Richmonders trekked to Brown’s Island on Friday to kick off Memorial Day by celebrating Friday Cheers‘ annual RVA Music Night. With an eclectic mix of local performers, the evening was nothing short of amazing and left the massive Cheers crowd craving more.
Starting off the night was RVA native Ohbliv who set the tone with smooth samples and throwback beats. His summery vibes set a perfect tone for the evening as the sun began to dip into the James River.
Angelica Garcia shined on stage with her dynamic vocal range as she led her band through a vibrant set of tracks from their debut album “Medicine for Birds” as well as a few new, unreleased material. Her quirky sense of humor and playful demeanor kept the laughs, singalongs and laid-back energy rolling.
With three full-length albums under their belts and a fan base now stretching across North America, the blues-psych trio People’s Blues of Richmond are hardly a “local” band at this point. The heavy-touring group treated the hometown crowd to a sweaty and energetic set of rock and roll to close out RVA Music Night.
Frenzied drumming from Neko Williams, thumping bass lines from Matthew Volkes and emotional lyrics and guitar riffs from Tim Beavers II collided on stage in a powerful performance sure to be remembered for seasons to come.
Check out photos from the show by Joey Wharton below:
People’s Blues of Richmond