Press

2018

Richmond BizSense, October 11, 2018
Newly launched concert promoter to handle booking for revamped Ashland Theatre


“Lucas Fritz and Matt McDonald, owners of the The Broadberry and The Camel, along with long-time promoter Jessica Gordon recently launched the Broadberry Entertainment Group. As part of the venture, Gordon’s promotion company, The Trigger System, is being absorbed into the Broadberry Entertainment Group.”

 

The Commonwealth Times, April 30, 2018
Review: RVA ALL DAY Block Party


“Reggie Pace (of NO BS! Brass) said ‘we should make this an annual thing.’ Hopefully that is the consensus, and Richmond has another great music festival to look forward to every year.”

 

Style Weekly, April 24, 2018
Style Weekly: RVA ALL DAY Block Party

 


2017

Richmond Biz Sense, September 20, 2017
Dominion grabs golden guitar from WestRock

 

Style Weekly, June 3, 2017
2017 Best of Richmond  – The Broadberry Voted First Place – Best Place To See A Band

 

Commonwealth Times, March 29, 2017
‘Cheats Movement’ Provides The Pulse for RVA Rap Scene

“The group said their greatest feat was bringing legendary Brooklyn rapper AZ to the Broadberry in June 2016. The show was held to commemorate the 20 -year-anniversary of his classic debut, ‘Doe or Die.’ “

 

Pulse, March 15, 2017
Semi-finalists named for Lockn’ Live Playoffs 


“Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos, The Atkinsons, Big Mama Shakes and Mighty Joshua will compete at The Broadberry in Richmond on April 14”

 

CBS 19, March 8, 2017
Rockn’ to Lockn’ Announces Semi-Finalists


“The first performance will take place April 14 at The Broadberry in Richmond, where Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, The Atkinsons, Big Mama Shakes and Mighty Joshua will take the stage.”

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 7, 2017
Mayor talks about plan to reduce backlog of 3,200 maintenance requests


“Lucas Fritz, a co-owner of The Broadberry, a medium-sized music venue on Broad Street near the intersection with the Boulevard, said touring bands that drive their buses and trailers through the alley complain.”

 

Commonwealth Times, February 25, 2017
Breaking Silence Celebration and Benefit

 

“On Feb. 17 at the Broadberry, Lucky 13 organized a benefit for the YWCA titled Breaking Silence: A Richmond YWCA Benefit, where four local rock bands played.”

 

Commonwealth Times, January 10, 2017
A Decade of World-Class Brass


“No BS! Brass Band celebrates 10 years of big, fun music at the Broadberry on Jan 14th!”

 


2016

Commonwealth Times, October 3, 2016
Local storytellers share their “juiciest” Richmond experiences


“…Risk! Podcast came to Richmond, bringing to the Broadberry true, personal stories from the lives of the show’s host and founder Kevin Allison and four local storytellers…”

“Listen to true stories from Richmond locals, and submit your true-life story pitches at www.risk-show.com.”

 

Richmond Magazine – September 27, 2016
Collaboration Station


“Keep your eyes peeled for future collaborations such as the coffee-porter partnership with Confluence Coffee Co., as well as a beer made with The Broadberry, No BS! Brass Band and RVA Mag.”

 

NPR, September 13, 2016
The On-The-Road Education Of Lucy Dacus


“When Dacus is asked what her favorite spot to play is in the city, she doesn’t list a venue, but a friend’s house; a close second is The Broadberry, because that’s a place where she tends to run into people that she knows.”

 

Richmond BizSense, August 5th, 2016
Will the Real Coleman Sweeney Please Stand Up?


“The campaign was launched nationally with help from Sigma Pi Fraternity and the National Kidney Foundation. And locally, it’s getting additional exposure with a mural painted by Richmond illustrator Duncan Robertson on the Boulevard-facing side of The Broadberry building.”

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 22, 2016
Southern Americana rock band Big Mama Shakes announces August concert at The Broadberry


“…Big Mama Shakes is hosting a multi-band bash at The Broadberry on Saturday, Aug. 20, the band announced today on its website and through social media..”

 

RVA Magazine, May 18, 2016
Insane Clown Posse drowned the Broadberry in Faygo and it was all I hoped for and more

“Forging new territory with an open mind, we made our way to The Broadberry, to experience an Insane Clown Posse show.”

 

The Daily Press, May 7, 2016
 Gettin’ ROO’D

“Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, one of the region’s top blues rock bands, has a new live CD coming out May 17. “ROO’D Awakening,” recorded at the Broadberry in Richmond…”

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 30, 2016
Belly Dance at the Broadberry


“On Oct. 2, (Madame) Onça will host the Virginia Theatrical Belly Dance Festival, a day of workshops and performances featuring dancers from near and far.

