SUNDAY, JULY 7, 11AM - 3PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 11AM - 3PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 11AM - 3PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 11AM - 3PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 11AM - 3PM
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM JUNE - NOVEMBER
Spend Sunday afternoon strolling through a variety of farmers’ market and arts market vendors, relaxing on a picnic blanket on the grass, and enjoying a tasty lunch with the family! Sunday Brunch Markets will include delicious food and vendors, picnic space (don’t forget your blanket), activities for the kids, and live entertainment. Bring your reusable bags and get ready for a fun-filled Sunday!
Family-friendly event! Feed the whole family and enjoy a day of fun!
Free to attend from 6-8pm. Enjoy a first look at our new season and purchase tickets before subscriptions go on sale! Food will be available for purchase from Apple Spice Junction. Plus, enjoy a cash bar, light snacks and meet & greet select entertainers and exhibiting artists from our new season!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES:
Scottish Fiddler John Turner
The Honky Tonk Experience
The Rock & Roll Jubilee
Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
BBQ Roasted Chicken
St. Louis style Pork BBQ Ribs
Tortellini Caprese Pasta Salad
Fried Orka or Cabbage
Appetizers: Charcuterie plates with cheeses and variety meats and mini crab cakes with tartar sauce
Desserts: Banana Pudding and a variety of cookies
What better way to kick off our 2019-2020 performance season than withthe music of The Taters! TheTaters are local favorites, known for playing Roots-pop: an eclectic mix ofroots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana – a sound that's been describedas ‘Country roots-pop’ with the geniussongwritingof 60's & 70's power-pop. Their sound has been comparedfavorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Ticketsstart at $17 for an evening of live music with The Taters. Plus, enjoy a fullbar and dinner available for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction.
3 Redneck Tenors is a mixture of down home laughs with big city music! It has been said that if 'Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be the 3 Redneck Tenors.' Based in Dallas, TX, these guys have been seen as top 10 finalists on America’s Got Talent, Only in America with Larry The Cable Guy, and live in theater productions across the nation. These trailer park singing sensations have a great many stories to tell, taking us on a sidesplitting ride of comedy and audience interaction. Get ready to be wowed by these veteran singers as they present a smorgasbord of songs ranging from Gospel and Country to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.
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.
Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents Hansel & Gretel. Book & Lyrics by Douglas S. Jones; Music by Ron Barnett. Join us in this wondrous retelling of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale of parents, children, and witches. Hansel and Gretel stray from the path which invariably leads them to a witch’s gingerbread house. Hansel and Gretel outsmart the witch and find that the real treasure is family and home. Don’t miss this musical that’s fun for the whole family!
Join us for an intimate evening of music with celebrated pianist George Winston! Winston has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. This one-night-only concert event will also feature selections from his upcoming album ‘Restless Wind’.
1PM - 5PM
This event is free to attend! Festive fun for all ages! In conjunction with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, “Dia de los Muertos” is a festive celebration of life with live performances, dancing, music, sweets, treats, and fun art activities for the whole family! Wear your Halloween costume to join in the fun at this community tradition!
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.
Claim your seats early for this hilarious crowd pleaser! The Capitol Steps are back for more fun, laughs and shenanigans in this creative blend of music and political comedy. No matter who you are or what’s in the headlines, the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum in their newest production, “The Lyin’ Kings” . The Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, has recorded over 34 albums and has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. This show is sure to sell out. Claim your seats today!
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.
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 on Saturday, December 7. Enjoy magical holiday music performances, hot chocolate and cookies, a toasty bonfire and, of course, a special visit from Santa to light our 60-foot cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance!
Plus, visit the inside of The Cultural Arts Center for our seasonal gift shop, holiday crafts for the kids, new art exhibits and The Cultural Arts Center’s “Illumination: Festival of Trees” – featuring beautiful artisan crafted Christmas trees in various themes and a fun scavenger hunt! It’s the perfect way to kick off the holidays and treat yourself and the whole family to a fun day full of art and discovery! Admission and parking are free. Mark your calendars to join us at this holiday tradition!
This event runs from December 7, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Opening: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4:30-7pm following The Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with the children.
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!
Sponsored by Wave Church
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.
NEW! Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Book by Ron Barnett and Dawn Westbrook, Music and Lyrics by Ron Barnett. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an original holiday tale. Tuck and his father prepare for Christmas as Mr. Grumpasaurus strives to thwart all Christmas merriment. But with the help of Santa and his elves, Christmas turns out to be the best one yet, even for Mr. Grumpasaurus. Treat the whole family to this holiday musical, with tickets at just $15!
January 24 - February 2, 2020. Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Dialogue taken from the book “Irving Berlin: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Mary Ellin Barrett. Script Continuity by Tom Briggs. Orchestration and Vocal Arrangements by Donald Johnston. Conceived by Karen Baker. In a life that spanned more than 100 years, and with a creative output of over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous adage that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.” This Russian immigrant wrote America’s most famous Christmas song (White Christmas), most famous Easter song (Easter Parade), most famous patriotic song (God Bless America) and most famous theatrical song (There’s No Business Like Show Business). From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from Hollywood to military tours of duty, the story of Irving Berlin is the story of his American century.
1/24 at 7pm, $15
1/25 at 7pm, $15
1/26 at 2:30pm, $15
1/30 at 7pm, $15
1/31 at 7pm, $15
2/1 at 7pm, $15
2/2 at 2:30pm, $15
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.
February 8, 2020, 10am-5pm
We invite you and your family to explore The Cultural Arts Center and the visual and performing arts as you participate in hands-on art projects and enjoy live performances by a variety of talent. Free and open to the public, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Food service will be available from 11am-4pm so you can enjoy lunch or snacks without having to stop all the fun!
Spend Valentine’s Day weekend with RVA favorites Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, Brian Sulser, George Garrett, Jim Wark, and BJ Kocen as they take you on a musical journey with all your favorite songs from the Titans of Teen Town: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, and Ricky Nelson. The Jubilee also includes 1950’s period advertisements, skits, and lots of laughs!
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!
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.
Bluegrass and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Center pairs local bluegrass sensation The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular annual concert series. Claim your seats today!
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).
Semi-Toned is the University of Exeter’s all male a cappella sensation, with national and international awards for their stunning performances and music videos, as well as appearances on national television. Since its inception, Semi-Toned has quickly become one of the leading forces in UK a cappella! These young men perform a variety of hits from the 70's through the present day combining their tight harmonies with slick choreography and trademark humor.
Note: Thursday shows are an abbreviated performance of the original production. Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in the new millennium with resurrected cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop and more at this stunning performance! Tickets start at $12 for select shows!
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 fourteen of the region’s most acclaimed Jazz musicians. Joining her on stage will be Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra, Billy Dye as Louis Armstrong, and Anthony Cosby as Nat “King” Cole.
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).
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. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event!
2PM - 7PM
Meet popular artist P. Buckley Moss, known as the people’s artist. Ms. Moss will be onsite to meet fans old and new and will sign prints and books purchased from The Center gift shop or brought from home. Don’t miss the special edition print created just for this event!
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.