Most Missed Local Concert Series 

Critics' Pick

click to enlarge Lewis Ginter’s Groovin in the Garden series, which has hosted artists ranging from Aimee Mann and Mavis Staples to Dweezil Zappa, has been on hiatus for two years.

Scott Elmquist

Lewis Ginter’s Groovin in the Garden series, which has hosted artists ranging from Aimee Mann and Mavis Staples to Dweezil Zappa, has been on hiatus for two years.

Yeah, hey, whatever happened to those lovely concerts at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? That was such a sweet spot for a glass of wine and a hillside show, framed by a usually gorgeous sunset and trails of flowers. The kind of place adults and families could congregate, kick it on a comfy blanket, and hear great artists such as Mavis Staples or Gillian Welch or Andrew Byrd — not having to worry about too many raised cell phones, tight quarters, or vomit wildings (Is that a thing yet? Where youths decide online to meet somewhere and vomit en masse? If not, just wait.)

Last year, organizers of Groovin’ in the Garden announced that the series would be going on a two-year hiatus because of the construction of the Cherry Tree Walk, and that Haymaker Productions, which booked the music, would continue holding events at Maymont.

Well the new walk is now installed, but publicist Beth Monroe says that a decision hasn’t been made about whether to continue the series. One should come at the end of the two-year period in 2016, she says. If you’re really missing Groovin’, you can catch Flowers after Five concerts featuring local acts on the second Thursdays of each month outside the historic Bloemendaal House.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment


Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation