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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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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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