FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 2, 2017
RICHMOND, VA – Celebrating its 33rd season, Venture Richmond’s premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, presented by Bell’s Brewery, returns to Brown’s Island on May 5. With a stellar line-up of bands you won’t want to miss, at the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue, Richmond’s longest-running concert series features breakout bands, national acts and RVA’s hometown talent. Children 12 and under are free.
May 5 – Lee Fields & the Expressions (8:00) with Kings (6:30) $5
May 12 – Con Brio (8:00) and Red Baraat (6:30) $5
May 19-21 – Dominion Riverrock, featuring Hardworking Americans and The SteelDrivers, FREE.
May 26 – RVA Music Night featuring Richmond bands: Peoples’s Blues of Richmond (8:00), Angelica Garcia (7:00) and Ohbliv (6:00) $5
June 2 – Conor Oberst (7:45) with Big Thief (6:30) $10
June 9 – The Record Company (8:00) with The Congress (6:30) $10
June 16 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise (8:00) and Sleepwalkers (6:30) $10
June 23 – Galactic (8:00) with Future Prospect (6:30) $10
June 30 – Car Seat Headrest (8:00) with Gold Connections (6:30) $10
Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Season Passes cost $45 from March 2 – April 1, and $55 after.
Watch Lee Fields & the Expressions on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oLKFHsO5qpo
Watch Kings on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4fpEz6Jk4D0
Watch Con Brio on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Sbg_rWciK44
Watch Red Baraat on YouTube: https://youtu.be/H95yJTSVyho
Watch People’s Blues of Richmond on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xZb9jmhiNCY
Watch Angelica Garcia on YouTube: https://youtu.be/im_ADV7EKwc?list=PL5SdhxI_Jo9MLDD5ZCwcEqgv-hZECiuiC
Watch Ohbliv on YouTube: https://youtu.be/feKDl4Uh3O0
Watch Conor Oberst on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZFokrwZ14K4
Watch Big Thief on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oacUgWXrqwc
Watch The Record Company on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XJKCorv713s
Watch The Congress on YouTube https://youtu.be/50ciOg1HjDk
Watch Rainbow Kitten Surprise on YouTube: https://youtu.be/43shWAw01Vs
Watch Sleepwalkers on YouTube: https://youtu.be/G2axLyZssDg
Watch Galactic on YouTube: https://youtu.be/t-6jArSj8qA
Watch Future Prospect on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_HWig6L5K7o
Watch Car Seat Headrest on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EX00R_-Eh0I
Watch Gold Connections on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jnXxLG-Ifn8
For more interviews with the bands, insider and behind- the-scenes info, and back stories on the artists, visit the Friday Cheers blog.
Friday Cheers is presented by: Bell’s Brewery Friday Cheers is sponsored by: Virginia is For Music Lovers, 103.7 Play, Crowne Plaza Downtown Richmond, Richmond.com, Style Weekly, ECE, NBC12, CW Richmond and Pasture.
To be entered in a weekly drawing to win tickets to Friday Cheers, like Friday Cheers on Facebook and Twitter!
Be sure to use #CheersRVA all season long to be a part of the conversation!
Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization which engages business and community leaders in partnering with the City of Richmond to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond also produces Easter on Parade, TEDxRVA, Second Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with the Richmond Sportsbackers to produce Dominion Riverrock. For more information visit www.venturerichmond.com.
Press Contact: Stephen Lecky