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Dominion Energy Riverrock Announce Band Line-up

Palmyra will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, May 17.

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Palmyra will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, May 17. The trio of Virginia natives described as a progressive folk band established in the Shenandoah Valley will be followed by the Sam Grisman Project, one of the festival’s headlining bands. Sam Grisman originates from California and has grown in popularity playing covers of songs written by his father, David Grisman, and the late Jerry Garcia, as well as through performing original works.

The lineup on Saturday, May 18 showcases a mix of regional and national acts. The Rumble Trio starts the afternoon entertainment at 1:00 p.m. Richmond band, Space Koi, then takes the stage at 2:00 p.m. with a blend of progressive rock and funk fusion. Sam Reed and Love Jones: A Tribute to Sharon Jones will get the crowd dancing with a tribute to the late great Sharon Jones at 3:15 p.m and Cosmic Collective will treat festival goers to a jazz music experience made unique by the group’s effervescent chemistry and changing lineup at 4:30 p.m.

EGGY will be the first headliner on Saturday. EGGY met while all the members were in high school, and following their 2019 debut record have been touring constantly. They’ve performed in over 40 states and are excited to take the Dominion Energy Riverrock stage at 6:15 p.m. followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 8:00 p.m. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe just celebrated their 25th anniversary of performing together. They’ve seen a variety of famous venues including the Fuji Rock Festival, Madison Square Garden, the Outside Lands Music festival, and the inaugural Bonnaroo. Sunday performances include Tyler Meacham, Night Idea, and will wrap up with a blend of upbeat, singalong indie tunes and downright headbanging hard rock from The Stews. All performances at Dominion Energy Riverrock are free and open to the public. 

Dominion Energy Riverrock, May 17-19

Registration is OPEN!

Dominion Energy Riverrock returns to Brown’s Island for its 16th year!

Dominion Energy Riverrock begins on Friday, May 17 with participatory sporting events, including the Belle Isle Blitz 5k-ish Trail Run and the MTB Time Trial ride. The fun continues Saturday, May 18 with the Monsters of the James Fishing Tournament, James River Scramble (10kish), MTB Enduro ride, Kayak Boatercross, and SUP Cross. For the final day of the festival people can take part in the Bust the Banks Half Marathon or Down River Paddle. The Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs competition, various bouldering events, Photo Contest, and Video Contest will take place throughout the weekend

Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and Sports Backers, began in 2009 and is now the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront.

The event serves to promote Downtown Richmond’s unique riverfront, trails, and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts and introduce Richmond’s outdoor adventure opportunities to residents and visitors from around the country.

Dominion Energy Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Energy Riverrock 2024 please visit www.riverrockrva.com or social media @RiverrockRVA.

We know the real reason to go to Riverrock is to see the dogs.

 

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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.