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Birthday Bash 2024

January 20 @ 4:00 pm 10:00 pm

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!

1914 E Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23059 United States