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Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News

Tito Puenté Jr on the Main Stage at the Yonkers Riverfest

Completing the Riverfest’s amazing Trio of headline bands, is  the legendary Tito Puenté Jr, who will light up the stage with Afro-Caribbean Rhythms, Latin Jazz and Club Style music.  A Billboard Music Award winner, Tito and his killer line-up of musicians are festival, casino and theater favorites all over the world. Puente’s orchestra includes baritone, tenor and alto sax, one or two trombones and two trumpets. A five-piece rhythm section, with conga, timbales, bass, piano and trap set, completes the ensemble. The music is timeless, but there was a time in the 1950s, the “I Love Lucy” era, when Latin music permeated popular culture. Tito Jr. reveres the lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.” These amazing artists will perform in addition to twenty-three other groups on 5 separate stages. Truly there will be entertainment...

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Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hip Hip Icons Brand Nubian to Co-Headline the 24th Annual Yonkers Riverfest

One of the top 20 Hip-Hop bands of all-time, Brand Nubian are icons of socially conscious music.  On September 10th, Brand Nubian will be performing on the main stage the Yonkers Riverfest.  These Hip-Hop icons will start their set at 4:15pm, with the same energy, passion, and skills that made them one of the most respected bands of all-time.   Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar will perform the hits that made them stars, including 360 Degrees (What Goes Around), Don’t Let it Go to Your Head, Slow Down, and so many more.  The show is free and open to the public! Brand Nubian’s most successful album, One for All was a critical success upon its release.  Los Angeles Times writer Steve Hochman  commended “the power of the lessons delivered with style and creativity”  J the Sultan of The Source gave it the publication’s maximum five-mike rating and wrote that it “overflows with creativity, originality, and straight-up talent. […] the type of record that captures a whole world of music, rhymes...

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

2016 Yonkers Riverfest Line-Up Announced

The 2016 Yonkers Riverfest will feature over 25 live performances on 5 stages.  Riverfest has something for everyone, including rock, hip-hop, Latin, pop, kids music, country, and more.   More details to come shortly.  The Yonkers Riverfest will be held on September 10th, 2016. Main Stage River Street 2:30 – 3:30 Scott Helman 4:15 – 5:15 Brand Nubian 6:00 – 7:00 Tito Puente Jr. Science Barge Kids Stage 12:30 – 1:15 Arm of the Sea 1:30 – 2:15 Billy Kelly 2:45 – 3:30 The PopUps 4:00 – 4:45 Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights 5:00 – 6:00 Outragehiss Animal Show Main Street Stage 12:00 – 12:45 Chatterbox 5 1:00 – 1:30 Yonkers Idols 1:40 – 2:10 Daisy’s Fashion Design’s African Fashion Show 2:30 – 3:15 Vincent Pastore’s All-Star Gangster Squad 3:30 – 4:15 Jean Grae 4:40 – 5:40 Buscabulla Waterfront Amphitheater (Clearwater Stage)  12:00 – 12:45 Tripwire 1:00 – 1:45 TBA 2:00 – 2:50 Rachael Sage & The Sequins 3:15 – 4:00 Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective 4:15 – 5:00 Love Bone 5:15-...

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

Teen sensation Scott Helman signed on to co-headline the 2016 Riverfest

The 24th Yonkers Riverfest is proud to announce that rising pop star Scott Helman will be performing on our main stage this year.  Scott was voted #1 by Teen Vogue’s list of “14 Singers Who Are Going To Dominate in 2016.”  They said “The ultra-adorable 20-year-old Scott Helman is a singer/songwriter you’ll want to listen to on Spotify stat. His songs, like the sweet-as-sugar “Bungalow,” are so supremely catchy, you’ll feel like you’ve heard them before. They sound like a rom-com soundtrack come to life. He’s opened for major artists including Tegan & Sara and Shawn Mendes, but it’s almost certain that bands will be opening for him in 2016.” He’s a young man but it’s already been quite a journey for singer-songwriter Scott Helman. It was four years from a performance in a record company boardroom to topping the CBC radio charts and having a multi-format hit with his first single, “Bungalow.” And then, it was only another six months before he was touring the U.S. and Europe with...

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