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!
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.
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!
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!
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. 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!
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. The result? 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!
Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower, we dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio and in elevators and supermarkets. We still thrill to them on the live stage in their respective musicals and we teach them to our children. While our five performers are given the opportunity to explore the songs with their own styles, it offers the audience a glorious parade of genuine hits - truly some enchanted evening! Includes such favorites as If I Loved You, In My Own Little Corner, The Sound of Music, Shall We Dance?, and I Cain't Say No.
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. 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!
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!
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 available for sale at the show. 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!
Presented By Henrico Theatre Company! This good old fashioned domestic farce is about a married man in his fifties who suddenly learns he's becoming a father again. His last child, a girl, was born 24 years ago and, considering the fool she married, he finds the prospect of another unthinkable. Plus, his previously meek little wife befins to lay down the law. There's to be a nursery, a new bath, and she's to have her own checking account. Such dour capitulation you'll never see again. Plain, simple and old-fashioned laughter! Directed by Alex Godschalk.