A New Venue May Be At The James River In 2024




A major staple of Richmond, Virginia, the James River can receive its own venue soon. There are some plans to have an amphitheater located on the hillside behind the Tredegar Iron Works complex on the downtown riverfront. Via Richmond Bizsense, the manager of the Dave Matthews band and Virginia native Coran Capshaw spearheaded the initiative. He has prior experience in solidifying amphitheaters for areas in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.


Alongside Capshaw, NewMarket Corp.’s Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Hazelgrove is supporting the initiative. In his talk with Richmond Bizsense, he stated that the company has been very committed to making the riverfront a very vibrant and beautiful one. With the city’s need for a larger musical venue, to Bruce, it all just added up. “It’s going to be an amazing asset for the community, and I believe it will be one of the coolest venues in this entire region if we can pull it off.”, Hazelgrove said.


If executed successfully, the amphitheater would be at a 7,500-person capacity and would host concerts and community events between the Tredegar Ironworks and the Kanawha Canal. Hazelgrove, Capshaw, and their teams are pushing for a 2024 opening date but would need massive support from the city to hit that deadline. This would be a great opportunity for mainstream and indie artists to rock a stage in Richmond rather than driving past it to get to cities like Virginia Beach, Washington D.C., and Charlottesville to perform.


Read the full article on Richmond BizSense.


Written by: Jay Guevara. @justinhisprime on all social media.


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