Dogwood Dell, home to the Festival of Arts, is a 2.400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities. Since 1956, the Festival of Arts has been based at Dogwood Dell and is a summer long celebration of the arts featuring concerts, dance and theatre – an eclectic mix of old and new. The festival brings some of the most innovative avant-garde performers along with those who personify the value and importance of traditional classic works. During June, July, and August, a variety of shows including classical music and dance, drama, comedy, musical theater, reggae, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz, and contemporary music will fill the ‘Dell.” Here’s the schedule beginning with season opener June 11th with the Upper East Side Big Band at 8 PM. Take a seat or bring a blanket and enjoy each and every show all season long.