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Weekend Events: Jammin’ on the James, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest and more

Weekend Events: Jammin’ on the James, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest and more
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-13 17:18:44-04

Jammin’ on the James, Saturday, June 14, 6 pm – 8pm,  free concerts on the grounds of Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton  Road, Richmond. Features Andy Vaughan and the Driveline. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a family friendly music, complimentary evening tours of Wilton, face-painting, games and crafts for kids, concerts rain or shine, donations accepted. Next Jammin’ on the James July 12, & August 8; Family Day June 18, July 16, August 20, 1 -2:30pm. For these and other events at Wilton House Museum visit or call 804-282-5936.

Virginia War Memorial’s Artifacts Roadshow, Summer Edition and Expert reviews of Military Memorabilia, Saturday, June 14, 10am – 12 pm, Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, free admission , free parking, or call 804-786-2060.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, Saturday, June 14, VIP Noon – 6pm, regular session 2pm – 6pm at Richmond Raceway Complex, admission buys you all you care to taste Bourbon and beer from 40 bourbon and 60 beers on tap, BBQ,  admission also includes a souvenir glass, seminars, contests, exhibits and there’s free parking, for details

Ice Cream Social at Walkerton Tavern Sunday, June 15, 4 – 6pm, 2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, free event with free Bruster’s ice cream while enjoying the Henrico Concert Band, make homemade ice cream, and play backyard games. Details

Father’s Day Cookout at Strangeways Brewing,  Sunday, June 15, noon – 7pm, free admission, food and beverage available for purchase, 2277 A Dabney Road, 804-303-4336. Details

Father’s Day Keg n’ Oyster Fest, father’s day event, Sunday, June 15, noon – 6pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, see for details.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church annual Rummage Sale, Saturday, June 14, 8am – noon, rummage sale in the Parish Hall (school gym), 9505 Gayton Road, Henrico. Items for sale includes toys, house wares, books, clothing, linens, sporting goods, furniture and a boutique are with antiques, collectibles and jewelry.

Build a Better Block International Movement in Church Hill, a movement to revitalize neighborhood blocks and create a sense of community. Pop-up event with market, music, performers, artists, vendors and a 5K, North Church Hill. Friday, June 13, 5-9pm, Saturday, June 14, 9am – 3pm, 25th Street between P & Carrington Streets.

CHER D2K Tour,  Wednesday, October 15, 7:30pm, Richmond Coliseum, tickets go on sale Monday, June 16, 10am. Tickets range from $21.50 to $127.00, or 800-745-3000 or for details 804-780-4970.

This Year’s State Fair of Virginia runs September 26 through October 5 and new this year, a partnership between the State Fair and Midnight Brewery in Rockville. The end result a Craft Beer called “Virginia Midway” but you don’ t have to wait until September to sample it, “Virginia Midway” is available now at Midnight Brewery, 2410 Granite Ridge Road in Rockville. You can also sample the craft beer at Country Fest, Saturday June 28 at Meadow Event Park, Doswell, (I-95 Exit 98). Gates open at noon, music from noon – 8pm.. Details Look for more new attractions and music line up coming soon from the State Fair of Virginia. Stay updated at or on Facebook.

The Shops at Willow Lawn, Craft Beer Fever, Saturday, June 14, 2- 6pm, at The Willow Lawn Plaza, advance $15, gate $20, free for designated drivers, details

Posing Beauty in African-American Culture at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts through July 27; Celebrate African and African and American Art – Free Style, Saturday, June 21, 1-4pm; Carolivia Herron, author of Nappy Hair book signing 4-5pm, details or call 804-340-1400.

The First Tee of Richmond and Chesterfield and First Things First of Greater Richmond have partnered with Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods 4th annual Father-Child Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 14, at 6736 Huntingcreek Drive, Chesterfield. WTVR CBS 6 Meteorologist Carrie Rose will lead a discussion during lunch & a question and answer portion with Jeff & Bobby Ukrop, details or call 804-288-3431.

FUTURE Events: Virginia Rep’s “The Color Purple” Preview June 19, opens June 20 – August 3, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  starring Felicia Curry, Desiree Roots Centeio, Jerold Solomon, Carolyn Minor-Daughtry and Josh Marin, tickets and details

Richmond Vegetarian Festival, Saturday, June 21, the Azalea Gardens, Bryan Park, details,

Pow Wow on the Landing, Saturday, June 28, 12 -6pm at Osborne Park & Boat Landing, 9530 Osborne Turnpike. Youghtanund, an inter-tribal Native American drum group, in cooperation with Henrico Recs & Parks are hosts. The event is free, if you’re interested in drumming or dancing in this event call Terry Price at 804-387-0655.  Details

Richmond International Raceway Amphitheater Concert Series, featuring The Band Perry – July 12; Darius Rucker – July 18 & Jennifer Nettles – August 15, details

5th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival, August 7th – 10th at Maymont with openers at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Performers include, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Boney James, Boz Scaggs, Maceo Parker, Average White Band, Babyface Edmonds, Eric Benet, Regina Carter, Cassandra Wilson, Mary Mary and many  others. The details are at

Smoke & Vine Festival, Saturday, July 5th, 4pm – 10pm at James River Cellars Winery, 11108 Washington Highway Glen Allen,

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