We are FINALLY teenagers! Yes, it’s hard to believe but WRIR kicked off it’s thirteenth year of independent radio. We continued the tradition of celebrating in the heart of our listening community: downtown Richmond arts district during First Fridays. The historic and beautiful Richmond Renaissance magically transformed for the evening into a pop-up rock club. You experienced two stages for five hours of eclectic musical entertainment. Attendees heard traditional German music from The Saurkrauts, some killer rap from Secret Bonus Level Band, and even an RVA Comedy Showcase from Sweetheart Comedy! Also performing at the anniversary party were SLEEPWALKERS, FACESHIP, Piranha Rama, AngelicaGarcia + Kenneka Cook, Zgomot, and Gumming. WRIR DJs DJ Greybeard, Stunted Development and Maya (host of Tuesday’s Breakfast Blend) kept the music flowing throughout the night. For those of you who were not able to attend, be sure to drool over the photo highlights below. You can search social media for #WRIR13 and #WRIR to really flare up your jealousy! Seriously, this is a must-attend event, so set a reminder in your calendar now to join us for our 14th anniversary party. Thank you to Shannon, LJ, Laura, Andrea, Kari with the events committee for planning the night. We also appreciate Sound of Music Studios for sponsoring the DJ booth. Band photos by Ashley Travis featured in article posted on Dust Up.

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    10 bands over 2 weekends at 2 venues for 10 bucks! 8/3 at Gallery 5; 8/10 at The Camel.