Thursday, March 6, 2014

Friday Cheers 2014 Schedule Announced

Here's the press release from Venture Richmond announcing the full schedule for Friday Cheers this year. I'm most excited about Lord Huron, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Funky Meters, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Neko Case, but it all looks tasty! More on each in our weekly picks column as the shows approach.

(RICHMOND, VA) March 6, 2014 – Celebrating its 30th season, Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, presented by Coors Light and Blue Moon, returns to Brown's Island on May 2,  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 9 Lord Huron with The Northerners, $10.  

May 17-19 –  Dominion Riverrock, featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, Matisyahu, FREE.

May 23 – RVA Music Night featuring Richmond bands: Avers, Todd Herrington: Things and The Green Boys, $5.

May 30 – J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Kopecky Family Band, $5.                                                                         

June 6 – Futurebirds and Spirit Family Reunion, $5.
June 13 – Funky Meters with Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns, $10.                                                                                           

June 20 – Houndmouth and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, $5.                                                                              

June 27 –Neko Case with Laura Veirs $10.                                                                                                

Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at starting tomorrow, Friday March 7.
Season Passes cost $35 from March 7th – April 1st and $45 after.

Watch Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers on YouTube:
Watch Vintage Trouble on YouTube:
Watch Lord Huron on YouTube:
Watch Kopecky Family Band on YouTube:
Watch J. Roddy Walston & The Business on  YouTube:
Watch Futurebirds on  YouTube:
Watch Spirit Family Reunion on  YouTube:
Watch Funky Meters on  YouTube:
Watch St. Paul & The Broken Bones on  YouTube:
Watch Houndmouth on  YouTube:
Watch Neko Case 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.

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

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 TEDxRVA, Easter on Parade, the Second Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with the Richmond Sportsbackers to produce Dominion Riverrock. For more information visit