The Richmond Area Premier Craft Beer Festival. 20+ Virginia Craft Breweries, live music, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks. SORRY, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THE VIRGINIA HOPS AND HARVEST FEST.

Live Music Schedule:


Derek Hurst of Mother Theresa’s Mafia: 1:00-2:15 PM

Anthony “Wop” Mercadante of The Kind Eye: 2:30-3:45 PM

Damian Allen of DNA: 4:00-5:30 PM



Anthony “Wopanese” Mercadante is a Mediterranean import product who has been involved in the local Richmond music scene for several years.  He currently sits in as lead guitarist for the Donnie Roberts band and is the front man for his own band, The Kind Eye Project.


Derek Hurst is the dynamic frontman for explosive RVA blues rockers Mother Theresa’s Mafia. He can be found in and around the city as a solo/duo artist in addition to the band, which is currently working on material in the studio.


Damian Allen fronts RVA hard rock band DNA, and also fills the vocal slot for RVA-based Alice in Chains tribute Layne’s Chains. When not performing with the bands, Allen plays solo acoustic engagements in the metro and also acts for several national network television programs.