The Hunts

Alternative Folk

February 01, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band of seven siblings who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives.

Cross That River

untold story of the Black West

February 08, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

The Virginia African American Cultural Center and The Z present a concert performance of Cross That River, featuring an extraordinary score that mixes jazz, blues, country, and R&B. Award Winning Jazz artist Alan Harris's new musical tells the untold story of the Black West and aims to empower Americans with an inspiring story of freedom. The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a run-away slave, who escapes from slavery to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. This compelling tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in this complicated chapter of American History.

Durand Jones & The Indications

with Y La Bamba

February 12, 2020

Wednesday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. Though their aesthetic is steeped in the golden dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

TasteBreakers: K’bana Blaq


February 28, 2020

Friday at 7pm

Studio Theater

Introducing TasteBreakers, the music scene’s happy hour. Pop over to The Z after work to hear our favorite music trendsetters and have a drink on us with your ticket purchase!


Critically acclaimed singer songwriter

May 23, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Critics have compared her to a young Janis Joplin, Iris Dement, and Dolly Parton.

Alexis Cole Trio

Award Winning Jazz artist

June 27, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance.