What’s Booming RVA: Humor, Heroes and Harmony

By Annie Tobey | June 27th, 2024

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

A hillside filled with small flags marking Virginia military dead. June 28 at the Virginia War Memorial (image of the Hill of Heroes 2019) - CU hill of flags. What’s Booming RVA: Humor, Heroes, and Harmony

Find a new favorite comedian, celebrate military heroes, and find the harmony in a variety of music reflecting the diversity of Richmond, from country to swing. In “Humor, Heroes and Harmony.”

Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride

June 27, 7 p.m., at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

If he isn’t already, Mike Birbiglia could become one of your favorite comedians. The stand-up comedian, storyteller, director, and actor weaves comedy into relatable true-to-life stories that make audiences laugh while filling them with warm fuzzies and new thoughts.


Hill of Heroes

June 28 at the Virginia War Memorial, Richmond

Each year, the Virginia War Memorial places 12,000 flags on the hillside to honor Virginians killed in service to the country from WWI to today. Community members are invited to help. Installation followed by a Community Celebration with military demonstrations, crafts, scavenger hunt, and more. June 28: installation from 8 to 10 a.m.; celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; flags on display through July 11.


Virginia Is For Music Lovers: Listening Session and Artist Talk

June 29, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Black History Museum, Richmond

As part of the exhibition “Virginia Is For Music Lovers: An Exploration of Virginia’s Black Excellence In Music,” this program features a unique listening session and an engaging discussion with local musicians, artists, and DJs. FREE, registration required.


Pocahontas Premieres: Brooke McBride w/ Jimmy Fitch

June 29, 7 to 10 p.m., at Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield

Music under the stars at the park amphitheater. Brooke McBride, with her raw, sultry, “smokey Southern” voice and storytelling, has opened for Uncle Kracker, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Sammy Kershaw, Walker Hayes, Aaron Tippin, and more. Opening act features local artist Jimmy Fitch, for a high-energy act that conjures John Anderson, Keith Whitley, and Johnny Paycheck.


Dogwood Dell 67th Festival of the Arts: The KOS Band

June 29, 8 p.m., at Dogwood Dell, Richmond

The Kings of Swing perform dance music from a variety of genres – Top 40, Motown, funk, rock, reggae. FREE.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

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