The stars have lined up for the Yonkers Riverfest.
22nd Annual Yonkers Riverfest September 6th, 2014. Noon – 7:00pm
The 22nd Annual Yonkers Riverfest, held along the majestic Hudson River, is one of the largest and most creative festivals in Westchester County. 25,000 people come each year to enjoy music, children’s activities, environmental exhibits, international cuisine, outdoor artist gallery, carnivals games, and much more. Over 25 world-class performers will be there, playing everything from country and soul, to hip-hop, rock, and classics.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will headline the main stage at the Riverfest. Felix was living in Westchester long before he helped form The Young Rascals and co-wrote #1 smash hits “Groovin”, “People Got to Be Free”, and “A Beautiful Morning”. He was here before The Rascals were enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and before Felix was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He grew up just 6 miles from Downtown Yonkers, and just like Lebron James, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals are coming home for a special performance at the Yonkers Riverfest.
Dan Zanes is one of the most acclaimed and loved children’s musicians of all time. He’s won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album. He won the Independent Music Award for Best Children’s Music Album. He has played to sold-out arenas and is loved throughout the world and on September 6th, he’ll be at the Yonkers Riverfest.
David Styles, a lifelong resident of Yonkers, was discovered by Mary J. Blige and mentored by Sean “P Diddy” Combs to become rap sensation Styles P. When the LOX first solo album went Platinum, Styles P remained loyal to his hometown of Yonkers, and recently he opened an amazing juice bar, Juices for Life, on Nepperhan Ave. Yonkers’ youngest rap star ‘Lil Waah’ will open up for Styles, who will perform with surprise special guests.
“Riverfest brings together the very best Yonkers has to offer. It’s the perfect place to enjoy food, art, music and the spectacular views of the Hudson right on our downtown waterfront,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
More than just a festival, Yonkers Riverfest is a celebration of community. It is a time to reunite with friends and family; a time for grandparents to sit with their grandchildren and listen to the some of the greatest songs from each generation. It is a time for Westchester-born stars to come home and honor their roots with inspired performances. The Riverfest is the one day of the year where there is no stress, no rush, and no cost. Join us and be part of it.