Pocahontas Premieres is a concert series hosted at Pocahontas State Park's spacious Heritage Amphitheater.
Unless otherwise noted in descriptions below, tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Parking fees are listed in descriptions below. Concerts are held rain or shine. (Several shows are free, except for parking.) Apart from the May 30 and Sept. 26 shows, concerts start at 7 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m. Except for the May 30 and Sept. 26 shows, coolers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed. Call 804-796-4255 or visit www.ticketstobuy.com for tickets.
The amphitheater's benches seat up to 350, but many spectators prefer setting up lawn chairs and blankets on a gentle slope that surrounds the elevated stage. All seats offer a great view in this universally accessible venue. Food and drinks will be for sale by Gregory's Grill; beer and wine will be available for purchase (proper ID required) at some shows thanks to the Friends of Pocahontas State Park.
An Evening with the Embers, Featuring Craig Woolard
This legendary beach-music band, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, hails from North Carolina. Among others, the band's hits include "I Love Beach Music" and "Far Away Places." Advanced tickets are $11; tickets are $13 on the day of the show. Parking is $5.
May 30 (free)
Richmond Symphony with the 392nd Army Band and Battery
Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Richmond Symphony with friends and family. For this performance, four youth orchestras will also perform a pre-concert show from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The symphony takes the stage at 7 p.m. Enjoy great classical music in the great outdoors. The show is free except for a $7 parking fee. Light snacks only.
June 13 (free)
Flashback is a nine-member band founded in 1982. They play oldies, Motown, soul and beach music. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Please bring proper I.D. Except for a $7 parking fee, it's free.
Hollywood Nights Bob Seger Tribute
Hollywood Nights is the ultimate tribute band to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band. The band re-creates everything about Seger. Seger fans don't want to miss this show. Opening act TBA. Parking is $7.
Confederate Railroad Band
Confederate Railroad performs Country, Rock and Southern Rock. The band's hits include "Queen of Memphis," "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind" and "The One You Love Most." The opening act, the Shooter Band, hails from Richmond. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. A $7 parking fee applies.
Zoso, the Ulitmate Led Zeppelin Experience
Zoso recreates the music, magic and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70s or are looking for a chance to relive the Hammer of the Gods phenomenon, don't miss this show. Opening act TBA. Parking is $5.
Sept. 26 (free)
Bring the whole family and listen to great classical music in the great outdoors. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and gates open at 5 p.m. The show is free except for a $5 parking fee.
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Location and directions: The park is in Chesterfield County. From I-95, take Exit 61 and go west on Route 10 to Route 655 which is Beach Road; or take Exit 67, go north on Route 150 to Route 10; go east to Beach Road. The park is four miles on right; or take Route 288 from I-95 to Route 10 East and go one mile to Beach Road. Follow park signs from there. Click here for a Google Map.