As we transition from summer to fall, what better way to kick off your weekends than at the Yorktown Waterfront with tunes as cool as the breeze blowing in off the River?
Yorktown’s annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert series kicks off the first Friday in September and runs through October 4. This year’s lineup is one of the most exciting yet, featuring favorites in the country, jazz, blues and big band formats. Each show starts at 6:30 and runs past sunset.
Snag your spot on the lawn, set out your chairs or blanket, and enjoy a relaxing night with friends and family as the breeze blows in off the water. Pack a picnic (including wine and beer!), or let Carrot Tree do the cooking for you. They’ll have a delicious selection of gourmet hot dogs, pulled pork BBQ, brisket, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signature desserts.
Check out this year’s bands and see why everyone’s talking about this must-see line-up.
September 13: Little Country
Drawing from lessons learned through formal training and years spent in the studio, this group of diverse musicians takes the country/rock format and turns it up to eleven with a high-energy stage show, plenty of hits you can’t help but sing along to, and truly solid musicianship. Despite being largely “musician’s musicians,” Little Country never forgets their most important job is to bring the fun.
September 20: The Mullins Sisters
This performance will have deep musical roots in the southwest heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The Mullins perform everything from traditional country to modern chart toppers—with a pure harmony only sisters can achieve. In addition to lyrics the crowd can sing along to, these talented musicians will also perform some of their original hits.
September 27: Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing Orchestra
Since 1977, The Sound of Swing Orchestra has been Hampton Roads leading premiere big band swing dance orchestra. They specialize in the Big Band sounds of the 40’s through today and have performed memorable classics including “What a Wonderful World” “You Belong to Me” and “You are my Special Angel”.
October 4: Bobby BlackHat Band
Bobby “BlackHat” Walters is a recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, and actor who hails from Cleveland. His band brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, and even some original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin’ and your hips shakin’ all night long.
October 11: 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. These guys always put on a stellar performance, filled with a little jazz, a little swing, and even some big band favorites! GSJ has opened for national acts like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
Another perk to Yorktown’s concerts? Free Parking! Spots in the two-level parking terrace fill up quickly, but there are several public lots throughout town that are just a short walk down to the waterfront. So make sure those dancing shoes are also good for walking!
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