In 2019, Friday Cheers celebrates its 35th anniversary. As the longest running and largest event of its kind in Richmond, Friday Cheers showcases some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and 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 in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Friday Cheers takes place every Friday in May and June.
Friday Cheers has hosted groups such as the Zac Brown Band, Alabama Shakes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Head & the Heart and hundreds of others great bands.
This family-friendly event has been named Style Weekly’s “Best Concert Series” in Richmond the last seven years in a row.
Friday Cheers is produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC, a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc.
2019 Event Dates: May 3 - June 28
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Tickets only cost $5 and $10 for individual shows.
Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate.
There are three entry points to Brown’s Island and payment will be taken at each.
Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Location: Brown's Island, Richmond, VA
Google Maps Link: 501 S 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219
WHERE ARE THE ENTRANCES TO FRIDAY CHEERS?
You can pick one of the following entrances to enter Brown's Island: T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, 5th Street and Tredegar, 7th Street and Tredegar & Canal Walk (Backstage).
I CAN'T BUY TICKETS ONLINE, IS FRIDAY CHEERS SOLD OUT?
TicketstoBuy stops selling online tickets the day of Friday Cheers, but tickets are still available at all Friday Cheers entrances the night of, unless we make an announcement that says otherwise.
WHERE IS THE WILL CALL TENT?
You can find Will Call at three entrances: T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, 5th Street and Tredegar & Canal Walk (Backstage).
SHOULD I BRING CASH?
Cash lines typically move faster when you're buying beer/wine tickets and Friday Cheers tickets, but we do accept cards!
PLEASE do not bring pets (other than service animals) to the events.
WHAT CAN’T I BRING WITH ME?
Items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to:
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN
Friday Cheers will play on in the event of light rain, but please check our Facebook page for updates in case of heavy rain or lightening.
Paid parking is available in many parking decks and lots in the area surrounding downtown's riverfront. Some of those are:
EMERGENCY SERVICES/FIRST AID
Emergency service centers are available on site.
Portable restrooms are located throughout the event site, including handicapped bathrooms.
YOUR PRESENCE IS YOUR PERMISSION
Special photographers and videographers have been hired by organizers to document the event. Some images may be used in later promotional materials. Your presence at the event is seen as your permission for such promotional use by the non-profit organizers.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email email@example.com for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.
Friday Cheers is Presented by: Pacifico
Friday Cheers is Sponsored by: CoStar, Lidl, Dominion Energy Green Power, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Atlantic Union Bank, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Eagles Nest Outfitters, LYFT, Summit Media and 103.7 Play, NBC12 and CW Richmond, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, and Comfort.
Great event, great venue, great music. Awesome experience all the way around.
– Joel, June 2018
Had an excellent time here. First time, definitely won’t be the last!
– Claresa, June 2018