Friday Cheers returns for its 35th season this year as Richmond’s longest running and largest event of its kind, showcasing some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and some all-time regional favorites. The full lineup for the 2019 season was announced this morning.
The concert series is held along the James River on Brown’s Island every Friday in May and June.
Over the years, Friday Cheers has hosted popular groups such as the Zac Brown Band, Alabama Shakes, Snarky Puppy, The Head & the Heart and hundreds of others. Friday Cheers showcases emerging headliners – some of the best bands that you may not have heard of yet. See them this summer for only $5 and $10 before their ticket prices go up.
Friday Cheers attracts a wide-ranging audience from the very young to the young at heart. Twenty-something’s looking to mingle, young families, and older adults all find common ground at Friday Cheers.
With tickets only $5 and $10 for shows, it’s the best deal in town for a concert. Children 12 and under are free.
The 2019 lineup is below.
May 3 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (8:00) with Landon Elliott (6:30) $10
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May 10 – Chicano Batman (8:00) with Mikrowaves (6:30) $10
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May 24 – RVA Music Night: Illiterate Light (8:00), Calvin Presents (7:00) and Tinnarose (6:00) $5
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May 31 – Colter Wall (8:00) with Thorp Jenson (6:30) $10
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June 7 – The War and Treaty (8:00) with The Teskey Brothers (6:30) $10
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June 14 – The Budos Band (8:00) with Piranaha Rama (6:30) $10
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June 21 – Robert Glasper (8:00) with Kenneka Cook (6:30) $10
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June 28 – Lucy Dacus (8:00) with Deau Eyes (6:30) $5
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