Thursday, May 29, 2008

Arrested Development, Wyclef, GWAR, Indigo Girls

Hooray, the weekend is here! Friday Cheers this week features Arrested Development. Not the awesome but now canceled TV show, but the alternative hip hop group from Atlanta. You may remember their hits from the early 90's: Tennessee, People Everyday and Mr. Wendel. They broke up in 1996 but got back together in 2000. Show starts at 6:30 with local reggae band Crucial Elements opening. As always, Cheers is FREE and on Brown's Island. And remember (thanks Beth S.) thousands of parking spaces are available at Riverfront Towers and Riverside on the James parking decks. Take Byrd Street to 10th Street; go right on 10th for $5 spaces all within a block of Brown’s Island.

Wyclef Jean plays at Fridays at Sunset on Kanawha Plaza on Friday. Tix are $25 and the gates open at 6 PM.

Friday night at The National is bloody theatrical metal band GWAR. The show starts at 8 and tickets are $22. Don't wear your nice clothes because fake blood will run rampant.

Saturday at The National is earnest folk-rockers, Indigo Girls. Show starts at 8 and tickets are $28.

If you are in the mood for three of my favorite things, check out the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at the Richmond Raceway. The event goes from 2 PM to 6 PM on Saturday. Tix are $35 at the gate.

I'm outta here. Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan