Riverside Sounds (free) Concert Series Returns for 2017
The annual free Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series is hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road in Roswell on the first Saturday of the month from May through October from 7PM - 9PM. There will be food trucks on location for each concert from 6PM - 9PM so you can enjoy a great dinner without all the work. Share your concert photos with us using #WhenInRoswell and #RiversideSounds.
The 2017 Artist Lineup Includes: May 6 – Webb Wilder June 3 – Ben Sollee July 1 – The Fritz August 5 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley September 2 – Lera Lynn October 7 – Southern Avenue
Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the City of Roswell's Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships. 2017 Headliner Sponsors include Lee J. Howard Entertainment, Hilbert Law and LGE Credit Union. Additional sponsors include Area 51 Family Entertainment and Gorman Chiropractic.
May 6 – Webb Wilder Webb Wilder Long before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Music City there was a riddle spewing prophet of roots rock and roll. A bluesy blast of baritone bombast. Equally versed in two glorious worlds, Rock and Roll. He is a force to on tour and a tour de force. Hardly a purist, Webb has described the music he makes as, "Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans." Growing up in Hattiesburg, MS, he spent some years in Austin before setting his home in Nashville, on its ear with his unique hybrid sound – was this music country, rock, rockabilly, or blues? What it was, was popular, and he found himself touring worldwide. http://www.webbwilder.com
June 3 – Ben Sollee Ben Sollee Known for a 360 degree approach to his art, Kentucky native Ben Sollee educates as much as he entertains through his innovative style as a cellist; conveying genre-bending songwriting through electrifying performances and non-traditional album presentation. His most recent music, Steeples Pt. 2 is the second of three parts in an album release of the same name. Portioning Steeples in this way, Ben is able to break the traditional album cycle and deliver a diverse array of content to his fans. Through the innovative facets of his artistic portfolio, he teaches his audience that the modern artist has no boundaries. www.bensollee.com
July 1 – The Fritz The Fritz After five years of traveling the East Coast and steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years – The Fritz like to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes its rock-honed songwriting just as seriously. The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance. While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of the Fritz's passionate energy reigns true in each show. www.thefritzmusic.com
August 5 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Ickes and Hensley Some things you know are just meant to be. Ickes and Hensley have taken what they've explored on stages across the country and the world into the studio, and the result is a set that expands their already wide-range palette. Through the contributions from Mike Bub (bass), John Alvey (drums), and the rest of a short but sweet list of friends who helped out complement the duo's exciting work, there's no doubt that it's Ickes and Hensley who is front and center. www.robandtrey.com
September 2 – Lera Lynn Lera Lynn Singer-songwriter, co-producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on her albums that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Over the course of five years, this fiercely independent musician has developed into a distinguished and multi-talented artist. www.leralynn.com
October 7 – Southern Avenue Southern Avenue Southern Avenue is a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues, and gospel traditions while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. Southern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who come from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience. www.southernavenueband.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dogs allowed? Yes! Riverside Park is a dog friendly park.
Are there restrictions on chairs, coolers, etc.? No, we don't restrict, cooler size or chairs. Most patrons bring outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on.
Can I bring a tent? No, a tent would restrict the view of other guests so we don't allow them at the concert, but if you get there early you can get a spot shaded by the trees.
Can you bring in food and alcohol? Yes! You can bring in your own food and alcohol for Riverside Sounds concerts.
Do you charge admission for the concerts? No! The Riverside Sounds concerts are completely FREE of charge thanks to the City of Roswell and our sponsors.
How early can I get to the concerts? The park is open to the public all day. We don't restrict when you can come and set up your chairs to get a good seat for that night's concert.
Is there food available for purchase? Yes! We have at least two different food trucks at each concert. They are all in place no later than 6 PM.
Where can I park? There is a parking lot at Riverside Park that is free. Once that parking lot fills up there is a gravel lot right next to the park that is also free.