What’s Booming: Crabs by the James

By Steve Cook | August 25th, 2022

This week, don’t worry or be crabby

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Nothing to be crabby about this week, with plenty of wicked good times, music, entertainment, and deliciousness. In this week’s What’s Booming: Crabs by the James.

Lynard Skynard

Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Meadow Event Park, Doswell

Despite the tragic loss of several members of the band, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines in a 1977 plane crash, this rock ’n’ roll powerhouse rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant and other notable musicians.


Crabs by the James. And Beer

Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 7 p.m. on Brown’s Island, Richmond

Five beautiful words: “All-you-can-eat crabs” (from 1 to 5 p.m.), plus craft beers, live bands, vendors, and more crabs.


Home Free

Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

If you’re one of this vocal group’s 1.3 million YouTube subscribers, you know what a great show this is going to be. This upbeat group do a mix of country and western standards with incredible harmony and a dose of homespun humor.

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Dead Air III

Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the National, Richmond

Calling all Deadheads! WNRN Radio’s getting 25 of Central Virginia’s favorite musicians together for the station’s 25th anniversary celebration. Each of the 25 will be covering the music of the Grateful Dead.



Wednesday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Altria Theater, Richmond

Something Wicked this way comes! It’s the musical prequel to “The Wizard of Oz.”


Check with individual venues for COVID-19 policies.

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