Friday Cheers by the river is always a good way to kick off the weekend, especially when the weather is nice. And tonight’s the night to come if you want to support local music. It all starts at 6 p.m. with the sweet rock of Piranha Rama, followed at 7 p.m. with the Appalachian Dixieland of Dharma Bombs. The headlining slot at 8 p.m. goes to the jazz and funk fusion group Butcher Brown. $5. venturerichmond.com.