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Richmond, VA

Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and has long been a hub for arts and culture.  The local music traditions of blues, country/western, and bluegrass have been going strong for much of the last century, but recent decades have seen a huge growth in the local rock, pop, folk, and even heavy metal movements of the area.

Curated by: Lean Year, Thorp Jenson

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Richmond, VA
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James River Steam Brewery
James River Steam Brewery
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Blanchard’s Coffee
4 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
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Ellwood Thompson
4 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221
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Triple Crossing
5203 Hatcher St, Richmond, VA 23231, USA
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Heritage Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
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Main Street Station
1500 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
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St. John’s Church
2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
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The Pipeline
South 12th Street and Byrd Street Richmond, VA 23219
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The Floodwall
Richmond, VA 23224
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The Train Bridge
500 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23225
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Texas Beach
Texas Beach, Richmond, VA, USA
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Allegheny Mountains
Allegheny Mountains, Western, Virginia Occidental, USA
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Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream
3600 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA 23225
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Perk!
2620 Buford Rd Bon Air, VA 23235
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The Dairy Bar
1602 Roseneath Rd, Richmond, VA 23230, USA
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Blue Bee Cider
1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA, USA
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Ardent Ale’s
3200 W Leigh St Richmond, VA 23230
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Virginia Museum of Fine Art
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
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Agecroft Hall
4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
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Virginia State Capitol
Virginia State Capitol, Bank Street, Richmond, VA, USA
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Monument Avenue
Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, USA
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Pony Pasture Park
7310 Riverside Drive Richmond, VA 23219
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Virginia Capitol Trail
200 South Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Lamplighter Coffee
116 South Addison Street, Richmond, VA, USA
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Citizen Burger
2907 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
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Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Lewis Ginter Park
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228, USA
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Maymont
1700 Hampton Street Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Belle Isle
Lee Bridge Richmond, VA 23225
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Byrd Park
Byrd Park, Richmond, VA, USA
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Dogwood Dell
600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
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Forest Hill Park
Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA, USA
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James River
James River, Richmond, VA, USA
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Cary Street Cafe
Quirky bar offers live music daily, pub fare, and drinks, plus picnics and beer growlers to go.
2631 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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The Camel
Late-night hub offering live music by up-and-coming bands, plus New American bites and craft beers.
1621 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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The Broadberry
Historic RVA music venue that has been in operation under various monikers since the early 80s. It is currently the most popular music venue in Richmond.
2729 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Jefferson Hotel
"I suppose the Jefferson is our most iconic spot, but there are some cool little B&B's in the Fan (my neighborhood in the city) that might put you a bit closer to the action."  —  Thorp Jenson
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Black Hand Coffee Co.
Cozy, brick-lined cafe roasts its own beans daily and offers chai, bagels, and bulk coffee.
3101 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23221, United States
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Bamboo Cafe
"Perfect hole in the wall and local watering hole. Just a good place to hang with good friends. I'm pretty much just a beer drinker, so more than likely I'll have whatever decent beer is on draft."  —  Thorp Jenson
1 South Mulberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Kuba Kuba
Tiny, vibrant cafe serving casual Cuban fare with wine, beer, and brunch with counter & booth seating.
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Halcyon Vintage Clothing
Halcyon Vintage has  been buying and selling clothing for over 30 years.  This boutique carries all kinds of styles for both men and women.
117 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Babe’s of Carytown
Upbeat lesbian and gay bar with Southern pub fare and a patio, plus drag shows, karaoke, and line dancing.
3166 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221, United States
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Black Iris Gallery
"Benjamin does an incredible job bringing interesting minds/voices to Richmond."  —  Lean Year
321 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Pump House in Byrd Park
"We like to imagine what it could be like now as a community space, right next to the river and canal."  —  Lean Year Located in Byrd Park, Pump House stands as a Victorian Gothic treasure. West of the Boulevard Bridge and the Kanahwha Canal, it was designed and constructed in the 1880s under the leadership of the great Richmond city engineer Col. Wilfred Emory Cutshaw.
1708 Pump House Drive, Richmond, VA 23221, United States
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Sub Rosa Bakery
"Our friends Evrim and Evin make beautiful bread and pastries with heirloom grains and local and organic ingredients. They always try to do things the right way, even if it's the hard way—and it tastes like it."  —  Lean Year
620 North 25th Street, Richmond, VA 23223, United States
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Helen’s Restaurant
"Open since 1935, Helen's is simple and stunning.  I drink a Manhattan."  —  Lean Year
2527 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Mamma Zu’s
"One of Rick's first jobs in Richmond was peeling garlic by hand at Mamma Zu's. He's been an eggplant sauce devotee ever since."  —Lean Year
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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