On Saturday, Sept. 29, Richmond independent radio station WRIR presents “A Richmond Music History Tour.”
Richmond music historian Gregg Kimball and the team from WRIR explore the city’s music history. From the “Harlem of the South” days of the Hippodrome to the heydays of drag queens in Carytown to an exclusive peek at the VCU Library archives goes behind the scenes.
Two bus tours meet at The Camel, one starting at 11 a.m. and one at 2:30 p.m. The tour begins with a multimedia overview of Rihmond musical history from the turn of the century through the war years, then the bus journey proceeds to landmarks where musical history was made. Tour stops include The National, the site of the Old Virginia Barn Dance, Tantilla Gardens, and even the original GWAR art and music studios known as “The Slave Pit.” This event is sponsored by WRIR, The Rainbow Minute, To The Bottom and Back, and the Camel.
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