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 The Taters - Featuring The Taters
An Evening of The Taters - Featuring The Taters
An Evening of The Taters - Featuring The Taters

An Evening of The Taters - Featuring The Taters

Friday, September 13, 2019

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7:00 pm

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

What better way to kick off our 2019-2020 performance season than with the music of The Taters! The Taters are local favorites, known for playing Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana – a sound that's been described as ‘Country roots-pop’ with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop. Their sound has been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Tickets start at $17 for an evening of live music with The Taters. Plus, enjoy a full bar and dinner available for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction.

DINNER MENU includes: Lemon Pepper and BBQ Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Tossed Salad with Variety Dressings, and a Variety of Rolls
Appetizers: Charcuterie Plates - Mixed Cheeses, crackers, and Fruits, BBQ Meatballs, and Shrimp Cocktail
Dessert: Individual Dessert Trays (Cookies, Brownies, Variety of Dessert Bars, Other Sweet Treats), Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Variety of Cookies

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An Evening of Bluegrass - Josh Grigsby and County Line
An Evening of Bluegrass - Josh Grigsby and County Line
An Evening of Bluegrass - Josh Grigsby and County Line

An Evening of Bluegrass - Josh Grigsby and County Line

Friday, October 4, 2019

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7:00 pm

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

Recognized as one of Virginia's fast rising new bluegrass bands, Josh Grigsby and County Line take the stage October 4th at The Cultural Arts Center! Band members include Crystal Grigsby (vocals), Mark Mills (guitar,vocals), Mark Baker (resonator guitar), Robert Kidd (bass), ‘Judge’Parker (banjo, vocals) and, of course, Josh Grigsby on guitar and lead vocals.The band was awarded the 2015 Bluegrass Band of Virginia Championship by the Virginia Folk Music Association. The VFMA is the only organization in Virginia sanctioned by the Governor of Virginia to hold Virginia Bluegrass, Gospel and Country Music ‘Championship Contests’ and to induct Virginia Artists into the VA Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to winning the Band Championship, Josh Grigsby was voted first place Male Vocals and, Judge Parker was voted third place Male Vocals. The band was also the winner of the 2014 band competition at the Bluegrass by the Bay Festival in Gloucester, Virginia. We invite you to see this award-winning bluegrass band in concert. Plus, enjoy a full bar and dinner available for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction.

DINNER MENU includes: Pork and Chicken BBQ, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, and Tossed Salad with a Variety of Dressings
Appetizers: Charcuterie Plates - Mixed Cheeses, crackers, and Fruits, BBQ Meatballs, and Shrimp Cocktail
Dessert: Individual Dessert Trays (Cookies, Brownies, Variety of Dessert Bars, Other Sweet Treats), Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Variety of Cookies

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An Evening of Standards & Stories - Scott Wichmann
An Evening of Standards & Stories - Scott Wichmann
An Evening of Standards & Stories - Scott Wichmann

An Evening of Standards & Stories - Scott Wichmann

Friday, November 1, 2019

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7:00 pm

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

Enjoy an evening of live music and storytelling with acclaimed stage, film, TV & commercial actor & a singer Scott Wichmann! Scott was featured as John Adams on both the FOX television series Legends and Lies:The Patriots and in VA Rep’s 2016 production of 1776.  Other VA Rep credits include Shakespeare in Love, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Say Goodnight Gracie, Fully Committed, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, This Wonderful Life, The Odd Couple, Shipwrecked!,Scapino!, Fifth of July, Where’s Charley?, Olympus on My Mind, The 1940's Radio Hour, Moonlight and Magnolias, and the 2017 world premiere The End of War. Scott is the author of several educational theatre programs for Virginia Rep’s touring company, most notably the anti-bullying musical Have You Filled A Bucket Today: The Musical!Scott holds a B.A. in Theatre and Speech from Wagner College, (Staten Island,N.Y.) and proudly serves as a Mass Communications Specialist in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Tickets are now on sale, starting at $17 for this spectacular one-man show. Plus, make it the perfect night out by purchasing dinner and drinks for sale at the show.

