Written by: Tyler Blankinship
Video & Photos by: Roc Raw
Memorial Day weekend was full of Richmond live music and RVA Night at Venture Richmond: Friday Cheers was the perfect way to kick it off! Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers opened the show with soulful folk tunes bolstered by Cassidy’s captivating voice. Then came the Celler Dwellers who brought an incredibly laid-back, fun approach to indie rock as they crushed their largest performance to date. Headlining the evening were hometown heroes Butcher Brown who kept the crowd moving with their signature genre-bending “solar music” jams. This Friday Cheers was a reminder of Richmond’s phenomenal home-grown talent and robust live music scene.
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Friday Cheers photo gallery by Roc Raw
Blog Author - Tyler Blankinship: What's up everybody! I work primarily as a freelance graphic designer focused on music work (album covers, concert flyers, merch, etc.). I've also got experience in concert planning, radio hosting, music management, and a wide array of miscellaneous music work that I've been able to get my hands on. As far as music taste goes I love a bit of everything, especially local Richmond, VA acts like Fly Anakin, Lucy Dacus, McKinley Dixon, and Benét. Some of my favorite outside acts that I've gotten to see perform in Richmond are Smino, Mac Miller, Robert Glasper, & Courtney Barnett. Supporting independent musicians, especially Virginians, is one of the most important things to me so joining HearRVA felt incredibly natural when I started living in Richmond full time this year.
Blog Videographer/Photographer - Roc Raw: Peace, my name is Roc Raw, a content creator born and raised in Richmond, VA. I have accumulated over 400 years of wisdom, and it definitely feels like it! In my free time, I enjoy smoking weed and growing vegetables.