The Spin Doctors and Arrested Development

Join the Academy Center of the Arts and Centra for the July Riverfront Park Concert featuring the Spin Doctors and Arrested Development on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 5:00pm!

The Spin Doctors' four original members, frontman Barron, guitarist Eric Schenkman, bassist Mark White and drummer Aaron Comess,

can still appreciate the uncanny, enduring musical rapport that’s allowed them to maintain the upbeat energy and restless creativity that first endeared them to their fiercely devoted fan base.

“When you get the four of us in one room, things just start to happen,” Schenkman asserts. “It instantly feels like the old days. The identity of the group asserts itself. That’s a great feeling, and it reminds us that the four of us belong together.”

The current 20th-anniversary tour affords Spin Doctors fans the opportunity to re-experience the body of material that first brought them together. “Going out and playing this record feels amazing, ” Comess says. “Records that stand the test of time are the ones that come from an honest place, and this one certainly does just that. It still feels great playing these songs.”

It’s been twenty years since a new group called Arrested Development slammed the gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently, the world was ready for the change as AD became the first ever hip-hop artist to receive the “best new artist” Grammy, (a distinction it still maintains today in that category). In addition, the group also received a Grammy award for “best rap single” for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee. After taking a brief hiatus, Arrested Development re-emerged with a new line and new album, "Heroes of the Harvest", and has performed sold-out concerts in literally every part of the world since. They continue to release new music and find new success in different corners of the globe. Their shows are a celebration of life. Experiencing an Arrested Development concert is an uplifting and spiritual event wrapped into one big party.

The Academy Center of the Arts has set out to make the Riverfront Park concerts as accessible as possible by offering affordable general admission ticket prices. General admission tickets are on sale for $11.00, with fees and taxes included. A $53 VIP Ticket option is also available (fees and taxes included). VIP packages are on sale in advance and include premier covered seating, light refreshments provided by {RA} Bistro, a Koozie, and two drink tickets.

Food trucks and adult beverages will also be on-site for sale! Stay updated through our Facebook event for a food truck listing and drink menu.

Doors open at 5:00pm for happy hour. Music begins at 7:00pm from our opening band (TBA). Arrested Development will perform at 8:00pm, with The Spin Doctors taking the stage at 9:00pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.

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Sponsors:

Sponsors for this event include Centra, 93.7 KHF - Lynchburg's New Music Station WKHF, Radio434, Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc., ABC 13 - WSET, {RA} Bistro, Pepsi, Bays Trash Removal Inc., Aztec Rental, and the City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government.

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FAQs:

All ticket sales to the Riverfront Park Concert Series are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Please note VIP Tickets must be purchased online or in-person through our Box Office before the event. General Admission tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Print at home: This option allows you print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
Box Office: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All tickets purchased with credit/debit will be charged a processing fee. This fee is included in the total ticket price.

All four events in the Riverfront Park Concert Series are rain or shine.

The Academy Center of the Arts will do its best to keep you updated through our website close to each event on the weather forecast for the evening of each concert. Events will only be canceled if the weather is severe and unsafe. Severe weather would be defined as, but not limited to; wind, thunder and/or lightning, flooding, or a tornado watch/warning. Safety of our guests, performers, and staff are our main priority in the event of severe weather. The decision to cancel a concert will not be made until the scheduled concert time or shortly thereafter and with the safety of all those in attendance in mind. Please note that refunds will not be available for weather-based issues.
Per the City of Lynchburg's special event policy, dogs are not allowed to accompany their owners to this event unless they are a service animal. All dogs will be turned away at the gate.

No outside alcohol or food will be permitted at this event.

Tents or canopies will not be permitted at this event.

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519 Commerce Street, 24504
Lynchburg
14 July , Saturday 17:00

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