Well, that was one hell of a party.

There’s way too many people to thank for making the RVA Playlist 5th Anniversary Party a total success. I cannot even begin to thank all of you who came out last night. Every year I’m surprised by the turnout, but this year was something else. The place was packed with so many people enjoying music and I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd.

I’ve been covering Richmond’s music scene for five years and in those five years, I’ve been introduced to some of the best music to come out of any city. When I started RVA Playlist, I thought it would just be a place to share music I liked. I never thought it would turn into an outlet for Richmond music to shine. I wouldn’t have been celebrating with you if not for your support.

Major thanks go out to the Broadberry for hosting the event and being one of the best music venues in Richmond.

Big Mama Shakes

Big Mama Shakes

Thank you to Big Mama Shakes for starting off the night, Jonathan Vassar and the Badlands for the melodies, Goldrush for the fun rock and tequila shots and No BS! Brass Band for finishing the night off with a bang.


Jonathan Vassar and the Badlands


No BS! Brass Band

Thank you to Chris Payne, Well Done Creative and the Richmond Scene for all the support on the event and the Anniversary Compilation CD (Big thanks to Triple Stamp Press and Revolve for the production on that). I hope everyone who got a copy will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.


Thank you to Lauren Serpa Photography and The Cheats Movement for taking photos of the bands.

Thank you to the businesses who graciously donated to the raffle – Plan 9 Music, Friday Cheers, Coalition Theater, Blanchard’s Coffee, RVA Coffee Stain, Triple Stamp Press and The Broadberry

Thank you to all the press from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, Richmond Magazine, RVA Magazine, RVA News (for all the love!You Hear That, Sounds of RVA, WDCE/Sound Gaze, Handful of Brains, River City Rapids, Richmond BeermeisterYelp RVA, WNRNXL102Studio B and Visit Richmond (they also let me take over their Instagram feed) for all the promotion, interviews, ticket giveaways and getting the word out. And thank you to Karen for her review of the show.

And lastly, I’d like to thank all of you who read RVA Playlist, those who retweeted links, those spammed friends on Facebook, those who sent me messages about how excited you were, those who harassed friends into showing up, those who came to the party even though they could have been doing something else that evening. It seriously meant the world to me.