First Thursdays w/ Erin & The Wildfire wsg Free Union, Grebes

Erin & The Wildfire

Free Union, Grebes

All Ages


Powerful vocals. Infectious hooks. Sensual harmonies. Snacks.

Erin & the Wildfire combine elements of funk, soul, and R&B into a unique experience for fans. Featuring the core four: Matt Wood (bass), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Nick Quillen (drums) and Erin Lunsford (vocals) – who’ve been together since college, evolving their sound for six years – and a rotating menagerie of talented musicians out of Virginia.

The lyrical content comes from Lunsford’s life, loves, and the passions of her and the rest of the Wildfire – including those of female solidarity, body positivity, and pizza. The demanding presence of Lunsford’s voice, combined with the talent and charm of Quillen, Lipps, and Wood, makes for a high energy, inspiring performance that stays with you until the next time.

“Each show feels like it’s the next and last chance to explain ourselves –another chance to connect with the audience to speak our truth. We hope that people seeing us for the first time (and repeat viewers!) feel appreciated and comfortable and we hope they feel inspired by the tunes.” Lunsford, “The Young Folks”


Free Union is a band based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Originally named Michael Coleman Band, the change to Free Union spurned from the desire to promote the collaborative approach the band has taken. Focusing on songs about justice, love and freedom fusing together various different influences from Rock to RnB, Free Union brings a unique sound that is broad reaching.

Current band members include:

Michael Coleman - Guitar/Lead Vocals

Carrie Coleman - Vocals

Rob Dunnenberger - Drums

Parker Hawkins - Bass

Jon Markel - Bass

Butch Taylor - Keyboards


Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W Broad St
Richmond, VA