PLEASE NOTE: The Cultural Arts Center will be close at 5pm on June 21.

PERFORMANCES, SHOWS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Center Season

The Taters

The Taters

Saturday, September 11, 2021

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7:00 pm

$30

SEASON PREMIERE! The Taters will kick off the first half of our Center Season with a new production and their signature eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana. When Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started singing together in the early 1980’s, neither could have guessed how long that partnership would last. 2018 began their 3rd decade as The Taters, with 8 CDs of original music available – including the recent “DON’T SCREAM”, and “SHINY & BRITE”, Halloween and Christmas albums. They continue to mine their collective experience to craft songs with unforgettable hooks and pop melodies and to add classic tunes to their repertoire that reflect a wide range of interests and influences. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3 and 4 part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together in a very satisfying way that draws audiences out of their seats to dance! Claim your tickets today for our season premiere show with The Taters!

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Outdoor Concert - An Afternoon of Jazz with Cloud 9

Outdoor Concert - An Afternoon of Jazz with Cloud 9

Sunday, September 12, 2021

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3:00 pm

$20

Gather your friends and join us outside for a fun afternoon of jazz with Cloud 9! Cloud 9 was formed over 12 years ago and primarily performs a fusion of R&B and jazz. The improvisational skills of the group make every musical performance unique with the goal of bringing the audience to the euphoric state of being on Cloud 9! This outdoor concert will be general admission with snacks & beverages for sale at the show. Bring your lawn chairs and favorite concert buddies to this 60-minute outdoor concert. Tickets also make great gifts!

General Information:

There will be NO PODS at this event. One ticket is for one person.

The concert field location is located to the right of our main building when facing it from the parking lot.

Gate opens 1hr prior to the performance time on the day of the show.

Seating is first-come, first-served at the gate.

Chairs, blankets are welcome - No chairs will be provided.

Tall umbrellas and pets are not allowed.

Coolers are welcome. Alcohol is prohibited. Food and beer and wine will be available for sale on site!

You will be contacted via email and/or phone regarding any changes due to weather, etc.

Our Box Office is open M-F, 9am – 5pm and also in person only 1hr prior to the performance time on the performance day. If you have any questions, please call us at 804-261-2787. You may also email questions to info@artsglenallen.com.

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Richmond’s Finest with Commonwealth Bluegrass Band and the Richmond Symphony

Richmond’s Finest with Commonwealth Bluegrass Band and the Richmond Symphony

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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7:00 pm

$40

“Richmond’s Finest” returns to the stage! Bluegrass and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Center pairs local bluegrass sensation Commonwealth Bluegrass Band and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular concert series. Tickets are sure to go fast. Claim your preferred seats today!

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Outdoor Concert - An Afternoon of Oktoberfest with The Sauerkrauts

Outdoor Concert - An Afternoon of Oktoberfest with The Sauerkrauts

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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3:00 pm

$20

Guten Tag! Celebrate the magic of Oktoberfest with The Sauerkrauts at this outdoor concert featuring genuine Bavarian music and authentic costumes. Initially formed in 1977 entirely of members of the ACCA Temple “Million Dollar” Band, The Sauerkrauts are now a group of volunteer musicians donating their time and talents to support the Shriners mission - where children are treated for orthopedic and burn conditions with no financial responsibility to the family. They have performed at the Richmond Oktoberfest for many years and perform annually for Capital Ale House, the Virginia Masonic Home and many other extended-care facilities around the area. Don’t miss their Cultural Arts Center debut and a fun afternoon of German Oompah music and dance. This outdoor concert will be general admission with snacks & wine/beer/beverages for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and favorite concert buddies to this 60-minute outdoor concert. Tickets also make great gifts!

General Information:

There will be NO PODS at this event. One ticket is for one person.

The concert field location is located to the right of our main building when facing it from the parking lot.

Gate opens 1hr prior to the performance time on the day of the show.

Seating is first-come, first-served at the gate.

Chairs, blankets are welcome - No chairs will be provided.

Tall umbrellas and pets are not allowed.

Coolers are welcome. Alcohol is prohibited. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale on site!

You will be contacted via email and/or phone regarding any changes due to weather, etc.

Our Box Office is open M-F, 9am – 5pm and also in person only 1hr prior to the performance time on the performance day. If you have any questions, please call us at 804-261-2787. You may also email questions to info@artsglenallen.com.

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Music Theatre International’ s All Together Now!

Music Theatre International’ s All Together Now!

Monday, November 15, 2021

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7:00 pm

$10 with donations encouraged

Join us for Music Theatre International’ s All Together Now! - A global event celebrating local theatre - 11/14/21 - 11/15/21 at 7pm | Tickets are $10 with donations encouraged.

Join us for an evening of some of your favorite Broadway hits, performed by some of your favorite HTC performers! Songs will include such hits as Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast, Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors, Children Will Listen from Into the Woods, Take a Chance on Me from Mamma Mia!, Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat from Guys and Dolls and many more! Let’s all get together now and celebrate local theatre! This exciting musical review is part of a national effort to raise recovery funds for local theaters. Support local theatre by purchasing your ticket today!

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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Henrico Theatre Company will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing our own local production of this musical revue. Join us for an evening of some of your favorite Broadway hits, performed by some of your favorite HTC performers! Songs will include such hits as Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast, Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors, Children Will Listen from Into the Woods, Take a Chance on Me from Mamma Mia!, Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat from Guys and Dolls and many more! Performers for this special event include Kyle Billeter, Shannon Gibson Brown, Tara Callahan Carroll, Jenny Fralin, Kenny Holley, Jim Morgan, Dan Stackhouse and Tony Sharpenstein with direction by Amy Perdue and music direction by David Clatterbuck.

“We are incredibly excited to celebrate the return of live theatre with performances by HTC of MTI’s All Together Now!,” stated K Alferio, president of The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. “The past year has been a challenging time for everyone, particularly arts organizations. We look forward to welcoming our patrons back with this truly wonderful revue.”

Let’s all get together now and celebrate local theatre! This exciting musical revue is part of a national effort to raise recovery funds for local theaters. As of August 2, 3800+performances were scheduled at 1600 schools and theatres from 36countries/tributaries and all 50 states! We are so happy to be a part of this effort! Support local theatre and purchase your $10 ticket today!

