SORT OF EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, JUNE 1 - AUGUST 24
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Join us this summer for Season Eleven of Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park.
We will be celebrating our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY at the Park. Bigger acts are coming to the stage as well as two extra shows being added. Celebrate with us!
Our Mission is: "To continually provide an Upscale Event that will Enhance the Community."
TDS Telecom, Lauer Financial Services, The Cotton Exchange, Fox Valley Veterinary Clinic and Weber Accounting have once again been gracious enough to be WRR sponsors along with a grant received from the Runzheimer Foundation. Our shows would not be possible without their support. Please say thank you whenever possible.
What a great way to open the season! Back by popular demand, Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns will take to the Waterford stage once again. Wisconsin's premier 8 piece show band will definitely get your attention. Cold Sweat's energy, talent and non-stop fun will infect you until you can't help but join in. All of the individual talent in this band has opened for, performed or recorded with national artists. You will definitely want to check out our opening show with the renowned Brew City Horns. more on Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns
On the heels of her second release and her first LP release "Life's A Party", Jackie Brown brings her new flavored originals back to the Village Park stage. Jackie is now toeing the country / rock line, but with much more depth. Jackie’s robust, bluesy voice has somewhat of a Bonnie Raitt flair, but because Jackie has acquired so many vocal techniques over the years with stunning control, she has undeniably created her own style. Her songwriting is sharp both lyrically and musically, and her veteran Cream City players in the band are top notch. Jackie is guaranteed to bring you to your feet, so come on out for a show with a country rock vibe. more on the Jackie Brown Band
Celebrating all the hit songs from across the extensive Pink Floyd catalog, Think Floyd USA captures all the emotion, energy and musicianship that one would expect to hear by performing the music of Pink Floyd. Think Floyd USA's performance is dedicated to recreating the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd that make it stand apart from all the other Pink Floyd tributes.
Think Floyd USA, has been called “The best kept secret in the US,” as well as “The best Pink Floyd tribute anywhere” by Full Throttle Magazine. From the simple serenity of the beginning of Echoes, to the epic sing-a-long finale of Comfortably Numb, and the accompaniment of their state of the art light show, Think Floyd USA will leave you wanting more. more on Think Floyd USA
Dan Trudell is back for our anniversary celebration and will be surrounding himself with a variety of talent from Chicago once again. This evening of jazz and fusion will feature vocalist Janvier Jones who brings to the stage soul and grit reminiscent of the Motown greats. Then, Dan will combine that with a horn section featuring Victor Garcia who doubles on percussion while being backed up by Trudell's Hammond Organ. Rounding out this special night will be the addition of Chicago's Regulators to make it a foot tapping session! more on Dan Trudell, listen to Janvier Jones, and check out The Regulators.
The Rush Tribute Project is an homage to one of the most enduring and influential bands in rock music. Combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances, RTP brings the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts to clubs and festivals. Covering all forty-plus years of Rush’s amazing career, RTP painstakingly recreates the sound and energy that has made Rush one of the top selling rock bands of all time. With a lineup that has performed Rush tribute shows for over a decade across North America and around the world, including RushCon, RTP stands out as one of the premiere tributes to a legendary band. This three-piece uses vintage instruments, clothes and sounds to produce a Rush concert experience that is unparalleled for the casual fan as well as the most discerning Rush fan. more on The Rush Tribute Project
Virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and Phil Collins has been touring the world to sold-out crowds since 1978, creating the signature guitar sound of the Phil Collins mega hits “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover.”
As co-writer of the Phil Collins 1989 Grammy Award Winning, Billboard No. 4 single “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven,” Stuermer continues to write music for his eight solo albums of original music and cover his favorite Genesis vocals and instrumentals along the way. His band is an exciting fusion of Stuermer’s unique Genesis renditions, Phil Collins hits and Daryl Stuermer originals in a personal “storyteller” format, creating an unforgettable evening. more on the Daryl Steurmer Band
The Nerdism continues, the local favs are back. Bring your broken glasses and bow ties cuz you'll fit right in. Come on out and shake that booty, it's Thursday night in Waterford and Jamie is going to show you how to dance. It's a guaranteed good time in the park! more on Lunch Money Bullies
Kashmir puts on an amazing show bringing only the best of Led Zeppelin to their fans. 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
The Milwaukee based Reggae Ambassadors, King Solomon, are known as the Kings of Reggae in Southeastern Wisconsin. With over two decades of awesome live performances, this award-winning group of talented musicians deliver a style described as "Dancehall-Roots Reggae with a soulful vibe."
King Solomon has toured regionally and opened for such reggae greats as, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Burning Spear, Matisyahu, Maxi Priest and Third World. more on King Solomon
TNT Sound will provide the professional touch in Sound and Lights again this season. Due to the larger crowds, Tedd has expanded his system once again for us and added very cool digital lighting. 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 many more. Village Hall Park has never sounded this good or looked this great ! more on TNT Sound
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.
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.
Burlington has their version of River Rhythms called B-Town Sounds which runs on opposite Thursdays of River Rhythms. This way we all have access to FREE live music almost every week! The shows are held in Echo Park. Visit B-Town Sounds on Facebook for their schedule.