No BS! Brass Band

Pin-up by Brian Brown
Issue 62 • April 2018 • Richmond
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If you’re looking for bands that have established themselves as a musical institution in Richmond, No BS! Brass Band would have to be near the top of the list. Founded by Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler, their jazz conservatory take on New Orleans brass funk has an infectious, body-quaking appeal. Not only have they been featured everywhere from Floydfest to The Kennedy Center to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, but they also seem to find a way to sit in with every other major act traveling through town.

No BS! Brass Band performs "RVA (All Day)" live from the FORBES rooftop.

It seems more than fitting, then, that they are the headliners of The Broadberry’s upcoming RVA (All Day) Block Party, named after their eminently shoutable hometown-repping anthem. Featuring an all-star lineup of Richmond favorites, the action takes place in the outdoor courtyard during the afternoon and evening, before moving inside for the late night sets. With more than a dozen acts of all stripes, we asked the organizers to offer a more personal assessment of the various performers.

The RVA (All Day) Block Party is going down on Saturday, April 28 at The Broadberry. Music starts at 1 PM and goes until close. Early bird admission $25, late birds $30. Tickets and full schedule available at Hear more of No BS! Brass Band at

Photography by Brian Brown

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