OMP is closed temporarily. We expect to re-open August 22, 2020. Call 804-484-4136 for more information.
OMP is open! Updates and upgrades announced May 5, 2021.

Orbital Music Park is an inclusive community and safe creative space for music-makers in Richmond, VA.

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“Music is such an important part of my life and where I find peace. So grateful to have a place in RVA that brings musicians together!"
— Sarah K., OMP member

COMMUNITY

Kind and supportive. Diverse and real. Glad to have you in the mix.

Individual music-makers!

A violinist performs while wearing a face covering

There’s a place for you in the rainbow of 200+ novices, intermediates, and seasoned pros. End your isolation and get in the mix. Level-up your skills and experience in hosted jam sessions, classes, and events.

Bands!

Singer Carmel Clavin performs in an original cabaret with accordion and ukulele

Rehearse and record in an affordable, comfortable, convenient, inspiring space that actually sounds amazing. Practice 6 feet apart in a clean room stocked with solid gear. Get out of that musty garage, storage unit, or basement.

"We ALL need more music in our lives, and OMP is the place to make it."
— Greg M., OMP member

MEMBERSHIP

OMP is for every music-maker - where the full rainbow of styles, instruments, and skill levels are in the mix.

Venus

For players who want to meet other people and jam.

$10/mo
  • Pod time: $12/hr
  • Guest passes $5 each
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
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Mars

For players who need pod time each month. 

$20/mo
  • Monthly Pod Pass: 90 mins included
  • Pod time: $12/hr
  • Guest passes $5 each
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
Request

Neptune

For private music teachers.

$30/mo
  • Monthly Pod Pass: 6 hrs included
  • Pod time: $6/hr
  • Student passes: FREE
  • Guest passes $5 each
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
Request

Saturn - Basic

For people in bands rehearsing on a flexible schedule.

$18/mo per player
  • Monthly Pod Pass: 90 mins included
  • Pod time: $10/hr
  • Guest passes: FREE
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Consolidated or split billing options
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
Request

Saturn - EXTRA

For bands rehearsing up to 3 hours every 2 weeks on a fixed schedule.

$144/mo per group
  • Bonus Pod Passes included
  • Extra pod time: $10/hr
  • Guest passes: FREE
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Consolidated or split billing options
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
Request

Saturn - Super

For bands rehearsing up to 3 hours every week on a fixed schedule.

$216/mo per group
  • Bonus Pod Passes included
  • Extra pod time: $10/hr
  • Guest passes: FREE
  • Jam sessions: FREE
  • Access to OMP's instrument collection
  • Consolidated or split billing options
  • Discounts available for people affected by COVID-19
Request
Discounts available! If you're unemployed or under-employed as a result of COVID-19, or if you're an essential worker, OMP will discount your membership fees 50% until the pandemic subsides. Let's talk about what you need, OK? There are NO sign up or cancellation fees. A portion of OMP’s revenues are donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
"This place is the best thing that's happened to me in a long time. Everyone is friendly, easygoing, and fun to be around. There is nothing pretentious or intimidating here, and anyone who plays anything or wants to learn to play anything should feel comfortable just dropping in to check it out..."
— Laura C., OMP member

SPACE PODS

Vibrant sounds and funky vibe. Social-distanced and clean.

Designed for sound!

Interior of a rehearsal pod with a drum set, guitar, colorful rugs and dim lighting to set the mood.

Both of our 330 sf pods were custom designed to let sound waves flow smoothly around the room. With twelve slanted walls and ceilings, and enough space for up to 7 players spaced 6-feet apart, OMP pods are like funky living rooms. Ultra-comfy, sound-proof, and climate-controlled. Both rooms are equipped with 3M HEPA air purifiers.

Loaded with gear!

A blue Baldwin upright piano decorated with Christmas lights and a golden unicorn lamp.

Our rooms are already set up with Sonar Safari drum kits, bass amps, full PA with monitors, and even sanitized microphones ready to go. Both rooms have a tuned upright piano. Book and manage your rehearsals with OMP Mission Control, our members-only mobile website. Pods, instruments, and gear are cleaned after each session.

