Doug E. Fresh - Alternate Routes: A Night in NYC
Dominion Energy Center

Doug E. Fresh - Alternate Routes: A Night in NYC

Presented by RPAA

About the Event

Purchase your tickets to see hip-hop icon DOUG E. FRESH – headlining artist for Richmond Performing Arts Alliance's (RPAA) annual benefit concert! Doors open at 6:30pm with an opening performance by Richmond's own DJ DANJA MOWF. Ticket proceeds benefit RPAA's BrightLights Education Initiatives, providing accessible arts education for children all throughout the Greater Richmond Region.

Doug E. Fresh’s peers have dubbed him “The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” Chuck D, co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group Public Enemy, coined the moniker after touring with Fresh and marveling at his unrivaled ability to electrify any crowd, of any age, race or gender, night after night. 

Harlem born, but globally recognized as the Original Human Beatbox and a hip hop icon, Fresh has amassed countless awards for his mesmerizing beatbox abilities, catchy rhymes, signature dance moves, and masterful command of audiences. His popularity spans generations. Nearly a dozen millennial rappers have written songs in tribute to him, most notably the 2009 breakout hit “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which spawned the international “Dougie” dance craze, a nod to moves Fresh created in the 80s.

Ever reverent to those who have inspired him and ever ready to use his art to uplift, educate, and ignite positive change, Doug continues to be an “ever so” Fresh breath of air.


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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.


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