Friday Cheers Announces

2018 Concert Series Line Up

(RICHMOND, VA) March 6, 2018 – Friday Cheers, presented by Bell’s Brewery, returns for its 34th season as Richmond’s longest running outdoor concert series on downtown’s beautiful riverfront. Produced by Venture Richmond Events, Friday Cheers kicks off May 4 on Brown’s Island with a stellar line-up that you won’t want to miss, featuring breakout bands, national acts and RVA’s hometown talent. Children 12 and under are free.

May 4 – Valerie June (8:00) with Devon Gilfillian (6:30) $10

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May 11 – Tank and the Bangas (8:00) with Sweet Crude (6:30) $10

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May 25 – RVA Music Night featuring Richmond bands: Butcher Brown (8:00), Dharma Bombs (7:00) and Piranha Rama (6:00) $5

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June 1 – Tyler Childers (8:00) with Saw Black (6:30) $5

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June 8 – Rhiannon Giddens (8:00) with NOBS! Brass Band (6:30) $10 As part of the Festival of the River. Both bands performing with the Richmond Symphony.

Watch Rhiannon Giddens on YouTube:

Watch NOBS! Brass Band on YouTube

June 15 – Parquet Courts (8:00) with Gauche (6:30) $10

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June 22 – Knower (8:00) with Kenneka Cook (6:30) $5

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June 29 – Turnpike Troubadours (8:00) with Charley Crockett (6:30) $10

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Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are now available to purchase online at Season Passes cost $40 from March 6 – April 1 and $55 after.

Friday Cheers is presented by: Bell’s Brewery Friday Cheers is sponsored by: CoStar, Lyft, Delta Hotels by Marriott, 103.7 Play,, Style Weekly, NBC12, CW Richmond and Pasture.

For more interviews on the bands, insider and behind-the-scenes info, and back stories on the artists, visit the Friday Cheers blog or Friday Cheers website.

To be entered in a weekly drawing to win tickets to Friday Cheers, like Friday Cheers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Be sure to use #CheersRVA all season long to be a part of the conversation!

Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization formed to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the City to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond provides enhanced property management services for both the Downtown and Riverfront including; the Clean & Safe program, beautification and landscaping projects and management and maintenance of Brown’s Island, the Canal Walk and Belle Isle parking lot. Venture Richmond Events produces Friday Cheers, the 2nd Street Festival, the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with the Richmond Sportsbackers to produce Dominion Energy Riverrock. Venture Richmond also operates Riverfront Canal Cruises. Both Venture Richmond Events, LLC and Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC are subsidiaries of Venture Richmond, Inc. For more information visit

Press Contact: Stephen Lecky

Festival Manager

Venture Richmond

Tel: 804.788.6466

Fax: 804.788.6477

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