Red Oak Victory to jazz up the Fourth of July with live music

Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship seeks volunteers
SS Red Oak Victory is located at 1337 Canal Blvd. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

The S.S. Red Oak Victory, one of the last surviving World War II Victory ships, is hosting “Jazz on the Red Oak Victory” at its home on the Richmond waterfront this Fourth of July. Set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are invited by the ship’s crew to BYOB—or bring your own brunch—to eat on deck while listening to jazz vocalist Jeovani Abenoja and enjoying the bay views. Abenoja begins performing at 11 a.m.

Visitors can purchase tickets when boarding the ship: General admission is $10 per person ($5 for children under 12 years of age); admission with deck tour is $15 per person; and admission including an Engine Room tour is $20 and is only available to those 12 years and older.

Ticket purchases come with an added perk: A coupon for $2 off on a glass of wine at the ship’s neighbor, Riggers Loft Wine Company. Visitors can also enter a raffle to win the chance to sound the ship’s whistle that day.

The Red Oak Victory is located at 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 5, in Richmond. For more info about the ship, click our partner Questions? Contact the ship’s crew at [email protected].