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Annual Tree Lighting - FREE HOLIDAY EVENT! "THE JOY OF ILLUMINATION"

Annual Tree Lighting - FREE HOLIDAY EVENT! "THE JOY OF ILLUMINATION"

Saturday, December 4, 2021

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4:30 pm

The Center's Tree Lighting program will begin at 4:30pm - OUTDOORS
The Center’s Illumination Festival will run from 5-7pm

Celebrate the holidays with us at our Annual Tree Lighting and Illumination Event December 4th from 4:30-7pm at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen!

Outdoor tree lighting! Plus, enjoy live music and a stroll through The Center to marvel at our artisan tree and wreath exhibit. Live music will include performances by the Henrico Pops Chorus, Offering, and The Midnight Ukulele Society! Plus, bring the kids to enjoy a special visit from Santa! Santa will also sing with the Midnight Ukulele Society and do a reading of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas in our sculpture garden! The local artist elves have also been very busy in our gift shop full of unique, handcrafted gift items – perfect for knocking out your holiday shopping early!

Despite masks being required while inside the building at all times, this bit of joy is what we all need this season! We look forward to seeing you at this special holiday event that’s free and fun for the whole family!

This event is presented by The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Henrico Recreation and Parks.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” - presented by Henrico Theatre Company

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” - presented by Henrico Theatre Company

Friday, December 10, 2021

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7:00 pm

$15

Performances:
12/10/21 at 7pm, 12/11/21 at 3pm & 7pm, 12/12/21 at 3pm

LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE by Henrico Theatre Company! This classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Don't miss this special stage performance that's holiday fun for the whole family! Tickets are $15.

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Masters of Soul

Masters of Soul

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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7:00 pm

$40

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. Don’t miss this epic performance featuring stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by an amazing live band! Take the ultimate stroll down memory lane with hits by The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Barry White, and many more! Claim your seats today to relive the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by many of the greatest recording acts of all time.

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“Forever Ella” w/ Desiree Roots and Friends

“Forever Ella” w/ Desiree Roots and Friends

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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7:00 pm

$38

NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 7-9PM. Enjoy award-winning Jazz singer and actor, Desiree Roots as Ella Fitzgerald! Roots wrote and directed this production under the music direction of James Gates. Ella Fitzgerald, “The First Lady of Song”, delighted audiences around the world for over 60 years, sold over 40 million albums, and received numerous awards and honors. She will perform Fitzgerald’s most noted songs accompanied by Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra, Anthony Cosby as Nat King Cole and Billy Dye as Louis Armstrong. Don't miss this incredible night of live jazz! Claim your tickets today!

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“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” presented by Henrico Theatre Company

“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” presented by Henrico Theatre Company

Friday, March 4, 2022

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7:00 pm

$18

Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! A musical celebration created by Dean Regan.  

PLEASE NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE FOR MARCH 11 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18 AT 7PM. THE PERFORMANCE FOR MARCH 12 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 AT 7PM. If you are unable to attend, please contact our Box Office at 804-261-ARTS.

Starring Henrico Theatre Company and Patsy Cline favorite Shannon Gibson Brown, this hit is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, heartwarming delight for all! Follow Patsy Cline’s climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia, to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. A true tribute to the music, the life and the times of Patsy Cline including favorites such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin’ After Midnight, Your Cheatin’ Heart, and many more!

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

Saturday, March 19, 2022

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3:00 pm

$42

Ticket sales start on November 16 at 9am. Back for our 2021-2022 Season! An evening of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty! The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Claim your seats early to experience award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and more.

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SwingTime featuring the Jive Aces

SwingTime featuring the Jive Aces

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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7:00 pm

$40
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The Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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7:00 pm

$35

Singing in multi-part close harmony, triple-threat fiddle champions The Quebe Sisters take the stage for an evening of song and Western Swing! Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared the stage with American music legends including Willie Nelson, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Ray Price. With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event!

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DC’s Reflecting Fools

DC’s Reflecting Fools

Friday, September 9, 2022

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7:00 pm

$45

FEATURING FORMER MEMBERS OF CAPITOL STEPS! The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps continues upward with DC’s Reflecting Fools— the new musical parody group created by the performers and co-writer from the Capitol Steps. DC’s Reflecting Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter. See casts from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits, the show-ending and mind-boggling backward talking spoonerisms, breakneck costume changes, over-the-top impressions, and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news. Let’s welcome some reflection! Join us for the unveiling of the next political movement in comedy sweeping the country - DC’s Reflecting Fools. Claim your seats today!

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Fool of Illusions with Reggie Rice

Fool of Illusions with Reggie Rice

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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6:30 pm

Tickets to this award-winning family-friendly show will go fast and seating is limited. This 90-minute theatrical ride is full of mind-blowing magic, hilarious comedy, and foolish antics that will have people of all ages bursting into laughter! Filled with spectacular brand-new illusions, this show is guaranteed to have everyone on the edge of their seats with pure fun and excitement. So be prepared to strap yourself in because you won’t want to miss a moment of Reggie Rice’s “FOOL OF ILLUSIONS”!

Use promo code: FOICACGA5OFFA to save $5 off tickets!

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown

Saturday, October 15, 2022

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7:00 pm

$42

Western Swing + Hot Jazz! A night of incredible live music! 

Catch acclaimed American Western swing trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, during their 25th Anniversary World Tour - October 15th at The Cultural Arts Center! The band's name comes from two sources: "Hot Club" from the hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli's Quintette du Hot Club de France, and "Cowtown" from the western influence of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and other early Western swing combos, as well as the band's love of fiddle tunes, hoedowns, and songs of the American west.

Since its beginnings, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Praised for their down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation, the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away.” We hope you'll join us at their first VA stop on their world tour!

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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING CHRIS CAMPBELL

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING CHRIS CAMPBELL

Sunday, October 16, 2022

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3:00 pm

FREE

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for this FREE outside event for the whole family, sponsored by Henrico Recreation & Parks.

Hang onto your hats! The positive, organic sound and fun ventriloquism from this musical Daddy is something kids of all ages will be growing on for years to come! Chris Campbell is a singer, songwriter, musician, and ventriloquist who has released two CD’s for children and developed a loyal fan base with his interactive family shows and fun characters for kids. You won’t want to miss out on this very fun experience!

