Innsbrook After Hours has added four new shows to their concert lineup from a number of bigger acts.
Ludacris will take the stage Saturday, June 30th. Tickets are $16 for Early Bird General Admission and available May 17th – 23rd.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges first gained worldwide acclaim more than 10 years ago with his debut album, Back for the First Time (2000). Ever since, his unrivaled lyrical prowess, dynamic performances and timeless hits including “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker,” and “My Chick Bad,” have solidified him as one of music’s best entertainers and led to the sale of more than 20 million albums domestically and three Grammys.
Amos Lee comes to Richmond Thursday, September 20th with Caitlyn Smith. Those tickets are on sale at 10:00 AM today for $16 through the 24th of May.
The “Sweet Pea” singer, is set to release his newest album My New Moon on August 31, marking his debut for Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One company. The ten new songs on My New Moon were all written by Amos, and are the product of a period of intense connection and loss, making it his most personal collection to date.
Old Dominion plays Friday, October 5th with Michael Ray and High Valley. Those tickets are also on sale today at 10:00 AM for $21 through May 24th.
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. Last year, the “Break Up With Him” and “Written in the Sand” band released its sophomore album, Happy Endings, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the Top 200. The album’s single “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” hit No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts.
Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw will play Wednesday, September 5th. Those tickets go on sale today at noon. $16 Early Bird General Admission available through the 24th as well.
Phillip Phillips has released three albums since his 2012 season 11 win of American Idol, including Collateral (2018). Phillips’ hit “Home” became the best-selling song of all time from American Idol and has been used by NBC for its Olympics coverage and in various commercials and television shows. He has been nominated for various awards for his songs “Home,” “Gone, Gone Gone” and “Raging Fire.”
Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer, and songwriter. He won two Broadcast Music, Inc. awards for “Chariot” and “I Don’t Want to Be” in 2004, and, in 2014, his duet with Colbie Caillat, “We Both Know,” was nominated for a Grammy. His 2011 single “Not Over You” reached No. 18 in the U.S. pop charts and No. 1 in Adult Pop Songs. Gavin’s fifth studio album, Something Worth Saving, released in 2016 and featured the hit single “She Sets The City On Fire.”
Gates for all shows open at 5:00 PM and showtime is 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted. All events are rain or shine. The SERVPRO of Richmond Pavilion is located at 4901 Lake Brook Drive in Glen Allen.
Photos: Folk Fest Saturday
The rain kept crowds down but that didn’t stop the performers from blowing it out of the park, again. You’ve got one more day to enjoy the festival.
Photos and Tips: Friday Night at Richmond Folk Festival
The weather was perfect last night as Richmond welcomed back the Folk Festival with open arms and dancing feet.
A few suggestions to making your day at the festival a little bit better
- Go see Plena Es. Most of my pictures came from their set last night because there was so much joy in the air. “Founded by Pierre Ramos in 2004, the band—featuring percussion, trombones, piano, bass, and two dancers—stirs up a high-energy dance music that is a touchstone for Puerto Rican identity.”
- Beer lines were long prepare accordingly. Also your selection of beer is much reduced at the craft beer area but still plenty of good ones to choose.
- Don’t let rain scare you off. All but one stage have tents. Rain tends to scare off folks which means less lines for you including the beer line.
- There are a low percentage of mask wearers so if you’re nervous take that into consideration.
- If you see a big guy with a red mohawk taking photos say hello, it’s me.
The Brotherhood Singers
The Western Flyers
Essential Info for Your Folk Festival Weekend
The 17th Folk Festival kicks off on Friday here is what you need to know to make the most of the weekend.
The 17th Richmond Folk Festival begins tomorrow, Friday, October 8, and runs for three days full of more music, food and fun than you can imagine.
With five stages and nearly 70 performances over three days many people plan to spend more than one day at the festival. Add in more than 30 food vendors, a crafts marketplace, a Virginia Folklife demonstration area, and one of the most beautiful festival sites in Richmond, and we think you’ll want to go for multiple days to experience as much as possible
Here are a few essentials to enhance your visit:
- Friday, October 8, 6:30-10 pm
- Saturday, October 9, 1-9:30 pm
- Sunday, October 10, 1-6 pm
Read up on all of the fantastic artists who will perform. With styles ranging from jazz to gospel, Irish, rockabilly, salsa and more, there’s something for everyone to love or learn about.
Performance Schedule: Take a peek now so you can plan ahead!
Easy ways to get to the festival
- Use a rideshare service like Lyft or Uber and get dropped off at 690 Byrd Street
- Ride your bike and park at 2nd and Byrd Streets or 5th and Tredegar Streets
- Walk across the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge (or the T Pot, if you’re a local!)
- Paid parking is available in nearby surface parking lots and street parking in the area
- GRTC offers FREE and easy public bus transportation options for Downtown’s riverfront. Plan your trip here.
Maps and directions
The Richmond Folk Festival takes place on downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront, from 2nd to 7th streets and from Byrd Street to the river – including Brown’s Island, the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, portions of Federal Reserve parking lots, and Tredegar Street.
FREE! Enjoy all of the performances on all 5 stages at no cost. Food, drink and merchandise are available for sale.
This is a LARGE festival with a hefty budget that is supported largely by generous sponsors. However, the festival needs your help to remain FREE and sustainable! There is a suggested donation of $10 per person per day that can be made online HERE, or by finding a volunteer in a bright orange shirt carrying a bright orange bucket at the festival and making a “Drop in the Bucket!” Or, you can text FOLK to 44321 to give from your mobile phone. Thanks for your help in keeping the festival FREE!
Purchasing beer and festival merchandise
There are NO CASH SALES on site for beverages or festival merchandise. Debit and Credit cards are accepted.
Beverages are also available for online ordering – either before you leave home or once you’re on the festival grounds. Pre-ordering through the Noble App allows for drinks to be ready when you get there! Please be sure to download the Noble App and create an account/password in preparation for beverage purchasing – and be sure to remember your password! But you can also simply purchase in person with a debit or credit card.
Please do NOT bring
Dogs (except for service animals), coolers/large backpacks, alcohol, bottles or glass of any kind, drugs, weapons, laser pointers, bikes on site (they may be parked outside the festival grounds), skateboards, inline skates, or flying objects (drones, kites, frisbees, footballs).
CarMax Family Area reminder
Due to the highly interactive nature of the activities planned for the CarMax Family Area, we will not host a family area this year. Because of the lack of an approved Covid 19 vaccine for children under 12, we believe canceling the Family Area activities is best for the safety of our littlest patrons. The Children’s Museum will be back to host the much-loved CarMax Family Area in 2022!