The Amazing Acro-Cats 2022
Presented by Rock Cats Rescue
- Sep 3 | Saturday, 2022 3:00 PM
- Sep 3 | Saturday, 2022 8:00 PM
- Sep 4 | Sunday, 2022 2:00 PM
About the Event
The Amazing Acro Cats roll into Richmond!
The Acro-Cats, featured in the Netflix series Cat People, are coming to Richmond!
This troupe of trained domestic house cats, all former orphans, rescues, and strays, give a one-of-a-kind “purrformance” that includes cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and performing other feats of agility and entertainment. The show finale is the only all-cat band in the world: Tuna and the Rock Cats. The Rock Cats play guitar, drums and piano, and they’ve recently been joined by the Jazz Cats on saxophone, trumpet and clarinet.
How do you train a cat to do complex stunts? Chief Executive Human (CEH) Samantha Martin uses clicker training, a technique involving only positive reinforcement, to train her troupe. Samantha and her assistants, and the Acro-Cats, tour the U.S. in their “catified” bus, which often is also home to a litter of foster kittens.
In addition to being on Cat People, the Amazing Acro-Cats have been featured on national TV shows including The Late show with Stephen Colbert, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, CBS News Sunday Morning and PBS Nova’s Cat Tales.
The Acro-Cats tour to support Rock Cats Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Rock Cats Rescue is focused on saving cats “One Click at a Time” through cat welfare, rescue, and adoption. The Acro-Cats show promotes the importance of bonding and training cats with positive reinforcement, while also finding homes for rescued cats. Rock Cats Rescue has found homes for 309 kittens since 2009.
ASM Richmond is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, guests, artists, performers, crew, and staff and we will continue to follow the latest health guidance and protocols. In light of the changing conditions with COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we are working closely with all of our promoters to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and guests.
Currently, Dominion Energy Center is operating at 100% capacity and is strongly encouraging all patrons, whether vaccinated or not, to mask while at the venue. We do not have a vaccination or negative test requirement in place as a venue, although promoters of our upcoming shows are considering multiple options, including the possibility of masks, vaccines, and COVID-19 tests.
At this time, this show does not have any additional requirements in place for patrons outside of the standing venue policies. If there are any changes to the requirements prior to the show, patrons will be notified by email and the event page on the venue website will be updated.
For more information on other actions taken for your safety, please visit https://www.dominionenergycenter.com/plan-your-visit/health-safety.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our venues, and to providing a safe and enjoyable experience!