Gaye,” featuring Meghan Trainor, which gave Puth another platinum record and his second Top 40 hit in the U.S.
Charlie is currently seeing success with his latest single, “One Call Away.” The track is blowing up at multi-format pop radio outlets nationwide while also approaching the top 20 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Puth’s third consecutive top 40 hit in less than one year. The song’s massively popular companion video has already drawn more than 40 million views at Charlie’s official YouTube channel.
The Willis Family
The Willis Family is a group of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers and artists. Living near Nashville, Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new. In addition to traveling all over the world to perform their musical talents, they can be seen on the reality TLC TV series, “The Willis Family,” a reality show that follows this gifted family of 14.
The series runs from June to August from 5:30 – 8:0o PM. For more info, visit the mall website.
Photos: Preview of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter
November 23rd is when you can check out the lights at Lewis Ginter but last night we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek.
InLight 2020: Safety and Accountability will be Spread About the City
The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond.
Usually, the 1708 Gallery’s 13th annual InLight is held in one location allowing the various exhibits to be within easy walking distance from each other. This year the theme of Safety and Accountability hints to a new setup for InLight. The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond and will address the paired themes of Safety and Accountability. Learn more.
Afrikana Independent Film Festival; Amy Smith; The Anderson; Barry O’Keefe; Black Matter Productions; Caitlin & Misha; Calvin Brown; Carl Patow; Christine Wyatt & Amena Durant; Dustin Klein, Alex Criqui, Miguel Carter-Fisher, & Josh Zarambo; The Kinfolk Effect; LaRissa Rogers; Mariana Parisca & Sandy Williams IV; New Negress Film Society; Performing Statistics; Stephanie J. Woods; Victor Haskins & ImproviStory
You can check out the interactive map here. Of the 18 exhibits only one is on the southside of Richmond and it’s only on Friday night.
Photos: Maymont Garden Glow
We escaped the election for a few hours last night and wandered around Maymont’s Garden Glow. Garden Glow turns off the lights this weekend so get your ticket now.
Maymont Garden Glow runs through Sunday, November 7th. The fee is $12 and if you take your time takes about 45-60 minutes. It does feel relatively small but still very much worth the trip. The most popular spots were the creatures and plants made with light near the Italian Garden and the music maker (near the mansion), in which you step on panel and are rewarded with sounds and light changing.
Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow. The event also will include food trucks (see schedule), the Glow Bar and Glow Shop on the Carriage House Lawn. Proceeds benefit Maymont; no refunds. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 322.