Flowers After 5
Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.
Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. See brochure with line-up, menu and pricing below. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pokemon Go: If you’re a player of the popular Pokemon Go augmented reality game, there are Pokemon at the Garden all the time. Learn about Pokemon Go Nights where we’ll have lures to attract more Pokemon.
Regular Admission: $13 Adults, $11 Seniors 55+, $8 Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members.
Flowers After 5 Concerts
Enjoy Flowers After 5 every Thursday evening (June 1- Sept. 14) June, July and August with an extended season this year including the first two Thursdays of September. Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights.
No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.
5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden
5 – 8 p.m. Water Play in the Children’s Garden (weather permitting)
5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House
6 – 8 p.m. Live music concerts at Bloemendaal House
Flowers After 5 — 2017 Lineup
June 1: Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen will perform an elegant blend of sophisticated jazz and cabaret standards reminiscent of days gone by.
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 15: Reflections Big Band, a group of Richmond area musicians dedicated to Making Memorable Music, play a wide repertoire from the big band sound of the 30’s and 40’s to rock-n-roll, from Sinatra to Santana
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!
June 29: Bruce Ewan, an internationally acclaimed blues harmonica player and vocalist from Washington, DC, has been called “a harmonica wizard” by The Washington Post. Guitarist Steve Jacobs spent 20 years as noted harmonica player Carey Bell’s (Alligator Records artist) bandleader and lead guitarist and played bass in the jump blues band Powerhouse during the 1970’s. Bassist Steve Shaw has performed for over 40 years with a wide variety of artists from Bobby Radcliff to the Uptown Rhythm Kings. Drummer, Paul Hammond, is a Richmond native who is featured with the band during this performance.
July 6: Whiskey Rebellion- Drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds, The Whiskey Rebellion mix 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.
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 20: Jay Brown’s Grace Street Seven is a vintage jazz Septet that performs songs in the tradition of early American dance bands from the 1920-1930s. This versatile group specializes in playing Victrola Record transcriptions of vintage classics from the likes of Al Bowlly, Fletcher Henderson, Ray Noble and Irving Berlin. The instrumental line-up includes trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, tenor banjo, piano, upright bass and percussion/drums. Full of sophistication and exuding the nostalgia of early American Jazz, expect a dapper yet cheeky performance with a few fun surprises.
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 3: Trio na Bossa-Kevin Harding and Laura Ann Singh formed Trio na Bossa in 2003. Drawing initially from early Bossa Nova standards, the group’s repertoire has expanded to include other Brazilian genres and some original material. Trio na Bossa invites you to enjoy and explore the music of Brazil as they pay tribute to some of their favorite artists.
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 17: Jason Jenkins Quartet- Jason Jenkins is one of the premier bassist and group leaders on the Virginia jazz scene today. Musicians Jason has accompanied include Frankie Avalon, Frank Foster, Rene Marie, Chris Calloway, The Four Aces and dozens more.
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.
August 31: Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade take inspiration from Virginia’s folk tradition as well as the rural country-rock of Ryan Adams, the Band and Neil Young (allmusic.com) featuring Philip Heesen, III: Lead and harmony vocals, guitar, harmonica, and percussion; Kerry Hutcherson: Lead and harmony vocals, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica; Ben Willson: Lead and harmony vocals, keyboard; and Steve Chiles: Bass guitar
September 7: The FREE Rangers, Featuring Debbe Peck, Steve Peck, Jim Norman and Rick Myers, play songs you want to hear again and songs you’ve never heard, a free-ranging Americana blend of bluegrass, country, cowboy, swing, folk, blues and more, which defies categorization. Tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation enhance their eclectic sound.
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.