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Dominion Energy Riverrock Announces Music Lineup for 2022 Festival

The big day is Saturday, May 21st, which features performances from well-known and critically acclaimed artists such as the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Sierra Ferrell, and the Futurebirds.

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Dominion Energy Riverrock announced today the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. The 2022 lineup features national and regional talent taking the stage the weekend of May 20-22, as Dominion Energy Riverrock celebrates a return to its in-person festival format. The complete music and event schedule is now available at www.RiverrockRVA.com, and registration for sporting events is open as well.

Kicking things off on stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 20, will be Richmond’s own Suggesting Rhythm, a six-piece band who recreates the music of The Grateful Dead with their own charm and style. The slate on Saturday, May 21, features performances from well-known and critically acclaimed artists such as the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Sierra Ferrell, and the Futurebirds.

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings their unique blend of soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll to the stage at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Sierra Ferrell’s spellbinding voice at 6:15 p.m., and the Futurebirds’ captivating rock sound at 8:00 p.m. The lineup also includes Dead Billionaires, E 33rd, and Devil’s Coattails on May 21, and Tre. Charles, Mekong Xpress, and Leon III on May 22. All performances at Dominion Energy Riverrock are free and open to the public.

“We are very excited to present another weekend of diverse musical offerings and look forward to returning in person with three days of great performances during Dominion Energy Riverrock,” said Stephen Lecky, Director of Events for Venture Richmond. “The festival highlights Richmond’s vibrant downtown riverfront and outdoor lifestyle and this year’s bands will add even more energy for fans and spectators.”

Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond, takes place on Brown’s Island, the 5th Street Hillside, and the trails around the James River Park System on the weekend of May 20-22. More information on the band lineup and schedule of events can be found at www.RiverrockRVA.com.

Dominion Energy Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Energy Riverrock 2022, please visit www.riverrockrva.com.

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2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival Dates Announced

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Two of Virginia’s largest and most beloved events return this fall to Downtown Richmond.

The 2nd Street Festival, in partnership with the City of Richmond, is October 1-2, in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood.

The Richmond Folk Festival, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts and the City of Richmond, is October 7-9, along Downtown Richmond’s riverfront.

“Venture Richmond Events is proud to produce these two festivals that have brought so much attention to two Downtown neighborhoods – Jackson Ward and the Riverfront,” said Stephen Lecky, director of events for Venture Richmond. “Both the 2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival are economic drivers bringing a combined 200,000+ people Downtown and generating $39.5 million in economic impact annually. With six stages along the Riverfront and four stages in Jackson Ward, these two events that are only a week apart, showcase world class entertainment, food, arts and culture in Downtown.”

The 2nd Street Festival is sponsored in part by: City of Richmond, Dominion Energy, Altria, NewMarket Corp., Atlantic Union Bank, Virginia Union University, Brown Distributing, CoStar Group, and Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

The Richmond Folk Festival is sponsored in part by: City of Richmond, Dominion Energy, Altria, NewMarket Corp., CarMax, CoStar Group, Brown Distributing, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Atlantic Union Bank, Virginia is for Lovers, National Council for the Traditional Arts, Center for Cultural Vibrancy, and the Children’s Museum.

Check out pictures from last year’s Folk Festival here.

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Tonight’s Friday Cheers is Cancelled Due to Weather

For tonight’s Friday Cheers ticket holders, your tickets will automatically be refunded by Tickets-to-Buy for the face value within 14 business days of the cancellation notice.

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This is the first time that I can remember that Friday Cheers has pulled the plug due to weather concerns. Understandable due to the forecast of high winds.

Hot off the press release printing press.

For the safety of our patrons, artists and staff we must unfortunately cancel tonight’s Friday Cheers with Japanese Breakfast and Abby Huston. We understand this is a tremendous disappointment, and we share that sentiment.

“We’ve produced hundreds of outdoor events and have hosted hundreds of thousands of patrons, but I don’t believe that we have ever had a more definitive forecast predicting unsafe weather as we have for this evening,” said Lisa Sims, CEO of Venture Richmond. “We have been advised by several meteorologists that severe weather is certain and, frankly, cancelling is our only choice.”

For tonight’s Friday Cheers ticket holders, your tickets will automatically be refunded by Tickets-to-Buy for the face value within 14 business days of the cancellation notice.

Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

Website: https://venturerichmond.com/our-events/friday-cheers-2022/

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Arts on the Lawn returns to Hermitage Richmond for second year May 14th

Open to all residents, families, team members, and community friends who share a love of art and creating.

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Retirement community Hermitage Richmond is hosting its second annual Arts on the Lawn event on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The event is free and will be held outdoors on Hermitage Richmond’s front lawn at 1600 Westwood Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our talent we have here at Hermitage Richmond,” said Amy Chapman, Hermitage Richmond’s Executive Director. “Our resident artists are excited to share their work with the community and invite other artists to do so as well. We want everyone to know that the fine arts are alive and thriving at Hermitage Richmond. It is such a great way to kick off the summer and have our residents and community come together.”

More than 50 local artists and creators will feature their paintings, photography, pottery, fiber art, handmade jewelry, woodwork, and more. All artists will benefit 100% from their sales.

There will also be three food trucks and live music from Chris and Suzi of Thorp Jenson plus GreenSpring International Academy of Music student performers at the event.

Net proceeds at Arts on the Lawn will benefit Hermitage Richmond’s Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program, which is an evidence-based intergenerational art-making program benefiting people with dementia.

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