DINNER MENU includes: Chicken Parmesan, Caesar Salad, and Broccoli
Appetizers: Charcuterie Plates - Mixed Cheeses, crackers, and Fruits, BBQ Meatballs, and Shrimp Cocktail
Dessert: Individual Dessert Trays (Cookies, Brownies, Variety of Dessert Bars, Other Sweet Treats), Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Variety of Cookies

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An Evening of Holiday Brass - Brass 5
An Evening of Holiday Brass - Brass 5
An Evening of Holiday Brass - Brass 5

An Evening of Holiday Brass - Brass 5

Friday, December 6, 2019

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7:00 pm

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

Celebrate the holidays with Brass 5, one of America’s most successful educational ensembles! Brass 5 offers an evening of Christmas treasures - from traditional settings to clever arrangements of secular Christmas favorites. Brass 5’s light-hearted approach to performance will make this an evening to remember for audiences of all ages. Songs include: You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, First Noel, and Angels From the Reals of Glory. Brass 5 performances have been featured on numerous television and Public Radio and TV programs and have been broadcast live on National Public Radio. Eager to create exciting music, Brass 5 has also been featured in concerts throughout Europe and the Mid-Atlantic area. Don't miss their 2nd Stage debut at The Cultural Arts Center as they present the perfect holiday concert for all ages and fans of live orchestral music. Plus, enjoy dinner and drinks available for purchase at the show.

DINNER MENU includes: Deconstructed Kabobs (Chicken and Beef), Wild Rice Pilaf, and Tossed Salad with a Variety of Dressings
Appetizers: Charcuterie Plates - Mixed Cheeses, crackers, and Fruits, BBQ Meatballs, and Shrimp Cocktail
Dessert: Individual Dessert Trays (Cookies, Brownies, Variety of Dessert Bars, Other Sweet Treats), Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Variety of Cookies

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An Evening of Love Songs - Susan Greenbaum
An Evening of Love Songs - Susan Greenbaum
An Evening of Love Songs - Susan Greenbaum

An Evening of Love Songs - Susan Greenbaum

Friday, February 7, 2020

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7:00 pm

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

Richmond’s most beloved singer/songwriter, Susan Greenbaum, makes an epic return to The Cultural Arts Center with ‘An Evening of Love Songs’ on Friday, February 7th. Make the evening one to remember with drinks and a complete meal available for purchase at the concert. Susan has released five CDs, four of them of all-original material. She has won several national songwriting awards, including the Smithsonian Songwriters Award and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest Grand Prize. She’s also been voted ‘Best Singer and Songwriter’ several times in the ‘Best of’ issues of Style Weekly and Richmond Magazine.

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An Evening of Highland & Celtic - John Turner
An Evening of Highland & Celtic - John Turner
An Evening of Highland & Celtic - John Turner

An Evening of Highland & Celtic - John Turner

Friday, March 6, 2020

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7:00 pm

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

Join us for a fun evening of Highland andCeltic music from championship fiddler John Turner! John Turner is the thirdgeneration in a family of traditional fiddlers. His own style of fiddling,influenced by his study under the late Hector McAndrew, seeks to keep alive thetraditions of the golden era of Scottish fiddling from the eighteenth century.Turner has made nineteen solo recordings of traditional Scottish fiddle musicand has published more than a dozen music books, many of which are comprisedmostly of his own compositions. A versatile entertainer as well as 10-timeNational Scottish Fiddling Champion, Turner has performed throughout the UnitedStates, Canada, Japan, and the British Isles. He has also acted as bothfiddling judge and workshop director all across the United States. Concerttickets start at $17, with a full bar and dinner available for sale at theconcert from Apple Spice Junction. Claim your seats today!

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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 3, 2020

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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 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 Jazz - The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Jazz - The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Jazz - The Lawrence Olds Band

An Evening of Jazz - The Lawrence Olds Band

Friday, May 1, 2020

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7:00 pm

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

Over the past 20 years Lawrence has performed regularly from New YorkCity to Key West, Florida, delighting audiences of all ages with his richvocals and warm personality. You won't want to miss his epic return to TheCultural Arts Center and this fun evening of blues & jazz classics! Dinnerand drinks are available for sale at the show! Performers: Lawrence Olds(vocals); Chris Whiteman (guitar); Charlie Kilpatrick (keyboard); Randall Pharr(bass); Aaron Binder (drums).

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An Evening of 70's Bubblegum Rock - The Super Sugar Beats
An Evening of 70's Bubblegum Rock - The Super Sugar Beats
An Evening of 70's Bubblegum Rock - The Super Sugar Beats

An Evening of 70's Bubblegum Rock - The Super Sugar Beats

Friday, June 5, 2020

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7:00 pm

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

50 years on and the groove stays strong! The Super Sugar Beats are happy to keep on keepin' on, rollin' over and layin' it down, and making life so sweet! Band members include: Will Jones: guitar & vocals; Craig Evans: bass & vocals; Jim Wark: guitar; Kris Krul:, drums, percussion & vocals; Gary Fralin: keyboards.

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