“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
York County is proud to offer the 14th 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 exiting five-week concert series will once again feature local favorites who play a little bit of everything – jazz, country, swing, and big band.
The series will be held on Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 7 and continuing through October 5. The entertainment schedule is:
This September we kick off the 14th Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series! These free outdoor performances are every Friday in September and the first Friday in October. All the fun takes place at Riverwalk Landing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This year’s diverse line-up is one of the best yet featuring several genres of music, including country, big band, and jazz!
TailGate Down, September 21
They’ve been described as country music with an edge. This band has been performing up and down the East coast in various forms for over 18 years. The term country rock was created for this band because of its unique ability to blend the two genres. TailGate Down has opened for Nashville recording artists Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Luke Bryan, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, and Eric Paslay.
Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra, September 28
The band was formed in the mid-1990s by two Williamsburg area musicians and educators. Their initial goal was to keep the great big band music alive. In the past two decades, the now 16-piece authentic big band has performed at many events and concerts throughout Virginia, including Rhythms on the Riverwalk. The band plays all the best swing music, from the height of the swing era in the 1930’s and 1940’s to more contemporary big band pieces. They want to keep the music of the swing era alive and kickin’.
Good Shot Judy, October 5
Taking their musical roots from the Big Band and Swing genres, members of Good Shot Judy have made a name for themselves by performing some of the best songs written in the last hundred years—in a way that’s all their own. Formed by brothers Brett (vocals, ukulele) and Jeff Cahoon (upright bass) in early 2013, the full time lineup is now an 8-person wrecking crew that includes Buz King (drums), Gary Halliday (piano), Brandon Musko (saxophone), Kevin Marshburn (trombone), Ellis Williams (trumpet) and Chelsea Champ (vocals). You don’t want to miss this high energy show!
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 gourmet hot dogs, brisket, BBQ, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signatures 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.
Parking is available in the two-level garage on Water Street, the York-Poquoson Courthouse, the County Administration Building, York Hall, and other designated public lots throughout town. 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.