In celebration of its one-year anniversary of craft beer production, Stone Brewing will hold a music festival in Richmond on Sep. 9.On September 9, Stone Brewing will welcome a handful of popular festival bands for the first annual Stone’s Throw Down music festival in Richmond. In addition to music, the day's lineup will feature independent craft beers, food trucks, and lawn game tournaments, as the brewery shows its appreciation to the greater Richmond community for the warm welcome it's received since starting production of its local craft beers one year ago. With a solid music lineup and bargain tickets at $10 apiece, the event, which will be held at the amazing six-acre riverfront park on Brown’s Island, promises to be a budget-friendly good time. WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 9 | 1 p.m.–10 p.m. WHERE: Brown's Island Park | Richmond, VA Thousands of festivalgoers are expected to be in attendance as Pontiak, a neo-psychedelic rock band of the Blue Mountain Region of Virginia, kicks things off just after 1 p.m. With nine albums out and consistent tours throughout Europe, Pontiak will appeal to fans of '60s acid rock, '90s stoner rock, and indie music alike. The Bright Light Social Hour, the award-winning American psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, will also be performing early on, bringing elements of southern rock, soul, and psychedelia to the party. Fans of indie music won't want to miss Jeff the Brotherhood’s performance, which will feature music best described as a mix of punk, pop, garage rock, and psychedelic rock.
The Richmond-based No BS! Brass Band will bring a little bit of New Orleans to the festival, combining elements of Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane, and James Brown into their original sound, which embraces the spirit and style of a New Orleans brass band. London Souls, a band from New York, will perform second to last, delighting music fans who like classic rock bands such as Cream and Led Zeppelin. Last on the bill is Lettuce. Regulars on the jam festival circuit, this Boston funk band is well worth the $10 price of admission alone. Lettuce is influenced by legendary funk bands such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Herbie Hancock, and Tower of Power while also having gained notoriety and a fan base with their five original albums and relentless touring.
For more info and tickets, visit the festival website. Will you be attending Stone's Throw Down? Which band are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comments below!