The RIVERfront Concert Series is organized by the Parks & Recreation Department. 2018 is its fifth year. It's brings free live music to area residents and features amazing up-and-coming musical artists, by local and nationwide. Just bring a blanket or beach chair and from 5 until 8 pm – local musicians play from 5 -6 pm and the nationally-known artists from 6 - 8 pm.
Bizz & Everyday People
Wendell Bigsby-Church and Katrice Donaldson brought Everyday People together in 2011 through their mutual love of music and performance.
Wendell "Bizz," eldest son of Nashville legend Jimmy Church, has opened up for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, the King of Rock-n-Roll, Lil Richard and many more. Wendell is the ultimate entertainer whose male lead voice possesses a smoky, rich soulful sound full of passion and emotion.
Katrice has sung backup for Yolanda Adams on the Dove Awards, BeBe Winans, Kirk Franklin and many other elite artists. Her female lead voice consists of a dynamic range from smooth and sultry to power-house diva, adding a women's touch, gentle and fierce to Everyday People.
The band hosts dynamic talents from Nashville natives and all-American transplants who have dedicated their lives to their craft. For more information, visit bizzandeverydaypeople.com.
An acclaimed front man and lead guitarist whose multi-instrumentalist skills have landed him onstage with Elizabeth Cook, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb, and others, Andrew Leahey saves his best work for his own material. Singles like 2018's "Start the Dance" — released by his band, Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, and hailed by Rolling Stone as "a fist-pumping slice of heartland rock" — are rooted in the guitar heroics and sweeping melodies of icons like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
The song follows his full-length LP, Skyline in Central Time, which was written during Leahey's long recovery from a life-saving brain operation, produced by Wilco co-founder Ken Coomer, and released by the celebrated roots-rock label Thirty Tigers. Hitting stores in late 2016, the album found critical and commercial success with the Top 50 Americana radio single "Little in Love."
Airwaves is Leahey's upcoming record, produced by multi-platinum studio guru Paul Ebersold. It's the kind of American rock & roll record we all need to hear in a post-Tom Petty world — real, relevant, and redemptive. For more information, visit andrewleaheymusic.com.