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Richmond's got a slew of outdoor music festivals, so grab a lawn chair or a beer and listen.

Summer Music Calendar

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h3>Innsbrook After Hours

Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $5 for most events, 217-8801 or www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

May 8 - The Dudes and Southern Culture on the Skids



May 15 - America with The Clay Mottley Band



May 17 — Cracker



May 22 - Little Feat with The McGuffin



May 29 — Molly Hatchet with Dragstrip Syndicate



June 1 - A Taste of Innsbrook featuring Jeff Thompson, Jackass Flats, The McGuffin and Leon Milmore



June 5 - Bo Diddley with The Tom Larsen Band



June 7 - The Almost Famous Band Contest - Round 1



June 12 - Cheap Trick with Seth



June 14 - The Almost Famous Band Contest - Round 2



June 19 — Little River Band



June 21 - The Almost Famous Band Contest - Round 3



June 26 — Loverboy



July 10 - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts with Rotoglow



July 12 - Hot and Heavy in July - Night 1



July 19 - Hot and Heavy in July - Night 2



July 24 — Hall and Oates



July 26 - Hot and Heavy in July - Night 3



July 31 - Charlie Daniels and Ma-Jax BBQ



Aug. 7 - Peter Frampton



Sept. 14 - The Innsbrook Folk and



Crafts Festival



Sept. 21 - The Innsbrook Bluegrass Festival


Jumpin'



Thursdays, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 6 p.m. $10. 340-1405

June 20 - The Prodigals



June 27 - The Hackensaw Boys



July 3 - Salsa y Mas Orchestra



July 11 - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men



July 18 - Martires del Compas



July 25 - Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys



Aug. 1 - Randall Bramblett



Aug. 8 - Antigone Rising



Aug. 15 - Billy Lee Riley



Aug. 22 - James Armstrong



Aug 29 - TBA


Modlin Summer Nights

University of Richmond's Modlin Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Call 289-8980 or log onto richmond.edu/cultural/modlinarts for details.



June 5 - Christian McBride with The Great American Music Ensemble: jazz, big band



June 7 - Shanghai Quartet with Xu Ke, Erhu: classical, Chinese folk



June 8 - Christian McBride Band: jazz



June 10 - Shanghai Quartet, Jazz Trio: classical music, jazz



June 11 - Shanghai Quartet with Ruth Laredo: classical, piano


Festival of Arts

at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, Free. 646-1437. dogwooddell.org.

June 2 — The Virginians, 7 p.m.



June 6 - Plunky & Oneness, 8 p.m.



June 8 — Kings of Swing, 8 p.m.



June 23 — Carlton Blount, 7 p.m.



June 28 — Mountain Mama, 8 p.m.



June 30 — Zendiva, 8 p.m.



More performances TBA


Friday Cheers

Fridays, Brown's Island, 6 p.m. Free, 643-2826



May 10 — Kyle Davis with opener: Copper Sails



May 17 — Fighting Gravity with opener Weekend Excursion



May 24 — Awareness Art Ensemble (A. A. E.)

May 31 — Groove Spot and Modern Groove Syndicate



June 7 — Eddie from Ohio with opener Naked Blue



June 14 — "Girl's Night Out" with Janet Martin, Susan Greenbaum and Laura Blackley



June 21 — Carbon Leaf with opener Yves Jean Band



June 28 — "Harley-Davidson Night" with Texas Voodoo and opener Gary Gerloff Band



July 5 — Fighting Gravity with opener Second Floor



July 12 — The Blue Dogs with opener Mile Post Nine



July 19 — Bio Ritmo with opener Oregon Hill Funk All Stars



July 26 — Big Ray & The Kool Kats with opener The CorVairs



Aug. 2 — Regan and The Agents of Good Roots Band



Aug. 9 — Leon Milmore with opener Shaking Tree



Aug. 16 — Plunky and Oneness with opener All Mighty Senators



Aug. 23 — The Waking Hours with opener Dragstrip Syndicate



Aug. 30 — Jimmie's Chicken Shack with opener Buzby


Wednesday on the Waterfront

Wednesdays, Canal Turning Basin by 14th Street, 5:30 p.m. Free, 643-2826



May 8 — Leon Milmore



May 15 — B S & M



May 22 — #9 Dream (Beatles Tribute Band)



May 29 — The Piedmont Souprize



June 5 — Kyle Davis Band



June 12 — B2B (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band)



June 19 — Travis Allison Band



June 26 - Rachel Leyco Band


Innsbrook Courtyard Concert Series

Wednesdays by Sharky's Bar & Billiard and Lava, 7-10 p.m. $5. 230-0475

Performances by Groove Spot and the Wrest through June.




Fridays at Sunset



Fridays, Kanawha Plaza, 6 p.m. $5-$10, fridaysatsunset.com.



May 10 — Norman Brown



May 17 — Nestor Torres



May 24 — Brian Culbertson



May 31 — Musiq Soulchild



June 7 — Najee



June 14— Rick Braun



June 21 — The Rippingtons



June 28 — Jonathan Butler



July 5 — Third World



July 12 — Brothers Johnson



July 19 — Michael Franks



July 26 — Chuck Brown



Aug. 2 — Oleta Adams



Aug. 9 — Chuck Loeb



Aug. 16 — Kirk Whalum



Guitar and Other Strings Series

at Virginia Commonwealth University's Performing Arts Center. Admission prices and showtimes vary.

Call 828-1166 for tickets and details.



July 12 — Among Friends, 8 p.m., $10



July 19 — Blue Highway, 8 p.m., $15



July 27 — Mr. B. and the Boys, 8 p.m., $10



July 28 — VCU Community Guitar Ensemble, 4 p.m., free




Musical Mondays at Maymont's Carriage House Lawn

Mondays, July 22 - August 26, 2002. 5:30pm, free, www.maymont.org.



July 22 — Chesterfield Community Band



July 29 — Varina Community Band



Aug. 5 — European Wind Ensemble



Aug. 12 — Henrico Community Band



Aug. 19 — Hanover Concert Band



Aug. 26 — Richmond Concert Band





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