RiversEdge is working on a contingency plan in case any of the shows must be rescheduled or postponed.
In addition to the Back in Black show, other season highlights will include Lawrence with Motherfolk on Thursday, Aug. 6; Southern Avenue with Lowdown Brass Band on Thursday, Aug. 27; Material Girl & The Flame Monster (Madonna & Lady Gaga Tribute) on Friday, Sept. 4 and Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd on Saturday, Sept. 19.
“Southern Avenue has played RiversEdge before, but not as part of the free concert series. They played at David Shaw’s Big River Get Down last year. Then, shortly after the Big River Get Down, they were nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Contemporary Blues Album,’ so we have a Grammy nominee coming back to Hamilton,” Helms said.
The majority of RiversEdge concerts will be held on Thursdays. The Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15. Tickets for Whimmydiddle can be purchased at www.whimmydiddle.com.
RiversEdge can accommodate about 3,000 concertgoers. This is the ninth year for the RiversEdge Concert Series.
Every show that is part of the RiversEdge Concert Series will be free. VIP tickets will also be available for each show. A VIP ticket for $25 will include stage-front seating, access to the VIP deck, and four food and drink vouchers.
In light of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is proving to be a challenging year for live music and musicians. There is a “donation” option on the Eventbrite ticket page for each show. All donations will be split between RiversEdge and the artists on the show.
“Every little bit helps. Everybody is kind of hard up right now with everything going on, but musicians, especially, they can’t go out and play live music, so we’re just trying to help out where we can,” Helms said.