Friday, June 3, 2016

PICK: Live Art at Altria Theater on Sunday, June 5

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 9:40 PM

click to enlarge Grammy winner, Keb' Mo'.
  • Grammy winner, Keb' Mo'.

With big name acts, an uber-cute mix of students, including some with special needs, and a hyper-colorful, spectacular production, Live Arts is a no-miss proposition.

The fourth edition, titled “Blue,” features an impressive, blues-tinged assortment of performers. These include notable bluesmen: three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, harmonica master Phil Wiggins, RVA steel guitarist Josh Small, singer/songwriters Steve Bassett and Jessie Harper. The great jazz local jazz singer Desiree Roots is on the bill. So is Stephen Still’s folk musician kid, Chris Still, is also on the bill, as is kid’s performer Robbie Schaefer.

The main musical accompaniment is by Charlottesville-based Love Canon- a group of bluegrass virtuosos who totally own a niche in reimagining and reinvigorating '80s pop hits.

But despite the musical firepower, it’s the kids who steal the show.

Whether they are dancing, drawing, interacting with the artists, they are so full of joy and enthusiasm that they lift the event into a totally different category. It’s consistently one of the magical nights of the year. And it starts early enough to catch "Game of Thrones" afterwards.

The Altria Theater, Sunday, June 5th, 5 PM. Tickets are $40/$80

Readers also liked…


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Broadway in Richmond Announces 12th Season

    • I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend returns back…

    • on September 16, 2020
  • Re: Broadway in Richmond Announces 12th Season

    • How to have your husband back home with your kids again I'm a lady with…

    • on September 16, 2020
  • Re: Gov. Northam and VMFA Announce Artist Relief Grants

    • Eddie needs to know what real stupid is. Paying for that which is free. Just…

    • on September 6, 2020
  • More »
  • Copyright © 2020 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation