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Flowers After 5
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $8 – $14
Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden Shop is open until 6 p.m.
Tickets for Flowers After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. Tickets will be available online ONLY (no walk-ups). The event is rain or shine; no refunds. Cost is $14 adults; $11 senior citizens (65+); $8 children age 3-12; free for children under 3 and members. Included is the brand-new, nationally traveling exhibit M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light, featuring large-scale, stainless steel kinetic sculptures that move and change with the wind.
With more than 50 acres, guests can socially distance while exploring the gardens. Instead of one band at one location, the performers are splitting into soloists or duos in two locations, allowing for social distancing and providing background music for evening strolls and dining. The second and fourth Thursday nights are also Fido’s Nights when the Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed dogs are allowed.
Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden, but there is an option to purchase food online to eat outside in the Garden. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, snacks, desserts, drinks, and kids’ meals, as well as “Family Bistro Boxes” with choices of chicken tacos, salmon and pork BBQ, all available via online ordering. Beer, wine and hard seltzers will also be available for purchase in several spots throughout the Garden.
The Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights with food, wine and beer available for purchase and live music from small, socially distanced soloists and/or duos in two locations in the Garden.
FLOWERS AFTER 5 — LINEUP
The line-up includes performers from the following bands:
August 6 – Whiskey Rebellion at Bloemendaal House and in the Luck Garden
Drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds, The Whiskey Rebellion mixes the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll to create their own unique take on everything from traditional bluegrass to anthemic party favorites. The band covers a wide array of artists ranging from The Beatles to The Talking Heads to Guns ‘n’ Roses, but their approach is always steeped in their acoustic roots and uniquely lends itself to being both listenable and danceable.
August 13 – Paul Urban at Bloemendaal House & Ken Von Kellner in the Luck Garden
Paul Urban is a Tidewater blues/jazz guitarist who also plays some country and pop music. With three CD’s of original music under his belt, you might hear a few original songs too. From George Benson to Eric Clapton and everything in between, you’re sure to hear something you can connect with!
Kenneth Von Kellner, is a Richmond musician and educator who specializes in Jazz and Blues. On August 13, he will play three hours of America Standards that range from Cole Porter, Rodgers and Heart, Ira and George Gershwin, to Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker.
August 20 – Triple Crossing Jazz Project at Bloemendaal House and in the Luck Garden
Triple Crossing Jazz Project specializes in swingin’ classic Jazz from the 30’s-60’s. Classic Standards as light instrumental background music or featured entertainment with our talented female vocalist!
August 27 (Fidos night) – Hazeltone at the Bloemendaal House & Steel pan music By Kevin Davis with David Brown on guitar in the Luck Garden
Caribbean Sounds Of Original, Popular, Jazz And Classical Music
Sept 3 – U&I Plus Latin Band at the Bloemendaal House & Holy River in the Luck Garden
U&I Plus Latin Band is a Cover band native to Richmond, Virginia. We perform a mix of Afro Caribbean Salsa infused with a bit of Old School R&B. Many of our covers you will recognize, with just a twist of Latin flavor!
Sept 10 (Fidos night) – Love Redemption at the Bloemendaal House & Piano Jazz with Andrew McCarty at the Luck Garden
Standards, Disney, and Ragtime played on piano and upright bass
Sept 17 – Dead Letter Officers acoustic at Bloemendaal House & Rick Shaffer in the Luck Garden
Born through an undying love of the jangle, Richmond’s R.E.M. merchants, the Dead Letter Officers, focus on early R.E.M. music from the early to late 1980s! Waking at the dawn of the college rock movement, DLO recreates the early 1980’s energy and songcraft of R.E.M. that became the soundtrack to countless college road trips and all-night dance parties throughout the South.
Sept 24 (Fidos night) – Antique Melody Show at the Bloemendaal House & Jordan and Erin in the Luck Garden
Antique Melody Show is a nostalgic matinee of 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Eartha Kitt and Jo Stafford – just to name a few. Sprinkle in some Squirrel Nut Zippers, Postmodern Jukebox and other roots jazz contemporaries and you’ve got a confection of romantic popular / jazz standards, Tin Pan Alley, ragtime and Broadway show tunes coming at you from their unique style of stripped-down arrangements.
Folk-rock duo, Jordan Tarrant and Erin Frye have been sharing the stage in the local music scene for years! They come together once in a while to play a solid mix of their own original tunes and covers