Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Richmond Jazz Festival: August 11 to 14

Jazz greats are coming to Richmond for the 2nd Annual Richmond Jazz Festival from August 11 through August 14.  The Festival kicks off at the historic Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward on Thursday, August 11.  "Homegrown from the Hipp" will feature local jazz artists such as Joye B. Moore, Sharon Rae North, and the Forte Jazz Band. 

On Friday, August 12, the Festival will take place at Richmond's CenterStage with Bio Ritmo and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. On Saturday, August 13, there will be two stages at Maymont! At the Verizon Stage, take in Down to the Bone, Simone, Earl Klugh, and Aaron Neville.  At the Dominion Stage at Maymont on Saturday, you can also see Spyro Gyra, Christian McBride and Inside Straight, The Rippingtons, and Chrisette Michele.  On Sunday, the Maymont stages will feature Sharon Rae North, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, Los Lobos, Fourplay, Robin Thicke, Bop Nation, Pieces of a Dream, Jazz Attack, and Brian Culbertson. 

On Thursday at the Hippodrome, doors open at 5:30 p.m.  On Friday at CenterStage, doors open at 6:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday at Maymont, the gates open at 11:00 a.m.  Parking and shuttle service to and from Maymont will be provided at select locations.  For further information, http://www.jazzatmaymont.com/.  Proceeds benefit the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation and the Maymont Foundation and Educational Learning Opportunities Foundation.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument