Friday Cheers Announces Summer '21 Shows

Brown's Island outdoor pod shows will feature local bands starting May 7.

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New school jazz-funksters Butcher Brown perform with Shormey on Friday, June 25 to close the 36th season of Friday Cheers. - PETER MCELHINNEY
  • Peter McElhinney
  • New school jazz-funksters Butcher Brown perform with Shormey on Friday, June 25 to close the 36th season of Friday Cheers.

Finally, Friday Cheers is back: Richmond's longest running outdoor summer concert series announced its 36th season today, which will celebrate all things local.

And by that they mean local bands, beer and food.

Presented by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and held along the scenic riverfront at Brown's Island, the event will be socially distanced featuring "physically spaced two, four and eight-person pods." Also heads up: Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be none offered on site. Visit the Venture Richmond website for more information.

“We are thrilled to present these shows in a safe and responsible way," said Stephen Lecky, director of events for Venture Richmond, in a press release today. "Invite your friends and family out to enjoy the warm weather in one of Richmond’s most beautiful outdoor event venues."

Without further adieu, your summer '21 lineup is below. All the shows start at 6:30 p.m. and the headliner is at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted (some have only one performer).

May 7: Cris Jacobs Band with Deau Eyes

May 21: Agents of Good Roots with Leon III

May 28: An evening with Art of Noise RVA (6:30 p.m.)

June 4: NO BS! Brass with Piranha Rama

June 11: An evening with Suggesting Rhythm (6:30 p.m.)

June 18: Mighty Joshua and Erin & the Wildfire

June 25: Butcher Brown with Shormey

For more information and details on how to purchase tickets, visit the Venture Richmond website.