Music Venues in RVA

Below is a list of local music venues in Richmond, VA. Check them out and attend a show.

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.


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

The Broadberry

Richmond’s 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.

Richmond Music Hall at 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.


Home to many shows by local bands.

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.

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.

Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center

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

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.


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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