The Broadberry and Virginia Tourism Corporation have some plans for those who don’t want to stay home this Valentines day. Offering a diverse musical line up with a heavy nod toward the local LGBTQ community, OneLOVE aims to be an inclusive good time to catch some great local tunes as well as support VA and Richmond Tourism’s pro-LGBTQ efforts.
Planning started a few weeks ago while hoping to form a follow up to a similar event at the Broadberry last year.
“The idea came up to have a Valentine’s event for singles, friends and couples who don’t want to stay home the evening of February 14th,” said Caroline Logan, Comms Director for VTC. ”This is an event for anyone who wants to celebrate Virginia’s diverse cultural scene… It’s also an opportunity to shine a light on Richmond and Virginia as a whole as a welcoming, cool, and fun destination for ALL travelers.”
“We look forward to showing off the Broadberry as an inclusive space where people can be themselves,” said Lucas Fritz, owner and operator at The Broadberry. “Its always great to work with Virginia Tourism to put on these unique events.”
The Broadberry has been in VA Tourism spotlight since they started pushing more local music in the last year.
And while local music is on tap for the night, the event also hopes to bring attention to other LGBTQ attractions in the Richmond area.
“We chose ‘One LOVE’ as a Valentine’s theme, but also as a nod to the Valentine Museum’s “One LOVE” exhibit celebrating all types of Richmond and Virginia families, including LGBT families,” said Logan. “We’re featuring Virginia-based musicians who are excited to perform for a diverse audience.”
Tickets to the event are $10 and can be scooped up here or bought at the Door, Tuesday 2/14, at 7PM.