Friday Cheers

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Singer Saw Black has a new “Water Tower” and a long-range plan. Read more


Taking kids to a concert Read more


For this year's 30th survey, the editors pulled 10 category winners from the 1988 magazine and then selected who or what takes the prize today. Read more

Best & Worst

Catch up with the Leesburg-born band ahead of their closeout performance at Friday Cheers on June 30. Read more


We talk with veteran soul artist Lee Fields on God, young people, knowing your business and meeting James Brown, before he kicks off Friday Cheers on May 5 Read more


The Americana group’s newest album, “Medicine,” is retrospective, with emotional lyrics and a bluesy slant. They play tonight, June 24, at Friday Cheers, after Major and the Monbacks. Read more


The Suffers play Friday Cheers on Brown’s Island on June 17 Read more


"It is extra rewarding to come home these days," says the singer-songwriter who has captured national attention this year with her "No Burden" release. You can hear her in person June 10 at Friday Cheers, along with Kurt Vile. Read more


Kurt Vile and The Violators bring the mellow gold to Friday Cheers on June 10 Read more


The season of outdoor performance is, happily, upon us. "Twelfth Night" opens Saturday in the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall. The Richmond Ballet appears at Dogwood Dell and the Richmond Symphony plays Pocahontas State Park. Read more


How do musicians who seem so different on paper mesh so uniformly? We asked lead vocalist AJ Haynes (and in the process learned that she likes tequila.) The Seratones play Friday Cheers on June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Read more


Since taking a break from his four-piece psych-rock band Megafaun in 2012, Phil Cook has produced and played side guy for performers such as Richmond's Matthew E. White. Now he's on tour with a debut solo album. Read more


Named a Virginia Reggae Ambassador in 2015, Joshua Achalam and his band bring energy and community engagement to the stage. Read more


Friday Cheers' RVA Music Night returns on May 27th with Natalie Prass Read more


Girl power on Brown's Island: Out of the 16 bands (headliners and openers) playing the concert series this year, more than half have lead female vocalists, including Richmond's Natalie Prass and Lucy Dacus. Read more


The "Screaming Eagle of Soul" Charles Bradley will play the RVA Field of Dreams at the Altria Theatre on Friday, Oct. 2. Read more


Grace Potter’s tour in support of her Midnight solo recording, released Aug. 14, comes to Innsbrook Pavilion on Sept. 30. Read more



photo by Sterling Munksgard

With upcoming concerts like Hurray for the Riff Raff, Future Islands and the Wood Brothers, it is tough not to take notice of this year's series. Read more



Photo by Elmo Thamm

A guide to summer outdoor concert season, in Richmond and around Virginia. Read more

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