What’s Booming RVA: Infamous and Richmond-Famous Musicians

December 29th, 2022

Start the new year off right with fun and a run

Infamous Stringdusters, for What's Booming RVA article: The new year of 2023 is upon us, with Infamous and Richmond-famous musicians, a fun run, and opportunities to expand your horizons.

A New Year is upon us, with plenty of ways to ring out 2022 and usher in 2023, with Infamous and Richmond-famous musicians, a fun run, and opportunities to expand your horizons.

Infamous Stringdusters

Dec. 29 to 31, 8 p.m. each night, at The National, Richmond

The famous Infamous Stringdusters bring their progressive acoustic/bluegrass music and blend of strings – mandolin, fiddle, banjo – to town. Each nightly performance begins with a different opening band: Kendall Street Company, Fireside Collective, and Circles Around the Sun.


Elegba Folklore Society’s Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

Dec. 30 from 5-10 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond

Honor African American culture at one of the largest Kwanzaa celebrations on the East Coast. Take in performances, workshops, kids activities, food, and an African market.


New Year’s Eve Bash with The Jangling Reinharts

Dec. 31, 8:30 through midnight at The Tin Pan, Richmond

Ring in the new year with a Richmond-famous favorite band, bringing their melting pot of roots-rock music, popular songs from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s – and a TV theme song or more thrown in for good measure. Arrive early for NYE dinner from The Tin Pan kitchen.


RRRC First Day 5k and Kids Run

Jan. 1, 11 a.m. – Kids’ run at 11:45 a.m. – at ACAC Midlothian

Start the year off with a neighborhood fun walk or run from Richmond Road Runners Club – or be serious to earn a place on the virtual podium. There’s a virtual option, too, running anytime from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2. New Year’s resolutions start now!

RRRC.org or RunSignUp.com 

Coming Up Short – Richmond Needs Schooling

Jan. 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Len, Richmond

Panelists Amy Wentz from the Commonwealth Institute, and Dr. Genevieve Siegel Hawley from VCU’s School of Education discuss segregation in schools and learning leaps and deficits post-Covid in the region. The FREE event is part of The Valentine’s Controversy History series examining important, relevant topics in Richmond and ways to improve the quality of life for all.


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

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