Friday Cheers on Brown's Island does their now annual Memorial Day weekend RVA Music Night. It'll start at 6, run until 9:30 and it's only $5 to get in. The bands are Three Sheets to the Wind, The Trillion and Photosynthesizers. Here's the dirt on each band, courtesy of Venture Richmond:
"Three Sheets to the Wind, America's No. 1 Tribute to Yacht Rock, covers smooth radio hits from 1976 to 1984. Underestimate their yachting-themed stage attire at your own risk. One thing is for certain — their tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek devotion to the AM gold era is no joke. The music is given a faithful and thorough interpretation, and Richmond audiences have been packing venues all over the city to hear the band's send-ups of so-terrible-they're-incredibly-cool artists like Toto, Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, and Steely Dan. Are they serious? Are they kidding? Who cares? We're all singing along. (They also won "Best Richmond Cover Band" in the 2012 Style Weekly Best of Richmond poll.)
Later on Friday night, Grateful Dead cover band King Solomon's Marbles will be at Cary St. Cafe. Show starts at 10 and it's $7 to get in.
On Sunday, down at the 17th Street Farmer's Market, the first Shockoe Bottom Jazz Fest goes down. It'll run from 11 AM to 6:30 PM and feature DJ Williams Projekt, The Big Payback, Scott Frock and the Killin, Stony Brook Moonshine and others. It'll be FREE too. Here's DJ Williams Projekt at Cafe Diem on 12/27/11:
Somewhat music related and pretty cool is the Rocketts Red Glare festival at Rockett's Landing on Sunday night. Colin Healy will play at 5:30 and then Kings of Swing at 6:30. The Nina & Pinta, replicas of Columbus' ships will be on view and open for touring. Wine, craft beer and desserts will be on sale. Fireworks at 9.
Next Wednesday night, we share the love, blogger to blogger, as the RVA Playlist blog celebrates their second anniversary with a FREE show at The Camel. Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9 PM sharp. Against Grace, Dead Fame and Marionette will be performing for the birthday bash. Here's Against Grace on Earth Day here in Richmond:
Also on Wednesday, groovealicious jam band Southern Belles will be at Cary St. Cafe. They'll start at 10 PM and it's FREE. Here's Southern Belles with a "Long Distance" jam:
Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Take a second to remember those that gave their lives so we can have free speech, listen to rock n' roll, watch fireworks and be with our families.