RICHMOND, Virginia – There are plenty of arts and music events taking place in Richmond throughout August and into the New Year.
Grammy® nominated group Black Violin features classically trained string musicians Wil B. on viola and Kev Marcus on violin in concert. DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes will join the band on stage. Black Violin mixes a mix of classical and hip-hop music. Those who are interested can watch them perform on Thursday in a 90-minute performance at the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, click here.
Violins of Hope in Central Virginia, a new exhibit, tells the stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. The moving exhibit is on display at the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of History and Culture, and the Black History Museum. As part of the exhibition, several concerts and educational programs are organized in each museum. Details can be found here. The exhibition runs until October 24.
The Black History Museum will host the Wine, Wings & Strings event, an evening featuring Kareem Headley. Headley is an accomplished musician who plays up to 13 instruments, including the violin. Those who attend can hear anything from jazz, pop, R&B, classical to Christian music. Headley could even take on the piano keys from jazz musician Joe Kennedy as part of the VIRGINIA JAZZ exhibit which has been extended until August 28. Wine, Wings and Strings will be held on Friday and the doors will open at 5 p.m. The concert is free but registration is required. Wine and wings will be available for purchase during the event. For tickets and more information, click here.
Comedian Jo Koy will present his “Funny Is Funny World Tour” at the Altria Theater on Saturday January 15th at 8:00 pm. The presale of tickets will start at 10:00 am this Thursday. The code to use for the presale is COMEDY! Regular tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices will range from $ 50.50 to $ 80.50. To purchase tickets, visit the Altria website.
The Southern Soul Music Festival will be held this Saturday and will feature artists such as Tucka, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell, Lebrado and Omar Cunningham. Tickets can be purchased here or at the Altria Theater box office. A window at the ticket office will accept cash for ticket purchases. You can also call (800) 514-ETIX to purchase tickets. As per CDC recommendations, all customers are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the building.
The Wilco and Sleater-Kinney show scheduled for Wednesday August 18 at the Altria Theater has moved to Brown’s Island. The show time has been changed to 5:45 p.m. and all existing tickets will be honored at the new location. There will be three permanent general admission sections depending on the price level of the ticket purchased by participants. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
RPAA will present a new Legends on Grace series titled Nightcaps and Stories. The 90-minute performance will be an intimate and personal cabaret-style series that honors a diverse range of Virginia musical artists as they share with audience members their legendary journeys and passion for their craft. All performances will be accompanied by songs from their past. Each artist will be interviewed by popular local hosts in the intimate setting of Rhythm Hall. Artists include Robin and Linda Williams, James “Plunky” Branch, Robbie Schaefer, Andrew Alli and Josh Small, and Desirée Roots. To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.
JS Affairs Summer Music Series, An Evening with Maysa will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with guest Julian Vaughan at the Science Museum of Virginia, Thalhimer Pavilion, DMV Drive. For tickets, click here or call (804) 510-9999.
Herald Albright with special guest Selina Albright will perform on August 29 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia, Thalhimer Pavilion, DMV Drive. For tickets, click here or call (804) 510-9999.