Gallery5 receives award from folk-rockers The Head and the Heart

Two members of nationally known band live in Richmond

The head and the heart

Two members of the Head and the Heart live in Richmond.

Photo via Gallery5

Jackson Ward venue and art space Gallery5 has received the The Rivers and Roads Foundation award from the folk-rock band The Head and the Heart..

The award, designed to support music programs and initiatives, has been given by the band since 2021.

Though founded in Seattle nationally known, The Head and the Heart has roots in the River City. Two of its members, Jon Russell and Tyler Williams, moved to Richmond after high school and played in bands around the area.

Both Russell and Williams have moved back to Richmond in the last few years. One of their recent music videos was shot in Church Hill.

Gallery5 expressed its gratitude to the foundation for supporting their goal of “engaging and uplifting communities” a through arts, music, education, and outreach.

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