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SOLD OUT: Big Tent Festival

September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Richmond Symphony and Maymont are proud to present a Big Tent community festival on the spacious and picturesque Carriage House Lawn. The event, African American Voices, will highlight inspirational music of Black composers and poignant living history portrayals of the African American staff that worked at Maymont from 1893-1925. Proceeds from the Big Tent festival support music and art in Richmond Public School’s 5th District. The scenic vistas and lush landscape at Maymont combined with amazing live music, history and art will make this a must-see experience.

Community performances will kick-off the event, followed by musical theater, and the celebration will end with the Richmond Symphony performing alongside narrative performances that honor the lives, voices and perspectives of the Black people who worked at Maymont during the Gilded Age.

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Grounds open at 2pm for ticket holders; event begins at 3pm. Rain date Sunday, September 13. Maymont grounds and gardens are open only to event attendees for the Big Tent Festival on September 12. The Robins Nature Center is open to the public from 10am-4pm, with advance online ticket purchase highly recommended to guarantee entry. Access to the grounds will not be available through the building. The Wildlife Habitats and the Maymont Farm are closed for the day.


September 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Carriage House Lawn