It's impossible to miss thousands of music fans in Shockoe Bottom. It's even more impossible to miss some of the talent showcased at this past weekend's RVA Music Fest. The Fest featured Girl Talk and Best Coast as its headliners but boasted more than 20 local and non-local musical artists and groups including No BS Brass Band, Diamond Center, and White Laces.
The Fest, held on 18th and Main Streets in Richmond's historic Shockoe Bottom attracted fans from Richmond and beyond for two days of music, food, drink, and talent. Bands, DJs, and individual artists prompted packed bars and clubs around Richmond on Saturday night before filling Shockoe to its brim for the Fest's continuation on Sunday.
We were able to catch up with Dillard Watt, trombonist for one of Richmond's favorite musical addictions No BS Brass Band. When asked his opinion of the event Watt was quick to comment "We're pretty excited for this event. We are always saying 'RVA all day.' Reggie Pace even wrote a song with that title. All of us really love this city and it's great to have a high profile event in town and to be part of it."
High profile is right--- this event with its numerous sponsors brought out all types of fans and truly united the city through a shared passion for music.
Photo credit Kelly Brown