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The Lynchburg Alphas Present: Mardi Gras by the James

Time: February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $40 – $60

VIP Reception (available to VIP ticket holders only) features a food sampling (with food stations) of New Orleans Cuisine in the ACOA Historic theatre lobby, New Orleans Mardi Gras music and beverages (available for purchase) and close-up table magic from act featured in he show Dewayne Hill.  

The show features the “World Renowned Brass Band” No BS! Brass Band.   No BS! Brass Band is a powerful brass band that braces the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk. Their danceable arrangements are outstandingly well thought-out and organized, drawing inspiration from funk, jazz, klezmer, calypso, and Led Zeppelin.

Also performing will be Magician/Comedian Dewayne Hill.  Dewayne was named Magician of the year in 2022 and Family Entertainer of the year for 2021 and 2022. Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill offers non-stop magic with audience participation.


VIP Reception starts at 5:00 PM

Doors open for GA ticketholders at 6:30 PM


VIP Ticket: $60.00*
General Admission: $40.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event 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.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.


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