If you’re any kind of a music fan and you haven’t yet been to see a show at The Tin Pan, you’re missing out on something very cool in Richmond. This relatively new music venue is fantastic. It’s not a ‘club’, it’s not a restaurant, it’s not a music hall…it’s a Listening Room. (That also happens to have pretty good food and a decent wine menu.) You get to sit feet away from some of the most famous and talented musicians you’ve never heard of… and some you probably have heard of.
The Tin Pan is for people who want to hear great music in an intimate setting but without all the usual nuttiness that can come with seeing bands in bars. It’s in a weird location in a strip mall near Regency Mall. Not kidding! They feature jazz, blues, rock and occasionally classical music. They book legendary musicians like Aaron Neville, Spyro Gyro, and NRBQ. Other times the acts are local like Susan Greenbaum, The Taters and The Mills Family Band.
In April, there are a few notable upcoming shows I’m excited for and hope we can line up a babysitter for at least one. On April 2nd the legendary Kingston Trio will perform. On April 19th the famous 70’s group Average White Band performs and on April 22nd blues man Tom Principato will be there. I’ve seen Tom play many times over the years and his shows are always super cool and funky, so go check it out if you can.
Every ticket holder gets a table reservation, but buy tickets in advance because they sell out quickly for headliners.
Go there. You won’t be disappointed. And don’t be surprised if you see some relatively famous faces in the audience because The Tin Pan is definitely a ‘musician’s musician’ kind of a place.
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