Another week, another selection of amazing shows happening right in town. Here are just a few of the big ones. As always, check the calendar for even more.
Wed., April 25 – Richmond Divas, 3 for 3 at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Local actors and singers Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots grace the stage for a performance that spotlights the diva legends Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and Ella Fitzgerald.
Wed., April 25 – Zach Deputy at the Camel
A powerhouse of performance, Zach Deputy performs acoustic funk and reggae that is guaranteed to move your feet.
Thurs., April 26 – Lucero, J Roddy Walston and the Business at Epic Theatre
Probably the biggest name to play at this venue, Lucero brings its punk-infused country style to many rabid fans with guests J Roddy Walston and the Business.
Fri., April 27 – Hunter Hayes at the National
Country music hitmaker Hunter Hayes is bringing his Southern charm to the National, where the laid will swoon as he performs his singles “Storm Warning” and “Wanted.”
Fri., April 27 – The Sweater Band at the Republic
Richmond has its own Weezer tribute band and they’re just as entertaining as the real thing. And the group is made up of members from some awesome RVA bands including River City High, Duchess of York and Fighting Gravity. Sing along to classic Weezer hits like “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly” and, of course, “The Sweater Song.”
April 27-29 – Blue Man Group at Landmark Theater
Extravagance is an understatement with this show. Men decked in blue make up perform music and comedy skits that will entertain audiences. After becoming huge in bigger cities, the Blue Man Group is finally making its way to the River City.
Sat., April 28 – Shadrock Music Festival at Brown’s Island
Some big names in music hit Brown’s Island including 90s hip hop group De La Soul and indie rock legends Yo La Tengo. Also playing are the Dum Dum Girls, Shabazz Palaces, Invisible Hand, Photosynthesizers, Kid Is Qual and Kepone.
Sat., April 28 – Horsehead at Cafe Diem
Alt-country rockers Horsehead want to say thank you to RVA for all its support over the years. And what better way to give thanks than a free show? The evening will also include guests Silo Halo from DC.
Sat., April 28 – New Edition at the Richmond Coliseum
Bobbbbaaaayyyy! Bobby Brown and the crew from New Edition reunite for a night of R&B at the Richmond Coliseum with memorable songs like “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”
Mon., April 30 – RVA Big Band at Balliceaux
Richmond’s newest 17-member big band is making Mondays a special treat at Balliceaux. Listen to some great jazz and soul every week.
Andrew Cothern is a self-proclaimed music freak, although he prefers the term “connoisseur” and writes about music daily in his blog RVAPlaylist. He loves discovering new music and will gladly make you a mixtape if you ask him. He may even make you two.