Venture Richmond Events, working in partnership with Unlocking RVA, is launching a new event this year prior to the 2nd Street Festival. Jackson Ward on Wheels is a trolley tour of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood with five stops along the way at popular restaurants for passengers to experience tastes of Jackson Ward.
On the trolley tour, passengers will also enjoy a narration about historic sites given by Gary Flowers of the Historic Jackson Ward Association. The trolley tour culminates at the 2nd Street Festival’s esteemed poster unveiling reception at the Hippodrome Theater, that celebrates a local artist and their original artwork commissioned for the 2019 2nd Street Festival. This reception includes live music by DJ Lonnie B.
Jackson Ward on Wheels allows passengers to learn more about the neighborhood in a hands-on way, enjoying both the historic aspects and everything new that it has to offer. Restaurant stops include Salt & Forge, Soul Taco, Max’s on Broad, Fatty Smokes and Urban Hang Suite. There are only 50 tour tickets available, so be sure to get yours when they go on sale August 14! Proceeds from Jackson Ward on Wheels benefit the 2nd Street Festival.
Jackson Ward on Wheels will take place Saturday, September 28th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM and will start art the Hippodrome Theater, located at 528 N 2nd Street.
Tickets are on sale now and cost $100 per person and include the narrated tour and prix fixe food and beverages. To purchase tickets online, click here.
The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, celebrating the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. This free event is produced by Venture Richmond Events. The 2nd Street Festival features four stages of live entertainment along with a Kidz Zone, popular food vendors, a marketplace and Artists Row to shop, the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club, and walking tours given by the Historic Jackson Ward Association. This year the festival features Saturday’s headliner EU (Experience Unlimited) and a Sunday performance by Richmond’s finest, Legacy Band. Many other great artists will be showcased over the two-day event.