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Friday, June 7, 5pm–10pm
Saturday, June 8, 11:30am–10pm

Carriage House Lawn (1700 Hampton Street)

Kick off Richmond’s outdoor music season with a weekend of hometown favorites at Maymont! The Summer Kickoff Festival, June 7-8, is the perfect excuse to round up some friends, grab some portable chairs or picnic blankets, and check out the breadth of Richmond’s eclectic music scene. Friday evening features Full Moon Fever, a Tom Petty tribute band, and a set by Richmond’s favorite yacht rockers, Three Sheets to the Wind.

Five groups take the CoStar Group Builds stage on Saturday starting at 1 pm: Leading off is Fiesta del Sol, a Latin dance performance by Latin Ballet of Virginia; followed by a progressive soul set by Shera Shi; then Weekend Plans play a unique blend of funk, hip hop and jazz; followed by the pioneers of indie-salsa revival, Bio Ritmo; and the night ends with a set of neo-traditional blues fusion by Justin Golden and the Devil’s Coattails.

Between sets, enjoy a craft beer or cider, wine and a diverse line-up of local food vendors. On Saturday, check out the Richmond Represents Tent and Stage to participate in interactive performances, engage with performance- and culture-focused organizations, and more!  Learn a new dance step, make crafts and create, and splash around at the Goldfish Swim School water play station.

Things to bring: small umbrellas, chairs, blankets and a reusable water bottle.
Things to leave at home: tents, coolers, pets, and outside food/beverages.

TICKETS

General Admission (One Day)

  • Adult: $20
  • Child (ages 3–16): $10
  • Museums for All*: Adult: $3, Children free

Maymont Members (One Day)

*Museums for All tickets may be purchased in person with an EBT card, at the gate on the day of the concert, or in advance at The Robins Nature Center or Stone Barn Welcome Center, Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

FRIDAY

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND AND FULL MOON FEVER

Gates open at 5:00pm

FULL MOON FEVER

FRIDAY, 6:00pm
Full Moon Fever is a Tom Petty cover band that pays tribute to the iconic rock musician and his band, the Heartbreakers. The band is made up of experienced musicians who are dedicated to accurately recreating the sound and energy of Tom Petty’s music.

Full Moon Fever performs a variety of Tom Petty hits, including songs from his solo career and his time with the Heartbreakers. The band is known for its high-energy live shows and its ability to capture the spirit of Tom Petty’s music.

If you’re a fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, seeing Full Moon Fever live is a must. The band has been well-received by fans and has gained a reputation as one of the best Tom Petty cover bands around. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to Tom Petty’s music, Full Moon Fever is sure to provide an enjoyable and authentic concert experience.

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND

FRIDAY, 8:30pm
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1. AM Gold classics from the ‘70s & '80s, undoubtedly the
smoothest music ever created by mankind.
2. Music played by the most interesting band in the world...

From the Three Sheets to the Wind website.

SATURDAY

LATIN BALLET FIESTA DEL SOL | SHERA SHI | WEEKEND PLANS | BIO RITMO

AND

JUSTIN GOLDEN AND THE DEVIL'S COATTAILS

Gates open at 11:30am

LATIN BALLET FIESTA DEL SOL

SATURDAY, 1:00pm
Fiesta del Sol celebrates the Caribbean wonderful melting pot of cultures with influences from Native communities, European colonizers and the great African culture that has marked the Caribbean with an incredible Caribbean history.

The Caribbean is a rainbow of colors that describes its people traditions and culture. A great mix of influences rooted in its rich heritage, shaped by its long history of colonization; a beautiful blend of native and colonial roots that has shaped the culture of each country, given birthplace to many rhythms and music genres that have spread throughout the world. Fiesta del Sol dances to the rhythms of Rumba, Salsa, Calypso, Merengue, Cumbia, Plena, Mambo, Danson, Soca, Bachata, Reggae, Reggaeton, Bomba.

