MUSIC December 2017



Women Rock Festival

Coming in March







Mark your calendars early, the first annual Women Rock Festival will be held March 24, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hardywood Craft Park Brewery in Richmond, Virginia. Hardywood will generously donate 5% of all beer sales to, and The Richmond Peace Education Center. Featuring local bands fronted by women, woman-owned small business vendors, artists, artisans, woman-owned food trucks, and women’s advocacy groups, this event is certainly destined to become a Richmond tradition to be held each year around International Women’s Day. Come on out, support your community, and be a part of this wonderful inaugural event!

The band lineup for year one so far includes The MelBays, Janet Martin, The New Misty Centrals, and Suzy and the G-Tones. Vendors include Bikini Panini, Foust, Kim Young, Dogtown Lounge, Cate Fitt, Capital Area Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). Women’s advocacy groups will also participate. They include Midwives for Haiti, Women Matter, and the Richmond Peace Education Center.

For more information about attending or participating in this event, contact Beth Stanford at



Heavy Shtetl

At Stir Crazy


Heavy Shtetl performs at Stir Crazy Café December 21 from 6-8 pm. Formed after a discussion on Rosh Hashanah in 2016, Heavy Shtetl was created by vets of the klezmer big band Klezm’Or’Ami’m to make a small, intimate, but still lively and dynamic ensemble capable of giving high energy performances and playing a wide repertoire of Jewish music. With material ranging from the European shtetlekh of long ago, the tenements of New York City, the jazz influenced golden age of klezmer, and the modern torchbearers, Heavy Shtetl aims to entertain, and make you dance the Hora.  Stir Crazy Café, 4015 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, 23227 (804)864-0264.

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