Performances, Shows & Special Events

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. Enjoy dinner & drinks/wine/beer for sale at all 2nd Stage shows from DeFazio's Catering!

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An Evening of Love & Lowered Standards / The Richmond Men’s Chorus
An Evening of Love & Lowered Standards / The Richmond Men’s Chorus
An Evening of Love & Lowered Standards / The Richmond Men’s Chorus

An Evening of Love & Lowered Standards / The Richmond Men’s Chorus

Friday, September 15, 2017

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

SERIES PREMIER! 2nd Stage kicks off with this spectacular performance by the Richmond Men's Chorus that celebrates the highs and lows of love!  Whether you're madly in love, or blissfully single, or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone in this concert!   Featuring a wide array of music - from Classical to Broadway and everything in between - this concert captures the sentimental and the sassy aspects of relationships.  The program includes hits like "Nessun Dorma" and "If Music Be the Food of Love" plus "Bring on the Men" from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, and classic tunes like "Stand By Me" and "If I Loved You." Come listen, laugh, reminisce, and bask in the beautiful sounds of the Richmond Men's Chorus!

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An Evening of 20-40s Jazz / Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40s Jazz / Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40s Jazz / Antique Melody Show

An Evening of 20-40s Jazz / Antique Melody Show

Friday, October 6, 2017

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

Antique Melody Show is a nostalgic journey into early-American, post-parlor era music that layed the groundwork for speakeasy and lounge divas of the 1920's 30's and 40's, such as Annette Henshaw, Billie Holiday and Ruth Etting. AMS also touts a few original tunes reminiscent of the same genre. The band is anchored by the stirring, nostalgic vocals of Marilyn Brown, who brings more than 15 years of professional stage singing, most notably with Spectrum - a Richmond based big band, and The Continentals - a high powered swing band. You won't want to miss this special night of live music! 

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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, November 3, 2017

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $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 from central Limber West Virginia.  Forced to make money playing music as children to feed the family livestock, the Limber Johnson Boys grew to love to entertain a crowd starved for entertainment. Join Rusty (Banjo), Slim (Fiddle), Harry (Mandolin), Big Red (Bass), Tiny (Guitar) and the rest of the Johnson clan for a fun night of frolic and shenanigans! Claim your seats today!

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An Evening of Holidays & Harps / American Youth Harp Ensemble
An Evening of Holidays & Harps / American Youth Harp Ensemble
An Evening of Holidays & Harps / American Youth Harp Ensemble

An Evening of Holidays & Harps / American Youth Harp Ensemble

Friday, December 1, 2017

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

The American Youth Harp Ensemble continues to dazzle audiences around the world as America’s premiere youth harp ensemble, well known for their musical sophistication, rich sound, emotional power, and imaginative programming of repertoire. Don't miss this enchanting holiday concert that's fun for the whole family! Tickets also make great holiday gifts! Call 804.261.ARTS to ask about group tickets! 

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An Evening of Ladies in Love / Janet Martin
An Evening of Ladies in Love / Janet Martin
An Evening of Ladies in Love / Janet Martin

An Evening of Ladies in Love / Janet Martin

Friday, February 2, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

Just in time for Valentine's Day! From Bluegrass flat-picking to electric Rock and Blues, Janet Martin is a fully accomplished guitarist and her signature acoustic sound is due in large part to her love for open tunings of which she is a master! Widely known as a musician’s musician, Janet delights audiences with her commanding performances. Claim your seats today to see Janet Martin LIVE at The Cultural Arts Center! 

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An Evening of Portugese Blues / Fado Nosso
An Evening of Portugese Blues / Fado Nosso
An Evening of Portugese Blues / Fado Nosso

An Evening of Portugese Blues / Fado Nosso

Friday, March 2, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

You've never heard the blues like this! Fado Nosso is Richmond's first and only Fado ensemble. Fado is an urban folk music from Portugal that the ensemble expertly fuses with classical, jazz & Latin music elements! Featuring players from RVA groups including The Larri Branch Agenda, The Richmond Guitar Quartet, Gypsy Roots and Moruza, Fado Nosso draws upon influences from jazz, classical, flamenco and folk, playing a fado that is true to its roots, yet decidedly original. This concert is perfect for date night w/ dinner for sale at the show - or a fun night out with friends or coworkers! Individual tickets start at just $17.

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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 6, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $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 Travis Tritt, BR5-49, Dale Watson, Webb Wilder and Junior Brown. 

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An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band

An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band

Friday, May 4, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

Over the past 20 years Lawrence has performed regularly from New York City to Key West, Florida, delighting audiences of all ages with his rich vocals and warm personality. You won't want to miss his epic return to The Cultural Arts Center and this fun evening of blues & jazz classics! Dinner and drinks are available for sale at the show! Performers: Lawrence Olds (vocals); Chris Whiteman (guitar); Charlie Kilpatrick (keyboard); Carter Blough (bass); Todd Woodson (drums). Click below for tickets to this staff favorite!

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An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band

An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band

Friday, June 1, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

SEASON FINALE SHOW! The Slacks have been around the Richmond, Virginia area for over 15 years playing for the masses and lovin' every minute of it! Today this family of “brothers from different mothers” creates energetic, diverse and infectious music featuring three part vocal harmonies and a wide variety of indigenous influences that give more than a nod to the way “it used to was”.  This blend of traditional, contemporary and original tunes with mass appeal for all ages renders music their fans affectionately dub "slackgrass”. Claim your seats today to our 2nd Stage / Season Finale concert that bluegrass fans alike are sure to love! Plus, enjoy dinner and drinks for sale at the show from DeFazio's Catering! 

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