"Orbital Music Park is becoming my second home."
— Mary E., OMP member

LUNAR LOUNGE

Like an art gallery in a carnival tent on Mars.

An iconic stage

Singer, pianist, songwriter Makeda McCreary and band perform in the Lunary Lounge in 2019

OMP's funky stage and lounge can be configured for groups up to 10 players to rehearse 6-feet apart. Noodle around on the piano. Listen to some groovy records. Browse a collection of unusual and interesting books about music, art and culture. Nespresso coffee on tap, tea, sodas, and bottled water. Free and strong WiFi, too.

CTRL/Command

Close up of the artist's oversized traffic signal sculpture

CTRL/Command by Richmond artist Noah Scalin is on display in OMP's Lunar Lounge (on loan by the artist). The dynamic sculpture has been on display in Times Square in NYC, and in Washington, DC. The piece riffs on the classic New York City icon of pedestrian traffic signals in an outlandishly oversized format.

"This is a creative, inclusive space, and they provide some really cool gear for us to use! I’m really happy this is in RVA."
— Nat Q., OMP member

INSTRUMENTS + GEAR

Access OMP's collection of drums, amps, keys, and oddities.

Solid foundations

Interior of a pod with double bass, drum set, and a G&L telecaster-style guitar

All kinds of amps, drums, percussion, synths, keyboards, guitars, and basses. Three tuned pianos. Sonar Safari drum sets in each pod, Roland VR-09 keyboards, Korg synths, Hammond SK1 61, Double bass, Dr. Z Maz 18 amp, Roland Jazz Chorus JC 120 and JC 40 amps, Ampeg BA 115 bass amp, Ashdown Five 15 bass amp, Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. 

Recording + fun extras

A 1970s vintage Baldwin Fun Machine decorated with Christmas lights

Moog theremin, Roland 808 drum machine, a vintage 70s Baldwin Fun Machine, shruti box, harmonium, digital tanpura, accordion, pedals, and of course, a cowbell. Make a demo (or just record practice) with a Zoom 4-track recorder. A staff member can help prep your pod for a recording session and deliver an MP3 or Wave file after your session.

"OMP is the coolest place ever.  A great concept, a great atmosphere, a great place to create music."
— Tony S., OMP member

Calendar

Jams. Classes. Workshops. Performances. Sock puppetry. All postponed until it's safer.

"Orbital Music Park is an all inclusive place that encourages creativity...You will not find a better place to collaborate or learn or teach or play an instrument. The kindness the OMP has shown me personally has changed my life and gave me hope. It has renewed my faith in love and music. I'll never be able to thank them for everything that they give to all of us musicians.  A safe place to be ourselves." — Donny W., OMP member

Health + Safety

COVID-19 policies and procedures.

The highly contagious delta variant has caused an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Richmond region. Vaccinated people can still transmit COVID-19. Let’s do our part to avoid putting others at risk – particularly immunosuppressed people, children, and those who have chosen not to be vaccinated.

[Masks] Masks are back on for staff, members, and guests beginning Monday, August 9, 2021.

Mask ON
  • During sessions in pods
  • During sessions / hanging out in the lounge
  • Elsewhere inside the building (e.g., restrooms)
Mask OFF
  • While singing when a face-covering prevents vocal performance
  • During wind-instrument performance
  • Eating and drinking
Free masks (in snazzy black) are available at the front desk.

[COVID-19 vaccination] You don't need to tell us if you've been vaccinated. If you want to, then we'll celebrate together. If you want to talk about making the decision to get one, then we'll support and encourage you. If you're not getting vaccinated, we hope you'll take precautions to protect yourself.

[Wind instruments] Vaccinated players: play on! Unvaccinated players: Virginia state regulations require 10-feet of distance from other players.

[Cleaning] Microphones are sanitized after every use. Rooms, instruments, and furniture are cleaned daily.

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OMP's exterior sign

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Plastic Godzilla proudly displays OMP's Equality Virginia certificate

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