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In case of inclement weather, these performances will be moved inside to our theatre.

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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING Virginia Repertory Theatre on Tour

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING Virginia Repertory Theatre on Tour

Sunday, October 30, 2022

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3:00 pm

FREE

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for this FREE outside event for the whole family, sponsored by Henrico Recreation & Parks.

Everyone’s favorite touring company for children, Virginia Repertory Theatre, will present the classic, The Emperor’s New Clothes. This literary folktale written by Hans Christian Andersen, is about a vain emperor who gets exposed before his subjects. A fun and funny story for the entire family!

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In case of inclement weather, these performances will be moved inside to our theatre.

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Come on Over

Come on Over

Saturday, November 12, 2022

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7:00 pm

$40

Starring Georgia Rogers Farmer accompanied by Josh Wortham! Georgia Rogers Farmer is inviting you to COME ON OVER to her specialty cabaret on our main stage! Always full of surprises, this southern songstress will perform an eclectic mix of songs – ranging from standards to Broadway to popular music. The evening is sure to be funny, poignant and pleasantly unexpected.  You’ll hear stories and, since she’s a domestic goddess, there will be crafts and special prizes galore!  She’ll be accompanied by the fantastic, Josh Wortham, Bentley Cobb and Marissa Resmini. Sit back and relax for this fun-filled evening!

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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING Big Bang Boom

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING Big Bang Boom

Sunday, November 13, 2022

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3:00 pm

FREE

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for this FREE outside event for the whole family, sponsored by Henrico Recreation & Parks.

Big Bang Boom is a pop/rock music group that plays parent-friendly children’s music including children’s favorites as well as their own original songs for kids. Bring your young rockers to this high-energy show that demands the crowd (kids and parents) get involved! From getting the kids onstage for the “Spongebob Chorus” to the parents vs. the kids Hokey Pokey Challenge, you won’t be able to stay seated!

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In case of inclement weather, these performances will be moved inside to our theatre.

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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT - Illumination: A Festival of Trees

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT - Illumination: A Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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5:00 pm

FREE

December 3, 2022 - January 8, 2023. Artisan created Christmas trees deck The Center’s halls as we celebrate our annual Illumination. Each tree designed with its own special theme is sure to thrill the youngest to oldest visitors. Don’t forget the scavenger hunt or you’ll miss out on a special treat at the end! Opening: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 5-7pm following The Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with children.

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3 Redneck Tenors  “Christmas  SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR”

3 Redneck Tenors “Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR”

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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7:00 pm

$45

Take a magical, musical Christmas journey with the 3 Redneck Tenors to liven up your holidays this year. We’re recommending a healthy dose of 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR! It’s Christmas music like you’ve never heard and won’t easily forget. We guarantee ya! These real life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to rock your holidays with classic, pop, and a deep-fried feast of musical delights. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler – it’s infused with vitality, energy and passion. Enjoy Christmas tunes such as: Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Santa Baby, O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, and more. Plus, enjoy Christmas spoofs like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and a few other great surprises!

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The Wild, Wacky and Truly Wonderful  Women of Song

The Wild, Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song

Thursday, January 26, 2023

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7:00 pm

$20

Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Come and be thoroughly entertained by some of Henrico Theatre Company’s favorite leading ladies! This concert will feature wonderful women singing songs that they have been closely associated with over the years, while others go down a road they have not yet taken. Solos, duets, and group numbers – we’ve got it all for you! Featuring performers Shannon Gibson Brown, Kamaron Carter, Karen Moody, Nancy McMahon, Kyle Billeter, and Kara Harman. Plus, one or two other surprise guests… all wild, wacky, and truly wonderful - and all accompanied on the piano by the equally wonderful Sandy Dacus! You won’t want to miss this special treat!

Performances include:

“Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl - Performed by Shannon

“Razzle Dazzle” from Chicago - Performed by Karen

“Luck Be A Lady” from Guys and Dolls - Performed by the Company

AND MUCH MORE!

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SOLD OUT!  Richmond’s Finest: Tribute Gospel Ensemble and the Richmond Symphony

SOLD OUT! Richmond’s Finest: Tribute Gospel Ensemble and the Richmond Symphony

Saturday, February 11, 2023

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7:00 pm

$40

Gospel and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Cultural Arts Center pairs the Tribute Gospel Ensemble and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular, annual concert series. The Tribute Gospel Ensemble is a Richmond based Gospel group out of First African Baptist Church, one of the oldest black churches in the region celebrating its 242nd anniversary in 2022. This choir was formed over 20 years ago by its dynamic music director, Ms. Michelle Lightfoot.  Tribute has opened for such talents as: Richard Smallwood; Smokie Norful, and Darryl Coley.  They have also been fortunate to share stages with the likes of Maurette Brown Clark, Sunday Best contestant Crystal Aikin and others. This group has successfully shared their songs of praise across the Eastern region and continue to celebrate all new opportunities and venues.

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The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular - SOLD OUT!

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

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7:00 pm

$40

Big Top circus fun is coming to The Cultural Arts Center! Claim your tickets for this one-night-only performance. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism! Experience the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening! Be amazed as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers and dancers perform indescribable feats to delight all ages! Mind-boggling aerial and ground acrobatic performances will ignite the imagination of the young and the young in spirit alike!

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun!  Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as their troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts!

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Mending Walls - Documentary Screening & Q&A with Hamilton Glass

Mending Walls - Documentary Screening & Q&A with Hamilton Glass

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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6:30 pm

Free & Open to the Public!
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; Q&A with Hamilton Glass to follow movie

Thirty artists from varied backgrounds collaborate on murals about race, status, and experiences. Through difficult conversations, their eyes are opened to the differences between all of us, and their murals come to symbolize hope for a city in pain.

Visitors are invited to come early to see the corresponding Mending Walls exhibition in the Gumenick Gallery and stay after the screening for a Q&A with Hamilton Glass.

Mark your calendar to attend this special free event!

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Scott Wichmann: Let Me Be Frank

Scott Wichmann: Let Me Be Frank

Saturday, June 3, 2023

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7:00 pm

$40

Scott Wichmann brings the music of the legendary Frank Sinatra to The Cultural Arts Center in a tribute concert featuring timeless hits such as Night and Day, My Way, and The Lady is a Tramp. Backed by jazz virtuoso Ryan Corbitt, alongside a stellar band of musical all-stars, and featuring a catalog of timeless Sinatra standards, LET ME BE FRANK celebrates the unforgettable style of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

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Maker's Yard Sale

Maker's Yard Sale

Saturday, July 22, 2023

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9:00 am

July 22, 2023 - 9am-1pm

Local artists and crafters of all levels are invited to shop for new materials that encourage their creativity. This ‘yard sale’ will be held indoors and admission is free and open to the public. The Center’s four art galleries will also be open with free admission to inspire visitors of all ages. Plus, visitors can shop items by local makers in The Center’s gift shop

This year’s yard sale will include frames, packaging boxes, jewelry making supplies and displays, yarn and knitting supplies, beading supplies, painting materials, fabrics and trims, and much more! Makers will enjoy meeting and shopping with other makers while discovering great deals on creative materials for their next project.

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THE CAPITOL FOOLS

THE CAPITOL FOOLS

Saturday, September 9, 2023

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3:00 pm

SOLD OUT!

From the co-writer of the Capitol Steps & an all-star cast of former Steps! Enjoy musical political satire at its finest at this hilarious event! The Capitol Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter. See cast members from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits, the show-ending and mind-boggling backward talking spoonerisms, breakneck costume changes, over-the-top impressions, and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news. Join us for the next political movement in comedy sweeping the country - The Capitol Fools. Claim your seats today!

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Desirée Roots Jazz Trio

Desirée Roots Jazz Trio

Sunday, September 10, 2023

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3:00 pm

SOLD OUT!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to our Cardinal Ballroom. If you have already purchased a ticket, then you will have a seat at the show! Seating will be general admission. Doors open at 2pm

Concessions will be available for sale at the show. Gather your friends and join us for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas - award-winning singer and actress, Desirée Roots and her Jazz Trio! Desirée has been one of this region’s favorite performers for decades. She is revered for her powerful yet controlled voice with its lush texture and impressive 3 ½ octave range. Her ability to sing nearly every genre including Gospel, Classical, Opera and, of course, Jazz has made her one of the area’s most sought-after vocalists. Don’t miss your chance to hear Desiree in concert this Sunday!

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The Taters - Center Field Outdoor Show!

The Taters - Center Field Outdoor Show!

Sunday, October 8, 2023

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3:00 pm

$20

Center Field Outdoor Show! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our NEW outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks/dessert available for sale at the show. The Taters return with a new production and their signature eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana. When Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started singing together in the early 1980’s, neither could have guessed how long that partnership would last. 2018 began their 3rd decade as The Taters, with 8 CDs of original music available – including the recent “DON’T SCREAM” and “SHINY & BRITE” Halloween and Christmas albums. They continue to mine their collective experience to craft songs with unforgettable hooks and pop melodies and to add classic tunes to their repertoire which reflects a wide range of interests and influences. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3 and 4 part harmonies to give each song its own personality; while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together in a very satisfying way that draws audiences out of their seats and onto the dancefloor! Claim your tickets today!

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The 3 Redneck Tenors Go To Vegas

The 3 Redneck Tenors Go To Vegas

Thursday, October 26, 2023

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7:00 pm

$45

THURSDAY SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! NEW VEGAS THEME! “What happens in the trailer park, stays in the trailer park.“

"The 3 Redneck Tenors Go to Vegas!" is a high-energy, hilarious, and captivating stage show that takes audiences on a wild journey from the heart of rural America to the dazzling lights of Las Vegas. In this uproarious production, these immensely talented tenors with a down-home twist combine their world-class vocal skills with side-splitting comedy, offering a unique blend of opera, pop, and country music. As these charismatic characters hit the Las Vegas Strip, expect a rollicking adventure filled with unexpected surprises, unforgettable tunes, and plenty of laughs. It's a one-of-a-kind musical experience that proves there's no place like Vegas to unleash the untamed talent of the 3 Redneck Tenors. Get ready for a toe-tapping, laugh-inducing, and vocally astounding night of entertainment!

As the holiday season approaches, we are joining with the Henrico Christmas Mother organization to help others in our community. Help Henrico Christmas Mother provide a brighter holiday to our neighbors in need by bringing any of the following (new-condition) donations to the show:

• Blankets (queen size)
• Shower gel (full-size bottles)
• Standing art easels for children
• Books for middle & high school students
• Winter hats & gloves (youth & adult sizes)
• Barbie styling heads in a variety of skin/hair colors

There will be a donation box in the lobby.

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STUDENT ART SALE - FREE ADMISSION

STUDENT ART SALE - FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, October 28, 2023

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9:00 am

OCTOBER 28, 2023 - 9am-1pm
Shop original art and handmade gifts from Center artists. One-of-a-kind pieces from ceramic bowls to wall art. Support local artists while shopping for treasures you won’t want to miss. Free admission & public parking.

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Deadgrass

Deadgrass

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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7:00 pm

$35

If Jerry Garcia’s music could be blended with rock, jazz and other American genres, what would that sound like? Find out at this special one-night-only concert event featuring Deadgrass! Deadgrass, described as “a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia’s musical world,” will perform on November 8th at 7pm. “We interpret Jerry’s catalogue and make it our own,” said Matt Turk, co-founder of Deadgrass. “We’re not a tribute band. We’re a group of musicians who bring bluegrass/folk/rock/jazz/jam/Americana and more to create our own interpretation of this incredible American music.”  Join us for a truly unique concert experience. Claim your seats today!

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Bobby BlackHat Band - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Bobby BlackHat Band - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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7:00 pm

$20

Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show! Bobby BlackHat blends the influences of Chicago, Memphis, Piedmont, and Delta style blues along with a little Gospel into a Toe Tappin’, Finger Poppin’, Hip Shakin’ Blues experience. You Never Know What’s Gonna Happen at a Bobby BlackHat Show!

Bobby BlackHat, Virginia’s Blues Ambassador, award winning recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, comedian, producer has been playing harmonica for over 46 years. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. He has opened for music legends: B.B King, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Patti Labelle, Ramsey Lewis, and Maze. He has also performed with Eddie Shaw, Kenny Neal, Ruthie Foster, Tas Cru, Jason Ricci, Slam Allen, Mick Kolassa, Fernando Jones, Memphis Gold, and Lurrie Bell. BlackHat is a judge for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2017, Bobby won the USAA/We Are The Mighty Mission: Music nationwide competition.  In 2016, the Bobby BlackHat Band advanced to the finals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.  Bobby has won two Blewzzy Awards for "Song of the Year" (I Hear Mama's Voice, 2012 and Please Mr. BlackHat, 2015).  He was also awarded two 2016 VEER Music Awards for "Best Blues" and "Song of the Year" (HRBT Blues). Mark your calendar for this special one-night-only show featuring the music of Bobby BlackHat!

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Masters of Soul Holiday Show

Masters of Soul Holiday Show

Sunday, December 3, 2023

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3:00 pm

$45

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with this special holiday show! Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This special edition show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band performing your favorite holiday songs from the Motown Era! Claim your seats early! Tickets also make great early holiday gifts!

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Coming Back Home Benefit Performance

Coming Back Home Benefit Performance

Saturday, January 6, 2024

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3:00 pm

$40

A Celebration of the Arts featuring the music of John Denver! An event that encourages audience members to open their hearts and minds to the beauty of the arts - specifically music, dance, visual art and the spoken word. This special event will include scripted segments with narration leading into well-crafted arrangements of John Denver compositions. The songs will be interpreted by veteran Richmond musicians with a backdrop of changing graphic images to reinforce the message. Benefits Opening Minds Through Art (OMA). Performers include: Chris Fuller, George Turman, Frank Coleman, Jackie Frost, Susan Greenbaum, Danny Hughes, Brad Tucker, Kim Ryan and more! Featuring the music of John Denver, original poetry, visual art-making live on stage, dance and creative technology, the show will share a message of hope, happiness and the importance of the arts.

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Salute to Burt Bacharach

Salute to Burt Bacharach

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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7:00 pm

$20

Henrico Theatre Company is thrilled to pay tribute to an American icon, Burt Bacharach. Bacharach was an American composer, songwriter, record producer and pianist who is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures of 20th century popular music. Starting in the 1950’s he composed hundreds of pop songs, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. From 1961-1972 most of Bacharach and David’s songs were written specifically for and performed by Dionne Warwick. Come out and join HTC’s singing and dancing cast while you reminisce to many of his hits including “This Guy’s in Love with You,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Walk On By” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” – and more!

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Richmond’s Finest - FEAT. THE MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE - sold out!

Richmond’s Finest - FEAT. THE MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE - sold out!

Sunday, February 4, 2024

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3:00 pm

$45

Patsy Cline and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Cultural Arts Center pairs the music of Patsy Cline and the Richmond Symphony in this popular annual concert. Shannon Gibson Brown is back singing Patsy Cline’s songs as only she can! She has appeared with Henrico Theatre Company in “Always, Patsy Cline,” “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,”  “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and many more shows. Patsy Cline’s music spans all genres – country, pop, Christian and now symphonic. We are so excited to have her join the Richmond Symphony for this special concert that promises to be a heartwarming delight for all! Tickets are sure to sell out! Claim your preferred seats in advance, today!

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THE Lawrence Olds BAND - Indoor 2nd Stage Show! - SOLD OUT!

THE Lawrence Olds BAND - Indoor 2nd Stage Show! - SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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7:00 pm

$20

Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

Don’t miss this exciting evening of live Blues and Jazz with The Lawrence Olds Band! Based in Richmond, Virginia, The Lawrence Olds Band is a traditional Blues & Jazz ensemble performing classic repertoire and original material. 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. Don't miss out on an epic evening of live music, capped off with wine/beer/beverages and food/snacks for sale at the concert!

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SARA'S SENSORIUM - FREE SPECIAL EVENT!

SARA'S SENSORIUM - FREE SPECIAL EVENT!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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5:00 pm

Join us from 5-8pm! Use all five senses to engage with original artworks. As you view each piece of art, there will be something to taste, a unique smell corresponding to the art, a texture to touch, and music that was inspired by the artwork. See how your senses react to the art based on these stimuli. Interactive and fun for all ages!

The Cultural Arts Center proudly presents Sara’s Sensorium, a multi-sensory walk-through exhibit by Sara O’Connor’s Fine Art, a deliciously immersive experience that allows you to touch, taste, hear, smell, and see paintings like never before!  

“My mantra is the dot, a single point of clarity, through which I channel my imagination,” she says. “I ceaselessly return to this point of focus until I have reached a calm, yet inviting, mindfulness. My dots almost represent a seed of possibility, from which my flowers bloom.”

With this installation, Sara seeks to elevate texture, color, and form by inviting guests to release their inner child and enjoy art like never before by allowing attendees to create artwork, listen to originally designed songs, and taste and smell flavors Sara has paired with the exhibited artwork.

Sara O’Connor is a traveling artist who has exhibited her work in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Some of Sara’s collection is permanently on display and available for purchase at Pop of Confetti, an artisan market in Carytown, Richmond. She works regularly to create custom commissions for emerging and established collectors at home and abroad. Learn more about Sara O’Connor on her website: www.saraoconnorfineart.com.

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Rum Ragged

Rum Ragged

Saturday, March 2, 2024

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7:00 pm

$35

FOLK MUSIC FANS UNITE! Formed by Aaron Collis and Mark Manning, Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the Eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar and button accordion, these new champions of the East Coast folk music scene enliven and enlighten audiences with both songs and tune sets which they deliver with an honest swagger that is far beyond their years. With reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band has quickly become known as the finest purveyors of their great living musical tradition. Rum Ragged is not your run-of-the-mill folk band, they are the real deal! Don’t miss this special night of live music!

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Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Saturday, March 16, 2024

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3:00 pm

$40

Back by popular demand! Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience! Fill out a request form with your favorite song and reason why; and the band will craft a custom setlist, weaving classic Beatles’ songs with the unique and personal stories of the audience. Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show proves that the Beatles’ music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.

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The Super Sugar Beats - Indoor 2nd Stage Show! SOLD OUT!

