RVA Tribute Bands

Many of us grew up idolizing and emulating our favorite rockstars. Something about the flashing lights, stage antics, and rocker persona drew us in. For some it was a passing phase, but for others, the studying and performance of a band or musician’s style and performance has turned into a profitable line of work and past time.

Name a famous band in history and there is sure to be a diehard group of fans who spread the musical messages and sounds of the their favorite artists. Hence, the art of the tribute band. Musicians skilled enough to perform their own renditions of the favorites of so many, play and tour in cities around the country. Richmond is no exception.

FOM, rva, Richmond, Live music, Broadberry.Fear of Music

Fear of Music is a talented collaborative from Richmond, Virginia. The group has been spreading the unique sounds of the Talking Heads, since 2013. The famous combination of funk, punk, dance, art rock, pop, and world music made popular by David Byrne and company. This Richmond group provides a show that honors the work of the band from the CBGB era and beyond.

Celebrate Halloween at The Broadberry during the Fear of Music Halloween Bash on October 28, 2016.



Full Moon Fever

Full Moon Fever is the nation’s premier Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute band. The are credited as the most authentic Tom Petty tribute band currently touring. The band’s extensive attention to detail in reproduction of the Tom Petty sound is performed with remarkable accuracy. The impersonation of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers is impecable through performances of classics such as American Girl, Refugee, and Breakdown to fan favorites like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, I Won’t Back Down, and Free Fallin’. This talented group of musicians has been capturing audiences around the country with its inexhaustible energy and flawless delivery.

Full Moon Fever will be performing at the Broadberry on October 1st.


live music broadberry venueLife On Mars

Life on Mars is an extremely talented Richmond based group who emulate the sounds and style of David Bowie. The group performs the unique work of one of the world’s most innovative and beloved artists with undeniable passion and unbridled respect for the career of Bowie. The group’s last performance at The Broadberry provided at touching performance of ‘Lazarus,’ shortly following the death David Bowie.

Be sure to catch the group on October 7th, live at The Broadberry.

bpaycheckThe Big Payback

The Big Payback is dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown. The band has an extensive range covering everything from platinum hits to the James Brown rarities and B-Sides. Forget the wigs and other gimmicks, this is group truly dedicated to preserving and performing the sound and energy of the Godfather of Soul.

“Voted Best Virginia Live Performance by Peter McElhinney” – Style Weekly Year In Review.

You can check out live performances on the band’s Youtube Channel, or see the band live for yourself during their 10 Year Anniversary Performance at The Broadberry on October 21st.


For more information about these bands at upcoming performances visit thebroadberry.com.