Aug 10, 2023 - Things to Do

Richmond celebrates hip-hop's 50th birthday party

Image: Courtesy of RVA Rapper's Delight

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop (which is Friday), Shockoe Records, Ant The Symbol and theMSQshop have put together RVA Rapper's Delight, an all-star show of Richmond's hip-hop talent.

Performers include Nickelus F, Noah-O, Radio B, Cane and Reppa Ton all on stage at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward, Friday, 6:30-10pm.

  • The show will also pay homage to the local folks who have been part of Richmond's hip-hop community for the past 50 years.

🤫 Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, but organizers are offering Axios Richmond readers a promo code for $10 off (RVARAP) because you're awesome. And they know it.

What else to do this weekend: 🍻 Somehow we forgot to mention Saturday's JamPacked Craft Beer and Music Festival in yesterday's red-hot August concerts story.

🍉 The Carytown Watermelon Festival is Sunday, 10am-6pm, so it's the perfect day to experience real, live, car-free Carytown while eating watermelon and checking out the shops for specials.

🐈 Vasen Brewing is hosting Tiny Paws RVA for a Kitten Cuddle Party at its Scott's Addition brewery, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm.

  • Just show up and grab a beer and an armful of kittens to snuggle.

🏇 That special day in August when three big-deal horse races come to Colonial Downs is Saturday, 1:30-7pm.

  • Attendees can bet — and win — big money or just enjoy the festivities, which include pony rides, a petting zoo, live music and a military flyover. Parking and admission is free. Grandstand seating starts at $25.

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