SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER with The Adrian Duke Project & Gelati Celesti
Friday, June 7, 2019
5:30-9:30 p.m., Front Plaza
Families, friends, and neighbors, bring your blankets and beach chairs, sit back and relax, and enjoy and a summer night on the Plaza! Admission to the event is FREE!
The Adrian Duke Project — Endless Repertoire Of Rock, Soul & Jazz Tunes
The Adrian Duke Project will be jamming on the Plaza for all to enjoy!
Combining critically acclaimed musicianship with a vast repertoire of music ranging from The Beatles, Van Morrison and Elton John to Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles to Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, The Adrian Duke Project is a perfect fit for everything from a wedding reception to a company holiday party. Playing a funky mix of motown and soul, jazz and swing, and good ol’ rock-n-roll, The Adrian Duke Project has pleased crowds at wedding receptions, corporate events, festivals, and concerts from Atlanta to Baltimore and everywhere in between. In 2007, Adrian was selected to be part of the band used as Richmond, VA’s “Royal Welcome” for Queen Elizabeth II, and he has headlined festival stages throughout the Mid-Atlantic. It is this pedigree that separates The Adrian Duke Project from the average “variety band” – he plays the songs you know and love, and leaves the cheese behind!
As the bandleader, Adrian makes every effort to ensure your event will be a night to remember for all the right reasons. The Adrian Duke Project is a full seven-piece band, including trumpet and sax as well as the soulful stylings of female vocalist Theresa Richmond. Adrian is also capable of playing any number of classical pieces for a ceremony, performing solo or as a combo with other members of his band for cocktails, and playing a relaxing set of jazz and swing standards for dinner sets. Event planners and clients alike commonly note how professional and easy to work with Adrian is, as he focuses on tailoring the band’s setlist and style to the needs of each event. Adrian will even learn several songs for any event, provided it’s something that fits within his broad style of music. He’s learned everything from Widespread Panic to “The Final Countdown” to ensure that everyone leaves happy at the end of the night.
RVA’s favorite Gelati Celesti is bringing their food truck and selling eight flavors of gelato as well as gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free varieties. The truck will be parked along River Road adjacent to the Plaza. The Gelati Celesti Truck accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
What to Bring:
- Blankets (there is a large grassy area on the Plaza)
- Picnic dinner and drinks (no alcohol, please)
Where to Park:
There is free parking in front of the church and behind the church. We recommend parking in the parking lot on River Road across from the Church and the Plaza.
This event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will move the festivities inside to our Fellowship Hall, which is located off of the Plaza and handicap accessible.