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).

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June2022
Radio GagaAbout Radio Gaga:
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”. 
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June2022
Water Street StompersThe Water Street Stompers bring the spirit of Mardi Gras with traditional New Orleans jazz. Led by Todd Kelly, the group includes Harlan Geiser on trombone, Doug Stewart on sax, Carl Bopp on piano, Jason Shea on bass, and Jeremy Clark on drums.
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July2022
The Riker ManeuverPaying tribute to the man that “grew the beard,” Commander William T. Riker.
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!
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July2022
The Long and Winding RoadJoin us for The Long and Winding Road: The Music Of John, Paul, George and Ringo, from the rooftop into history!
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 July 14, 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!
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July2022
BrushvilleTHIS ISN’T JUST A BAND…IT’S AN EXPERIENCE.
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.
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August2022
The Bashful YoungensThe Bashful Youngens are an Americana duo based in Champaign, IL. Formed in 2015, by musicians Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short, the group is the product of years of friendship, proving a seamless transition to bandmates. The result is a unique sound, falling somewhere between modern folk and alt-country.
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August2022
Second Hand Soul BandMotown, Funk, & Soul is exactly the sound that defines this Chicago band. The raw, “Rock & Soul” performance of Second Hand Soul Band is both authentic and infectious. It takes you back to the days when all that mattered was meeting your friends for some drinks and an all night dance party! This energetic, dynamic, seven piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to entertain!
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!”
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September2022
Dexter O’Neal and the Funk YardDexter O’Neal and Funk Yard is a multi-faceted band based out of Peoria. They play a variety of R&B hits that appeal to all ages. Dex and the gang have the ability to change musical forms right in front of your eyes.
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!
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September2022
The Neverly BrothersTHE NEVERLY BROTHERS: “A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute – From Elvis to the Beatles!”
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!
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