Chicago to Perform at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, May 3

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents announce Chicago, who is one of the longest-running and best-selling rock bands of all-time, will be a part of the Virginia Lottery Concert Series to play at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Virginia Credit Union and RICHMOND NATION members will receive an exclusive pre-sale for the Chicago concert on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chicago, known as the “rock and roll band with horns” blends elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music, formed in 1967 in Chicago, Ill. The band is made up of founding members Robert Lamm on keyboard and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and flugelhorn, and James Pankow on trombone and horn. The rest of the band consists of Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboard and vocals, Ray Herrmann on saxophones, flute, and clarinet, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on drums, Neil Donell on vocals and guitar, Brett Simons on bass and vocals, and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.

The band hit its apex performing some of the biggest Billboard hits throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. They had five consecutive number one albums on the Billboard 200 and 20 top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.

Chicago has recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records to become one of the longest-running and best-selling music groups of all-time. To date, Chicago has 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum albums.

The band has received ten Grammy® Award nominations, and won one for the song, ”If You Leave Me Now.” The group’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, released in 1969 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Chicago will be honored with a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award later this year.

The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. The address for Virginia Credit Union LIVE! is 900 E. Laburnum in Richmond, Va. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5:30 p.m.

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Robert Plant, Florida Georgia Line, The Lumineers, and The 1975.

In addition to its 6,000 covered seats, the venue hosts six permanent private dressing rooms with restrooms and showers attached to the stage as well as two loading docks. There is a separate hospitality building providing a full menu of food and beverage amenities. The backstage area is completely secured with ample room for parking large vehicles and tour buses.

To purchase tickets and learn more about Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, visit vaculive.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about Chicago, visit chicagotheband.com.

Richmond Raceway PR