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For clubs that have shows almost every night such as Ashland Coffee and Tea, Cary Street Cafe, The National, Balliceaux, and others, check their websites for more information. We usually list only from individual bands that still send their listings in to us.
Appomattox Small Boat Harbor
1604 Fine Street, Prince George Co. Home of the Harbor Blast Concert Series in the summer.
Ashland Coffee and Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 798-1702
3166 W. Cary Street, 355-9330

Brew American Gastropub
36525 Centralia Road, Chesterfield
Buffalo Wild Wings
1090 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, 553-9998
Canal Club
1545 E. Cary Street, 63-2582
Capital Ale House, downtown
623 E. Main Street, 822-3072
Cary Street Cafe
2631 W. Cary Street, 353-7445

Center of the Universe Brewing
11293 Air Park Road, 368-0299
Commercial Taphouse
111 N. Robinson St.

Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream
3600 Forest Hill Avenue, 231-2030
Gus' Bar and Grill
2701 W. Broad Street, 612-9275

Hardywood Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane

Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Avenue
JJ's Grille
10298 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 755-6229

2251 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, 360-9240 (Short Pump)
Legend Brewing Company
321, W. 7th Street, 232-8871

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Drive, Goochland. 314-4380

4800 Forest Hill Avenue, 233-1781

Rare Old Times
10602 Patterson Avenue, 750-1346
Poe's Pub
2706 E. Main Street, 648-2120

Pour House
3438 Pump Road, Henrico, 364-9083
Rumble Seat Grill
12912 Plaza Drive (beyond Short Pump), 784-2737
Shady Grove Coffeehouse
Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen, 355-2461
Sine Irish Pub
1327 E. Cary Street, 649-7767
Williamsburg Road between Laburnum Ave. and Masonic Lane

Strangeways Brewing
2277 Dabney Road, 303-4336
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street, 353-4901
The National
E. Broad at 7th

The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccosin Road, 447-8189
Tobacco Company
1201 E. Cary Street, 782-9555
29 Bollingbrook St., Olde Town Petersburg


4/27/2015 -- Balliceaux will be closed from June 6 to Sept. 1 for remodeling.

4/22/2015 -- Kinetic Element is recording their second CD, "Travelog." Playing on the album are Mike Visaggio, keyboards; Michael Murray, drums; Todd Russell, guitar; Mark Tupko, bass, and vocalists Dimetrius LaFavors, Michelle Schrotz, and Mike Florio. The album is being mixed at Sound Resources of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

3/29/2015 -- Cary Street Cafe is now open for breakfast at 8 a.m., Monday-Friday.

3/14/2015 -- Tin Pan is hosting a Sunday Supper Brunch with various musical acts. Check their website for details.

People's Blues of Richmond debuts tracks at Popmatters and Guitar World and releases a new single with Black Keys producer Mark Neill. The band co-founders are Tim Beavers and Matt Volkes. They began playing together in college as a way to mourn a friend, then after several recordings, added drummer Neko Williams, son of Drummie Zeb of the The Wailers.

Every Week

Clay Spokes Duo every Monday, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.

Dave Shiftlet & Friends play acoustic every Tuesday night, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe, followed by an open mic hosted by Dalton Dash.

Brock Butler Acoustic is Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.

Harrison Deane is the every Thursday 4-7 p.m. entertainment at Cary Street Cafe.

The Deems plays Thursdays at 10 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.

plays pop, jazz and funk every Thursday fro 5-8 p.m. at the Tobacco Company.

Dance Candy plays the Tobacco Company every Friday from 5-7:30 p.m.

E-String Al Acoustic play Fridays from 5-7:30 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.

Old-Time Jam with Cary Street Ramblers is every Sunday, 3-5 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.


There is a Richmond Music Journal group page on Facebook where you all can join and post your own photos and gigs. There's many photos posted there that I've taken over the years or people gave to me. I don't "friend" musicians I only know through the Journal on my regular Facebook page because that's for the life I'm living now, but feel free to remember old times on the group page, and don't feel insulted if I don't friend you. Unless we spent a lot of time together at some point, I probably will not. But you can follow me on Twitter all you want:, although you will be bored. I don't talk about music there.

The complete 11 years of print copies of the
Richmond Music Journal are available on microfilm at the State Library of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University library for your researching pleasure.


Contact Me

The Richmond Music Journal is owned and operated by Mariane Matera since November 1993. The print version of the Journal, a monthly newspaper, was published from November 1993 to Spring 2005. Copyright Gypsy Publishing 1993.

We no longer review shows or CDs. Do not write asking to be interviewed or reviewed.



Friday, May 22
Mekong Express. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 23
Tin Can Fish Band
. Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream. 8-10:30 p.m.
Black Masala, Afro Zen-All Stars. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.

Down Beat Switch. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 24
Jimmy Catlett Group, Hoax Hunters, Lenny.
The Camel. 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 28

Wrenn Mangum. Rumble Seat Grill. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, May 29
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $20.
Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends. Crossroads RVA. 5:30-8 p.m.
The Blue Tips. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Karen Jonas. Tin Pan.

Saturday, May 30
Lee Brice.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $25.
Jonathan Byrd. Ashland Coffee and Tea. 8 p.m.
Timebenderz. Crossroads. 8-10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 31
The Wailers and Rusted Root.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $20.
Blue Line Highway. Positive Vibe Cafe. 1:45-2:10 p.m.

Tin Can Fish Band. Positive Vibe Cafe. 2:20-2:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 4
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
. Innsbrook After Hours.


Friday, June 5
The Atkinsons, Joshua Gray.
9:30 p.m. Poe's Pub.

Blue Line Highway. Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream. 8-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

Suzyjimmy, The Hummingbirds. Poe's Pub. 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 7
Blue Line Highway.
Broad Appetit Festival. Henry Street at W. Broad. Noon-12:45 p.m.

King Solomon's Marbles. Broad Appetit Festival. Henry Street at W. Broad. 3-3:50 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10

Michael McDonald. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

Friday, June 12
King Solomon's Marbles
. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. Free.

Saturday, June 13
Ellis Paul.
Ashland Coffee and Tea. 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 14
Tin Can Fish Band.
Music in the Park, Forest Hill Park at 41st Street and Springhill. 6-8 p.m. Free.


Thursday, June 25

Chris Young. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 27
Tin Can Fish Band.
Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream. 8-10:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, July 1
Buddy Guy.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

Friday, July 3
The Atkinsons, Sarah White
. Poe's Pub. 9:30 p.m.

Friday, July 10
Wrenn Mangum.
Lickinghole Craft Brewery 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 11

Tin Can Fish Band. Tin Pan. CD release party. 7 p.m. $7.

July 15
Justin Moore.


Aug. 1
Hank Williams Jr.
Innsbrook After Hours.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Andy Grammar, American Authors. Innsbrook.

Friday, Aug. 7
The Atkinsons, Rob Williams
. Poe's Pub. 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

The Beach Boys. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 27
Boyz II Men.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 23

Willie Nelson and Family. Innsbrook.