Riverrock festival 2020 Announces this year headliners

Photo of Dr. Dog

Dominion Energy Riverrock announced today the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. On Friday, May 15th, The Motet will take the stage at 8 p.m. On Saturday, May 16th, Dr. Dog will be the headliner, also taking the stage at 8 p.m. The outdoor sports and music festival will be held on Brown’s Island and Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia, May 15-17, 2020.

On the heels of what group members call “one of the most fertile creative periods in the group’s history,” Dr. Dog will bring a wide range of sounds and sonic exploration to the Dominion Energy Riverrock stage. From their early days of 1960s-inspired psych-pop to the groove-punk and pastoral folk-rock of later albums, the Philadelphia-based artists have maintained an enduring commitment to their own creative evolution. The band is currently touring in support of their most recent album, ‘Critical Equation,’ which they released in April 2018.

The Motet harnesses energy that comes from unity and movement created during their performances to form the unique sound they’ll bring to audiences in Richmond. Featuring Dave Watts on drums, Joey Porter on keys, Garrett Sayers on bass, Ryan Jalbert on guitar, Lyle Divinsky on vocals, Drew Sayers on sax, and Parris Fleming on trumpet, The Motet released ‘Death or Devotion,’ their ninth full-length album, in January 2019, and aim to make a dynamic and definitive statement whenever they step on stage.

“We are very excited to announce Dr. Dog and The Motet as headliners for a great weekend of diverse offerings and performances during Dominion Energy Riverrock,” said Stephen Lecky, Director of Events for Venture Richmond. “Every performer in this year’s lineup will bring energy for fans and spectators as we highlight downtown Richmond’s vibrant riverfront and outdoor adventure opportunities.”

The Motet

Dominion Energy Riverrock Music Lineup

Friday, May 15

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.Sam Reed
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.The Motet

Saturday, May 16

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.The Northerners
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.PhotoSynthesizers
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.The Hot Seats
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.Liz Cooper & the Stampede
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.Dr. Dog

Sunday, May 17

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.The Embalmers
2:20 – 3:20 p.m.Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
3:40 – 5:00 p.m.Suggesting Rhythm

Dominion Energy Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Energy Riverrock 2020, please visit www.riverrockrva.com.

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