Pocahontas State Park Summer Concert Series ROCKS!
This summer Pocahontas State Park has a variety of “good vibes” music that can cater to any easy-goer’s needs. All events will be held rain or shine with no refunds or exchanges. The parking fee will be reduced to $5.00 thirty minutes before gates open, unless otherwise noted on their website. A proper ID is required for those buying alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages from outside the venue are permitted. Guests may bring one cooler with a capacity of no more than 10 quarts. Wheeled coolers are not be permitted, and all coolers are subject to search. Also, no pets are permitted within the park. Here’s a schedule of concerts at Pocahontas State Park:
Friday, May 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Embers
Featuring Craig Woolard, known for their classic mega-hit “I Love Beach Music” and “Far Away Places”, this concert will get your feet tapping! Gates open at 6:00 p.m., and food and adult beverages will be available for purchase with proper ID. You can purchase tickets in advance for $10.00, or pay $12.00 the day of the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the Pocahontas State Park Office or online at ticketstobuy.com.
Saturday, June 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m The Richmond Symphony
Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., and this event is FREE to the public. Picnic food is allowed, and refreshments and light snacks will be available for purchase.
Saturday, June 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m An Evening With Flashback
Flashback features two lead vocalists and a “Chicago-style” horn section. They “flash” through the decades of pop music with fun dance covers – from Jerry Lee Lewis to Bruno Mars.
Sunday, July 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. RUMOURS. RUMOURS
The Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta, GA, will be playing. The band captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation and a visually engaging stage show. Their opening act for the night will be No Last Names. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $12.00, and are $15.00 the day of the concert. Children ages 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstobuy.com or at the park’s office.
Saturday, August 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Original Rhondels
From Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States. In 1969, Bill Deal and the Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country. With 3 top 10 hits, “May I”, “I’ve Been Hurt”, and “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am”, the band hit the road delighting their audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship. These hits also topped the charts in Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Mexico. Gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10.00, and are $12.00 the day of the show. Ages 10 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstobuy.com or at the park’s office.
Saturday, August 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Seldom Scene
A performance from an award winning, Grammy nominated bluegrass band, The Seldom Scene, established in 1971 out of the Washington DC area. Check them out at http://www.seldomscene.com. Gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12, day of show $15. Ages 10 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstobuy.com or at the park’s office.
Sunday, September 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Chesterfield Concert Band
A FREE concert by an all-volunteer band formed in 1997 and has grown to more than 50 diverse members – ranging from students to retirees. Many of their members have returned to playing in an ensemble after many years of not playing music at all. Others are semi-professional, and even professional musicians who enjoy being part of this community family of musicians. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, or buy refreshments, light snacks or adult beverages (proper ID is required) at the show.
Saturday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Zoso
The ultimate Led Zeppelin experience! The band recreates the music, magic and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70s, or are looking for a chance to relive the Hammer of the Gods phenomenon, don’t miss this show. To learn more visit http://www.zosoontour.com. The opening act includes The FOG, a Rock band playing the Richmond area since 2006. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12.00, and tickets purchased the day of the show are $15.00. Ages 10 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstobuy.com or at the park’s office.
Sunday, September 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Richmond Symphony
The symphony returns to the amphitheatre for another FREE concert sponsored by the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. Gates open at 5 p.m. Picnic food is allowed with refreshments and light snacks available for purchase.
Let your summer be filled with great times, and even better music. Be sure you make the most out of this outdoor concert season; and take advantage of these amazing groups and performers!