This weekend in the Richmond Region is chock full of great shows. It's crazy, you can go from Jazz at the VMFA Thursday night to seeing a huge headliner at a racetrack Saturday night while hitting literally everything in between. There's so much music this weekend that it demanded its own blog post. Here is why this weekend is for music lovers in the Richmond Region:
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No BS Brass at Balliceaux, Trongone Band at the Camel, Major and the Monbacks (release party with Sleepwalkers!) at the Broadberry and Big Sean at the National. Whether you wanna see fun, brass band party times, a family band, or twangy soul influenced with the authors of RVA's best summer jam or hip hop, the Richmond Region has you covered Thursday.
Shakey Graves comes all the way from Austin for this show on Brown's Island that only costs $5. Mr. Graves music is alt country Americana that will make you understand why your parents loved country music so much.
This show Friday is sold out, but you may be able to scrape up a ticket on some secondary sites to this Spotify advertisement darling's show in the Richmond Region.
Looking for something with just a bit more twang Friday night? Check out the Slack Family Bluegrass Band at the Camel
This is a big one, hence the name. There will early oughties earnestness from Incubus, neon sunglass dance jams from Passion Pit and a hyperactive dirty southern live act from Richmond's hardest working band: J Roddy Walston and the Business. It's going to be a lot of fun. We wish you were there (sorry, Incubus joke, we had to do it.)
Folds is touring in support of an album with yMusic, an orchestral ensemble, featuring new pop songs. Hopefully he'll bust out some old favorites too.
We love Wagon Wheel as much as the next person, but we might be just a little more excited to finally catch the opener, Sturgill Simpson, live at this show. It's gonna be a good one.
Wanna start getting stoked now?
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