We can’t wait to rock another summer at the Band Shell in Humiston Riverside Park! Keep an eye out here and on our social media pages below as we announce the line up for 2022’s concerts. Rockin’ at the River Concerts are the proud recipient of an Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Arts and Culture Grant.
All Rockin’ at the River concerts are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site or you can bring your own picnic! Bring lawn chairs or blankets, a small number of chairs will be available if you did not bring your own. All Pontiac Parks are smoke and alcohol free. In case of weather, the concerts will be relocated to the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center (319 N. Plum St., Pontiac).
In a parallel universe where rock stars are immortal, Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga meet and serve as muses for each other. The friendship blossomed as they pushed the limits of artistry and showmanship, breaking down every barrier that inhibits our imaginations from running wild. This unlikely partnership produced such a creative renaissance that the public could not be denied the opportunity to witness it. Radio Gaga takes the stage and delivers a tour de force featuring two of the world’s largest musical icons. For the first time ever, you will hear all the hits of Queen and Lady Gaga in this Vegas style production show, complete with eye-popping costuming, dazzling choreography and unmatched showmanship. Prepare to be wowed as the vision and spirit of these performers emanates from the stage, delivering the “Concert That Never Was”.
We are a cover band based in Livingston County, IL, playing a variety of genres. So whip your leg around the back of an office chair, and enjoy the show!
Known for their LIVE shows, Brushville has been playing SOLD OUT shows because of their high energy performances. One reporter compared a Brushville show to a hockey game. “It was an engineering masterpiece as all members could switch out of one song mid-stream and into another seamlessly. It was like watching a hockey game where the players changed, but the action and the game clock kept rolling.”
Brushville blends four extremely talented musicians, with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. Brushville has been expanding their assault throughout the nation and is sure to be lighting up your area very shortly.
Between the funky hits of the 70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing; “Songs you remember from the nights you don’t!”
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of their Apple label headquarters building at 3 Saville Row, within central London’s office and fashion district. The impromptu live set was the culmination of sessions that resulted in the album and film “Let It Be” (currently expanded into the documentary film “Get Back”). Within less than a year the Beatles as a band were no more, and the members began prolific solo careers that continued producing memorable music throughout the following 50+ years.
On August 28, 2022, Rockin’ At The River, in conjunction with the City of Pontiac, proudly presents a live tribute to the Beatles collectively and individually, covering the entire “Let It Be” album and a wide selection of solo material from John, Paul, George and Ringo. The show will feature many of central Illinois’ most established and respected musicians from such area groups as The Nikbeats, Kool Ray & the Polaroidz, Ready Steady Go, Johnny Quest, The Bogart Jones Band, and more.
Generations have grown up with the music – you won’t want to miss this very special one-night only event!
You can’t beat the steady driving rhythm from drummer Bryon Moore, heavy bass lines of Jeremie Horton, sultry sax melodies of Tyler Dringenberg and the powerful vocals of Dexter O’Neal!
The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Their one-of-a-kind high energy stage performances take you on a musical guided tour of rock history – from 1955 to 1965.
The first half of their concert pays tribute to the music created by the 1950s American Rock n’ Roll pioneers – which by 1960 had become a distant memory but became the inspiration for the next wave of young rock bands from Britain. The second half then pays tribute to the 1964 British Invasion bands that re-recorded the forgotten 1950s American rock music – along with lesser known early 1960s rhythm & blues songs, recorded their own original songs and pulled Rock n’ Roll from the edge of extinction by re-inventing and re-energizing it for a new generation.
You’ll learn rock history and be thoroughly entertained with their chronological song sequence, stories behind the music and vintage wardrobe changes. Their repertoire consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis (Great balls of fire), Chuck Berry (Johnny B. Goode), Eddie Cochran (Summertime blues), Buddy Holly (That’ll be the day), The Beatles (Twist & shout), The Rolling Stones (Satisfaction), The Kinks (You really got me), The Dave Clark Five (Glad all over) and more!
It‘s not “moldy oldies”- it’s “old-school cool!” So hop aboard our virtual tour bus and fasten your seatbelts for an exciting MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR!
Thanks to the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation for their generous grant to help support our concert series!
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