2018 River Rhythms Lineup Finalized; Season Begins June 13th
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MILWAUKEE – The Westown Association is proud to present its musical lineup for the 2018 River Rhythms Season. Jam-packed with great performers like BROTHER, Chicken Wire Empire and Sam Llanas, this free concert series begins its season on June 13th with The Huntertones. Free concerts continue each Wednesday until August 29th from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets.
The 2018 lineup is as follows. For more information on River Rhythms, please visit:
The Huntertones’ high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul.
Bringing crowds to their feet in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar.
CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE
Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up-and-coming bands. Their contemporary tones blend with traditional roots to create a Bluegrass style that feels like home.
CHARLES WALKER BAND
Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies.
LIGHT UP (A TRIBUTE TO STYX)
Experience the incredible lights and sounds of Styx as this tribute band creates the “Grand Illusion” of a live concert experience in Pere Marquette Park.
Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the unique sound of the didgeridoo, the soaring high of the bagpipes, and a tribal percussion, BROTHER, is wholly original.
ALTERED FIVE BLUES BAND
Proclaimed “a staple of the Midwest’s band scene,” Altered Five Blues Band’s delectable brew of blues and soul has a wide audience taking notice.
FIVE CARD STUDS
The Five Card Studs return to River Rhythms for a night of fun as they celebrate their 23rd year as “the hardest working band in the Midwest!”
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal Ireland. While the band can never forget their roots in traditional Irish music, their sound crosses many cultural boundaries.
Singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter in several rock and roots rock bands, Sam is known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice.
LA ORQUESTA SALSA POWER
La Orquesta Salsa Power is a unique 10-Piece Orchestra comprised of Milwaukee’s only Grammy Nominated composers, percussionists and trumpeters.
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La Orquesta Salsa Power is a unique 10 piece orchestra comprised of Milwaukee’s only Grammy Nominated composers, percussionists and trumpeters.
Known for their soulful vibe and authentic reggae sound, the group brings the sounds of the Caribbean right here to Milwaukee.
The 5 Card Studs return to River Rhythms for a night of fun as they celebrate their 23rd year as "the hardest working band in the Midwest!"