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A few years ago, when it was clear that the sun had set on the popular outdoor concert series, “Fridays at Sunset” I, like many in RVA were left to wonder where the urban community would go to enjoy live hip hop, soul, jazz, and R&B. Well, that Sunset crowd was back last night at the Hippodrome for the 2014 season debut of the RVA Grooves Concert Series. This is not the first season of the Groove concert series but like many things in RVA, it takes time to catch on. Last night’s concert was headlined by Grammy Award winning songstress Chrisette Michele. And powered by the beats of The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B and hosted by “Ms. Everything” Kelli Lemon. RVA Grooves has a powerful line this year that features, El Debarge (next Friday), Raekwon (June 13), & Kelly Price (July 18th). RVA Grooves also gives local artist a chance to shine. Last night RVA’s own Erikka J opened the event with songs from her latest project, “Love Finds its Way”. I’m excited to say that The Cheats Movement camera will be there at as many RVA Grooves concerts as possible. #WESEEIT

IMG_6493-2DJ Lonnie B & Kelli Lemon

IMG_6563-10Grammy Award winner Chrisette Michele


Chrisette Michele

IMG_6498-3Erikka J

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