Andrew Cothern, Director of Communications at Virginia Tourism Corporation
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Andrew Cothern

Andrew Cothern is the Director of Communications for Virginia Tourism Corporation, a devoted local music lover, and an award-winning author for his novel “RVA Playlist: Stories from the Richmond, Virginia Music Scene.” Andrew has written for numerous media outlets including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond.com, Style Weekly, RVANews, and others. He loves to travel and explore new places and is often finding live music venues in every place he visits.

Five Ways to Enjoy Virginia Craft Beer Month this August

The craft beer scene throughout Virginia is booming and currently at more than 200 breweries with more setting down roots throughout the state. Several award-winning breweries have set up shop in Virginia, joining a family of acclaimed and decorated brewing veterans. While delicious lagers, stouts…

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Where to Catch Live Music Digitally in Virginia

Due to COVID-19, live music venues and music festivals have had to cancel or postpone many concerts for people to increase social distancing. Although venues are closed, many music venues, festivals and local Virginia musicians are offering virtual options and properly distanced shows for visitors…

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Incredible Virtual Tours to Explore Virginia From Home

With the international crisis regarding COVID-19, also referred to as Coronavirus, visitors may be cancelling or rescheduling upcoming travel plans and staying home. While people are self-isolating and social distancing, many museums, historic sites and other tourism destinations are offering…

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Where to Catch the Best Live Music in Richmond

Virginia’s capital has long been known for its underground punk scene, but recently, the city has become a fit for all types of musical genres. Richmond is home to a diverse local music scene and is filled with musical talent - from both local bands and nationally recognized artists - on any given…

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11 Virginia Comic Stores to Spend Free Comic Book Day

The first weekend in May is a time to celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your local favorite comic shop. You can pick up a free comic book and explore the large variety of comics, whether you’re a long time reader or purchasing your very first comic book. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event created…

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Keller Williams: What he LOVES about Virginia

Photo credit: Josh Timmermans Virginia musician Keller Williams is a constant staple at many of Virginia's music festivals as well as festivals throughout the country. It's no secret that the Fredericksburg native loves his home state and he often performs in the Commonwealth with his own style of…

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Virginia’s Small Local Live Music Venues

While Virginia has numerous big concert halls, theaters, and outdoor arenas, there’s no denying the amount of great music you’ll hear at the state’s smaller venues, bars and clubs. Note: Due to COVID-19, many venues may be closed or have delayed events; check with individual businesses for the…

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