The Super Sugar Beats - Indoor 2nd Stage Show! SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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7:00 pm

$20

Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show! The Super Sugar Beats is the sugary step-child of The Taters, Diamond Heist, The Wayward Bills, Hazeltone, and several other bands from the RVA scene. It’s the music these Gumbros grew up on, and they do their Saturday-Morning best to keep Bubblegum & Sunshine Pop hopping in the 21st century! Influences include The Partridge Family, The Archies, Bay City Rollers, The Monkees, Banana Splits, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Bobby Sherman, Ohio Express, Brady Bunch, The Groovie Ghoulies, Sweet, The Cufflinks, Tommy James, Royal Guardsmen, The Cattanooga Cats and so much more! Join us for the sweet sounds and groovy tunes of the Super Sugar Beats!

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Eleone Dance Theatre

Eleone Dance Theatre

Sunday, April 7, 2024

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3:00 pm

$25

Let’s dance! Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop, and more at this stunning performance!  Eleone Dance Theatre is dedicated to the preservation and creation of historical and contemporary theatre dance celebrating intergenerational as well as uni- and multicultural themes that educate and entertain. Claim your seats in advance to this show that’s perfect for the whole family!

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The Whiskey Rebellion - Center Field Outdoor Show!

The Whiskey Rebellion - Center Field Outdoor Show!

Sunday, April 14, 2024

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3:00 pm

$20

Center Field Outdoor Show! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our NEW outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks/dessert available for sale at the show. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket. Drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds, The Whiskey Rebellion mix the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll to create their own unique take on everything from traditional bluegrass to anthemic party favorites. The band covers a wide array of artists ranging from The Beatles to The Talking Heads to Guns 'n' Roses, but their sound remains steeped in the acoustic roots of Appalachia. Skillful picking and expert three-part harmonies are just part of what you can expect from the Whiskey Rebellion, who have been playing their brand of high-energy acoustic music across the Southeast (and as far west as the Pacific Coast) for the last eight years. The band has recorded two regionally-acclaimed original albums, shared the stage with the Sam Bush Band and Carolina Chocolate Drops, and had their 2011 tour of the Pacific Northwest captured by filmmaker Tony Morin for a forthcoming concert film & documentary. Don’t miss their first appearance at The Cultural Arts Center on our new outdoor stage!

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Artrageous

Artrageous

Friday, April 26, 2024

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7:00 pm

$50

An Immersive, Family-Friendly Art & Music Experience!

Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments! With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction - Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings - created LIVE on stage! Enjoy a one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

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Good Shot Judy - Center Field Outdoor Show! - SOLD OUT!

Good Shot Judy - Center Field Outdoor Show! - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

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3:00 pm

$20

Center Field Outdoor Show! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our NEW outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks/dessert available for sale at the show. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket. Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch vocal jazz while recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime! Possessing a large repertoire of classic big band hits, Good Shot Judy is sure to deliver a good time that will get you out of your seat and swingin’ on the dancefloor! From the smooth sounds of Sinatra, Basie, and contemporaries like Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr., to the beautiful ballads of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and back to the high energy Latin Dance big band sound, Good Shot Judy has got you covered! Jazz and swing fans are sure to enjoy this outdoor concert. Claim your seats in advance today!

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Livingston Taylor - SOLD OUT!

Livingston Taylor - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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7:00 pm

$45

An intimate evening of music with Livingston Taylor! Livingston Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned over 50 years, encompassing performance, songwriting, and teaching. Described as equal parts Mark Twain, college professor, and musical icon, Livingston maintains a performance schedule of more than one hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his charm and vast repertoire of popular classics spanning 22 albums. Livingston has written top-40 hits recorded by his brother James Taylor and has appeared with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimmy Buffett. Known for his upbeat storytelling, touching ballads, and orchestra performances, he is equally at home with a range of musical genres including folk, pop, gospel, and jazz. Claim your tickets early for this special one-night only concert event with this music legend!

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Bak N Da Day - Center Field Outdoor Show! - SOLD OUT

Bak N Da Day - Center Field Outdoor Show! - SOLD OUT

Sunday, June 9, 2024

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3:00 pm

$20

Center Field Outdoor Show! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket. Back by popular demand! Enjoy an afternoon of ‘Golden Oldies’ while taking a trip down memory lane with Richmond, Virginia’s quintessential oldies vocal group, “Bak N Da Day”. This outdoor concert will feature the smooth sounds of Doo-Wop, Motown and Philly Soul songs from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s! Come and bask in the memories of yesteryear, brought to you exclusively by Bak N Da Day!

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Season Preview Party - FREE EVENT!

Season Preview Party - FREE EVENT!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 11, from 6-8pm

Food Truck and Live Performances by Susan Greenbaum, Rex Richardson, Lawrence Olds, Henrico Theatre Company's Wild, Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song, and more!

Join us at our 2024-2025 Season Preview Party on Tuesday, June 11th, where you can attend in person for the reveal of our new season and to purchase tickets before subscriptions go on sale to the public! Be among the first to claim your preferred seats! Enjoy food by EL Guapo Food Truck, a wine/beer cash bar, free art exhibits and artist demos. Plus, enjoy live performances on our outdoor stage from many of our season performers! Please bring lawn chairs/blankets to enjoy the FREE live performances! Richmond Family Magazine will also be on site with a fun activity for the kids!

This event is family-friendly! No pets or outside alcohol allowed. Tents and umbrellas are not allowed. Outside food and beverages, coolers and backpacks are allowed. In case of inclement weather - no worries - all performances will be moved inside to our theater.

Our NEW 2024-2025 Season Brochure will also be hot off the press and available at this event! Join us for a fun evening of art and live music as we celebrate the kickoff of our new season!

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MAKER’S YARD SALE - FREE ADMISSION!

MAKER’S YARD SALE - FREE ADMISSION!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

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9:00 am

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Join us on Saturday, July 13 from 9am-1pm. Shop for new materials and art supplies that encourage your creativity at our Maker's Yard Sale! This ‘yard sale’ will be held indoors and is free and open to the public. Admission also includes access to our four art galleries. Bring a friend and make it a fun afternoon of shopping and art!

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Art Night - FREE EVENT

Art Night - FREE EVENT

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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6:00 pm

Thursday, July 25th from 6-8pm at The Cultural Arts Center

FREE ADMISSION! Mark your calendar for a fun evening of art at The Cultural Arts Center! This free event is perfect for date night, team and family outings, or just a fun evening out with friends. Four new exhibits will be revealed at this event! All exhibits are family-friendly, so feel free to bring the kids for a fun art outing! Many of the artists will also be at this event, so you can meet and mingle with them! Plus, enjoy a wine & beer cash bar that helps The Center’s ArtReach programs. New exhibits revealed will include:

BY THE JAMES, IN THE CITY - The James River Art League celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a special exhibit. As a nod to our beautiful James River and City of Richmond, member artwork will feature these subjects.

VIGNETTES OF REALITY - Gregory Millslagle is an observer of life’s common occurrences. By rendering these often-overlooked moments in watercolor, Gregory gives viewers the opportunity to contemplate their deeper meaning.

FARM STAND - Central Virginia Botanical Artists, working in a variety of media, draw inspiration from Summer’s bounty, featuring things you would find at a farm stand: fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and plants for sale. Wonderfully beautiful and colorful.

LION ROCK PAINTING MASTERPIECES - With river rocks and acrylic paints, The Center’s Art Safari campers between the ages of 7-10 will share their painted interpretations of Africa’s most notorious apex predator.

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ART NIGHT - EXHIBIT OPENING - FREE ADMISSION

ART NIGHT - EXHIBIT OPENING - FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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6:00 pm

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The Capitol Fools

The Capitol Fools

Friday, September 6, 2024

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7:00 pm

$45

From the co-writer of the Capitol Steps & an all-star cast of former Steps! Enjoy musical-political satire at its finest at this hilarious event! The Capitol Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter. See cast members from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits, the mind-boggling backward talking spoonerisms, breakneck costume changes, over-the-top impressions, and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news and election developments! Join us for the next political movement in comedy sweeping the country. Claim your tickets in advance before this show sells out. - Encore Show

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Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, September 14, 2024

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12:00 pm

Join us from 12-6pm! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars. Bring family and friends and take home functional art with a story!

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SUSAN GREENBAUM - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

SUSAN GREENBAUM - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

Sunday, September 22, 2024

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3:00 pm

$20

Award-winning singer-songwriter, Susan Greenbaum returns to The Cultural Arts Center for an afternoon concert outdoors on our Center Field stage. A jewel of the Richmond music scene, Susan has released five albums, won several national songwriting competitions, and graced countless stages – opening for industry heavyweights like Patty Griffin, Todd Snider, and Kenny Loggins to name but a few. Don’t miss this exciting start to our 2nd Stage Series! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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SLATE RIVER BAND - Center Field Outdoor Concert

SLATE RIVER BAND - Center Field Outdoor Concert

Saturday, October 12, 2024

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3:00 pm

$20

Slate River is based in Goochland, Virginia. Led by former Pinecastle recording artist, Michelle Nixon (vocals) and her husband Nick Nixon (guitar), the band is backed up by seasoned musicians like Randy Cook (Honky Tonk Experience/Commonwealth Bluegrass Band). Slate River performs classic and contemporary country music by the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Miranda Lambert. Bring your lawn chair and your dancing boots for this outdoor music bonanza! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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RICHMOND’S FINEST – THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY  with GEORGIA ROGERS FARMER

RICHMOND’S FINEST – THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY with GEORGIA ROGERS FARMER

Sunday, October 13, 2024

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3:00 pm

$45

Hollywood Classics: A Musical Journey Through the Golden Age of Film with Special Guest Vocalist - Georgia Rogers Farmer! Join us as The Cultural Arts Center pairs your favorite Hollywood soundtrack hits from yesteryear with the Richmond Symphony in this beloved annual concert. RVA favorite, Georgia Rogers Farmer, has over 30 years of live performances to her credit and has been featured in productions with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Firehouse Theatre and many more. Claim your tickets today to enjoy this unique take on popular film scores as well as standard classical repertoire that has been featured in films. - Classics Show

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OUTDOOR MOVIE - TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

OUTDOOR MOVIE - TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Friday, October 25, 2024

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7:00 pm

Fun for the whole family - with a suggested donation. In partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, enjoy an evening film presentation outdoors with friends and neighbors in our spacious Center Field venue. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free with a donation to benefit the Henrico County’s Christmas Mother program.

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Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

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7:00 pm

$40

Don’t miss these Billboard World Music chart-toppers performing a mix of Irish, Scottish, Celtic Folk, and Celtic Rock music! Since forming in 1997, Gaelic Storm has risen from local pub sessions to an internationally-known touring and recording act! The band attributes their continued success to their well-diversified audience. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass fans love the instrumentals, the Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers relish the passion with which they play their instruments. Whatever your fancy, come out for a fun night of live music with this chart-busting, multi-national Celtic band. Claim your tickets in advance for this one-night-only performance! - Heritage Show

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REX RICHARDSON - Indoor 2nd Stage Show

REX RICHARDSON - Indoor 2nd Stage Show

Tuesday, November 19, 2024

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7:00 pm

$20

World class jazz from a hometown trumpet hero. Rex Richardson hails from RVA, but his reputation as a master trumpeter extends worldwide. From his days as a sideman with legendary jazz saxophonist, Joe Henderson to his current roles as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at VCU, Rex Richardson has earned accolades as a “genre-busting” international trumpet virtuoso for his playing in both the jazz and classical realms. Join us for a night of stellar jazz by one of Richmond’s most accomplished musicians. Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT - 26th Annual Tree Lighting

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT - 26th Annual Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 7, 2024

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4:30 pm

FREE

4:30-7pm! Free and fun for the whole family!

In partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, The Center welcomes you to this beloved holiday event featuring magical holiday music performances, a toasty bonfire, and of course, a special visit from Santa to light our iconic cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance!

Grand Opening of Illumination - A Festival of Trees Exhibit, 5-7pm - on display December 7, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

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freeHorse Arts Songwriters Series featuring the music of Paul Williams

freeHorse Arts Songwriters Series featuring the music of Paul Williams

Saturday, December 14, 2024

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3:00 pm

$45

Join us for an evening of songs, stories, puppetry, dance and more! FreeHorse Arts, in partnership with community members of all ages and abilities, will weave together a beautiful message of hope and love inspired by the songs & storytelling of Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Hall-of-Fame Award winning songwriter, actor and author Paul Williams. With selections from the holiday classic - Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and songs written for the Muppets, along with a smattering of pop culture hits, audiences will be treated to a truly heartwarming celebration of the arts. - New Horizons Show

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Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Sunday, December 15, 2024

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12:00 pm

Join us from 12-6pm! It’s a holiday bazaar like you’ve never seen before! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars!

