We are a little more than a week away from the start of Roswell’s 2017 Riverside Sounds Concert Series.
This series of six free outdoor concerts will be held at Riverside Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month from May to October.
“We are excited to bring more original artists back to Riverside Sounds this year,” said Beckie Hawkins, cultural services manager of the Recreation, Parks and Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. “This year, we have a great mix of music genres, including blues, Americana, pop, rock and funk. Our goal is to provide something for everyone.”
There will be food trucks at each concert from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and guests are also invited to bring their own picnic and chairs as well.
Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the city of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.
The following are the featured artists for each month:
May 6 – Webb Wilder: A bluesy blast of baritone bombast. Equally versed in two glorious worlds, Rock and Roll. Webb has described the music he makes as, “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.”
June 3 – Ben Sollee: Known for a 360 degree approach to his art, Kentucky native Sollee educates as much as he entertains through his innovative style as a cellist; conveying genre-bending songwriting.
July 1 – The Fritz: The Fritz are masters of improvisation and their music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock.
Aug. 5 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley: 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.
Sept. 2 – Lera Lynn: Singer-songwriter, co-producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lynn embellishes her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire.
Oct. 7 – 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.
Riverside Park is located at 575 Riverside Road in Roswell.
For more information or to learn more about the artists, visit roswellriversidesounds.com and learn more on social media by following #RiversideSounds.
Courtesy of Kristal Dixon, Roswell Patch