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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Yonkers Riverfest is Tomorrow, September 12th

Downtown Yonkers is ready to welcome tens of thousands of people to the best free, family festival in Westchester.  25 live music performances (free), 7 inflatable bouncy castles/slides/games/obstacle course (free), deck tour of the Sloop Clearwater (free), Animal show and stage just for kids (free), Hidden Yonkers exhibition (free), amazing activities at Philipse Manor Hall (free), the Science Barge (free), modern dance and breakdance performance (free), you get the idea.  And the performers this year are great, including R&B Hall of Famers (Glenn Leonard, former lead singer of the Temptations), Grammy nominees (Alastair Moock), Latin Grammy nominees (Michael Tate), Platinum selling artist (Outasight), Parents Choice Award Winners (Josh & The Jamtones), “top 3 latin band in the US” (Le Macanica Popular), TV stars and hip-hop icons Amina Buddafly, Peter Gunz (with special guest Cory Gunz), and so much more. There is a reason why this is the best event of the summer.  Bring the entire family. The 23rd Annual Yonkers Riverfest September 12th, Noon- 7:oopm.  Rain or Shine The New...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Get to Know the 2015 Line Up of Performers – La Mecanica Popular

The Yonkers Riverfest showcases unique music and performers, several on the cutting edge of style and sound.  Perhaps none is more excited than La Mecánica Popular, a Brooklyn-based Psychedelic Salsa group led by Efraín Rozas. Their sound is steeped in the roots of 1970’s-era Salsa Dura, yet incorporates a heavy dose of modern gadgets – a unique blend of processed Peruvian-style guitar licks & experimental synths, sounds and textures. Earlier this year, Juanes (20X Latin Grammy winner) chose the group as one of the Top 3 Latin Acts in the US [“La banda suena de puta madre!”]. They were featured on NPR’s Soundcheck with Juana Molina, and at New York’s biggest open festival, Summerstage. “La Mecánica Popular is the most refreshing aDempt at maintaining Salsa’s integrity while introducing a completely new, unprecedented sound that I’ve ever heard. I totally see them being HUGE!” – Bobbito Garcia – Doin’ It In The Park,...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

About the 2015 Yonkers Riverfest

The Yonkers Riverfest started 23 years ago to celebrate our city and was one of the many catalysts that helped transform Downtown Yonkers into the vibrant, beautiful waterfront community we have today. This summer, Downtown Yonkers had more free concerts, events, kids’ shows, outdoor movies, and farmers’ markets than anywhere else in Westchester County. Thousands of people visited Downtown to enjoy great food, world class events, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The Yonkers Downtown BID has continued to build on our partnerships with the City of Yonkers and our sponsors to make the 2015 Yonkers Riverfest exceptional. We had a particularly strong focus to reflect our city’s diversity in our performances. Almost every kind of music is represented by high-quality, touring bands, including Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, Motown, Country, Blues, Irish , Jazz and Latin music. We have also increased the number of free activities, games, and rides for kids. Our main stage features Rock and Hall of Famers Leonard, Coleman, & Blunt former leads singers of The...

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in News

25 Live Bands this year at the Riverfest: Check out the Lineup

Yonkers Riverfest – 2015 Lineup (more bands being added all the time) Current Line-Up (alphabetical order) 1 Wild Night – Bon Jovi Tribute 3D Rhythm of Life – w. Michael Tate, two-time Latin Grammy Nominee Alastair Moock – Grammy Nominated for Best Children’s Album Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz—stars of the hit series “Love and Hip-Hop” Breakdancing Contest Chaser – Hard Rock Ed Edventures – Animal Showcase Emish – Irish Folk Rock Hudson River Blues Band: Rock Josh and the Jamtones – Awesome Kids Band KISS ALIVE – America’s Favorite Kiss Tribune Band La Mecánica Popular – Salsa, named “Top 3 Latin Acts in the US” Lawrence Cooley – A little bit country, a little Rock and Roll Legends of Motown – Leonard, Coleman & Blunt former lead singers of the Tempations, The Drfiters, and The Platters Outdoor Artist Pop-up Gallery Sean Austin – Alternative/Pop Rock Tara O’Grady – Her timeless voice mixes Celtic, folk, and swing. The Deedle Deedle Dees – America’s Ultimate Teaching Band for Kids Tim...

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