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Wild Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song:  Christmas, Take Two - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Wild Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song: Christmas, Take Two - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, December 17, 2024

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7:00 pm

$20

They’re wild... They’re wacky... They are truly wonderful women of song; and they are back! Join us for an encore performance of Henrico Theater Company’s Wild Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song. These ladies will light up your holiday season with a sackful of yuletide tunes that are sure to make you smile and laugh like a bowlful of jelly! Don’t be naughty, get your tickets now! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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you’re a good man, charlie brown

you’re a good man, charlie brown

Thursday, February 6, 2025

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7:00 pm

$20

Select dates February 6-9, 2025. Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue has songs and vignettes based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! - Classics Show

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THE Lawrence Olds BAND - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

THE Lawrence Olds BAND - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, February 18, 2025

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7:00 pm

$20

Returning to the Cardinal Ballroom for an Encore 2nd Stage Performance is local crooner extraordinaire, Lawrence Olds. His rich, smooth voice brings the standards to life as his combo of expert musicians shuffle and swing the night away. You don’t want to miss this evening of classic crooning with Richmond’s own, Lawrence Olds! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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a musical tribute to prince with anthony cosby, jr.

a musical tribute to prince with anthony cosby, jr.

Saturday, March 8, 2025

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7:00 pm

$25

A Musical Tribute to Prince brings the electric joy and eclectic funk of Prince’s music to the stage with vibrant, energetic and dynamic recreations of Prince’s greatest hits, funkiest jams and most soulful ballads. Accompanied by his incredibly talented band, Anthony Cosby, Jr. takes you on an unforgettable musical journey like you’ve never experienced before! Get ready to sing, dance, and party like it’s 1999 with this captivating performance that pays tribute to the musical genius of “The Purple One!” - New Horizons Show

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Tom Paxton with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Tom Paxton with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Friday, March 14, 2025

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7:00 pm

$35

Folk stalwarts Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer began weekly Zoom songwriting sessions early in the COVID lockdown. They’ve continued these sessions even as COVID restrictions have eased, have released All New, a recording of the songs they composed, and have been touring to perform these compositions, as well as old favorites.

There’s something for everyone in their new songs: bluegrass, folk, a cappella, spoken word, and just as wide a range of emotions. Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60’s Greenwich Village scene and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. His songs, first popularized by Pete Seeger include “Ramblin’ Boy”, “Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound”, “The Marvelous Toy”, and “The Last Thing on my Mind”, among many others.

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are two-time Grammy® Award Winners with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. Their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk in addition to their original compositions. Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps worldwide.

Together, Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer have melded their musical styles and polished their new and old compositions. Their concert performance will include both old and new material and please new and old fans alike. - Heritage Show

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ROBERTA LEA - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

ROBERTA LEA - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, March 18, 2025

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7:00 pm

$20

Roberta Lea and her Best Kept Secret Band hail from the Norfolk area. She is a strong soulful singer/songwriter who is making waves in the country music scene with songs like “Too Much of a Woman”, “Make Up Your Mind”, and “Uniform” – an ode to those who serve in our armed forces. Roberta is a Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist and she is a member of the Black Opry Revue – a home for black artists and black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. Don’t miss your chance to support this up and coming country music diva! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 22, 2025

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12:00 pm

Join us from 12-6pm! Ready for a Spring refresh? Get inspired! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars who can’t wait to share about their process with you.

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swingtime featuring the jive aces

swingtime featuring the jive aces

Sunday, March 30, 2025

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3:00 pm

$40

Renowned worldwide for high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine,” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent;” The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves as the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band. Enjoy classics like “When You’re Smiling,” “Mack The Knife,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” plus originals such as “La Dolce Vita” taken from their various albums. The in-demand sextet averages 300 shows a year and has worked with Van Morrison and Keely Smith and performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Jive Aces have headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall as well as thousands of festivals, theatres, and dance halls. Don’t miss their exciting performance at The Cultural Arts Center on March 30th! - Classics Show

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Galumpha - “art of human architecture”

Galumpha - “art of human architecture”

Friday, April 25, 2025

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7:00 pm

$30

Combining stunning acrobatics, dance, striking visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet! Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography and fun for the whole family in their new show titled “Art of Human Architecture.” - New Horizons Show

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Desirée ROOTS - Center Field Outdoor Concert

Desirée ROOTS - Center Field Outdoor Concert

Sunday, April 27, 2025

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3:00 pm

$20

Back by popular demand, one of Richmond’s greatest treasures returns to The Cultural Arts Center for an outdoor afternoon concert of music spanning the genres of gospel, blues, jazz, soul, and more. Whether acting, dancing, or singing, Desiree never disappoints – so get your tickets now before they are gone! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, May 10, 2025

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12:00 pm

Join us from 12-6pm! Just in time for Mother’s Day! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars. You’ll be sure to find thoughtful and personal gifts for all the moms in your life.

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ANTIQUE MELODY SHOW - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

ANTIQUE MELODY SHOW - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

Sunday, May 18, 2025

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3:00 pm

$20

If you like old-time swing and cabaret music, you will love the smooth and swinging sounds of Antique Melody Show. Anchored by the unique guitar stylings of Art Mayer and led by the ‘smoke-and-honey’ vocals of Marilyn Brown, this local swing favorite is fleshed out by Allen Cole on clarinet, Kassia Arbabi on violin, Andy McCarty on keys, and Carter Blough on the upright bass. Enjoy an afternoon of gentle rhythms and old-time melodies with Antique Melody Show! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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BeauSoleil - avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil - avec Michael Doucet

Thursday, May 29, 2025

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7:00 pm

$35

For the past five decades, Grammy-winning BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s internationally renowned fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues, rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England. Don’t miss BeauSoleil’s return to The Cultural Arts Center as part of their 50th anniversary tour. - Heritage Show

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ICE CREAM FEST

ICE CREAM FEST

Saturday, June 21, 2025

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12:00 pm

12-6pm. Treat your tastebuds to all the best handmade ice cream around while also enjoying fun and games inspired by our favorite warm weather dessert! Event to include tastings, carnival games, ice cream art contests & activities, and more! A tasty event for all ages!

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