“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series 2019
As we transition from summer to fall, what better way to kick off your weekends than at the Yorktown Waterfront with tunes as cool as the breeze blowing in off the River? York County is proud to offer the 15th Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series scheduled for this fall at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River.
This year’s lineup is one of the most exciting yet, featuring favorites in the country, jazz, blues and big band formats.
The series will be held on Fridays from 6:30 and runs past sunset. beginning September 13 and continuing through October 11. The entertainment schedule is:
Snag your spot on the lawn, set out your chairs or blanket, and enjoy a relaxing night with friends and family as the breeze blows in off the water. Pack a picnic (including wine and beer!), or let Carrot Tree do the cooking for you. They’ll have a delicious selection of gourmet hot dogs, pulled pork BBQ, brisket, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signature desserts.
Check out this year’s bands and see why everyone’s talking about this must-see line-up.
September 13: Little Country
Drawing from lessons learned through formal training and years spent in the studio, this group of diverse musicians takes the country/rock format and turns it up to eleven with a high-energy stage show, plenty of hits you can’t help but sing along to, and truly solid musicianship. Despite being largely “musician’s musicians,” Little Country never forgets their most important job is to bring the fun.
September 20: The Mullins Sisters
This performance will have deep musical roots in the southwest heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The Mullins perform everything from traditional country to modern chart toppers—with a pure harmony only sisters can achieve. In addition to lyrics the crowd can sing along to, these talented musicians will also perform some of their original hits.
September 27: Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing Orchestra
Since 1977, The Sound of Swing Orchestra has been Hampton Roads leading premiere big band swing dance orchestra. They specialize in the Big Band sounds of the 40’s through today and have performed memorable classics including “What a Wonderful World” “You Belong to Me” and “You are my Special Angel”.
October 4: Bobby BlackHat Band
Bobby “BlackHat” Walters is a recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, and actor who hails from Cleveland. His band brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, and even some original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin’ and your hips shakin’ all night long.
October 13: Good Shot Judy (show was rescheduled from Sept 6th due to weather)
This talented group plays some of the best songs written in the last hundred years—in a way that’s all their own. These guys always put on a stellar performance, filled with a little jazz, a little swing, and even some big band favorites! GSJ has opened for national acts like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. They’re so popular with the locals, York County’s very own Virginia Beer Company is releasing a brew for the band called Bourbon Barrel Parade in September.
Concerts are free and open to the public. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating. Coolers are permitted and Carrot Tree Kitchens will be onsite selling a delicious selection of gourmet hot dogs, pulled pork BBQ, brisket, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signature desserts.
Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown. The free Yorktown Trolley will run on select nights when larger crowds are anticipated.
In the event of inclement weather, please call the Event Weather Hotline at 890-3520 for updated event information.
Rhythms on the Riverwalk is sponsored by York County.
For more information and a complete concert schedule, visit www.visityorktown.org or call 890-3500.