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Songs of Summer outdoor concert series serenades audiences across Richmond

Local performing artists aim to reunite audience members in Richmond.
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Songs of Summer will feature three performing artists through three separate days.

Richmond Gateway Theatre is going to hold a series of outdoor concerts this summer to reunite with its audiences after COVID-19 wiped out a year of live shows. 

Songs of Summer, scheduled to be held at an open patch of grass right in front of the theatre, will feature local performing artists through three separate days, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. 

Tickets are already sold out, but Gateway Theatre is looking to increase capacity for the August and September shows. 

“It’s an opportunity to reconnect, to gather, unwind, and celebrate the joy of live performance. We’ve been waiting for this chance to reunite with our community in person,” said Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre’s director of artistic programs. 

Event participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

The July concert will feature artist Amanda Sum performing a live rendition of her debut album, followed in August by a set of musical theatre classics by loyal Gateway collaborators Tiana Jung and Jason Sakaki. 

In September, the series will close with “powerhouses” Steffanie Davis and Krystle Dos Santos, performing an upbeat set of contemporary funk and soul.