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Dogwood Dell.

Get ready for free concerts and performances at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts all summer long.

Highlights at this year’s festival include the annual Fourth of July celebration with fireworks, a Gospel Festival with the Ingramettes on July 14 and a musical production of “Matilda” from July 26-Aug. 4.

Here’s the full schedule of the 63rd Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell:

June 14: English Channel (British pop),, 8 p.m.

June 15: KOS (beach), 8 p.m.

June 16: Corey El (R&B), 8 p.m.

June 21: Mighty Joshua (reggae), 8 p.m.

June 22: Plunky and Oneness (jazz fusion), 8 p.m.

June 23: Cabaret Night Under the Stars (vocal music), 7 p.m.

June 28: East of Hollywood (rock), 8 p.m.

June 29: Farmers in the Dell mini-farmers’ market from 1-4 p.m.; The Crooked Road Appalachian and roots music at 7:30 p.m.

June 30: Safety Last (silent movie), 8:30 p.m.

July 4: Fourth of July celebration with Richmond Concert Jazz Band, Declaration of Independence, Richmond Concert Band and fireworks. Event starts at 6 p.m., fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

July 6: Kadencia (Latino), 8 p.m.

July 12: David Esleck (jazz), 8 p.m.

July 13: South Hill Bank (bluegrass), 8 p.m.

July 14: Gospel Festival with The Ingramettes, Virginia Aires, Resound and more 5 p.m.

July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4: “Matilda” the Musical 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 8: Ezibu Muntu (African dance), 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 9: City Dance Theatre (dance), 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 31: AfroFest with a fashion show, food, soccer tournament, live music & drumming, noon-6 p.m., at Pine Camp Park, 4901 Old Brook Road.

On the Ha’Penny children’s stage

June 26: Applause Unlimited Hans Christian Andersen (puppets), 11 a.m.

June 28: Jonathan the Juggler 11 a.m.

July 10: Uncle Curt (magic & balloon art), 11 a.m.

July 12: Dylan Pritchett (storyteller), 11 a.m.

July 26: SPARC “Pirates of Penzance” 11 a.m. (theatre),

All performances are free and will be held at Dogwood Dell, 600 S. Boulevard. Call (804), 646-1031 for more information or rain dates. More information at

(804) 649-6151

Twitter: @collcurran

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