Richmond Raceway and AEG Presents announce Chicago, who is one of the longest-running and best-selling rock bands of all-time, will be a part of the Virginia Lottery Concert Series to play at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Virginia Credit Union and RICHMOND NATION members will receive an exclusive pre-sale for the Chicago concert on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Chicago, known as the “rock and roll band with horns” blends elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music, formed in 1967 in Chicago, Ill. The band is made up of founding members Robert Lamm on keyboard and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and flugelhorn, and James Pankow on trombone and horn. The rest of the band consists of Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboard and vocals, Ray Herrmann on saxophones, flute, and clarinet, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on drums, Neil Donell on vocals and guitar, Brett Simons on bass and vocals, and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.
The band hit its apex performing some of the biggest Billboard hits throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. They had five consecutive number one albums on the Billboard 200 and 20 top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.
Chicago has recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records to become one of the longest-running and best-selling music groups of all-time. To date, Chicago has 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum albums.
The band has received ten Grammy® Award nominations, and won one for the song, ”If You Leave Me Now.” The group’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, released in 1969 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Chicago will be honored with a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award later this year.
The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. The address for Virginia Credit Union LIVE! is 900 E. Laburnum in Richmond, Va. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5:30 p.m.
Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Robert Plant, Florida Georgia Line, The Lumineers, and The 1975.
In addition to its 6,000 covered seats, the venue hosts six permanent private dressing rooms with restrooms and showers attached to the stage as well as two loading docks. There is a separate hospitality building providing a full menu of food and beverage amenities. The backstage area is completely secured with ample room for parking large vehicles and tour buses.
2020 Virginia Lottery Concert Series
Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, the only covered amphitheater in the greater Richmond region, continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, The Lumineers, and The 1975.
This year’s Virginia Lottery Concert Series at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will be one of the best in the venue’s history. Tickets for previously announced shows are available for purchase unless otherwise specified.
Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region as part of the Virginia Lottery Concert Series. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, and The Lumineers.
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Richmond Raceway 2020 Season
Richmond will host the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 17-19. NASCAR’s best will compete for a spot in the playoffs in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) race on Sunday, April 19. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will return to America’s Premier Short Track for the ToyotaCare 250 “under the lights” on Saturday, April 18. This will be the first Gander Truck race at Richmond since 2005. Practice day for the NCS and Gander Truck is on Friday, April 17.
For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on Saturday, June 27. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27.
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will once again lead through Richmond on Sept. 11-12. The Action Track will be the second race of the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12. Richmond will also host the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship race on Friday, Sept. 11. This will be the 29th consecutive year the fall race weekend is “under the lights” at Richmond.
NASCAR and INDYCAR tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.