The festival will conclude on Saturday night with an after party from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Fitton Center ballroom. The after party will include performances by Space & Harmony (11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) and Rumplesteelskin (1-2 a.m.) These bands are comprised of band members from The Revivalists and Naughty Professor. Tickets for the after party are $20.
Shaw came up with the idea for the festival, because he wanted to give something back to the community. Proceeds from the festival will be donated toward the City of Hamilton’s 4th of July fireworks and the RiversEdge concert series.
“David’s from Hamilton, but he’s also really involved with the festival – from helping to pick the bands to overseeing the design of the t-shirt and concert poster,” said Adam Helms, Hamilton’s director of resident services.
Helms said, “The neat thing about this event is it’s not just Hamilton supporting it. There are people coming to Hamilton from all four corners of the United States, and everywhere in between.”
Shaw and his band The Revivalists have garnered national attention, appearing on television shows, including the “Today Show,” “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “Conan O’ Brien” to perform their #1 radio hit “Wish I Knew You” and were named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know.”
“The Revivalists keep getting more popular, and the fact that David wants to make it a priority to come back to Hamilton every year is really cool,” said Helms.
The Hamilton Flea will partner with RiversEdge again for this year’s event. For more information, go to http://www.hamiltonflea.org.
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HOW TO GO
What: David Shaw's Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite
When: Saturday, September 9. Doors open at noon. The first concert will begin at 1 p.m. The festival ends at 10:30 p.m.
Where: RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton Street, downtown Hamilton
Admission: General admission tickets are $28 in advance; $35 day of the show. (Plus, ticketing fees.)
More info: www.bigrivergetdown.com
Set Times: The Revivalists (9-10:30 p.m.), The Record Company (7:15-8:30 p.m.), Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (6-6: 45 p.m.), The Marcus King Band (4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.), Atlas Road Crew (3:30-4:15 p.m.), Smooth Hound Smith (2:15-3 p.m.) and Naughty Professor (1-1:45 p.m.)