Performances, Shows & Special Events

Held in our Cardinal Ballroom with cabaret-style seating, music lovers can relax in an informal setting with performances by amazing local and regional talent! Plus, make the evening complete with a full bar/drinks and a complete dinner available for purchase at the show! Concert tickets are only $15 with a subscription, $17 general admission or $21 at the door. (Call 804.261.2787 for group reservations.)

TICKET INFO: Tickets are only $15 with a subscription (4+ shows), $17 general admission, $20 Reserved seating (discounts do not apply), or $21 at the door. Please call 804-261-ARTS for groups of 8 or more.

NEW FOR THE 17-18 SEASON: For general admission seats, select the "Best Available" button on the order page. For $20 reserved seats, select the "CHOOSE SEATS" button on the order page. (Discounts do not apply to reserved seating.)

NEW! Enjoy dinner and drinks available for sale at each show.

An Evening of Bluegrass | Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass | Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass | Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

An Evening of Bluegrass | Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

Friday, September 7, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Our 2018-2019 Season kicks off with An Evening of Bluegrass! Enjoy a complete dinner with all the fixin’s, a full bar and live music at our premier concert featuring The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band! The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band joined forces in 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. The band plays traditional and modern bluegrass and is known for their close harmonies and high lonesome sound, as well as their fun, entertaining, and energetic spirit! Kick off your weekend with band members Randy Cook, Malcolm Pulley, Mike Bailiff, Joe Currence and Wally Hughes for an evening of spectacular bluegrass! Tickets are only $15 with a subscription (when you purchase 4+ shows), $17 general admission, or $21 at the door.

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An Evening of Songs & Stories | Georgia Rogers Farmer
An Evening of Songs & Stories | Georgia Rogers Farmer
An Evening of Songs & Stories | Georgia Rogers Farmer

An Evening of Songs & Stories | Georgia Rogers Farmer

Friday, October 19, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Singer, actor and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer takes the stage for an evening of storytelling and live music with Joshua Wortham on piano! Songs will range from Broadway to pop and standards! Georgia has been featured in productions with Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players, Virginia Repertory Theatre, The North Carolina Theatre, Triad Stage and many more.  Georgia was recently nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle awards for her role in “It Shoulda Been You”. She enjoys creating and starring in her own one-woman cabarets, and is a fan favorite at The Cultural Arts Center! Join us for an enchanting evening with this beloved triple-threat! Georgia is also a 'domestic goddess' so crafts and prizes are sure to appear during the show! A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Claim your seats in advance for $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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An Evening of Songs from the Screen  |  Richmond Clarinet Choir
An Evening of Songs from the Screen  |  Richmond Clarinet Choir
An Evening of Songs from the Screen  |  Richmond Clarinet Choir

An Evening of Songs from the Screen | Richmond Clarinet Choir

Friday, November 9, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

You’ve never heard a choir quite like this! Made up of approx. 12 - 15 professional musicians, the talented Richmond Clarinet Choir plays everything from chamber music to jazz, to show tunes, and more! Join us for a special concert featuring your favorite songs from the big screen! With clarinets, saxophones, percussion, piano, and vocals, you’re in for a full concert experience! Plus, enjoy a complete catered dinner and full bar/beverages available for sale at the show! If you love live orchestral music or have ever played an instrument – you’re sure to appreciate this evening of live music! Tickets start at just $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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An Evening of Holiday Favorites | Offering
An Evening of Holiday Favorites | Offering
An Evening of Holiday Favorites | Offering

An Evening of Holiday Favorites | Offering

Friday, December 7, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday songs, performing by Offering! Offering rocks with heart! With their acoustic rock sound anchored in guitar and piano, enriched by strings and world percussion, Offering marries music, passion, and response to a difficult world. Offering was established in 1999 by lead singer Jeanine Guidry and plays in diverse venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. They have toured twice internationally: in 2004 to Czech Republic, Austria and Italy; in 2009 to China. You won’t want to miss their return to The Cultural Arts Center at this festive holiday concert. Invite friends, co-workers and neighbors to this one-night-only concert event and enjoy dinner and a full bar/drinks at the show! Advance tickets are $17 or $21 at the door.

