Friday Cheers fans are devoted and unwavering, but in these times we must all be mindful that the COVID-19 virus has dramatically changed our daily social interactions and we must all follow the directives of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home executive order through June 10.
The governor’s order prohibits all public and private in-person gatherings of more than 10 individuals.
With these guidelines, and for the safety of both our patrons and staff, we have made the following changes to the May Friday Cheers schedule:
Venture Richmond Events staff is working to reschedule Friday Cheers’ early June artist performances, and remain cautiously optimistic about performances later in June.
2020 Friday Cheers Season Pass holders can still use their pass for the remaining June Friday Cheers events and for the rescheduled Billy Strings event on August 26, 2020.
In addition, as a thank you for your understanding during this difficult time, 2020 Season Pass holders will receive a 50% discount off a 2021 Friday Cheers Season Pass! TicketsToBuy.com will email current Season Pass holders with information about the discount which can be used when purchasing a 2021 Season Pass.
Those who have purchased a ticket online for any one of these May events may request a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Friday, April 3, 2020.
Venture Richmond Events, LLC and its staff work to produce an excellent experience for you on Brown’s Island, but we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously, and appreciate your continued support moving forward.
At this time, all other events produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC, including the June Friday Cheers events, remain scheduled as planned, but are subject to change. Again, thank you for your continued support of Friday Cheers.
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.
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. 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.
2020 Event Dates: See above for an update regarding Friday Cheers 2020
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 Street, Richmond, VA 23219
WHERE ARE THE ENTRANCES TO FRIDAY CHEERS?
You can pick one of the following entrances to enter Brown's Island:
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 two entrances:
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.
Instead of driving to Cheers, try ridesharing, using RVA BikeShare, or GRTC! Be sure to check out our Downtown Richmond Parking & Transportation Guide to determine the best way to get to the event and around the city!
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 email@example.com for information.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.