Archive for “Dogwood Dell”

July 4th Fireworks over Byrd Park

Start making your plans to watch the fireworks on July 4th. For many in our neighborhoods, all you have to do is look up.  But, there will be visitors from all over descending on Byrd Park.  And why not? The flashing reflection on our three lakes is a beautiful thing. The glowing necklaces and toys […]

4th Annual Latin Jazz Festival set for August

The 4th Annual Latin Jazz Festival comes to Dogwood Dell on August 14 from 11AM-7PM. Scheduled performers include “El Gran Menique” * Edwin Ortiz and his La Ro-mana Orchestra * Jose Lorenzo * Timbason La Original * Gio & Clara Toro’s Salsa 4Life * Tanya Gonzalez’s (AHAR) La Mezcla Que Baila * David Prado’s Richmond […]

The Fireworks are Coming!

And so are thousands of their revelers. On Sunday, July 4th, people from all over the city will descend on the Byrd Park and Maymont neighborhoods in pursuit of the best spots from which to view the annual fireworks display.  Our neighborhoods will be host to parking problems and lots of foot traffic. But, rest […]

Ventriloquist Throws a Party, His Voice

Thanks to a previous posting about FREE events at the Dogwood Dell and Ha’Penny Stage, a couple Byrd Parkers attended (and brought their kids to) the June 25th performance of TyRone Travis the ventriloquist. The neighbors joined in with a crowd of kids from a local RPS school. Another picture and more events listed after […]

“Summertime” Music at Dogwood Dell

A popular and prolific Richmond blog, I Could Go on and On, chronicled a recent Virginia Opera performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Dogwood Dell. The blogger had high praise for the ambiance. Here are a couple excerpts: If you haven’t heard Porgy and Bess live with bats flying overhead and fireflies twinkling all […]

The 1st Annual Gospel Music Fest comes to Dogwood Dell in July

The 1st Annual Gospel Music Fest with “The Belle” comes to Dogwood Dell on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 3-9PM. FREE! “I’m a Richmond native, who grew up in Byrd Park. My weekends often included going to Dogwood Dell with family members and friends to see plays and concerts or enjoy the fireworks while standing […]

Podium Live! puts high school literary talent on display

Richmond Public Schools high school students will be part of Podium Live!, a free performance and staged reading of the Podium Journal: Volume 2 at Dogwood Dell on Sunday, June 13 starting at 8PM. Come out and pick up your copy of the 2010 Podium Journal before it’s distributed in libraries, grocery stores, and bookstores […]

Benefit for Dogwood Dell, June 6th

Announcement: The Benefit Concert for Dogwood Dell June 6th at 3:00 Byrd Theater Sponsored by Friends of Dogwood Dell Come and see 20 of the most talented performers the City of Richmond has to offer at the Benefit Concert for Dogwood Dell on June 6th at the Byrd Theater. This extraordinary event of music, singing […]

City preparing for big crowd at Dogwood Dell Saturday

With the Richmond Braves kaput, we’re it for fireworks in the city this year, so expect a lot of people. has the scoop on the city’s plans to keep traffic and people moving on Saturday: To deal with the expected crowd, parking will be restricted Saturday in and around Dogwood Dell, the Carillon and Byrd Park. Richmond Police […]

Music in the park starts Thursday

The city’s summertime music series at Dogwood Dell (in its 53rd year) starts Thursday at 8 p.m. with the Faculty Lounge Lizards. Notable acts on the main stage this year include Susan Greenbaum, The English Channel, Plunky and Oneness and Page Wilson, among others. See the full schedule.

Today at the Carillon

At 4 p.m. Carillonneur Larry Robinson will ring in Memorial Day by playing patriotic songs on the bells. He will be joined by guest speakers, vocal selections, and a salute by the Memorial Rifles. The building will be open for viewing. Festivities continue at 7:30 p.m. with music by The Virginians Barbershop Chorus in Dogwood […]