August 28, 2018
This September we kick off the 14th Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series! These free outdoor performances are every Friday in September and the first Friday in October. All the fun takes place at Riverwalk Landing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This year’s diverse line-up is one of the best yet featuring several genres of music, including country, big band, and jazz!
Nashville Nights, September 7
This dynamic group has assembled some of the best talent Hampton Roads has to offer. Individually, the members of Nashville Nights have sung the national anthem at the NYC Half Marathon, played at a Presidential Inauguration, recorded an album in Nashville, and released a single played on radio stations around the world. Together, in one show, they give their audience the experience of a big production concert, a show at the Grand Ole Opry, and a night at one of the hottest spots in Music City.
Little Country, September 14
Comprised of musicians with experience in fields as diverse as choral, classical, jazz, and rock, Little Country brings an exciting mix of cerebral and visceral appeal that is sure to delight audiences at any venue. Drawing from lessons learned through formal training and years spent in the studio and on the road, the band takes a country/rock format and turns it up to eleven with a high-energy stage show, plenty of sing-along friendly tunes, and solid musicianship. Despite being largely "musician's musicians,” Little Country never forgets its most important job - bringing the fun!
TailGate Down, September 21
They’ve been described as country music with an edge. This band has been performing up and down the East coast in various forms for over 18 years. The term country rock was created for this band because of its unique ability to blend the two genres. TailGate Down has opened for Nashville recording artists Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Luke Bryan, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, and Eric Paslay.
Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra, September 28
The band was formed in the mid-1990s by two Williamsburg area musicians and educators. Their initial goal was to keep the great big band music alive. In the past two decades, the now 16-piece authentic big band has performed at many events and concerts throughout Virginia, including Rhythms on the Riverwalk. The band plays all the best swing music, from the height of the swing era in the 1930's and 1940's to more contemporary big band pieces. They want to keep the music of the swing era alive and kickin'.
Good Shot Judy, October 5
Taking their musical roots from the Big Band and Swing genres, members of Good Shot Judy have made a name for themselves by performing some of the best songs written in the last hundred years—in a way that’s all their own. Formed by brothers Brett (vocals, ukulele) and Jeff Cahoon (upright bass) in early 2013, the full time lineup is now an 8-person wrecking crew that includes Buz King (drums), Gary Halliday (piano), Brandon Musko (saxophone), Kevin Marshburn (trombone), Ellis Williams (trumpet) and Chelsea Champ (vocals). You don’t want to miss this high energy show!
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Coolers are permitted and Carrot Tree Kitchens will be onsite selling gourmet hot dogs, brisket, BBQ, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signatures desserts.
Parking is available in the two-level garage on Water Street, the York-Poquoson Courthouse, the County Administration Building, York Hall, and other designated public lots throughout town. The free Yorktown Trolley will run on select nights when larger crowds are anticipated. Additional Event Info
- York County Tourism Development 757-890-3500
- York County Weather Event Hotline: 757-890-3520
- Facebook: Visit Yorktown
- Instagram and Twitter: @visityorktown #visityorktown