Don’t tell Edgar, but we’re throwing him a party…
Edgar is turning 215 years young this January and YOU are invited to our annual Birthday Bash on Saturday, January 20th from 4:00pm-10:00pm to celebrate the life and legacy of Richmond’s very own, Edgar Allan Poe!
Gates will open at 4:00pm and programming under the heated tent will kickoff with a keynote talk on Edgar’s lasting impact on pop culture given by Professor Scott Peeples, author of The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City. From there you will be entertained by the incredible duo, The Coldharts, as they perform excerpts from their critically-acclaimed shows, Edgar Allan and Eddie Poe, the smooth jazz sound of the Charles Owens Trio, and of course, The Embalmers. A schedule of programming can be found below!
Local craft beer by Garden Grove Brewing, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. TBT El Gallo will be onsite to satisfy all of your culinary cravings and The Sweets Bar will be providing all the treats – because what’s a birthday party without a little something sweet?
Formal wear is not required, but the always dapper Edgar Allan Poe would certainly appreciate it…
You won’t want to miss this party to die for!
4:00pm – gates open (located off of Main Street)
4:25-5:00pm – Scott Peeples, Poe and Pop Culture
5:00-6:00pm – The Coldharts
6:00-7:00pm – Charles Owens Trio
7:00-8:00pm – The Coldharts
8:00-10:00pm – The Embalmers
Tickets: $15.00 ($10.00 for members)
Thank you to the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their generous support!