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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.

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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.

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Richmond Folk Festival announces first round of artists for 17th annual event

After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID, the Folk Fest is back – live and in person.

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The Richmond Folk Festival will return this fall, live and in person, to celebrate its 17th anniversary the weekend of October 8-10, 2021. The festival has become one of Virginia’s largest, drawing fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food.

The free, three-day event is presented by Venture Richmond Events, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the Virginia Folklife Program, the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, the Children’s Museum, and the City of Richmond.

Featuring six stages and showcasing music and dance from more than 30 artists from around the nation and the world, the Richmond Folk Festival is today announcing the first six artists of what will once again be a culturally diverse and impressive program.

“This year more than ever we may find reason to celebrate each other’s traditions and cultures,” said Stephen Lecky, director of events at Venture Richmond. “We are looking forward to showcasing downtown Richmond’s riverfront once again for a beautiful weekend of music, food and crafts to provide an open, outdoor, safe space for people to enjoy the Richmond Folk Festival.”

Joanie Madden & Cherish the Ladies (Irish)
Yonkers, New York

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)
Charlestown, Indiana

Nava Persian Trio (Persian santour)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Plena Es (bomba y plena)
Sunrise, Florida

Rare Essence (go-go)
Washington, D.C.

Sean Jones “Dizzy Spellz” feat. Brinae Ali (jazz, hip hop, and tap dance)
Baltimore, Maryland

Interactive Scavenger Hunt

From June 18 until Labor Day weekend, the Richmond Folk Festival offers a scavenger hunt. Those interested can complete it at their leisure. The takes an hour or two to complete, and there are two routes from which to choose. Or, for the truly adventurous, it is possible to explore both routes over the summer! The scavenger hunt presents opportunities to notice often-missed public art, learn about history and different cultures, and listen to relevant musical links along the way. Like the festival, both routes include hills, steps, and uneven ground. Those who successfully complete the festival’s scavenger hunt by Labor Day weekend will be entered in drawings for prizes, with winners selected all summer long! The scavenger hunt runs through September 7.

For all details, please visit our website: https://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/scavhuntintro

Festival Hours

Friday, October 8 — 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday, October 9 — 1:00pm – 9:30pm

Sunday, October 10 — 1:00pm – 6:00pm

More information on the festival and additional artists performing this year will follow later this summer as we continue to follow CDC and state guidelines for Covid-19 protocol for large outdoor events. A commitment to safety and adherence to local, state, and federal ordinances and guidelines is crucial.

For more information about the Richmond Folk Festival, visit www.richmondfolkfestival.org.

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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.

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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!
The new shows go on sale FRI APRIL 2nd at 10am. For tickets visit our website: https://www.afterhoursconcertseries.com/
Previously Announced Shows:
  • 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
All tickets previously purchased for shows which were moved to 2021 from 2020 will be honored. For questions regarding our COVID-19 safety policy, refunds and postponements visit our FAQS page.

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Movies in the Outfield at the Diamond Start this Week

The twice a week series will have movies on Thursday and Saturday. They kick things off this Thursday with the classic “Field of Dreams”. We also would have approved of “Sandlot” or “Bull Durham”.

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From the Richmond Flying Squirrels:

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will begin hosting Movies in the Outfield, a socially distanced movie-going experience on the field at The Diamond, beginning Thursday night.

Upcoming Showings | Event Seating & Ticketing | Pre-Order & Day-Of Concessions | Policies & Event Procedures

Movies will be shown on The Diamond’s video board on Thursday and Saturday nights. Admission is $8 per person (children 3 and younger are admitted free). Information on upcoming showings, tickets, concessions and health and safety policies can be found here.

Movies in the Outfield is presented by VCU Health and supported by Aldi, Dominion Energy, Elephant Insurance, Richmond Area Honda Dealers and Pepsi.

The new, twice-a-week series begins on Thursday night with a showing of the classic baseball film, “Field of Dreams.” The gates at The Diamond open at 6:05 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:05 p.m.

This Saturday, the Flying Squirrels will host a showing of “The Incredibles” at 6:05 p.m. The gates will open at 5:05 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for both showings here.

To promote social distancing, seating will be located on the field in either 10’x10’ spaces for up to four people or 10’x20’ spaces for up to eight people. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or pillows, but chairs will not be permitted.

Concessions will be available for Movies in the Outfield. The Flying Squirrels strongly encourage all guests to pre-order food prior to their event date. Orders can be submitted here. Food orders will be available for pick-up at Rosie’s Bistro at the Bullpen, which is located on the right field-side of the stadium. All food orders made at the event must be submitted online and can also be placed here.

An additional beverage-only stand will be located on the third-base side of the ballpark and will accept credit card payment only.

Parking for Movies in the Outfield is available for free in the Blue Lot at The Diamond, located off Arthur Ashe Boulevard across from the bus station. All guests should enter the stadium through the right-field gate located near the Food Lion Party Den.

The Flying Squirrels strongly encourage all guests to adhere to all protocols for the health and safety of other guests and staff, including wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines.

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