Music Venues

Altria Theater

Once host to famous music shows such as Elvis Presley, Iggy Pop and Diana Ross, the Altria Theater (formerly the Mosque, then followed by the Landmark Theater) hosts big name acts coming through Richmond. The Broadway in Richmond theater season is also hosted here.

Ashland Coffee & Tea

About 30 minutes outside of the city, ACT hosts bluegrass, country and folk artists almost every night of the week.


For the late night sophisticated crowd, Balliceaux offers a wide variety of music shows ranging from jazz bands to soul and funk music to Korean dance pop nights.


Regularly hosts Sunday night shows, usually from punk and noise rock acts.

The Broadberry

Opened by the owner of the Camel, Richmond’s newest mid-sized venue will accommodate 350 people, a big enough space to attract regional and national bands.

Brown’s Island

Home to the Friday Cheers summer concert series as well as numerous festivals throughout the year.

The Camel

Hosting music every night of the week, the Camel is the destination for all genres of music whether it’s local groups or bands about to break it big.

The Canal Club

Mostly metal and punk acts, along with hip hop artists and DJ nights are what you’ll find at the Canal Club downtown.

Capital Ale House

The downtown beer destination hosts mainly country, blues rock and bluegrass artists. They also host semi-regular free music shows for happy hour.

Cary St. Cafe

Mostly jam bands and funk music fill this place.

City Dogs in the Fan

Hosts various local rock and jam bands every weekend.


Home to many shows by local bands. Radio Rubber Room also hosts a monthly show showcasing new local artists.

The Firehouse Theatre

Home to the Listening Room monthly concert series as well as musicals throughout its regular theater season.

Gallery 5

One of Richmond’s finest art galleries, Gallery 5 also acts as a music destination, regularly featuring local and national touring acts.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Hardywood is a music destination just as much as a beer destination. The brewery hosts numerous many of Richmond’s finest bands every weekend and all-day music festivals throughout the year.

Hippodrome Theater

Known for showcasing some of the top vaudeville performances of the time, the historic Hippodrome Theater has been renovated and hosts shows as well as private events in the Jackson Ward area.


A vegetarian restaurant that not only has amazing food, but also hosts intimate shows in its basement space. Home to the monthly Live at Ipanema series.

Modlin Center for the Arts

Located on the University of Richmond campus, the Modlin Center hosts a diverse season of cultural and contemporary music in addition to dance, theater and university music events.

The National

Bringing in the biggest names in popular music, the restored historic National theater is the place to go to see the big names currently on the charts.

Poe’s Pub

Located at the edge of the city, Poe’s Pub offers an intimate bar environment with the regular rock, country or bluegrass band most weekends.

Richmond CenterStage

Originally known as Loew’s Theatre, then the Carpenter Theatre Center, Richmond CenterStage hosts high profile performing arts acts from comedy to theater shows as well as the big name music artists.


Located in Innsbrook in Richmond’s West End, Sharky’s hosts regular local and cover bands.

Strange Matter

The place to go to catch underground punk, hip hop, indie rock, electronic and noise rock acts (both local and national) before they hit it big.

The Tin Pan

A restaurant and Listening Room located in the West End near Regency Square Mall. The venue features live music most nights of the week.

Tobacco Company

Live music every Thursday through Sunday in the restaurant’s first floor atrium bar and lounge area. Always free.


Located in Shockoe Bottom, Wonderland hosts all the underground rock, heavy metal, thrash, punk, horror and Rock-a-Billy you could ask for.


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