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. The Garden Shop is open until 6 p.m.
Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. 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. Event will be held rain or shine at the Bloemendaal House; in the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.
Pokemon Go: If you’re a player of the popular Pokemon Go augmented reality game, there are Pokemon in the Garden and evening is a great time to play!
M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! stays open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5.
Regular Admission: $14 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members.
Flowers After 5 Concerts
Enjoy Flowers After 5 every Thursday evening in 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 or drink is allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.
By popular request, we are providing an extra hour of music this year with live musical performances each week from 5-8 p.m.
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
5 – 8 p.m. Live music concerts at Bloemendaal House
M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! now stays open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5, last entry for visitors is 7:45 p.m.
Flowers After 5 — Lineup
June 4: The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band — Traditional style of German, Austrian, Czech and Slovak music such as polkas, marches, waltzes as well as other favorites. (Dance demo)
June 11: Antique Melody Show — A nostalgic matinee of the 1920s—1940s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Eartha Kitt and Jo Stafford, just to name a few. (Fidos night)
June 18: Shades of Gray –Six-piece dance band featuring classic dance hits from the 1970s and 1980s, along with some rock and current hits.
June 25: Dead Letter Officers — Richmond’s R.E.M. merchants, the Dead Letter Officers, focus on early R.E.M. music from the early to late 1980s. (Fidos night)
July 2: Jay Brown’s Grace Street Seven –A vintage style jazz septet that performs songs in the tradition of early American dance bands from the 1920s—1930s. (Dance Demo)
July 9: Ban Caribe — A blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and rhythm and blues. (Fidos night)
July 16: Jackass Flats — Virginia bluegrass quintet with a little electric rock ’n roll.
July 23: Bruce Ewan — An evening of blues and jazz fusion with Bruce Ewan on harmonica and vocals and jazz guitar master Randy Johnston. (Fidos night)
July 30: Brass in Pocket — A tribute band featuring the music of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders.
August 6: The Whiskey Rebellion — Bluegrass, jazz, and rock and roll.
August 13:Paul Urban & Friends — Tidewater roots and blues band. (Fidos night)
August 20: Triple Crossing Jazz Project — Specializing in swingin’ classic jazz from the 1930s through the 1960s. (Dance demo)
August 27: E3 — Local party band featuring members of the group Everything. (Fidos night)
September 3: U & I Plus Latin Band — Cover band performing a mix of Afro Caribbean Salsa infused with a bit of old school R&B. (Dance demo)
September 10: Dance Candy — Hip-hop and pop, jazz and funk and straight-up R&B. (Fidos night)
New This Year: Flowers After 5 Dance Groups!
We’re incorporating the theme of movement from Wind Waves and Light into our summer programming. This year at Flowers After 5 join us for dancing demonstrations from local groups. Get up and dance with them, or just watch the fun.
June 4 – Dance demos with the S.G.T.E.V. Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers (German dance group)
July 2 – Dance demos with RVA Swing (Swing & Lindy Hop)
August 20 – Dance demos (Ballroom)
September 3 – Dance demos with Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC. (Salsa)