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Brown’s Island Summer Concerts for 2023


Ready to rock ‘n roll all summer long?

Brown’s Island is Richmond’s peak place to visit when you’re in the mood to kick back, relax and enjoy some musical melodies from local and touring artists. The secluded island along the riverfront provides a great escape from a crowded city.

This urban waterway has become a Richmond staple for summer concerts with its wide open space that lets listeners tune in wherever they are to the artist taking center stage.

Want to join in on the fun? Here are all the solo artists, bands, and music festivals you can expect to perform at Brown’s Island this June to August 2023.


Start Your Summer Off Right with Friday Cheers

Richmond locals know Brown’s Island is the place to be for Friday Cheers during the summer season.

Friday Cheers is Downtown Richmond’s weekly summer concert series every Friday in May and June on Brown’s Island. Many local and emerging headliners provide live music for a night of family-friendly fun.

Plenty of featured bands allow people of all ages to get footloose!

Event Details

  • Gates open at 6:00p.m., music starts at 6:30p.m.
  • Event ends by 9:30p.m.
  • Tickets should be bought in advance
  • Blankets and chairs are allowed for personal seating

For more information visit Venture Richmond.

Friday Cheers June 2023 Lineup

  • 6/2: Sampa the Great with Kenneka Cook
  • 6/9: Watchhouse with Palmyra
  • 6/16: Tank & the Bangas with Piranha Rama
  • 6/23: The Vegabonds with Kind Hearted Strangers
  • 6/30: Flipturn with Holly Roller


But Wait, There’s More!

Keep Up the Summer Fun with These Awesome Artists

Friday Cheers might end in June, but the music keeps going all summer long. There’s even more artists and music festivals heading to Brown’s Island that you can look forward to:


  • 7/18: Young the Giant, Milky Chance and Rosa Linn
  • 7/29: Over the James 2023
    • Featuring: Avail, The Gaslight Anthem, Strike Anywhere, Snapcase, City of Caterpillar, and Dragonship


  • 8/8: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • 8/12: Jam Packed Craft Beer & Music Festival
    • Featuring: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Circles Around the Sun, Yam Yam, and Eggy
  • 8/19: Fighting Gravity, Cracker, Everything, and Way Back Home


Where Can I Buy Tickets?

  2. Concert Archives/AXS


Grab Some Grub After the Event

Need some nourishment after singing and dancing your heart out?

Downtown Richmond and Shockoe Bottom have plenty of restaurants that are a just quick walk from Brown’s Island:

  • Capital Ale House: Classic American burgers and sandwiches
  • Kabana Rooftop: Upscale food with a beautiful city view
  • Penny Lane Pub: Liverpool specialties from across the pond
  • Casa Del Barco: Mexican cuisine reimagined
  • Bottoms Up Pizza: Richmond-styled pizza as creative as you are
  • Native Plate: Globally inspired street food for the explorer at heart
  • Soul Taco: A fusion of Latin American and Southern flavors
  • Sine Irish Pub: An authentic Irish atmosphere and food to match
  • Southern Railway Taphouse: Southern comfort food made from scratch
  • Maya: Modern Mexican that comes to life in imaginative and flavorful ways
  • Hardshell: Outstanding seafood available in a inviting downtown space
  • Lillie Pearl: Masterful chef creations combining West African ingredients and Southern techniques
  • ML Steak: Jaw-dropping steaks served in a refreshed steakhouse environment
  • Perly’s: A delicious Jewish delicatessen boasting national recognitions
  • Tarrant’s: An exciting repertoire of food that feeds your soul


CityParking is Easy!

As much fun as live music experiences are, getting to them can be a headache.

When concerts are your thing, but parking isn’t, CityParking can take the stress away. We have several lots and decks near Brown’s Island and downtown restaurants and entertainment.

Our parking options include:

Find a spot fast so you don’t miss the opening act!