SHERA SHI

SATURDAY, 2:30pm
Shera Shi blazed their way into the Richmond music scene in 2023, captivating audiences with their genre-defying sound involving elements of alternative/indie soul. The melodic & sultry expression of singer/songwriter, Brittany O’Neill is accompanied by some of Richmond’s most seasoned musicians. With their debut album on the horizon, this band invites you on a playfully sonic journey that promises to ignite your energy and leave you craving more.

Weekendplans

WEEKEND PLANS

SATURDAY, 4:30pm
Weekend Plans creates an electrifying blend of funk, hip-hop, jazz, and soul that has captivated audiences since 2016. Hailing from Richmond, VA, this eight-piece group has come together to express their love of music, old and new, in a way that adds a brand new flavor to the musical melting pot of their hometown.

Bioritmo

BIO RITMO

SATURDAY, 6:30pm
Bio Ritmo is a 10-piece salsa band with ties to Puerto Rico that has been based out of Richmond, VA for over thirty years. They are known as pioneers of the indie-salsa music revival, inspired by classic salsa dura artists of the seventies such as Marvin Santiago, Bobby Valentine, Roberto Roena (and many more) but who have created their own unique sound, some say “experimental” for their mixing of influences not commonly found in salsa music. Their albums have received global acclaim, with critics calling the group “Latin music visionaries” and “one of the most innovative salsa bands of the 21st century.”

Bio Ritmo’s dance-forward and sometimes-experimental marriage of a formidable brass section with Puerto Rican percussion traditions—bongos, congas, timbales, claves, and guiro—can sound undeniably new. But it’s also the recipe that gave birth to a salsa revival in the New York barrios of the 1970s, when traditional musicians from the Puerto Rican and Cuban diaspora began to collaborate with New York-trained jazz artists. As opposed to the glossy and often commercial salsa romantica that followed, this collision of tradition and transformation was a perfect inspiration for a band hailing from Virginia, where self-invention was the only way to create a salsa scene.

JUSTIN GOLDEN & THE DEVIL'S COATTAILS

SATURDAY, 8:30pm
With roots in the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, and the Piedmont of Virginia, Richmond-based guitarist and songwriter Justin Golden’s origins are deeply vested in the blues. First picking up the guitar at age 19, Golden did what came naturally and let the music flow through him. With an extremely diverse musical palette, Golden aims to bring some new ideas to traditional blues forms. In addition to his work as a recording and performing artist, Golden maintains a busy teaching schedule and works with the non-profit The Rhapsody Project to provide community enrichment through anti-racist cultural heritage programs.

Though Golden’s influences range far and wide, the blues will never be far from his heart. That’s because he doesn’t see the tradition as limiting, but rather a musical form open to any emotion. “The blues is not a box,” he says. “They try to make it seem like it’s just twelve bars or it’s gotta be sad or it’s gotta be this or that, but if you listen to so much old pre-war blues, there are so many feelings involved. There’s happy blues, sad blues, just got paid and spent all my money blues, gonna go see my girl late at night blues, there’s blues for anything. It doesn’t have to be a specific form or feeling, it can be whatever you want it to be, but you know it when you hear it.”

FOOD TRUCKS

Additional Information

Maymont’s grounds and gardens close at 4pm on Friday; admission Friday night and on Saturday is for festival ticket holders only. Concert admission begins at 5pm on Friday, 11:30am on Saturday, through the Hampton Street Gate entrance by the Historic Estate parking lot. The opening band starts at 6pm on Friday. On Saturday, The Richmond Represents Stage performances begin at 11:30am and the opening band starts at 1pm on the CoStar Group Builds stage.

Event parking is available at the Historic Estate Entrance and The Robins Nature Center, in addition to street parking. The Farm entrance and parking lot will be closed for the event.

Guests are welcome to bring a small umbrella, chair, blanket and an empty refillable water bottle. No tents, coolers, dogs, or outside food/beverages allowed.

Event proceeds benefit Maymont. Ticket purchases are non-refundable, except in the case that Maymont cancels the event. This is a rain or shine event.

If your company is interested in sponsoring or being a partner this event, email our development team at development@maymont.org.

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