Music in the Garden Spotlight: Gull

The first Music in the Garden concert on June will feature music by Gull and the Harry Wilson Quartet. The concert is from 6-8 p.m. and free and open to the public. Learn more about Gull.

During the first three Thursdays in June, the Valentine will host three live concerts in the historic garden. This new concert series will pair performances by individuals and ensembles to bring diverse audiences together in one venue.

Thanks to the generous support of the Carpenter Foundation and CultureWorks Richmond, each concert is free and open to the public.

Parking in area decks and on-street is available. Street parking is free after 6 p.m.

Each event will feature a local food vendor and brewery.

Here’s the schedule:

All concerts are from 6-8 p.m. and in the Valentine Garden.

Second Act on June 2


Musician Nathaniel Rappole describes his solo project Gull as a drum; a living, breathing, squawking drum that cries out assorted music of creatures past.

Gull has been active for 13 years and has recorded extensively and spent the better part of the past six years touring vigorously – playing venues, on the streets and in the wilds of North and Central America, Kenya and Europe. Gull has toured in support of White Rabbits, Tres Mts and RNDM and has shared the bar arena with the likes of Silver Apples, Girl Talk, Deerhoof, Adrian Belew, Panda Bear and Melt Banana.

In 2012 Gull was featured in a movie about music in Mexico called Hecho en Mexico, which is available on Netflix. In 2014, he produced, hosted and performed in Street Muse: Kenya, a documentary on street/public music and culture in Kenya, which premiered at The Fowler Museum at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA on August 21, 2014.

Rappole graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Psychology (2002) and presently lives in Richmond, VA.

Music in the Garden on June 2 will also feature the Harry Wilson Quartet.