May 17th, 2024 -
May 19th, 2024

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@ Brown’s Island

Dominion Energy Riverrock, May 17-19

Dominion Energy Riverrock returns to Brown’s Island for its 16th year

Dominion Energy Riverrock begins on Friday, May 17 with participatory sporting events, including the Belle Isle Blitz 5k-ish Trail Run and the MTB Time Trial ride. The fun continues Saturday, May 18 with the Monsters of the James Fishing Tournament, James River Scramble (10kish), MTB Enduro ride, Kayak Boatercross, and SUP Cross. For the final day of the festival people can take part in the Bust the Banks Half Marathon or Down River Paddle. The Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs competition, various bouldering events, Photo Contest, and Video Contest will take place throughout the weekend.

Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and Sports Backers, began in 2009 and is now the nation's premier outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront.

The event serves to promote Downtown Richmond’s unique riverfront, trails, and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts and introduce Richmond’s outdoor adventure opportunities to residents and visitors from around the country.

Dominion Energy Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Energy Riverrock 2024 please visit or social media @RiverrockRVA.

2024 Music Lineup

National and regional talent to take the stage

Palmyra will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, May 17. The trio of Virginia natives described as a progressive folk band established in the Shenandoah Valley will be followed by the Sam Grisman Project, one of the festival’s headlining bands. Sam Grisman originates from California and has grown in popularity playing covers of songs written by his father, David Grisman, and the late Jerry Garcia, as well as through performing original works.

The lineup on Saturday, May 18 showcases a mix of regional and national acts. The Rumble Trio starts the afternoon entertainment at 1:00 p.m. Richmond band, Space Koi, then takes the stage at 2:00 p.m. with a blend of progressive rock and funk fusion. Sam Reed and Love Jones: A Tribute to Sharon Jones will get the crowd dancing with a tribute to the late great Sharon Jones at 3:15 p.m and Cosmic Collective will treat festival goers to a jazz music experience made unique by the group’s effervescent chemistry and changing lineup at 4:30 p.m.

EGGY will be the first headliner on Saturday. EGGY met while all the members were in high school, and following their 2019 debut record have been touring constantly. They’ve performed in over 40 states and are excited to take the Dominion Energy Riverrock stage at 6:15 p.m. followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 8:00 p.m. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe just celebrated their 25th anniversary of performing together. They’ve seen a variety of famous venues including the Fuji Rock Festival, Madison Square Garden, the Outside Lands Music festival, and the inaugural Bonnaroo. Sunday performances include Tyler Meacham, Night Idea, and will wrap up with a blend of upbeat, singalong indie tunes and downright headbanging hard rock from The Stews.

All performances at Dominion Energy Riverrock are free and open to the public.

Friday, May 17

6:30 p.m. Palmyra

8:00 p.m. Sam Grisman Project

Saturday, May 18

1:00 p.m. The Rumble Trio

2:05 p.m. Space Koi

3:15 p.m. Sam Reed and Love Jones: A Tribute to Sharon Jones

4:30 p.m. Cosmic Collective

6:15 p.m. EGGY

8:00 p.m. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Sunday, May 19

1:00 p.m. Tyler Meacham

2:20 p.m. Night Idea

3:40 p.m. The Stews

Riverrock FAQs

Find the answers to your questions here!

Where can I park my car/bike?

Check out the Riverrock Directions page for more.

What events are offered at Riverrock?

You'll find trail running, mountain biking, paddling races, fishing tournament, and a photo and video contest amongst the full list of events here.

What items are NOT allowed on-site?

  • Large backpacks, bags, coolers, etc.
  • Outside food and beverage (*Food and drinks will be available for sale on-site)
  • Alcohol (*Alcohol will be for sale on site)
  • Bottles/glass containers (*sealed water bottles and empty re-usable bottles are permitted)
  • Contraband (drugs and weapons)
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards, inline skates
  • Flying objects (drones, kites, frisbees, footballs, etc.)

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, because they’ll be jealous if they miss out on the festival! Dominion Energy Riverrock is arguably the most dog-friendly event in RVA!

How can I become a sponsor?

Please contact Lauren Millard at

How can I become a food vendor?

If you are interested in selling food at Dominion Energy Riverrock, please contact Mavis Wynn at

How do I promote my business on-site?

To be considered as a promotional vendor you must be health & fitness or outdoor industry related. If you fit into one of these categories, check out the vendor page for more information.

Is re-entry permitted?

Absolutely! In fact, we think you should visit the festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

What happens if it rains?

We are a rain or shine event. If inclement weather occurs we will notify all participants of any schedule changes or alternate plans ASAP. We will do this via email and through our social media!

Photography/Multimedia Disclaimer

Attendance at Dominion Energy Riverrock constitutes consent for use of any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event with you in it for any legitimate purpose, including by Virginia Tourism Authority doing business as Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Why should I donate to Riverrock?

Your gift will help maintain, improve and enhance the James River Park System trails and riverfront and Dominion Energy Riverrock provides the opportunity to celebrate the Park System and Riverfront and all of the outdoor recreation opportunities RVA has to offer. Consider a donation to benefit the James River Park System and Richmond Riverfront. You can visit our Donate Page to learn more.

Canal Walk Construction

For the remainder of 2024, Canal Walk access to Brown’s Island from the east will be diverted to Tredegar Street via Haxall Point and 10th Street. Pedestrians will still be able to access the east side of the island using the the pedestrian Bridge located underneath the Manchester bridge off of Tredegar Street. Those with bikes or wheeled mobility devices will most easily access the island via the 5th St. pedestrian bridge. Brown’s Island will still be accessible from all other direction as normal, utilizing the the 5th and 7th Street pedestrian bridges, the vehicular bridge across from the Civil War Museum, and the “TPott” bridge from the south side of the river.

For a description of the project and a detailed map of the detours please visit the Dominion Energy website.

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