MEET THE BANDS

HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES

Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles is the ONLY show with Official Authorization to perform the Eagles catalog of music. With Authentic Instrumentation and World Class Acapella …This Legendary Southern California group, is as unique as it is powerful. So join us now, on a trip down a dark desert highway…Feel the cool wind in your hair…Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles"… anything else is just a tribute.

THE RUSH TRIBUTE PROJECT

The Rush Tribute Project is an homage to one of the most enduring and influential bands in rock music. Combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances, RTP brings the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts to clubs and festivals. Covering all forty-plus years of Rush’s amazing career, RTP painstakingly recreates the sound and energy that has made Rush one of the top selling rock bands of all time. With a lineup that has performed Rush tribute shows for over a decade across North America and around the world, including RushCon, RTP stands out as one of the premiere tributes to a legendary band. This three-piece uses vintage instruments, clothes and sounds to produce a Rush concert experience that is unparalleled for the casual fan as well as the most discerning Rush fan.

THE BOY BAND NIGHT

A Live Band Event paying Tribute to everything that is **BOY BANDS**! #nsync #backstreetboys #nkotb #onedirection #otown #hanson #jackson5 #boys2men and MORE! #TBBN #boybandtribute

 

The impact of 90s music created a paradigm shift in pop-culture that has continued to evolve through the decades. The fusion of musical genres forged an era of heartthrob adolescents unmistakably known as Boy Bands. Paying homage to the many iconic groups we know today, The Boy Band Night brings America's only live tribute to pop sensations like The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, One Direction, and many more! These top-tier musicians bring a musical and visual experience with note-for-note representations of all of your favorite songs accompanied by the signature choreography from the music videos we remember. Don't miss this opportunity to see this nationally touring act from Chicago! The Boy Band Night is EVERYTHING Boy Band!

FOOL HOUSE THE ULTIMATE 90'S DANCE PARTY

Fool House is THE ULTIMATE 90's DANCE PARTY! Prepare to go back to the golden era of boy bands, pop stars, hip hop, and pop punk.

 

Nonstop sing alongs, party throwbacks and choreographed dance moves is what this show is all about! Come prepared to sing your heart out and dance all night long!

ALMIGHTY VINYL

Hits from the 1970s will rock the stage at the 33rd annual Riverfest this year when the band Almighty Vinyl hits the stage.

Think back, before CDs or MP3s were the way of listening to music, and remember the days when vinyl albums were popular. The band's name gives a good insight to the music they love and enjoy bringing to their crowds. Almighty Vinyl has made the music of the 1970s its top priority bringing an unforgettable experience to its fans.
"It's our goal to re-create the energy and the experience of the music from the 1970s," band member Rich Hoffman said. "We're a fully live show playing music like it was done before bands had all the bells and whistles that they have today."
The show not only brings the authentic classic rock sound to their crowds, but band members also dress the part, wearing bell bottoms and other '70s era clothing while they perform. Their attention to detail has recently helped them earn several awards.
They received the Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2019 People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Artist of the Year award. In 2017 they won the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee award.
"We're really all a bunch of music geeks," Hoffman said. "We will sit and super analyze a song so we have every detail, even exactly down to what type of percussion is played in a song. We'll do our best to have all the harmonies and the parts the exact way they were sung in the original song."

BIG AL & THE HI-FI'S

The golden oldies band, Big Al and the Hi-Fi's, may be new to the Riverfest stage this year, but they are no strangers to the Watertown area.

The Oconomowoc natives will perform Saturday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m.
"Watertown is kind of like our adopted city," Cheech Counsell, band leader, said. "We're all from Oconomowoc, but over the years we've played in Watertown almost more than Oconomowoc. One of the guys in the band said he's always wanted to play at Riverfest, so we actually passed on some other shows just to do this one."
The family friendly band promises to get folks up and out of their seats dancing to music rarely heard on the radio anymore. Most of the songs they perform are from the 1950s and '60s including songs by the Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five and Chubby Checker.
"We play a good mix of fast type of dance songs sprinkled in with a few newer ones," he said. "Even with that, the younger crowd always seems to enjoy the older songs. They may not know the original artist but they usually have heard of the songs."
Big Al and the Hi-Fi's started out as a one-night stand back in 1975, playing for a birthday party.

2020 RIVERFEST RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE EARLY SPRING!

Celebrating our 34th year!

 

Various businesses have received their tickets and more will be distributed in the near future.

 

The raffle this year continues its format to recent years. Tickets are $2 each.

 

More prizes than ever! 

Grand Prize $5,000

15 Prizes at $500 each

20 Prizes at $100 each

10 Prizes at $50 each

 

The prize winners will be drawn and announced after the final concert on Suday, August 9th. (7-30pm).

 

Support the 2020 Riverfest by purchasing raffle tickets from local businesses as well as the many individuals working on the sale effort!

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