May 3, 2024 - Things to Do

Richmond's spring and summer concert series 2024

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Friday Cheers' 2024 season starts tonight — and that means it's officially outdoor spring and summer concert season in Richmond.

Zoom in: Here is a taste of some of Richmond's biggest warm weather concert series. (Note: Ticket prices, dates and times vary.)

Friday Cheers: Every Friday through June on Brown's Island; gates open at 6pm.

  • Upcoming shows this season include Sir Chloe, Digable Planets and The Legendary Ingramettes.

Live Loud: Richmond's other Brown's Island concert series kicked off Thursday, but don't worry if you missed it. There's more good stuff to come through September.

  • Highlights this year include Chappell Roan, Faye Webster, Avail and Cake.

Flowers after Five: Starts May 16 and runs on Thursday nights through October at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

  • The lineup includes WKNDR, Jackass Flats and Whiskey Rebellion.

After Hours: The event formerly associated with Innsbrook but now held at Meadow Event Park in Doswell starts its summer series May 17 with last year's viral sensation Oliver Anthony in a sold-out show.

  • Their summer lineup includes T-Pain, Bryson Tiller, Elle King and Alabama.

Groovin' in the Garden: Lewis Ginter's other summer concert series is back this year after a 10-year hiatus thanks to a partnership with Broadberry Entertainment Group.

  • These summer shows start May 30 with Carbon Leaf and run through October, with Drive-By-Truckers and Ben Folds playing in June.

Music at Maymont: The series of monthly shows start July 7 with Leftover Salmon.

  • Old Crow Medicine Show, Black Pumas and Lake Street Dive follow.

Bonus picks: The city's Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell starts May 24 and runs through September with Cody Christian in May and Mad Skillz in June.

  • Also from the city, the Thursdays at Main Street Station series will happen again this month, per WRIC.
  • Save the TBD date for Richmond Jazz Festival, which is usually in August.
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