What's Booming: Flying Dogs and Cajun Cravings and That's Just for Starters

By Steve Cook | May 19th, 2022

Plus a fun fundraiser for Fox Elementary, country music and a new dark comedy opens at Swift Creek

Flying dogs are just part of the excitement at America's premier outdoor and music festival - Riverrock.

There’ll be flying dogs along the James and a fun fundraiser for Fox Elementary, plus take a road trip to Norfolk and satisfy your Cajun cravings. All in this week’s What’s Booming: Flying Dogs and Cajun Cravings.

Rodney Crowell, Live

Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at the Tin Pan, Richmond

With 40 years in the business, singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell is truly a country music legend.


Dominion Energy Riverrock

Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 on or around Brown’s Island, Richmond

It’s America’s premier outdoor sports and music festival. Enjoy as a participant or come for the performances. And yes, there will be flying  dogs, food, music, and more.


Love Sick

Opens Friday, May 20 and runs through Saturday, June 25 at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre, South Chesterfield 

Nine love stories told by four actors with twists that create an evening of dark humor.


Bayou Bon Vivant: Cajun Food, Music and Arts Festival

Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 at Town Point Park, Norfolk

If you need to satisfy those Cajun cravings, it just might be worth the trip down the road to Norfolk. It’s a weekend of all things Cajun. That includes the food (over 8,000 pounds of crawfish plus beignets, gumbo, etouffee, and jambalaya), authentic N’awlins jazz musicians, and the art, featuring more than 30 New Orleans crafters.


Mural Scavenger Hunt and Dunk Tank Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21 starting at 10:00 a.m. at 2314 Main St., Richmond

Get out of the house for an outdoor mural scavenger hunt around the city and then come back for the dunk tank to raise funds for Fox Elementary and Richmond Public Schools.


Check with individual venues for COVID-19 policies.

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides flying dogs and N’Awlins fun

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured restaurant of the week:

Taste the sizzle at Potros Mexican Restaurant

And our weekly What’s Booming newsletter of events …

Lots more events to throw on your calendar

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