Dominion Energy Riverrock opens registration and announces music lineup for 2024 festival
National and regional talent to take the stage in Richmond May 17-19
RICHMOND, VA – Dominion Energy Riverrock, the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival, announced the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. The 2024 lineup features national and regional talent taking the stage the weekend of May 17-19 as Dominion Energy Riverrock returns to Brown’s Island for its 16th year. The complete music and event schedules are now available at www.riverrockrva.com, and registration for participatory sporting events is open as well.
Dominion Energy Riverrock will open on Friday, May 17 with participatory sporting events, including the Belle Isle Blitz 5k-ish Trail Run and the MTB Time Trial ride. The fun continues Saturday with the Monsters of the James Fishing Tournament, James River Scramble (10kish), MTB Enduro ride, Kayak Boatercross, and SUP Cross. For the final day of the festival people can take part in the Bust the Banks Half Marathon or Down River Paddle. The Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs competition, crowd-favorite climbing events, Photo Contest, and Video Contest will take place throughout the weekend.
Palmyra will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. The trio of Virginia natives described as a progressive folk band established in the Shenandoah Valley will be followed by the Sam Grisman Project, one of the festival’s headlining bands. Sam Grisman originates from California and has grown in popularity playing covers of songs written by his father, David Grisman, and the late Jerry Garcia, as well as through performing original works.
The lineup on Saturday, May 18 showcases a mix of regional and national acts. The Rumble Trio starts the afternoon entertainment at 1:00 p.m. Richmond band, Space Koi, then takes the stage at 2:00 p.m. with a blend of progressive rock and funk fusion. Sam Reed and Love Jones: A Tribute to Sharon Jones will get the crowd dancing with a tribute to the late great Sharon Jones at 3:15 p.m and Cosmic Collective will treat festival goers to a jazz music experience made unique by the group’s effervescent chemistry and changing lineup at 4:30 p.m.
EGGY will be the first headliner on Saturday. EGGY met while all the members were in high school, and following their 2019 debut record have been touring constantly. They’ve performed in over 40 states and are excited to take the Dominion Energy Riverrock stage at 6:15 p.m. followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 8:00 p.m. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe just celebrated their 25th anniversary of performing together. They’ve seen a variety of famous venues including the Fuji Rock Festival, Madison Square Garden, the Outside Lands Music festival, and the inaugural Bonnaroo. Sunday performances include Tyler Meacham, Night Idea, and will wrap up with a blend of upbeat, singalong indie tunes and downright headbanging hard rock from The Stews. All performances at Dominion Energy Riverrock are free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to unveil the spectacular lineup of bands set to grace the stage at the 2024 Dominion Energy Riverrock,” said Stephen Lecky, Director of Events with Venture Richmond. “This year’s musical offerings promise to be an exhilarating fusion of talent and genres, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees. From longtime fan favorites to emerging artists, these bands reflect the diverse and dynamic spirit of Riverrock. We can’t wait to bring the energy to Brown’s Island.”
Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and Sports Backers, began in 2009 and is now the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront.
The event serves to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails, and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts and introduce Richmond’s outdoor adventure opportunities to residents and visitors from around the country. As a result of the creation of Dominion Energy Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region. More information on the festival can be found at www.RiverrockRVA.com or on social media @RiverrockRVA.
Dominion Energy Riverrock Music Lineup – Friday, May 17
|Sam Grisman Project
Saturday, May 18
|The Rumble Trio
|Sam Reed and Love Jones: A Tribute to Sharon Jones
|Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Sunday, May 19
Dominion Energy Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Energy Riverrock 2024 please visit www.riverrockrva.com.