Westside Andy at Waterford River Rhythms

Waterford River Rhythms 2011

6:30PM to 8:30PM

Join us this summer for Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park.
We will have seven shows, June thru September.

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

TDS Telecom and Lauer Financial Services have once again been gracious enough to be WRR sponsors. Our shows would not be possible without their support. Please say thank you whenever you can.

June 2

  • Dan Trudell w/Ameerah Tatum
    Food Vendor: Lions Club of Waterford
    As season five is upon us, we continue with tradition. Dan Trudell once again opens our music series and brings with him special guest, Ameerah Tatum. Her R & B, jazz vocals have been heard locally with Eddie Butts and Christopher's Project. On a national level, her credits include Janet Jackson. You are all familiar with Dan's keyboard wizardry, now add to it the soulful sounds of Ameerah and we have quite the opening show!
    more on Dan Trudell

June 16

  • Streetlife w/Warren Wiegratz
    Friends of the Library Wine Tasting
    Food Vendor: Cotton Exchange
    Merchandise Assistance: Riverside Chiropractic

    Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz performs a unique blend of R & B, Smooth Jazz and Contemporary styles, combining superb musicianship and vocals with an exciting stage presence. They have been honored with many nominations and awards at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI), including "Best Adult Contemporary Group" and "Best Contemporary Jazz Group" in Wisconsin. Their latest release Silent Conversations is played on Smooth Jazz radio stations across the country. And oh yeah, I forgot to mention, they are also the house band for the Milwaukee Bucks...
    more on Streetlife

July 7

  • Shake Rag w/Jamie Barrons
    Food Vendor: River House
    Merchandise Assistance: Bon Voyage Cruise & Vacations

    If you're from Waterford, then it's very likely you know who Jamie Barrons is and as well you should! If you're not, maybe these bands will ring a bell; Jelly Relish, Ditch Pig, Fat J and the Pinners, Fungus Garden, Velvet Jones and now Shake Rag. Jamie's rockin' vocals, surrounded by some very skilled musicians provides a stage presence that extends far beyond the stage itself, so make this a show not to miss. Let's Rock Waterford!

July 21

  • The Swing-O-Matics
    Food Vendor: Martini MOz Philippine Cuisine,
    fundraiser for Absolutely Waterford
    Merchandise Assistance: Riverside Chiropractic

    Waterford, are you ready to do some dancing again? The Swing-O-Matics did such a good job last year, we had to bring them back. They have been performing throughout the Midwest for the last ten years and are one of the areas finest Swing bands. Some of their past clientele include Gov. Tommy Thompson, Summerfest, Zoo Ala Carte, Riversplash, Harley-Davidson and the list goes on... more on The Swing-O-Matics

August 4

  • Jackie Brown and the Boys
    Food Vendor: Waterford Lioness
    Merchandise Assistance: Riverside Chiropractic

    Once again, your response and enthusiasm demands the return of Jackie Brown and the Boys for their fifth year! There will be some instrument retooling to make up for the loss of Mikey, but they are determined to be better than ever! You can expect the familiar flute solos and of course, Jackie's amazing voice, but stay tuned for some changes and surprises up front... more on Jackie Brown

August 18

  • Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band
    Food Vendor: Bruno's Restaurant
    Merchandise Assistance: Latitudes Travel

    Because Andy and Mel's show was cut short by weather last year, we needed to bring them back for you to get the full effect. This national level act gets quite the props. Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd calls Andy Linderman "one of the most dynamic electric harmonica players of our generation." Jazz performer and producer Ben Sidran calls Mel Ford "one of the finest blues players in the Midwest, if not the country."

    Andy has worked with the likes of James Cotton, Corky Siegel, Jim Schwall, Luther Allison, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, The Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens, Muddy Waters, Ben E. King, Tab Benoit and The University of Wisconsin 250-piece band.

    Mel began in opening acts for Albert Collins, Freddie King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He played with Bo Diddley, Sunnyland Slim, Zora Young, Junior Pettis, Ben Sidran and Paul Black and the Flip Kings (with Andy). Mel also played the part of bandleader in Mel Ford and the Fairlanes... more on Westside Andy / Mel Ford

September 1

  • New Dog Trick
    Food Vendor: American Legion Post 20
    Merchandise Assistance: Bon Voyage Cruise & Vacations

    New Dog Trick is one of Southeastern Wisconsin's newest party-rock bands. Having performed at some of the area's biggest festivals, opening for bands such as Skid Row and Dokken, NDT has planted its paws firmly. Comprised of five seasoned musicians, including Geno, the former lead singer of the Toys, NDT's mission is to entertain the crowd! Their shows certainly reflect this. Come on out and help us finish this season off with a party... more on New Dog Trick

TNT Sound

  • TNT Sound will provide the professional touch in Sound and Lights again this season. Due to the larger crowds, Tedd has expanded his system for us this year. Tedd has been working in live audio for 30 years and attended Full Sail recording school ummm... way back in the day. He prefers the challenge of mixing live rather than in 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 will never sound better... more on TNT Sound


  • 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 the 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. We very much want everyone to enjoy us being there, because it truly is the perfect place to be.

    Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park in Waterford, Wisconsin

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    Village Hall Park
    123 N. River St.
    Waterford, WI 53185

Please Recognize these Event Sponsors

TDS Telecom


TDS Telecom

TDS provides complimentary web site hosting and DSL access for the Waterford Chamber of Commerce. They also have been a sponsor of River Rhythms since the very beginning in 2007.

Lauer Financial Services

Lauer Financial Services

Lauer Financial came on as a sponsor in 2010. This was so needed to support quality music for seven shows. Brian & Yvonne are also on the committee and are co-founders of the event.

Waterford Design Technologies


Waterford Design Technologies

Al Sikora of Waterford Design is co-founder of the event, producer, promoter and acquires all entertainment and vendors. Suggestions for bands can go to Al.

Event Photos

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Dan Trudell & Ameerah Tatum

Dan Trudell & Ameerah Tatum


Streetlife w/Warren Wiegratz

Shake Rag

Shake Rag

The Swing-O-Matics

The Swing-O-Matics

Jackie Brown and the Boys

Jackie Brown and the Boys

Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band

Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band

New Dog Trick

New Dog Trick