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Wednesday, April 1

Danny Schmidt. Ashland Coffee and Team. 8 p.m. $17.

Friday, April 3
Bart Chucker Band
. Hometeam Grill. 9 p.m.

Bricks and Boards. Tin Pan.

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

The Bitter Liberals. Tin Pan.

Friday, April 17
Tin Can Fish Band.
Legend Brewing. 8-11 p.m.
Triple Crossing Jazz Project. Tin Pan.

Saturday, April 18
Tin Cash Fish Band.
Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream. 8-10:30 p.m.
Rumble Seat Revival. Tin Pan.

Sunday, April 19
The Illbillys.
I Don't Know Sports Grille. 6 p.m. 1920 W. Hundread Road, Chester.

Saturday, April 25
The Illbillys.
Keagan's. 9 p.m.

Friday, May 1
Bart Chucker Band.
Hometeam Grill. 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 2
Tin Can Fish Band
. Rare Olde Times. 8-11 p.m.

May 8
Griffin House
. The Tin Pan. 8 p.m. $22.

Friday, May 29
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $20.
Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends. Crossroads RVA. 5:30-8 p.m.

Saturday, May 30
Lee Brice.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $25.

Sunday, May 31
The Wailers and Rusted Root.
Innsbrook. 6 p.m. $20.

April 2

The Atkinsons. Poe's Pub.


May 1

The Atkinsons. Poe's Pub.


May 10
The Atkinsons
. Music in the Park Concert Series, Forest Hill Park, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 10

Michael McDonald. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.


Thursday, June 25

Chris Young. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

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

July 15
Justin Moore.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

The Beach Boys. Innsbrook. 6 p.m.

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

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


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 like Doctors of Jazz, Bruin Richards and Catie Curtis. 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.

2/7/2014 -- J. Plunky Branch was a 2015 Honoree of the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History program celebrating the achievements of African-Americans in Virginia history.

1/25/2015 -- Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room is open at 8982 Quioccasin Road in the Quioccasin Station Shopping Center near Regency Square Mall. The 5,000 square foot space seats 160 and has a dedicated 250-space parking lot, plus additional parking around the building. The full-service dining room features "creative" American food and craft cocktails, with a cabaret style listening room. They have already booked Ben Sollee, Becca Stevens, Richard Shindell, Willie Nile, Iris DeMent, and Tom Paxton. Lisa Harrison, who ran Harrison Music in the same shopping center for 15 years, is one of the partners. Shannon Loy is director of public relations at 447-8189.

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.

Latin funk band Hot Sweet Like 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.

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