What's Booming in Richmond: Grapes, Chili, and Elton John

October 2nd, 2019

The best local events to peel you off your couch

2nd Street Festival Jackson Ward

Nothing says “fall” more than dozens of restaurants all competing for your vote on your favorite chili … right? VisArts Chili Throwdown, Friday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

In the market for an evening of strings, twangs, and boot-scootin’ fun? Boy, have we got an evening for you. An Evening of Bluegrass with Josh Grigsby and County Line, Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape: Can YOU think of a better fruit to center a festival around? Unlimited wine tastings from local Virginia vines, plus beers, ciders, spirits – oh yeah, and food – for a day commemorating the greatest fruit to ever grace your cup. Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Historic Courthouse Village in Powhatan.

Richmond Symphony loves us, which is why they’re bringing us the classic tunes of Elton John – via the charming, upbeat personality of Michael Cavanaugh. Richmond Symphony: The Music of Elton John Featuring Michael Cavanaugh. Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at Dominion Energy Center.

Celebrate Richmond’s vibrant neighborhood – you know, the one that was once considered the “Harlem of the South” – at the 2nd Street Festival, with lively soulful music, historic walking tours, and comfort food that’ll warm your heart on its way down to your belly. Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 on N. 2nd Street in Jackson Ward.


Got dental implants on the brain? Virginia Family Dentistry would just looove to help. Join their Dental Implant Seminar, featuring a presentation followed by Q&A. And did we mention “refreshments”? Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Virginia Family Dentistry – Huguenot.

More from Boomer