FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK...
SORT OF EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, JUNE 4 - AUGUST 27
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Join us this summer for Season Fourteen, Covid 19 Edition, of Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park.
We look forward to another seven amazing shows this year that are sure to bring that great summer vibe.
Our Mission is: "To continually provide an Upscale Event that will Enhance the Community."
- COVID 19 -
We appreciate you respecting CDC Guidelines we have in place, as they are required by our insurance company.
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.
So, it's the front end of a Holiday weekend and we actually found some scheduling that worked. Probably no better way to get the party started than with LMB.
Bring your festive attitude and your birthday wishes for our great country and let's celebrate! Come on out and do a little dancin', it's a Holiday Thursday in Waterford and Jamie is going to get our season started.
A guaranteed good time in the park and hopefully you don't have to work on Friday! more on Lunch Money Bullies
Geoff Howard has been making a living performing music nationally for the past 25 years playing with notable bands/artists such as, The Prince Experience, Off Tha Hook, Eddie Butts Band, Elliot Lurie of the band Looking Glass (Brandy, your a fine girl), Stephen Bishop (It might be you), Peter Beckett of the band Player (Baby Come Back), Joe Puerta of the band Ambrosia and other musicians from around the country. You may have also seen him performing with countless local artists.
After working with such a wide variety of musicians, Geoff decided to start his own "Experiment" which includes musicians from Wisconsin and Illinois:
Kris Crow - Keyboards/ Vocals. Playing Professionally since the age of 15 you can see him perform with 52nd Street, The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band, The Prince Experience, Kris Crow Band and Alter Ego.
Tony Inzeo - Guitar/Vocals. Playing guitar for almost 20 years, Tony has played with The Prince Experience, The Joe Hite Orchestra and Myles Wangnerin.
Matt Ruthenberg - Guitar. Playing guitar for the past 30 years with bands such as Off Tha Hook, John The Conqueroo, Plex and Un’hitchd.
Frank Check - Drums. Frank has literally played with artists from around the world including Shadows of Knight, Panoramic and The Chicago Groove Collective.
This will be a killer show!
By popular review from last season, join us for the encore performance of "Tears Dry On Their Own": A Tribute to Amy Winehouse. With Sally Blandon on vocals, and Grammy nominated trumpeter Victor Garcia leading her 10 Piece Big Band, they dig deep into your heart as they take on some of Amy’s classic hits and hidden treasures. Come out and discover the love and heartbreak of Amy Winehouse.
SALLY BLANDON has been sharing her timeless voice all over the globe since 2005. Stages in the Caribbean Islands, Norway, England, Italy and across the United States have been privy to her dynamic voice and presence. more on: Sally Blandon, Victor Garcia & Tears Dry on Their Own facebook page. photo credit: Kristi Nishimura
The Jimmys have been ripping up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has put together an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran blues guitarist/singer/songwriter; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites; John Wartenweiler with his powerful bass lines and deep groove; the Amateur Horn Stars - Pete Ross, Saxophone; and Mike Boman, trumpet - combine 40+ years' experience touring the world with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.
This Madison based group has won multiple awards and has a growing legion of fans. You gotta get yourself to this show and find out what everyone's hollerin' about. more on The Jimmmys
Both Westside Andy and Glenn Davis have musical resumes a mile long and have both worked with the "Who's Who of the Blues." In fact they both are members of the Who's Who. Then let's add the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys to the mix and you'll have an unforgettable evening of legendary Blues.
Let's throw some names out there of who these guys have worked with: Luther Allison, Ben E. King, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Barrelhouse Chuck, Hubert Sumlin, Tab Benoit, Gary Primich, Mel Ford, Billy Flynn, Paul Black & the Flipkings, Jon Nicholson, Corky Siegel, Jim Schwall, Ben Sidran, Tino Gonzales, Clyde Stubblefield, The Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens and The University of Wisconsin 250-piece band! More on: Westside Andy, Glenn Davis, Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
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
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
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.