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June 2019

STYX

June 21 @ 7:30 pm
The National Theater, 708 E. Broad + Google Map
$37 – $77

Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone, and 1981’s Paradise Theatre. STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous sing-alongs, and hard driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones.

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Powhatan Music Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Powhatan Village Meadow, 3920 Marion Harland Lane
Powhatan,
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$15 – $25

The inaugural Powhatan Music Festival will feature one day of extraordinary musical talent centered around a family friendly festival environment. Among the talent scheduled to appear, you'll enjoy: Gote, East of Hollywood, Pumphouse Blues, Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, Kyle Davis and Maddie Leitch. Gates open at 11 a.m.

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July 2019

Hanover Tomato Festival

July 12 - July 13
Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Road
Mechanicsville,
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Tomatoes, tomato po' boys, tomato pie, tomato tacos, tomato burgers, tomato salsa, fried green tomatoes...well, you get the picture. This one is all about the tomatoes.  There's even the Mater Fun Zone for kids 12 and under. Live music too. It's the granddaddy of tomato festivals.  

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Sax Appeal – Mike Phillips Live

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, 23229 United States
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$30 – $35

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. Mike is the first non-athlete signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan, and is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. Doors open at 6 p.m.  

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Dee Lucas Live

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, 23229 United States
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$18 – $23

National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), Going Deeper (2016), & The Sweet Spot (2017). His current release “Going Left” serves as proof that Dee Lucas is here to stay.   Doors Open at 5 p.m.

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Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

July 20 @ 7:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street + Google Map
$67 – $252

During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers.“I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my…

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An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot : 80 Years Strong

July 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dominion Energy Center – Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St. + Google Map
$39 – $99

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy,"…

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August 2019

Quality Time with Jim Gaffigan

August 2
Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street + Google Map
$39.75 – $59.75

Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his Quality Time Tour to the River City. Gaffigan,  a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and father of five is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life and food. Two shows - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Dragon On the River

August 3
Rocketts Landing, 4708 E. Old Main St.
Richmond,
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Regarded as the liveliest festival stop on the MLDB circuit, the Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival is always a high-energy whirlwind of community rivalry mixed with team spirit. Thanks to the River City’s central location, teams from across the eastern seaboard and beyond travel to join local crews for a fun day of dragon boat festivities on and off the water. See website for registration information

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Get In the Mood

August 4 @ 3:00 pm
Dominion Energy Center – Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St. + Google Map
$47 – $68

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the River City bringing timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 80 years after founding his famous orchestra Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well.

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Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention

August 5 - August 10
Galax, South Main Street
Galax, VA
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Musicians and fans from around the world travel to Galax to perform and hear the music that defines the sound of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Galax has been designated the Worlds Capital of Oldtime Mountain Music and is proud to be identified as hosting the worlds oldest and largest fiddlers convention which has taken place consistently since 1935. See website for ticket prices and schedule of performances  

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Now You Have Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

August 8 - August 11
Maymont, 1700 Hampton St.
Richmond,
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The Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont promises a weekend of awesome music, featuring legends of jazz as well as newcomers to the scene. This site will be updated as performers are announced. See website for times and ticket information

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