FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK...
SORT OF EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - AUGUST 25
6:30PM to 9:00PM
This is Season 16 of Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park. We have dubbed our sixteenth season "Sweet 16".
Our Mission is still: "To continually provide an Upscale Event that will Enhance the Community."
We have been blessed over the years with sponsors that continue to support us. This event simply would not go on without their help. Please recognize and support them, and tell them thank you whenever possible.
By popular request we have brought back Kashmir. They simply put on an amazing Led Zeppelin show. Kashmir seeks to re-create the experience of a 70's Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes and special effects, with great attention to detail in a non pretentious way.
But most importantly, Kashmir does not take liberties on improving the music. Led Zeppelin should be played as it was, using only the equipment of the era, and should be reproduced dead on with great respect and admiration. "It's not about us, it's about Led Zeppelin". Don't miss Kashmir - The Led Zeppelin Show! more on Kashmir and Kasmir on Facebook
Since 2002 Gabriel Sanchez has been portraying Prince in his critically acclaimed show The Prince Experience. What started off as a small local theatre production of Purple Rain, has expanded into what has become a night of unbelievable entertainment, that keeps anyone who has seen it, talking about it long after the last encore is played.
Today, Gabriel Sanchez and THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE is considered the country's most dynamic Prince Tribute Band. Playing all of the greatest hits from the Purple One himself, THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE has been packing dance floors and setting stages on fire for over ten years. more on The Prince Experience
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Country Music has been requested at the Park for years... and I have been looking. My band selection criteria always includes being a little bit different, better than most and a little outside the lines sort of speak. So, I found Myles.
Myles has been involved with music since a very young age. He started playing guitar at age 11 and singing in high school. His early influences include James Taylor, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and The Eagles.
Now, Called "The Workingman's Musician" by 30West Magazine, Myles has an original album out "Wasting Time And Wasting It Well". Myles has taken the stage with Ryan McIntyre, Nora Collins, Brecken Miles and The Band Crossfire. In addition to his originals, you'll find Myles covering Merle Haggard to Tom Petty, George Strait to Jason Isbell. more on Myles
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It has been a few years, so we are super excited to bring Jackie and the Boys back to the Village Park stage. Jackie will be joined by Ben Barels on guitar, Tom Cantrel on Bass, Greg Shain on the Kit and there is a possibility that Duane McCarthy might be joining them on Flute and Keys. This should be a "not to be missed" show.
Jacke has a couple WAMI nominations for "Female Vocalist of the Year" and has done some great work for "Guitars for Life" and "Changing a Destiny". So come on out for one of River Rhythms most popular local acts! more on Jackie Brown
Sneezy is coming back to give the Park a second dose of Funk, Soul and R&B, directly from Chicago. Sneezy is a long running, fun-loving jam band at heart, but they're pushing it a little more towards R&B now.
Their sound fuses the genres of pop, reggae, hip hop and rock, and has a natural summery, sunshine feel to every track. Their neo-soul undertone provides a little something extra to their music and creates an infectious, addicting rhythm that you'll be glad to have stuck in your head. - Jukely Live Music Blog
These guys recently signed with Color Red Music out of Denver and are working with multi-Grammy winning producer/engineer "Bassy" Bob Brockmann (TLC, Mary J Blige, Bob Dylan, etc). more on Sneezy, & Sneezy on Facebook
After ten years the Gristleman himself, Mr. Greg Koch (sounds like chaulk) will grace the Village Park stage with his trio. Greg has forged a successful career as "a guitar player’s guitarist." He is not only a fiercely creative player with a whole trick bag of impressive techniques ranging from Albert Lee chicken-pickin' to Albert King string-bending to all-out Hendrixian abandon, he is also a clinician for Fishman Transducers. And his wildly popular "guitar test drive" videos (4,000 to date) for Wildwood Guitars of Louisville, Colorado have generated 50 million views.
Koch also has a signature axe which was released in 2019 by Reverend Guitars, named the Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster. Koch has been described as "scary good" by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa and named one of the "Top Ten Unsung Guitarists" by Fender Guitars. more on Greg, also on Facebook.
So Jamie and the Boys are back to close out Season Sixteen, but with a twist. They are bringing special guest Georgia Rae.
I had the pleasure to see Georgia Rae with LMB at Crazy Train back in April. What an amazing show! Jamie and the Boys are awesome by themselves of course. But I love that they occasionally jam with other musicians. It always just takes it up a notch. And that is what we love in the park...
So come party and help us close out Sweet 16! more on Lunch Money Bullies
TNT Sound has been providing the professional touch in Sound and Lights since our beginning in 2007. Tedd has expanded his system almost every year to keep up with the continually growing audience. Tedd has been working in live audio for 30 years and attended Full Sail recording school. He prefers the challenge of mixing live rather than the studio setting. Tedd has worked with a long list of professional artists, including Mitch Ryder, Spider John Koerner, Phil Keaggy, Larry Norman, Tracy Grammar, Bill Staines, Mike Stone (of Queensryche), Rare Earth, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Allison Brown, Greg Brown and is also the preferred sound tech for the Lake Itasca Family Bluegrass Music Festival in Minnesota every year. Village Hall Park has never sounded this good! more on TNT Sound
Bands: Download our Production Questionnaire
In 2009 the Village of Waterford had a stage built for River Rhythms which eliminated our hefty stage rental fees. We had a say in the design process with criteria being a natural look that would blend into the park. With the awareness that this event brought to the park, numerous non-profits now utilize the park and the stage.
The original stage was 17ft wide x 13ft deep with a natural turf ramp, steps in the back and steps on the left side. For the 2015 season, the stage was expanded to 30ft wide x 20ft deep to accommodate the larger bands and bigger shows.
In 2019 the Village assisted us in getting a Band Shell Tent cover for the stage. It is a beautiful thing!
The Cotton Exchange has been the exclusive food vendor for River Rhythms for quite some time now. They bring a bit of an upscale flair to festival food at reasonable pricing. They also have water and soft drinks for sale as well as the occasional desert !
The Cotton Exchange is also a full sponsor of the event. Learn more about the Cotton Exchange at: cottonexchangewi.com
Ample street parking is available through out the immediate area. You may find yourself walking a couple of blocks, but it's worth it! There is also a municipal parking lot right next door to the fire / police building. It's right across the river from the park, just a short walk across the bridge.
Village Hall Park is very close to our neighbors, so we appreciate your consideration for them. We very much want everyone to enjoy us being there, because it truly is the perfect place to be.
Select map for driving directions:
Village Hall Park | 123 N. River Street | Waterford, WI 53185
Web Site courtesy of Waterford Design Technologies
Al Sikora, of Waterford Design, is the creator and co-founder of the event. He also manages production, promotion, sponsorship acquisition and is the music curator. Al can be contacted at the email addresses below.