Aspire Yearly Recap


As December approaches we’ve started to look back on our year and all the great shows we’ve had. There have been so many great shows of all genres and sizes, but we wanted to showcase a few of the shows we thought were exceptionally fun:


07/13 The Protomen @ The Broadberry – Richmond, VA


The energy and engagement of the fans made this show truly magical. If you havn’t seen a Protomen show, you’re missing out. Between The Protomen’s amazing costumes, their skilled musicianship, and the story behind the music – this was one to go down in history.

Video Credit: Ethan Piekarski


09/13-09/14 Set it Off @ The Artful Dodger – Harrisonburg, VA & The Canal Club – Richmond, VA


Set it Off had two shows back to back with Aspire Presents back in September. What made this so unique was the intimate acoustic show they played in Harrisonburg before rocking out to a big crowd the next day in Richmond. They had an amazing performance both nights, but it was so memorable to see the intimacy the first night and the energy the second.

Set it Off @ Canal Club
Photo Credit: Aspire Presents


09/22 Jonny Craig @ Jammin Java – Vienna, VA


We really enjoyed the performances from Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas, Travis Garland, His Dream of Lions, and Along the Way on this great night in Vienna. Jammin Java is a beautiful setting and Jonny packed the place out and put on a great show. So many amazing singers in one night.

Jonny Craig - Photo Credit Gaelen Smith
Photo Credit: Gaelen Smith


10/22 The Amity Affliction @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA


One of our biggest shows of the year, The Amity Affliction, Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand, and The Plot in You brought out quite the crowd to Canal Club recently in October. There were so many unique sounds from each band and tons of fans dancing and screaming to their favorite songs. This show was wild and everyone had a blast.

Amity Affliction @ Canal Club - Photo Credit: Billy Collier
Photo Credit: Billy Collier of Through It All Photography