Fidos After 5

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays in June through mid-September for Fidos After 5 in which leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA.

Bring Fido to Flowers After 5 on these special nights (only): June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 24 and September 14, 2017.

All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building.

Leashed dogs allowed on Fidos nights only.

Fidos After 5 Music

June 8: Ban Caribe is an exciting blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and Soulful Rhythm and Blues, all held together with pulsating percussion. The musical compositions and arrangements are spiritually inspired by the rhythmic beats and chants of African music

June 22: Center Stage Band is a group of seven talented musicians and vocalists. They play a large variety of music ranging from Motown, R&B, Oldies, Soul, Rock and Top 40. The experience and deep-rooted love for music and entertaining from each of their members has generated a loyal following of fans. You will be guaranteed a night of first class entertainment from Center Stage!


July 13: The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band will play the traditional style of German, Austrian, Czech and Slovak music such as polkas, marches, waltzes as well as other favorites.

July 27: Orquesta Curare has been working hard since 2010 for salsa lovers throughout Virginia and Maryland. Founded in 2009 by band director, Joe Torres, Orquesta Curare has performed in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, D.C. and Maryland. While Orquesta Curare specializes in salsa they also perform merengue, cumbia and cha cha.

August 10: Dance Candy is a tight, polished six-pack of musicianship, schooled in the vibrant VCU music scene in Richmond. This all-star lineup features a soulful, sensuous female voice that draws influences from everyone like pop stars Adele and Whitney Houston to R&B greats like Jill Scott and Sharon Jones. The deep groove rhythm section can set the tone for everything from 70s funk to hip hop. The sophisticated, funky leads of the guitar set up the soaring melodies of the trumpet to leaves jaws dropped and hearts broken.

August 24: Party of Four is America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop.  You’ll hear songs by REM, The Gin Blossoms, Replacements, Wallflowers, as you relive your favorite college rock hits from the last two decades of the 20th century played by the “Ab Fab Four” of Jim Blossom, Beau Jangle, AC Purdy, and Rick N Becker.

September 14: Adrian Duke Project– Adrian Duke, a Richmond native, owns an impressive and diverse musical resume. Boasting a deep list of accomplishments that run the gamut from participating in the Royal Welcome of Queen Elizabeth to Richmond to opening for Dr. John, Adrian has seen success in a number of different avenues with his gumbo of soul, blues, and New Orleans funk – which are all tied together by his roots as a jazz player. Anchored by Adrian’s phenomenal piano playing, his performances draw from a vast repertoire that includes jazz and swing classics, soulful arrangements of pop songs, classic rock’n’roll, New Orleans blues and Duke’s own original compositions.

To see the full Flowers After 5 lineup for 2017 please visit the Flowers After 5 page. 

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