Calendar + Club Directory

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.

Forest Hill Trio
plays indie rock Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Tobacco Company.

Well-Dressed Beast play Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe. Lively bluesy folk duo.

Trio na Bossa plays Happy Hour Fridays, 5-8 p.m., at the Tobacco Company.

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.


Saturday, June 18
Tin Can Fish Band.
Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m. Free.

Diamond Heist. Cary Street Cafe. 2-6 p.m.

Curtis Prince and The Associates. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $5.

Kurt Crandall. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 19
Kottonmouth Kings, The Real Chaos
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $25.

David Esleck Trio, Cathy Motley-Fitch, Desiree Roots. Dogwood Dell. 7 p.m.

Monday, June 20
Recluse Raccoon, Den, Wester Green, Stefanie Santana
. The Camel. 8:30 p.m. $5.

Tuesday, June 21
Superheaven, Creepoid, Spirit of the Beehive
. The Broadberry. 8 p.m. $15.

Satellite Syndicate. The Camel. 9 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 22

Ziggy Marley. Innsbrook.

Thursday, June 23
The Vegabonds, Lo-Pro.
The Camel. 9 p.m. $8.
Plunky and Oneness. Library of Virginia. 5:30 p.m.
Randy Johnston 3, Jonah Kane-West. Cary Street Cafe. $5.

Friday, June 24

Trout Fishing in America. Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Tin Can Fish Band. Legend Brewing. 8-11 p.m.
The Rattlesnake Blues Band. The Camel. 5 p.m. Free.
Dr. Millionaire, Ant the Symbol. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.
Common Wealth, Erin and the Wildfire. Cary Street Cafe. $7.


Saturday, June 25
Boneanchor, Frog Legs, Manatee
. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $12.
A Woman is a Woman, Imaginary Sons. The Camel. 9 p.m. $9.
The Come Hears. Cary Street Cafe. 2-6 p.m.

Shwizz. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $5.

Sunday, June 26
Blue Line Highway.
Strangeways Brewing. 2-5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29
Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, Thin Lips
. The Broadverry. 8 p.m. $20.
Captain Grandpa. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.


July 1
Jarekus Singleton, Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, The Bush League.
Broadberry. 8 p.m. $15.

Trio na Bossa. Tobacco Company. 5-8 p.m.


July 2

Bio Ritmo. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.
Jangling Reinharts. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 7
Eli Young Band.
Big Mama Shakes, Manatree, Basement Club, Bencoolen. The Broadberry. 7 p.m. $7.

Friday, July 8
Blue Line Highway
. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, July 10
Insubordination, The Gospel, Lost Love, Idiot Proof, Uncle Spudd, Frankie Moon
. The Camel. 7 p.m. $7.


Wednesday, July 13
Color Me Badd, All-4-One
. Innsbrook.


Thursday, July 14
Tom Hamilton's American Babies
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $12.

Friday, July 15
Tin Can Fish Band.
Hometeam Grill. 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 16
Evan Barlow, Chance Fischer, Isaac Friend, Krakk
. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.
Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.

July 19

Freakwater, Morgan Geer's Drunken Prayer. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.

July 20
Dustin Lynch, Frankie Ballard
. Innsbrook.
Wild Child. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.

July 21

Joe Walsh. Innsbrook.

Wednesday, July 27
Swans with Okkyung Lee
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $30.


Thursday, July 28
Samantha Fish with The Bush League.
Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.

Friday, July 29
Broadberry. $12.

Saturday, July 30
Route 64.
Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Aug. 2
Carcass, Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon.
Broadberry. 7:30 p.m. $25.

Aug. 3

Cole Swindell. Innsbrook.


Aug. 7
Jelly Roll, Whitney Peyton, Logo Pimp
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $20.

Aug. 10
The Julie Ruin.
Broadberry. 8 p.m. $20.

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Vince Neil.

Thursday, August 18

Toad the Wet Sprocket. Innsbrook.

Friday, August 19
Donavon Frankenreiter, Prabir Mehta.
The Broadberry. 9 p.m. $23.

Don McLean. Tin Pan.

Aug. 24
Blues Traveler and the Wall Flowers
. Innsbrook.

Sept. 16

Saturday, Sept. 24
Boyz II Men.
Marks and Harrison Amphitheater.

Sept. 28

Trace Adkins. Innsbrook.

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.
Ashland Coffee and Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 798-1702
3166 W. Cary Street, 355-9330
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street, 804-353-1888
Buffalo Wild Wings
1090 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, 553-9998
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street, 353-4901
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

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
The National
E. Broad at 7th

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