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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
Stir Crazy Cafe
4015 MacArthur Ave., 864-0264

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


2/4/16 -- Kinetic Element's Kickstarter raised close to $4,000 to help pay for the production of their CD, "Travelog." They have gigs scheduled for the Rites of Spring Festival afterparty in Gettysburg, Pa., and the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, both in May. They play prog rock.

1/12/16 -- Wednesday night is Spaghetti Western Wednesdays at the Cary Street Cafe with Western swing, rockabilly, honky tonk, and classic country bands.

12/24/2015 -- JamInc reports they lost board members Scott Street and Robbin Thompson in 2015. They host the Scott Street Five String Finals, a bluegrass banjo competition for 18 and younger, each year in his honor, and are planning school outreaches to honor Thompson.

The Camel Happy Hour is Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m., with $3 burgers, $4 sausage stars. Brunch is every Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at

Every Week

Corey Axt Acoustic every Monday, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.

Open Mic Night hosted by Dalton Dash. Every Tuesday at 10 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.

The Come Hears is Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.

Stu Kindle is the every Thursday 4-7 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe playing jazzy bluegrass classic rock.

Thursdays Live
plays local funk and jazz Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. at the Tobacco Company.

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, 2-5 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. VCU is contemplating putting them online as .pdfs in 2016, so there's that.


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 email asking to be interviewed or reviewed.


Sunday, Feb. 7

Blueline Highway. Strangeways Brewing. 2-5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8
Stephen Norfleet Jr., The Devil's Workshop Big Band
. 9 p.m. Free.

Friday, Feb. 12
Tin Can Fish Band.
Keagans. 9:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free.
Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists "The Spiritual Bach." Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road. Free.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Grizfolk. The Broadberry. 8 p.m. $12.

Saturday, Feb. 20

The Bitter Liberals, Charles Arthur. Tin Pan. $18.
Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.
Klaxton Brown. Tobacco Company.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Vance Gilbert. Tin Pan. 7 p.m.
Dharma Bombs, Jordan DePaul, Samantha Pearl, Dalton Dash. The Camel. 9 p.m. $5.

Monday, Feb. 22
Jeremy White and the Blue Hearts, The Tide Rose, The Very First Man
. The Camel. 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Firefall. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26
The Wood Brothers
. Broadberry. $25. 8 p.m.
Tin Can Fish Band. Legend Brewing.

Saturday, Feb. 27

The Atkinsons, Tin Can Fish Band. Tin Pan. $8. 7:30 p.m.

Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. The Camel. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Sunday, Feb. 28
Gibson Brothers
. 7 p.m. Tin Pan.

Tuesday, March 1
The Camel. 9 p.m. $7.

Wednesday, March 2
Tony Furtado.
Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 5
Dickie Wood.
Triple Crossing Brewery. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Star and Micey, Steal the Last Bison. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.

Sunday, March 6

Leon Russell. Tin Pan. 7 p.m.
Tin Can Fish Band. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. 3-6 p.m. Free.

Thursday, March 10

Ben Caplan. The Camel. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Friday, March 11

Cheryl Wheeler. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

Marshall Crenshaw. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.


Tuesday, March 22

Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, Bear Hands. Richmond Coliseum.


Thursday, March 24
Of Montreal
. The Broaderry. 8 p.m. $22.

Saturday, March 26
Wrenn Mangum.
Poe's Pub. 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 27
Children of Bodom
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $25.

April 2

The Atkinsons. Isley Brewing. 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, April 6
John Nemeth.
Tin Pan. 8 p.m. $30.


April 17

Taho and the Get Down Stay Down, Avers. The Broadberry. Rock. 9 p.m. $15.


April 21

Kevin Devine. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $17.

Saturday, April 23
Marc Cohn.
Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 19

Martin Sexton. 8 p.m. Tin Pan.


Saturday, May 21

Skip Castro Band. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Friday, June 24

Trout Fishing in America. Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.