Thursday, February 4, 2016

RVA Bands Featured at LAVA Fest in Suffolk

Memorial weekend fest headlined by Charles Bradley.

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM

click to enlarge Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus was recently included in Rolling Stone's recurring feature, "10 Artists To Watch."
  • Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus was recently included in Rolling Stone's recurring feature, "10 Artists To Watch."

This year's LAVA Music Fest in Suffolk, Va. on Memorial Day weekend is featuring several of Richmond's top acts including No BS Brass, Matthew E. White, Natalie Prass and recent Rolling Stone artist to watch, Lucy Dacus.

Headliner for the event, which still has a couple acts to announce, is the "screaming eagle of soul," Charles Bradley.

Tickets have already gone on sale for the 14-band event held May 27-28 at the Suffolk Executive Airport. See press release below.

Here's their trailer video from last year, complete with whistling and young people having fun:

SUFFOLK, VA – January 25, 2016- LAVA Music Festival, a local independent music festival, has announced the 14-band two-day lineup performing over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28 at the Suffolk Executive Airport with two-day and Saturday-only camping available for general admission, tents, RVs and glamping packages from Solid Ground Shelters.

The eclectic mix includes:

The Front Bottoms indie rock band that originated in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires riveting soul singer of world renown

Dan Deacon composer and electronic musician based in Baltimore, Maryland

JR JR indie-pop band from Detroit, Michigan

Matthew E. White songwriter, producer, arranger, and founder of Spacebomb Records in Richmond, Virginia

Natalie Prass singer-songwriter from Richmond, VA

No BS! Brass Band based in Richmond, VA, takes the New Orleans sound into uncharted territory

Major And The Monbacks Rock & Roll and Psychedelic Soul from Norfolk, VA

Will Overman Band amped-up folf rock band based in Charlottesville, VA

Foxing Rock band from St Louis, Missouri

Ladada local band from Norfolk, described as soda pop

Lucy Dacus Richmond based singer-songwriter

*Two more bands will still be announced - COMING SOON!

"We are excited about the addition of the 2nd day and camping. With the support of live music fans in Hampton Roads and the region we hope to make this a Memorial Day tradition and something unique for this region. We hope we can become an alternative or another festival to attend for those that enjoy or want to enjoy a music and camping festival experience," said Justin Billcheck, LAVA Music Festival Producer.

The festival will feature over 15 hours of live music, along with Lava Lounge, which boasts a bar and retro arcade, outdoor games including human foosball, giant beer pong and cornhole, skydiving, late night Silent Disco and a variety of local vendors serving food, craft beer, wine and cider.

Tickets are on sale today at lavafestival.com.

Here's Lucy Dacus:

And here's the latest from Charles Bradley off his upcoming album.

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