Music in the Garden Spotlight: the Ingramettes
The second Music in the Garden concert on June 9 will feature music by Kenneka Cook and the the Ingramettes. The concert is from 6-8 p.m. and free and open to the public. Learn more about the Ingramettes.
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:
- June 2 – Harry Wilson Quartet + Gull
- June 9 – Kenneka Cook + The Ingramettes
- June 16 – Classical Revolution RVA + Rumput
All concerts are from 6-8 p.m. and in the Valentine Garden.
Second Act on June 9
For over 50 years, Maggie Ingram was considered the “Gospel Queen of Richmond” and a “national treasure”. Since she arrived in Richmond in 1961, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes have moved audiences in spirited celebration with their award-winning music. In 2009, Ingram received the Virginia Heritage Award for a lifetime of excellence in the folk and traditional arts, just one of many awards and recognitions received for her dedication to our community and her uplifting music and performance over the years.
Sadly, Maggie died in June 2015, but the celebration of Maggie’s life, music and service to the community continues on through The Ingramettes, now led by her spirited daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller and granddaughter Cheryl Beaver.