Thursday, February 28, 2013

Friday Cheers lineup announced, Late Night Pick: Bob Mould

The Friday Cheers lineup was announced today. Being the soul man that I am, Charles Bradley and Karl Denson's Universe (featuring Richmond's own DJ Williams on guitar) are the highlights for me. It all looks good though and even the country act this year (Shovels & Rope and Hayes Carll) is worth seeing as they are more alt-country than pop country. We'll, of course, have more on each act during the week the appear. But here's the full lineup and press release:

(RICHMOND, VA) February 28, 2013 -- Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island on May 3, with a stellar line-up of bands you won't want to miss, at one of RVA’s most beautiful venues. Enjoy breakout bands, national acts and Richmond's hometown talent. Children 12 & under are free.

May 3 – Shovels & Rope and Hayes Carll, $5.
May 10 – The Lone Bellow and Radical Face, $5.
May 17-19 – Dominion Riverrock, featuring Soulive, Lettuce, Toots & the Maytals and Anders Osborne, FREE.
May 24– RVA Music Night featuring Richmond bands: No BS! Brass Band, Murphy’s Kids and Former Champions, $5.
May 31 – The Head and the Heart with Black Girls, $10.
June 7 – Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires with The Rootdowns, $10.
June 14 – Kishi Bashi and Lake Street Dive, $5.
June 21 – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, with The Pimps of Joytime, $10.
June 28 – The Infamous Stringdusters, with James Justin & Co. $10.

Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at starting March 1st.

Season Passes cost $35 from March 1st – April 1st and $45 after.

Watch Shovels & Rope on YouTube:

Watch Hayes Carll on YouTube:

Watch The Lone Bellow on YouTube:

Watch Radical Face on YouTube:

Watch NO BS! Brass Band on YouTube:

Watch The Head & the Heart on YouTube:

Watch Charles Bradley on YouTube:

Watch Kishi Bashi on YouTube:

Watch Lake Street Dive on YouTube:

Watch Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on YouTube:

Watch The Infamous Stringdusters on YouTube:

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

Presented by: Coors Light

Sponsored by: 103.7 The River, ROCK96.5, K95, Hot 100.9, Hilton Garden Inn, Style Weekly,, Pasture and Pepsi

To be entered in a weekly drawing to win tickets to Friday Cheers, like Friday Cheers on Facebook!

Friday Cheers is produced and managed by Venture Richmond. Venture Richmond also produces Easter on Parade, RVA Fireworks on the James, the Second Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival, and is a co-producer, with Richmond Sportsbackers, of Dominion Riverrock.
Tonight's Late Night Pick is the great Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC at 12:35 AM. Also on the show is the lovely and talented (and Philly home girl) Tina Fey and the wonderful British actor, Bill Nighy. Bob's latest video for "Star Machine" is pretty funny, as he and his band participate in "Bring Your Kid to Work Day".