“The music lineup is stacked. … It’s a major music festival lineup, and for a music festival, RiversEdge is an intimate venue. It’s a casual, fun environment. The music is a big reason people keep coming back, but the environment of the festival, and the interaction between the bands and the fans, it doesn’t happen everywhere,” said Adam Helms, director of resident services, City of Hamilton.
Headlined by The Revivalists, the festival will begin when the doors open at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The 2019 Big River Get Down lineup will also feature Chris Gelbuda (3 p.m.), Neal Francis (4 p.m.), Southern Avenue (5:15 p.m.), Brent Cobb (6:30 p.m.) and The War And Treaty (8 p.m.). The Revivalists will go on at 9:30 p.m.
“If guests have been there before for past Big River Get Down’s, they know it’s a great time. Basically, all of Hamilton shows up. It’s a great way to reconnect with people from Hamilton, and it’s a fantastic way to meet new people from around the country, and the music is outstanding. Come out and enjoy the experience. If they haven’t been there before, concertgoers are in for a pleasant surprise. It’s rare to see bands of this stature on the same stage, in a relatively intimate venue,” Helms said.
This is the fifth year for the annual Big River Get Down and the eighth consecutive year that The Revivalists have performed at RiversEdge. Shaw. who graduated from Hamilton High School in 2001, now lives New Orleans. Tickets are $38 in advance and $50 the day of the show. (VIP packages are sold out.)
Although the festival doesn’t fall on the same day as Hamilton Flea this year, festival-goers can still enjoy an arts and crafts fair/exhibit at Marcum Park from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday that will feature many of the Artspace artists and local crafters. Several food trucks will be on site.
Also, new this year, on Sunday, Sept. 8, Sunday Fore Heck’s Sake presented by Wyoming Automotive will feature more live music and a celebrity golf scramble at Twin Run Golf Course. Golf starts at noon. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes the music after golf, one food ticket, one drink ticket and one celebrity raffle ticket. Golfers should arrive at 11 a.m. Twin Run Golf Course is located at 2505 Eaton Road in Hamilton. Tickets for the Celebrity Golf Raffle are $10 and proceeds from the golf raffle will be donated to testicular cancer research.
Tickets for the Sunday concert (without golf) are $20 and doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The lineup will include Chris Gelbuda (2:45-3:30 p.m.,) Joseph Huber (3:45-4:30 p.m.) Brent James & The Vintage Youth (4:45-5:30 p.m.), The Trogone Band (6-7 p.m.) and 90 Proof Twang (7:30-8:30 p.m.) Tickets may be purchased at www.bigrivergetdown.com.
HOW TO GO
What: David Shaw's Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite
When: Saturday, Sept. 7, doors open at 2 p.m. The music will begin at 3 p.m.
Admission: General admission tickets are $38 in advance; $50 day of the show, if available. (Plus, applicable ticketing fees.) Children ages 6 and under are free. (No free VIP.) Re-entry permitted.
More info: www.bigrivergetdown.com. Connect with The Revivalists at www.therevivalists.com. Food vendors will be located along Dayton Street. In case of rain, the festival will move to the McDulin Parking Garage on Market Street. No DORA cups inside RiversEdge.