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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 starting today. Season Passes cost $45 from March 2 – April 1, and $55 after.

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Watch People’s Blues of Richmond on YouTube:

Watch Angelica Garcia on YouTube:

Watch Ohbliv on YouTube:

Watch Conor Oberst on YouTube:

Watch Big Thief on YouTube:

Watch The Record Company on YouTube:

Watch The Congress on YouTube

Watch Rainbow Kitten Surprise on YouTube:

Watch Sleepwalkers on YouTube:

Watch Galactic on YouTube:

Watch Future Prospect on YouTube:

Watch Car Seat Headrest on YouTube:

Watch Gold Connections on YouTube:

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,, 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

Press Contact: Stephen Lecky

Festival Manager

Venture Richmond

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