Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer and dining and shopping at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Flowers After 5 beginning August 6th.
Tickets for Flowers After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. Tickets will be available online ONLY (no walk-ups). The event is rain or shine; no refunds. Cost is $14 adults; $11 senior citizens (65+); $8 children age 3-12; free for children under 3 and members. Included is the brand-new, nationally traveling exhibit M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light, featuring large-scale, stainless steel kinetic sculptures that move and change with the wind.
With more than 50 acres, guests can socially distance while exploring the gardens. Instead of one band at one location, the performers are splitting into soloists or duos into two locations, allowing for social distancing and providing background music for evening strolls and dining. The second and fourth Thursday nights are also Fido’s Nights when the Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed dogs are allowed.
Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden, but there is an option to purchase food online to eat outside in the Garden. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, snacks, desserts, drinks, and kids’ meals, as well as “Family Bistro Boxes” with choices of chicken tacos, salmon, and pork BBQ, all available via online ordering. Beer, wine, and hard seltzers will also be available for purchase in several spots throughout the Garden.
Fidos dates: August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24, 2020.
Flowers After 5 Dates:
August 6: The Whiskey Rebellion — Bluegrass, jazz, and rock and roll.
August 13:Paul Urban & Friends — Tidewater roots and blues band. (Fidos night)
August 20: Triple Crossing Jazz Project — Specializing in swingin’ classic jazz from the 1930s through the 1960s.
August 27: TBD. (Fidos night)
September 3: U & I Plus Latin Band — Cover band performing a mix of Afro Caribbean Salsa infused with a bit of old school R&B.
September 10: TBD. (Fidos night)
September 17: TBD
September 24: TBD (Fidos night)
After Hours Concerts Heading to Doswell
Venues are starting to dip their toes back into the concert business. For the After Hours organizers, this means moving the long-running concert series from Innsbrook to The Meadow Event Park.
After Hours Concerts is moving its concert series to Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. Five new shows were added today to the season lineup:
- Kip Moore FRI June 18th
- Sublime w/ Rome SUN July 18th
- Foreigner FRI Aug 20th
- Brad Paisley THURS Sept 23rd!
- Jamey Johnson FRI MAY 14th
- Matt Stell & Jimmie Allen FRI MAY 21st
- Chase Rice SAT MAY 22nd
- Aaron Lewis FRI JUNE 4th
- Kip Moore FRI JUNE 18th
- Indigo Girls SAT JUNE 19th
- Blues Traveler & JJ Grey And Mofro FRI JUNE 25th
- Hanson SAT JUNE 26th
- Toby Keith SAT JULY 17th
- Sublime with Rome & Dirty Heads SUN JULY 18th
- Lee Brice FRI AUG 6th
- Get The Led Out THURS AUG 12th
- Train with special guest Vertical Horizon FRI AUG 13th
- Jon Pardi with special guest Larry Fleet SAT AUG 14th
- Tower of Power WED AUG 18th
- Foreigner FRI AUG 20th
- The Commodores THURS AUG 26th
- Steve Earle & Los Lobos FRI AUG 27th
- Scotty McCreery SAT AUG 28th
- Ludacris FRI SEPT 17th
- Lynyrd Skynyrd SAT SEPT 18th
- Brad Paisley THURS SEPT 23rd
“Big Tent Festival: African American Voices” kicks off Richmond Symphony at Maymont Saturday
Due to COVID-19, all seating will be pod-style and groups are asked to sit at least six feet apart. Proceeds from this event support the purchase of musical instruments for elementary and middle school students in Richmond Public Schools’ 5th District.
The 2020-2021 Richmond Symphony season opens tomorrow with a one-day Big Tent Festival at Maymont, supported by the City of Richmond. This will be the first time the orchestra has played together since the pandemic hit.
Music Director Valentina Peleggi will open her first season with a program theme of African American Voices, recognizing the perspectives of the Black employees of the Dooley family who originally lived at Maymont, which is represented through the new Below Stairs exhibit at the Dooley Mansion and portrayed by actors during the festival.
It all takes place Saturday, September 12th from 3:00 – 8:00 PM. Gates open at 2:00 PM. Richmond Symphony will perform at 6:30 PM alongside actors portraying African American Maymont staff members of the Dooley era. Maymont is located at 1700 Hampton Street in Richmond.
Due to COVID-19, all seating will be pod-style and groups are asked to sit at least six feet apart. Proceeds from this event support the purchase of musical instruments for elementary and middle school students in Richmond Public Schools’ 5th District. For more information about the Big Tent and to reserve tickets, click here.
Keller Williams playing outdoor, “pod-style” concert at Bon Secours Training Center
The socially-distanced pods will be laid out on the football field and fit up to six people.
A new concert will bring the first “pod-style” concert experience to Richmond this September. Keller Williams will play on outdoor concert at the Bon Secours Training Center field on September 25th, and the concert will be the first of its kind to offer pod-style seating.
The pods, according to The Broadberry, organizers of the show, will seat 4-6 people and be laid out on the field to allow for proper social distancing. Tickets are good for the maximum number of people who fit in the said pod, much like a carload ticket at a drive-in concert.
A four-person pod is 9’x9’. A six-person pod is 14’x14’. There will be six feet of space (left to right) between all pods. There are 10’ walkways in front of and behind each pod. All attendees must arrive together and the pods are first come, first served. All walkways are one way only.
Tickets are only available online and go on sale Friday, August 21st at 10:00 AM. Purchase them here.