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6th Street Sessions

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The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery



The 6th Street Sessions are a collaborative effort to highlight the rich heritage of jazz music in the Greater Lynchburg community. Each session will feature a set of music written by a specific composer along with a brief talk-back about the history of their work and life. Each event will end with a jazz jam open to audience participants.



Upcoming performances:


December  – Lew Taylor and Donna Kay present “Holidays in the Hill City”



Past performances:


February – Josh Barling and Flat Five performing “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis


March – Rick LaRue and Laurabella Owens of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra will join Donna Kay on vocals for an evening of the music of Harold Arlen


April – The music of Duke Ellington with Lew Taylor on piano, Bob Bowen on bass, and Donna Kay on vocals!


May – The music of Cole Porter with Matthew Billings on piano, Bob Bowen on bass, and Donna Kay on vocals!


June – “All Blues” featuring the Laurabella Owens trio


July – A night with the music that changed jazz, the music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea!


September – An original music showcase with composers from Flat Five!


October – Swingin’ Through the Ages featuring Eden Eskaros



Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.


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General Admission: $15.00 plus taxes and fees



For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



Supported by the BWXT Access Program


Know Before You Go:


Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.


Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.


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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

Ticket Policies

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

Will Call Pick Up: If your tickets are being held at Will Call, you can collect them inside the lobby at the Box Office counter.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mallory Booker, [email protected], for more information.



The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery