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Double the fun: Maymont kicks off summer with two nights of music under the stars

Music under the stars at Maymont is a special way to kick off the summer. Maymont is doubling the fun this year with two nights of music for the annual Summer Kickoff Concert on Friday, June 16, from 6–10 pm, and Saturday, June 17, from 5–10 pm.

Trevor Dickerson

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Music under the stars at Maymont is a special way to kick off the summer. Maymont is doubling the fun this year with two nights of music for the annual Summer Kickoff Concert on Friday, June 16, from 6–10 pm, and Saturday, June 17, from 5–10 pm.

Four talented local bands will showcase Richmond’s vibrant and eclectic music scene: On Friday, enjoy jam-infused bluegrass from South Hill Banks, along with country-bluegrass combo The Wilson Springs Hotel opening the show. On Saturday, yacht rock icons Three Sheets to the Wind will get the crowd dancing, after Allman Brothers tribute band Skydog opens the show.

Music fans of all ages are invited to bring a blanket and camp chairs to spread out on the Carriage House Lawn for one or both nights. Guests can enjoy a craft beer or seltzer from Starr Hill Brewery, plus wine and a selection of tasty food truck cuisine. Between sets, watch the sun set over the rolling hills of Maymont.

“Maymont is just made for outdoor fun,” said Parke Richeson, Maymont President and CEO. “We are so happy to welcome the community to enjoy a very Richmond experience: Music under the stars on the lawn of this beautiful 100-acre space by the James River.”

Two-day passes are $30 for adults, $15 for children (ages 12 and under); single-day passes are $20/$10. Two-day Maymont member passes are $15 for adults and $7 for children; single-day member passes are $10/$5. One-day passes are available in advance or at the gate; two-day passes may only be purchased in advance (here). Participants in Museums for All may purchase tickets in person by showing an EBT card at the gate or in advance at The Robins Nature Center or Stone Barn Welcome Center on Fridays–Sundays from 10am–5pm.

Event proceeds support Maymont. The event is rain or shine and ticket purchases are non-refundable, except in the case that Maymont cancels the event for severe weather. No tents, coolers, dogs or outside food/beverages.

On Friday, June 16, the gates of the Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, will open for concert-goers at 6 pm, and the first band plays at 7 pm, followed by the second band at 8:30 pm. On Saturday, gates open at 5 pm, and the music starts at 6:30 pm. Event parking is available at the Historic Estate Entrance and The Robins Nature Center, in addition to on-street parking. The Farm entrance and parking lot will be closed for the events. Maymont will be closing early both days for event set-up.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.