What's Booming: Zombies, Oklahoma, and a Prohibition-less Party

By Rachel Marsh | August 19th, 2021

A little scary, a little sunny, and a little partying like there's no ban on alcohol

1920s woman drinking like some zombies


Thursday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 5 at Mount Rouge Farm in Roseland, VA

That classic, happy, cheerful, midwestern musical is hitting an outdoor stage (kind of) near you – and they’re bringing their surrey with the fringe on top with them. Bring your own chairs or grab a seat at the ones provided; you’re in for an optimistically sunny sing-song of a treat.


Pure Prairie League

Friday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre

Truly a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, country rock’s pioneering forces are bringing their hits to Richmond. With popular tunes like “Aime,” “Two Lane Highway,” and “Early Mornin’ Riser,” Pure Prairie League promises entertainment in that classic Norman Rockwell kind of vibe.


Jazz Night

Saturday, Aug. 21 starting at noon at Isley Brewing Company

The second round of the Roaring ’20s is upon us, and Isley is here to celebrate. Enjoy the hotsy-totsiest Jazz Night around, featuring beermosas, specialty “Icesleys,” live music, and a rip-roarin’ good time. Live it up: at least this round of the ’20s doesn’t include Prohibition.

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Soul Providers (Featuring the Have Mercy Horns)

Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan

Need a little soul in your weekend? With a smooth blend of rhythm, blues, and ’60s grit, the Soul Providers, alongside their backup band the Have Mercy Horns, are here to … well, provide for all your soul-related needs.


The Zombie Life

Through Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Firehouse Theatre

Ever think it would just be easier to be a zombie? After all, “zombies have no responsibilities,” “zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind,” and “zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or hypocritical.” Come to think of it, that sounds pretty great … 


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