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An Evening of Love Songs from Broadway & Opera  |  Cathy Motley-Fitch & Jason Marks
An Evening of Love Songs from Broadway & Opera  |  Cathy Motley-Fitch & Jason Marks
An Evening of Love Songs from Broadway & Opera  |  Cathy Motley-Fitch & Jason Marks

An Evening of Love Songs from Broadway & Opera | Cathy Motley-Fitch & Jason Marks

Friday, February 1, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Power duo Cathy Motley-Fitch and Jason Marks present beloved Opera classics and your favorite love songs straight from Broadway in this epic concert! You may recognize Soprano, Cathy Motley-Fitch, as one-third of RVA’s beloved Richmond Divas or from one of her many stage performances across the nation that include the role as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”. Jason Marks is an award-winning singer, actor, and composer, and a familiar face to the vibrant arts community in the Richmond area. His performances include solo and oratorio works with the Richmond Symphony and the Washington Chorus & National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC). Join them as they take the stage together for an enchanting evening of live music with dinner/drinks for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction, making this a perfect date night – or Friday out with close friends. Tickets start at $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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An Evening of A capella | Soundworks
An Evening of A capella | Soundworks
An Evening of A capella | Soundworks

An Evening of A capella | Soundworks

Friday, March 1, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Soundworks is Central Virginia's premier men's a cappella ensemble!  In recent years, the ensemble has delighted audiences in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The group's dynamic repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical genres including contemporary a cappella, doo-wop, folk, gospel, holiday music, jazz, barbershop, chorale works and more! Over the years, Soundworks has been crowned champions in both modern a cappella and barbershop harmony competitions. Formed in 2005, the ensemble includes men of all ages and from all walks of life. The ensemble will showcase small groups, quartets and whole chorus songs throughout the evening. If you love tight four-six part harmony, then this concert is a “must see” event that is perfect for all ages. Plus, plan to enjoy dinner and drinks at the show, available for sale from Apple Spice Junction.

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An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience

An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience

Friday, April 5, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Claim your seats today for this 2nd Stage favorite! The Honky Tonk Experience is comprised of five of Richmond, Virginia's most respected musicians. Each member has forged their own reputation by playing in a variety of other bands over the past 20 years. They have also shared the stage with several national acts including Marty Stuart, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Anderson, Bill Anderson, Travis Tritt and The Gatlin Brothers. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event full of classic country hits! Dinner, dessert options, and a full bar/beverages will be available for sale at the show! Claim your seats early for $17 online or by calling 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show

An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show

Friday, May 3, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Antique Melody Show is a heralding journey of 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Judy Garland & Billie Holiday - just to name a few. Sprinkle in some pastiche with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Post Modern Juke Box and other roots jazz contemporaries and you'll experience their gumbo of traditional jazz standards, tin pan alley, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and saloon croon coming at you from their unique style of stripped down arrangements. Simply the sweeter side of swing. AMS additionally lauds a modest collection of resonant original songs evocative of the same era. This band features guitar, piano, clarinet, violin, upright bass, trombone and one romantic voice. You won't want to miss this special night of live music! Catch this speakeasy-style jazz band in concert on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm. A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Claim your seats in advance for $17 online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo
An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo
An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo

An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo

Friday, June 7, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Bluegrass fans unite! The Big Boss Combo is a 5 piece bluegrass quartet featuring the family style singing of the Johnson Brothers, all the way from the upscale Aluminum Acres trailer park and campground community in Limber West Virginia. Forced to make money playing music as children to feed the family livestock, the Limber Johnson Boys grew to love to disappoint a crowd starved for entertainment. Combo members have played Leno, Letterman, Rosie, Conan, CMT Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, the Birchmere, and The Old Dominion Barn Dance to name a few. They have performed for Governors, Senators, and opened for well-known acts such as the Statler Brothers, Aaron Tippin, the Seldom Scene, Alison Krauss, the Country Gentlemen, and many more! (Please remember, no throwing under britches on the stage and to remain behind the velvet rope during their performance!) Hoopin” and Hollern’ is encouraged. Join Big Boss Combo on Friday, June 7th at 7pm for a fun night of bluegrass and shenanigans! Plus, enjoy a complete catered dinner and full bar/beverages available for sale at the show! Tickets are $21 at the door, or $17 in advance online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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