When my kids were toddlers, outdoor concerts were my favorite place to take them in the summer. My husband and I could listen to live music without having to worry about the kids being quiet and staying in their seats. We're lucky to live in a city that has so many different venues to offer.
Rock n' Roll Summer at West Broad Village- Located near the ALOFT hotel, beginning at 7 pm every other Friday this Summer. There will be live music, raffles, games, food, drinks & visit with our tenants! The 1st 100 guests to stop by our booth will receive a goodie bag. Enjoy Beer & Wine for sale as well as food from Chuy’s Tex Mex, Carolina Ale House & Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
Innsbrook After Hours- IAH shows are always a good time, with plenty of food and drink available for purchase and reasonable concert ticket prices. Check out the 2018 concert schedule here. Doors open at 5 pm and shows start at 6 pm.
Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell- Varied events througout the summer celebrating theater, music and dance.
Stony Point Summer Concert Series- 1st and 3rd Thursdays, May 24th-September 20th from 6-8 pm in Triangle Park.
Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park- One Sunday a month, usually the second Sunday, from 6-8 pm, come out with a picnic dinner and listen to a free concert at Forest Hill Park. The next event is on July 8th with the jam band Villages.
Jammin’ on the James July 14th and August 11th@ 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Wilton House, 215 S. Wilton Rd. 23226 (FREE) Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Handsome Molly combine the best of traditional Irish, English and Scots dance tunes, airs and songs with musical virtuosity and all around good ‘craic.’
Sundays in the Shade at James River Wineryevery Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm June-September- Come lounge in the shade with live acoustic music. Bring chairs and a picnic lunch to enjoy. This event has no entry fee! Tastings and wine purchases will be available in the Tasting Room.
Flowers after 5 and Fidos after 5- Thursday nights, June 7th-August 30th 5-9 pm at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens- Enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase and garden admission is required. Leashed dogs are also welcome on select nights, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26 and water play in the Children's Garden will be open until 8 pm on these nights. Children under 3 are always free.
Short Pump Summer Concert Series- The 15thAnnual FREE concert series offers family-friendly entertainment in the main plaza. Wine tastings will be available from Cooper's Hawk Winery from 5:30-8 pm with the shows beginning at 6 pm. Concerts are scheduled for 6/29: The American Female Country Music Duo, - Maddie & Tae and 7/13 the high energy 80’s show band, The Deloreans.