Richmond, VA – The RVA East End Festival will kick off at Noon on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a rousing intro by the RPS All City Marching Band followed by a spectacular lineup of Richmond’s top music talent starting with the Richmond Symphony’s Capital Horn Quartet and ending with a performance by Legacy Band. The rain-or-shine event runs from Noon-9pm at Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School, 813 N. 28th St.
The lineup includes:
- Richmond Public Schools All City Marching Band
- Woodville, Fairfield, Redd, and Overby-Sheppard combined bands
- Capital Horn Quartet from the Richmond Symphony
- Chubby and Sugarfoot
- James “Saxsmo” Gates
- Dap Mallory Band
- Johnny Lee Long Band
- Richmond Urban Dance
- Artistry in Motion/Performing Arts Center
- Decori and NXD
- Ban Caribe
- Legacy Band
Festival-goers can also check out food trucks and a number of vendors that will be on-site.
“Since 2016, the RVA East End Festival has raised over $400,000 to support music, visual arts and performing arts programs at five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school in the East End communities of the Richmond Public Schools system,” said James “Saxsmo” Gates, festival co-chair.
Donations to support the festival can be made online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/eastendfestival and volunteers will gladly accept contributions at the festival.