Westown announces 2016 River Rhythms Lineup
The Westown Association released its musical line-up for the 2016 River Rhythms Season. Jam-packed with great performers like The Rad Trads, New Age Narcissism and King Solomon, the free concert series begins its season on June 8 with Shonn Hinton & Shotgun. Free concerts continue each Wednesday until August 31st from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets.
SHONN HINTON & SHOTGUN
A rock and blues band from Milwaukee who has been described as, “the funkiest, most soulful, heavy hitting group you’ll ever hear in your life.”
Soul Low is a four-piece indie band from Milwaukee who juxtapose wavering vocal pop melodies with introspective and often self-deprecating lyrics. Their nervy, jazz-informed instrumentals offer a familiar yet off-kilter sound reminiscent to Modest Mouse.
King Solomon has become one of Milwaukee’s most popular reggae groups, known for their soulful vibe and authentic reggae sound.
Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of the Big Apple’s most entertaining live acts — bringing a diverse style of soulful American music with influences from early jazz to New Orleans brass, R&B, blues and rock & roll.
This Nashville-based performer with roots in the Midwest will entertain the River Rhythms crowd with his passion for country music. Inspired by the country legends that preceded him, Dave produced hid debut single “Tangled Up” in the internationally renowned Blackbird Studio teaming with up Ronnie “Lil’ Ronnie” Jackson.
NEW AGE NARCISSISM
This Riverwest based group is a collection of talented artists who formed together to create Milwaukee’s newest rising rap and R&B “squad”.
52nd Street plays the music of Billy Joel in a full concert show featuring some of the most talented musicians in the region.
The Cajun Strangers, whose lively brand of traditional Cajun music has led them from local dance floors to international acclaim, features an accordion and fiddle driven style still heard in the dancehalls and bars in Southwest Louisiana.
5 CARD STUDS
The Five Card Studs return to River Rhythms for a night of fun as they celebrate their 21st year as “the hardest working band in the Midwest!”
LIAM FORD BAND
This award-winning rockabilly band has a strong foothold in southeastern Wisconsin and is sure to entertain crowds of all ages.
Cache brings a Latin flare to River Rhythms with their fun blend of salsa music and big band influence, sure to get the crowd dancing!
This Nashville-based performer is a rising star on the country music scene. His country-meets-rock’n’roll style is sure to entertain crowds of all ages.
PAY THE DEVIL
This five-piece bluegrass band is known throughout Milwaukee for putting on a show filled with foot-stomping and thigh-slapping music! Playing original tunes in a variety of styles alongside an assortment of bluegrass and old-time standards.