The idea behind both days is to share the beauty of belly-dancing and, perhaps, to dispel some of the myths that surround the art, Onça said.”

 

The Commonwealth Times, March 15, 2016
Richmond supports their own: Lucy Dacus packs Broadberry


“The sultry Lucy Dacus took the Broadberry stage on March 4 to kick off her tour and the release of her debut album, ‘No Burden.’”

 

RVA Film Festival, March 2, 2016
Friday Night Music Spotlight 


“Each year the festival hand selects some of the hottest musicians and bands from Richmond and the Mid-Atlantic to perform at the annual music showcase coming up this Friday night at The Broadberry.”

 

Richmond Magazine, February 23, 2016
Roll Over, Beethoven


“Both Pollard and Lucas Fritz, co-owner and general manager of The Broadberry, are excited for the opportunity to help Classical Revolution RVA broaden the audience for classical music in Richmond.”

 

The Collegian, February 14th, 2016
Grizfolk and Knox Hamilton hit The Broadberry on Valentine’s Day


“Lovers and friends spent their Valentine’s Day night at The Broadberry listening to alternative music performed by Grizfolk and Knox Hamilton.”

 

Paste Magazine, January 7, 2016
Take Five: Richmond, Virginia for Music Lovers


“…consider checking out the smaller local venues that put on consistently great showsThe Broadberry has more space to accommodate acts like Sturgill Simpson and the Swans..”

 


2015

The Deli Magazine, August 12, 2015
Richmond’s post-punk shoewave Canary oh Canary set  headline at The Broaddberry


Fans and converts alike enjoyed when Canary oh Canary led the lineup at The Broadberry on 8/23/15 as part of the Commonwealth of Notions concert series.

 

Yelp, August 10, 2015
Richmond Yelpers Party Like It’s 1920


“On Thursday night, Richmond Yelpers transported back into the Prohibition era to celebrate the 3rd annual Yelper Party at The Broadberry, one of RVA’s newest music venues.”

 

The Richmond Scene, June 5, 2015
RVA Playlist 5TH Anniversary Party Wrap Up: A Thank You

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

 

RVA Magazine, April 15, 2015
One Year in The Broadberry celebrates with week of anniversary shows 


“In a city filled with venues, The Broadberry has spent the last year carving out a niche for itself as a premier RVA venue.”

 

Richmond Navigator, January 6, 2015
Backstage with Richmond’s Music Venues 


The Broadberry, catering to both mid-sized national touring artists and larger local acts. While the history of the long, high-ceilinged venue may be short, it’s already storied, with an October performance by a member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan rap group still looming large in the rearview mirror. “Inspectah Deck was interesting,” Fritz says. “A guy who has toured the world – bringing him into Richmond, that was memorable.” 


2014

Covington Imagery, September 28, 2014
DJ Williams Projekt with Karl Denson at The Broadberry | Richmond, VA| Music Photography


“The night at The Broadberry, one of RVA’s best new music and event space, was fantastic. Karl Denson, wearing an RVA t-shirt came to rock a few tunes and celebrate DJ’s homecoming and Mark Ingraham’s, the trumpet players, birthday. The night was a party for everyone there.”

 

WTVR-TV May 22, 2014
HOLMBERG: Rocking at the New Broadberry Music Hall 


“It’s been a while since there’s been a really nice, mid-sized music venue in Richmond where local and national acts on the move can play on a high-tech sound stage that sounds great to them as well as to  the crowd.”

 

Dominion Collective, April 21, 2014
GOLDRUSH, BLACK GIRLS, AND NO BS! BRASS HEADLINE RAUCOUS OPENING NIGHT AT RICHMOND’S NEWEST MUSIC VENUE, THE BROADBERRY


“By the time the boys christened The Broadberry with a “Happy Birthday” salute, the venue was already beginning to feel like the newest home-away-from-home for Richmond’s music lovers.”

 

RVA News, April 10, 2014
The Broadberry: Giving Richmond a much-needed mid-size music venue 


“Richmond is undergoing a cultural revolution right now,” Burgess says. “I’ve been to places where people say the music scene is awesome, and they don’t have anything on Richmond. You can literally see live music seven nights a week. There’s always something going on here.”

 

Richmond Times Dispatch, April 8, 2014
The Broadberry: New Music Venue for RVA


“The Broadberry takes over the space at 2729 W. Broad St. that was once home to Nations, Nu, Much More, and The Cellar Door – the latter two, both of which were important to Richmond’s music scene. The location was a popular teen hangout in the 1980s, drawing such nationally known acts as The Ramones, Pat Benatar, Berlin, and John Prine.”