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IT’S BACK AND BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR.
— Harry Kollatz JR, Richmond Magazine

6 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS, PANELS, INDUSTRY THINK TANKS AND MORE

RIFF is known for placing a heavy focus on music each year. In 2017, the festival expanded its annual music showcase to the RIFF Music Fest, which includes local, national and international bands who perform at various venues around RVA. The 2019 Festival will again include more than 40 music performances, industry networking events, panels, music business roundtable discussions, industry mixers, and more.

On top of providing great entertainment from some of the music industry’s hottest talent, RIFF utilizes this area as a platform for filmmakers and musicians to forge new working relationships. Top awards will be given out across a variety of music categories during the annual red carpet awards.

2019 MUSIC


2018 HIGHLIGHTS

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2018 RIFF ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

2018 OVERALL GRAND JURY
Rodney the Soul Singer

2018 BEST R&B
Zaxai

2018 BEST ALTERNATIVE INDIE
Lauren Marsh

2018 LOCAL FAVORITE
Mighty Joshua

2018 BEST WORLD
Rumput Band with Danis Sugiyanto

2018 BEST HIP HOP
Angelo

2018 BEST AMERICANA
Ezra Vancil

2018 BEST COUNTRY OR FOLK
Mariana Bell

2018 BEST ROCK
Virginia Man

2018 BEST DJ
Blacklight

2018 BEST CONTEMPORARY POP
Kendra Black

2018 CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Marcaux

2018 INNOVATION AWARD
Jump In

2018 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Tahj



The talent, expertise and quality film curation by the RIFF team has made the Richmond film scene a force to be reckoned with. Our experience was truly unforgettable and we look forward to bringing our future projects back to share with the community.
— Orlando Jones and Noam Dromi