The ones that I care about, at least.
Listen here, Delta Variant, I’m not scared of you. I’m vaxxed, waxed, and ready to relax! Okay, there’s no waxing happening over here but the ‘relax’ part of the equation is in full swing. After a year plus of no concerts, my newly adopted home of Richmond is gearing up for an exciting late summer and fall. Keep on reading for a few shows I’m most interested in, and go here for a comprehensive list of all the upcoming concerts in Richmond (as well as everything else going on)!
1. Whiskey Myers on August 15th.
If you’re a fan of Yellowstone (the tv show, not the “so amazing I can’t believe this is real” national park) you’ve probably seen and heard of these fellas. An American country/southern rock group from Texas, they’ve released 5 albums to this point. Go give their top ten hit “Stone” a listen. Country music isn’t for everyone (though it should be) but their smooth crooning and slick guitar riffs have universal appeal. Go check them out on Saturday, August 15th at the Richmond Raceway.
2. Dropkick Murphys on August 25th.
No need to ship up to Boston to catch arguably the most famous Celtic punk band on the planet. Did you go to college in the 2000’s? If so, you were obligated to watch The Boondock Saints before walking the graduation stage. You’re no doubt familiar with this epic tune. The Irish-American legends are on tour with Rancid and were kind enough to grace our fair city their talents at the Richmond Raceway on August 25th. Pro tip: stay away from the pits.
3. Drive-By Truckers on August 26th.
With partial roots in Richmond, the Truckers likely need little introduction to most of our locals. But while the makeup of the group has changed quite a bit over the years (you may have heard of former guitarist/vocalist Jason Isbell) they’ve been remarkably consistent. The gang has dropped nearly an album per year if you count their live recordings. If you haven’t given them a try, do yourself a favor and commit to an hour on your next drive. They’re live at the Raceway on the 26th.
I hope to make this a recurring monthly post. I can’t tell you how excited I am to go to concerts again! Interested in any more of my likely unpopular music recommendations? Give me a holler! In the meantime, come on back each month for more of my favorite upcoming concerts in Richmond (and Charlottesville too – this month was a dud).