2024

FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK...
SORT OF EVERY OTHER THURSDAY
JUNE 6 - AUGUST 29
6:30PM to 9:00PM

This will be Season 18 of Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park, if you can believe it ! We look forward to another seven amazing shows this year that are sure to bring the anticipated summer vibe.

Our Mission is: "To continually provide an Upscale Event that will Enhance the Community."

We have been blessed with sponsors that continue to support us year after year. This event simply would not go on without their help. Please recognize and support them, and tell them thank you for supporting Waterford River Rhythms whenever possible.

It is always our intent to introduce Waterford to not only new artists, but the best that we can find and afford. We only hire bands that we can hear live first. Band selection is juried and bias.

Lauer Financial Services Community State Bank Fox Valley Veterinary Service Weber Accounting Boucher Chevrolet / Cadillac Spankys Sports Bar & Grill Cotton Exchange Robers Foundation First Call Heating & Cooling

June 6
REVEREND RAVEN AND THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTER BOYS
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Alter Boys featuring Westside Andy

- FEATURING WESTSIDE ANDY!

Original Blues, Traditional Grooves... it's been awhile since we've had this vibe in the Park and it doesn't get any better than Rev Raven with Westside Andy on harmonica. Both of their resumes are a mile long. Both have played just about everywhere and with anyone of note in the blues world. And they still tour non-stop.

The Rev has been in a headliner rotation at Buddy Guys Legends for twenty years. "They are very, very good. That's why I keep having them back at my club." — BUDDY GUY

more on Rev Raven | more on Westside Andy


June 20
BREAKING CADENCE
Breaking Cadence

Breaking Cadence is a premier rock, party, cover band with a wide variety of 60's thru today hits you forgot you loved!.

I have seen this band a number of times. The most recent was at Rivermoor Golf Club during Jam Fest last August. You can expect a great, high energy, danceable show. Matt and Sadie also do numerous acoustic shows throughout the area.

This will be their first time on the River Rhythms stage, so come out and welcome them to the Park! more on Breaking Cadence


July 5 (Friday)
TBA

July 18
JD RANKIN AND THE LOVE ZONE
JD Rankin

Reggae is Back ! JD Rankin and the Love Zone is a spinoff of King Solomon. A few members are from King Solomon, including JD who is originally from Mamee Bay, Jamaica, and has become the authentic ambassador of Reggae music in the Milwaukee area. The band also added a new drummer and a couple of keyboard players, one of which is also a lead vocalist.

The end result is pretty amazing! Although still a 100% Reggae experience, the new members bring a bit of an R&B vibe to the mix and even get into a little jam band for extra flavor.

If you've been missing the feel-good energy of Reggae, then we'll see you at the Park on this fine July evening for a show not to be missed!


August 1
DRIVING MISS CRAZY
Driving Miss Crazy (DMC)

Ms. Jackie Brown returns to Village Hall Park this season, with her new project, Driving Miss Crazy (DMC), which brings with it a little heavier rock vibe.

This new group gives Jackie some freedom from her acoustic guitar, which puts her vocals front and center. For as awesome as Jackie's vocals have been in the past, this focus takes her voice to yet another level.

You will hear the difference, You will feel the heightened passion in her presence and You will agree with me that Jackie has found her niche, that she is coming into her own. This is another level of Jackie Brown. or as I refer to it... Jackie Brown 2.0.

Jackie is surrounded by talent, with KK on bass (Black Frog), Neddi on guitar (Doc Hammer) and the amazing Barry on the kit. more on Jackie Brown & DMC on Facebook


August 15 (kick-off to Waterford Jam Fest)
DANCING QUEEN: AN ABBA SALUTE
Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA – sure to capture the hearts of fans and audiences of all ages! This live show is full of musical prowess, fabulous flair and fashion, and promises a mesmerizing ABBA experience for every Chiquitita, Super Trouper, Fernando and Dancing Queen around!

Fronted by a dynamic Agnetha and Frida duo, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a joyful celebration of these timeless tunes. Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute is the Midwest's long-standing resident ABBA tribute, with a repertoire of over 40 all-time favorite hits. From Waterloo to Mamma Mia, S.O.S. to Knowing Me, Knowing You, Honey, Honey to Voulez-Vous, audiences won't be able to help singing and dancing along with their high-energy homage to everything ABBA! more on Dancing Queen.


August 29
TBA

Sound / Light Production
TNT SOUND & IN THE MIX PRO
TNT Sound - Tedd Lupella

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 has worked with a long list of professional artists. more on TNT Sound

With the demand of larger bands and a continually growing audience, we have expanded our sound and light production to now include In the Mix Pro. Josh has been in the business for over 25 years and brings with him additional knowledge and equipment.

Josh and Tedd together make Village Hall Park simply sound amazing! In fact, we get compliments from bands all the time on the quality of production at Waterford River Rhythms. Check us out, Village Hall Park has never sounded this good!

Attention Musicians: Download our Production Questionnaire


Park Setup
OUR STAGE
Waterford River Rhythms stage with new Band Shell Tent

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!


Food
THE COTTON EXCHANGE
The Cotton Exchange is the exclusive food vendor of Waterford River Rhythms

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


Drink
THE LIONS CLUB OF WATERFORD
The Lions Club of Waterford is the exclusive beer vendor of Waterford River Rhythms

The Lions Club of Waterford is the exclusive beer vendor for Waterford River Rhythms. They offer many different beers and spiked selzer type drinks.

They do many good things for the community with their profits from events like this one. Learn more at: waterfordlionsclub.org


Location
PARKING
Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park in Waterford, Wisconsin

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 old fire and 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


Waterford Design Technologies 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.