YORKTOWN — Yorktown’s 19th annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 7.
The free outdoor performances are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through mid-October. Visitors can expect several musical genres, including country, rhythm and blues, jazz, Motown, and bluegrass, York County said.
The lineup for the Rhythms on the Riverwalk 2023 season:
- Sept. 7, HM Johnson Band. An electrifying group of fun-loving, experienced entertainers who perform a myriad of musical styles such as R&B, funk, pop, swing, soul, jazz, and more.
- Sept. 14, Runnin’ Shine. Hailing from various hometowns and brought together by their love of country music, each member of this four-piece country act brings powerful energy and uniqueness to the band.
- Sept. 21, The Michael Clark Band. Local favorites who blend powerful vocal and tight musical arrangements often into the same song. Whether honoring the original rendition of a classic number or performing an original tune, the music is presented in the band’s own funky style.
- Sept. 28, The Heather Edwards Band. Heralded as one of “Hampton Roads’ best bands,” this group has opened for well-known country musicians like Brett Eldridge, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, and Gretchen Wilson. The band covers a wide variety of top country songs as well as classic and southern rock favorites.
- Oct. 5, County Seat Band. This seven-piece high-energy ensemble from Virginia converges traditional bluegrass instruments with stunning vocal harmonies.
- Oct. 12, Good Shot Judy. This talented group plays some of the best songs written in the last hundred years—in a way that’s all their own. They put on a stellar performance every time they play in Yorktown, filling the Riverwalk with the smooth sounds of jazz, a little swing, and even some big band favorites.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Coolers and alcohol are permitted in designated areas at Riverwalk Landing.
Rotating food trucks will be onsite, providing snacks and dinner offerings during the show. Many Historic Yorktown restaurants will also be open for dine-in and take-out options.
Additional parking can be found at York Hall, the County Administration Building, York-Poquoson Court Complex, and other designated lots throughout town.
The Yorktown Trolley will run until 9 p.m. on concert nights with a modified route that still includes some stops on the outskirts of town.
Got to the Visit Yorktown website for additional information. Contact the York County Event Weather Hotline at 757-890-3520 for weather-related delays or cancellations.