2015 Yonkers Riverfest
Noon – 7pm
Download Riverfest Flyer with Schedule
MAIN STAGE / RIVER STREET STAGE
2:00 – 3:00 Kiss ALIVE!
Kiss Alive started paying their tribute to the music of KISS on the streets of the Bronx back in 1999, with the goal of putting on the best KISS tribute show ever. Moreover, the band hopes that all who attend their shows have a great time rockin’ out to the music of “The Hottest Band in the World!”
4:00 – 5:00 Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz
The stars of “Love and Hip-Hop” are living in Yonkers and have created a special performance for the Riverfest. After years of crafting her musical skills, Amina Buddafly has learned how to create and compose timeless music. Big songs with truthful, meaningful lyrics, musical and organic sounds and peerless harmonies, and that is what sets her apart from others. Peter Gunz is best known for billboard hits “”Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) off his platinum album Make It Reign.
5:30 – 7:00 The Legends of Motown: Leonard, Coleman & Blunt
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman & Joe Blunt have been around the world as the LEAD singers of three of the most legendary vocal groups of all time: the Temptations, The Drifters, and The Platters. The amazing show will feature these legends singing their all-time hits “Under the Boardwalk”, “My Girl,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Only You,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “On Broadway,” and so many more favorites.
MAIN STREET STAGE
12:00 – 12:45 Lawrence Cooley has the natural ability to play a myriad of styles seamlessly, from funk to pop, to blues, and reggae. He was the lead singer/guitarist of one New York’s top drawing bands “Straight Wired” for over 10 years.
1:00 – 1:45 Hudson River Blues Band performs Blues, R& B and Classic Rock. The band grew up in Queens and having been playing music since their teens.
2:15 – 3:00 1 WILD NIGHT brings you all the classics spanning Bon Jovi’s remarkable career, from their break out single, “Runaway” to megahits “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive!
3:30 – 4:20 Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their local and dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the “Best Band of the Hudson Valley“.
4:45 – 5:45 La Mecánica Popular. Psychedelic Salsa! Steeped in the salsa dura of the 1970’s, La Mecánica Popular goes the trippy way with heavy ambient and psychedelic touches without ever losing its clave. “Top 3 Latin Acts in the US” – Juanes, winner of 20 Latin Grammy Awards.
BUENA VISTA STAGE
12:00 – 12:30 Chaser is a 5 piece “Classic” rock band that combines Soul and Rock music along with contemporary Pop and Country. From 60’s Motown to today’s Country duets, Chaser will keep you up on your feet and grooving.
1:00 – 1:45 Yonkers Idols 2015 winners. Youth Theater Interactions is a local dance, theatre, and music classes for young people in the culturally diverse population of Yonkers.
2:00 – 2:45 Lee Ellie is an independent Hip Hop artist from Yonkers. He continues to amaze fans with his witty lyrics and rap punch lines. Lee Ellie is a founder of the record label SL Music Group & Nevaso Publishing.
3:30 – 4:15 3D Rhythm of Life featuring Michael Tate, a two-time Latin Grammy Nominee. The three D’s in the band’s name stand for Dynamic, Diverse, and Danceable. Rhythm of Life performs song reminiscent of Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and other Latin artists.
4:45 – 5:30 Outasight is Yonkers born singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He is perhaps best known for his platinum single “Tonight is the Night“.
1:00 – 1:45 Alaster Moock latest children’s album was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award and won gold medals from the Parents’ Choice Foundation and the National Parenting Publications Awards. “Singing Our Way Through” was called “a masterpiece” by Salon.com and was chosen as a “Best Kids Music” pick by People Magazine.
2:00 – 3:00 The Deedle Deedle Dees use rock-n-roll, country, hip hop, punk, and folk to teach kids about American history, the natural world, social action, and other cool stuff that they might never have thought about before.
3:15 – 4:00 Erik’s Reptile Edventures offers you a fresh look at reptiles for fans of all ages and interests, presenting you with teaching you about a variety of animals from around the world, including lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodilians, and more.
4:15 – 5:00 Josh & the Jamtones is an interactive/ultra-powered live band musical explosion guaranteed to get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. They are Parents’ Choice Award Winner and have multiple chart-topping kids singles.
5:30 – 6:15 Tim and the Space Cadets play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. The band weaves their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes, rockers, and lullabies. They were named one of the top kid-friendly bands to watch by Timeout New York.
12:00 – 12:45 Sean Austin is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, composer, producer, and vocalist. With an eye on the future and his musical feet firmly planted in the works of the past, Sean often paints new and unexpected musical landscapes. His work covers the full spectrum from radio-ready singer/songwriter hits to full blown experimental instrumental odysseys.
1:30 – 2:15 Tara O’Grady’s soulful voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline. This New York native with Irish roots combines Celtic, folk, funk, blues, swing and especially jazz in her unique style.
2:45 – 3:30 McGough Irish Dance Academy is the Newest TCRG Certified Irish Dance Teaching Academy in Yonkers. School Director Meagan McGough has spent more than twenty years competing with World Champions throughout the world.
4:00 – 4:45 Shinuh is an Innovative Artist based in Brooklyn, possessing a sexy, sultry voice with the edginess of a jazz & blues overtone. She learned to cultivate her own sound to compliment her style, unique brand of character, and vocal abilities.