Announcing the Friday Cheers Concert Series Lineup for 2018

As a music lover, I tend to travel extensively to listen to concerts. Richmond has a great music scene with many different venues.

One of the best is Brown’s Island site of the Friday Cheers Concert Series. 2018 is the 34th anniversary of Friday Cheers in Richmond VA, the longest-running and largest event of its kind in RVA, showcasing some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and some all-time regional favorites. The only summer concert series held along the James River, Cheers draws 3,000-6,000 people per week to Richmond’s picturesque Brown’s Island, a park-like setting situated between the Canal Walk and the scenic James River. The season pass at $40 is seriously one of the best music deals in Richmond.

There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Children 12 and under are free.

Produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.

Season Passes $40 from March 6-April 1—-$55 after April 1.

Purchase advanced tickets online »

2018 schedule



May 4 we are thrilled to have the sweet Memphis blues and funk sounds of Valerie June (8:00) with Nashville’s up and coming star, Devon Gilfillian (6:30) $10
Watch Valerie June on YouTube
Watch Devon Gilfillian on YouTube

May 11 we welcome NPR darling, New Orleans RnB/Hip Hop act Tank and the Bangas (8:00) with Sweet Crude(6:30) $10
Watch Tank and the Bangas on YouTube
Watch Sweet Crude on YouTube

May 25 brings our annual RVA Music Night featuring some of Richmond best bands: Heavy funk from Butcher Brown(8:00), the Appalachian Dixieland swing of Dharma Bombs(7:00) and surf-rock sounds of Piranha Rama (6:00) $5
Watch Butcher Brown on YouTube
Watch Dharma Bombs on YouTube
Watch Piranha Rama on YouTube


June 1 Tyler Childers (8:00) with RVA’s own, Saw Black (6:30) bring some country/Americana sounds to the Island. $5
Watch Tyler Childers on YouTube
Watch Saw Black on YouTube

June 8 – Grammy Award winner and 2017 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, Rhiannon Giddens(8:00) will be performing alongside the Richmond Symphony as part of the Festival of the River. RVA’s own,NOBS! Brass Band (6:30) will kick things off and perform with the symphony as well! $10
Watch Rhiannon Giddens on YouTube
Watch NOBS! Brass Band on YouTube
June 15 – We welcome Brooklyn’s own, Parquet Courts(8:00). Their new album produced by Danger Mouse is scheduled to release just weeks before this RVA show! Washington DC’s, Gauche (6:30) opens the show. $10
Watch Parquet Courts on YouTube
Watch Gauche on YouTube
June 22 – A good night to bring your dancing shoes, as funk/electro group, Knower (8:00) will have you moving all night long! Richmond’s own, Kenneka Cook (6:30) opens the show. $5
Watch Knower on YouTube
Watch Kenneka Cook on YouTube
June 29 – We close the 2018 series out with a bang! June 29 will see Turnpike Troubadours (8:00) and Charley Crockett (6:30) with their tight Americana/Country sounds. $10
Watch Turnpike Troubadours on YouTube
Watch Charley Crockett on YouTube

For more interviews on the bands, insider and behind-the-scenes info, and back stories on the artists, visit the Friday Cheers blog or Friday Cheers website.

Psst, I’m a music loving real estate agent.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads/ Richmond VA area and his expertise helping buyers and sellers in the local real estate market.

If you are a homeowner searching for someone innovative to sell your home I would love to share my thoughts on marketing. You can read some of the stories I have written about the homes I have sold here.

Additionally, I have helped hundreds of folks find their dream home/ community and would love to help you find yours in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, VA Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight Poquoson as well as Richmond.

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!


About mrwilliamsburg

I love Williamsburg !
Being “Mr. Williamsburg” and starting my web site in 2004 has been a great way for me to help people looking for homes for sale, communities and an “insider knowledge.” of the area.
Turned out I was onto something. Because I offer in-depth information and up-to-the-minute blogging, even international clients have found me. One couple, moving back to the States from France, told me that a post I wrote blog about grocery shopping in Williamsburg convinced them that Williamsburg was the place to be, and that I was the best source by far that they found on the web.
I’m happy to say that I hear similar comments from many of my clients looking for homes throughout Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Va, After attending college, I worked at a number of positions including manager of a land development and construction company and business manager of a cut flower business that we grew in sales from $300,000 to $15 million (we were supplier to Whole Foods and one of the first cut flower suppliers to Costco).
In 2004, it seemed like a good time to simplify my life. I moved my family from Annapolis to Williamsburg. I went into real estate with Liz Moore and Associates, and was one of the initial agents when Liz opened her Williamsburg branch.
My sons Zach and Josh attend Lafayette High School and Hornsby Middle School and are crazy about sports and the outdoors.
I feel lucky to be living the dream, and saving two to four hours by not driving on the DC beltway every day. So, I can now spend my time with family while concentrating on learning — and sharing — information about living in Williamsburg.
In real estate, no two people or transactions are the same. Everything’s a challenge, and I’m rewarded every time in close a transaction and have the opportunity to see the smiles on clients’ faces.
Please email or call me for assistance with any real estate questions about the area or 757 254 8136