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Friday Cheers Announces 2023 Concert Series Lineup




Friday Cheers, presented by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, returns May 5 for its 38th season as Richmond’s longest running concert series and the City’s largest event of its kind, showcasing some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and some all-time regional favorites. Season passes and individual tickets are available now.

The only summer concert series held along the James River, Friday Cheers draws Richmonders to picturesque Brown’s Island every week in May and June. Over the years, Friday Cheers has hosted popular groups such as the Alabama Shakes, Tyler Childers, 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 $10 before their ticket prices go up!

Produced by Venture Richmond Events, the series kicks off May 5 on Brown’s Island with a stellar line-up that you won’t want to miss. With all tickets only $10 in advance and $15 at the door, it’s still the best deal in town for a concert. Children 12 and under are FREE!

2023 Concert Series Lineup

All tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door

May 5 – Snail Mail (8:00pm) with Water From Your Eyes (7:00pm) and Dazy (6:15pm)
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May 12 – Sierra Ferrell (8:00pm) with Chris Leggett & The Copper Line (6:30pm)
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May 26 – RVA Music Night: Butcher Brown (8:20pm), Celler Dwellers  (7:15pm) and Cassidy Snider & the Wranglers (6:15pm)
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June 2 – Sampa The Great (8:00pm) with Kenneka Cook (6:30pm)
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June 9 – Watchhouse (8:00pm) with Palmyra (6:30pm)
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June 16 – Tank and the Bangas (8:00pm) with Piranha Rama (6:30pm)
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June 23 – The Vegabonds (8:00pm) with Kind Hearted Strangers (6:30pm)
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June 30 – Flipturn (8:00pm) with Holy Roller (6:30pm)
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Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are NOW available for purchase online at

Season passes are ONLY $55 for a LIMITED TIME through March 3.On March 4, season pass prices increase to $65.

For all details on the event and to purchase tickets, visit Venture Richmond’s website. And, for more detailed information and back stories on the artists performing, visit our Friday Cheers blog. Be sure to follow Friday Cheers on FacebookInstagram and Twitterand use #CheersRVA all season long to be a part of the conversation!

Friday Cheers is Produced by: Venture Richmond Events, LLC
Friday Cheers is Presented by: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Friday Cheers is Sponsored by: CoStar Group, Brown DistributingNBC12Delta Hotels,  Hurricane Fence Company, WNRN Radio103.7 Your Variety.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.