The inaugural Richmond Jazz Festival, titled Jazz at Maymont, on Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 was such a success that it exceeded expectations. Thousands attended the two-day event on the grounds of Maymont, where jazz greats like Chaka Khan, Chuck Magione, and Boney James, performed on two stages – along with some regionally acclaimed jazz musicians. (more…)
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Maymont is the site for the City of Richmond’s Jazz Fest on August 14 and 15. More than 25 artists, including Chaka Khan, Chuck Mangione, and Pancho Sanchez, are scheduled to perform. Festival artists will perform on 2 stages, over 2 days – showcasing primarily jazz with various genres to liven up the mix performed by local, national and international bands and artists. (more…)
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.
Groovin’ in the Garden, Richmond’s outdoor concert series at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, has an alternative location for its May concerts.
The May events will take place at Maymont Park (though the May 20th concert has been cancelled) and the 2010 SCHEDULE is varied and exciting. Concerts happen rain or shine, so check the forecast and be prepared. Tickets are discounted if purchased in advance – more information here. Enjoy live music in a beautiful garden setting: Maymont in May and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for the rest of the series, including Arlo Gutherie on June 24 and Zappa on June 17. Food and beverages will be available; and coolers are not permitted. Tickets for A Prairie Home Companion will go on sale May 22nd.
Make your plans now to visit the Maymont Flower and Garden Show at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia just a little more than a mile from our Richmond VA Bed and Breakfast. As the city of Richmond awaits its next snowstorm, area residents know that Spring is just around the corner. (more…)