Roswell Riverside Sounds Free Concert Series
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series
First Saturday of the Month (May–October), 7:00–9:00 PM
575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075
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2019 Artist Lineup
- May 4 – Seth Walker (Country & Soul)
- June 1 – Stephane Wrembel (Django Jazz)
- July 6 – Moves (Rock, Pop, Soul)
- August 3 – Family & Friends (Folk Rock)
- September 7 – Birdtalker (Indie Rock melded with Acoustic Folk)
- October 5 – Front Country (Roots Pop)
- Tacos & Tequilas food truck and Spice Right Barbeque will be at Riverside Sounds on May 4, 2019
- Ceviche Taqueria and Spiced Right Barbeque will be serving up delicious food from June – October 2019
- Bruster's Ice Cream will be at all six concerts
- Area 51 Snowie Snow Cones will be at the June, July, & August 2019 concerts. They are all in place no later than 6:00 PM and will serve until sold out
Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the City of Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Additional Sponsors Include
More About the Artists
May 4 – Seth WalkerSeth Walker's most recent album Are You Open marks Seth Walker's tenth studio recording. The songwriting is bold and infectious, featuring melodies and rhythms drawn from Walker's time spent in Havana and filtered through his split-screen life in New Orleans and Nashville. The result is a melting pot of sounds and perspectives, a soulful brew of roots music from the Americas and beyond. Walker is a native of North Carolina, where he studied classical violin and cello before ultimately discovering his passion for soul, jazz, blues, and folk. He'd go on to deftly mix all those genres and more in his work as a solo artist, organically building up a celebrated two-decade career that's earned him praise everywhere from The Washington Post to NPR, who hailed his "hard-driving" songs and "sweet tenor".
June 1 – Stephane WrembelWith a unique background of having learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside, this prolific virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is presenting his new album The Django Experiment IV, the fourth installment in his series of albums by the same name. The concept is a tribute to the great guitar master, Django Reinhardt; mixing compositions and influences from other landscapes of the musical world. Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django, Wrembel has been based in the New York City region for the past 20 years. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including USA, Canada, France, Israel and India.
July 6 – MovesFitting uniquely between the rock, pop, and soul genres, Moves is composed of some of the most accomplished players from Asheville's diverse musical scene. These experienced musicians carry on the traditions of layered instrumentation and stout three-part harmonies, proving themselves students of '60s and '70s rock greats, while still finding plenty of room for contemporary flair. On stage, Moves provides non-stop entertainment with each member playing seamlessly from one instrument to the next, delivering well-crafted shows with undeniable ensemble-wide chemistry.
August 3 – Family & FriendsHailing from the musical mecca of Athens, Georgia, Family and Friends has steadily gained a loyal following through two beloved EPs and their debut full-length album Felix Culpa (2018). With an electrifying and fresh sound, the album is described as "an epic coming-of-age tale with a massive sound that amplifies their former indie-folk roots onto a technicolor screen." The band's infectious, dynamic anthems are intoxicating in a live setting, with epic builds that crash over the roar of two dueling drummers. A Family and Friends show is pure, unadulterated fun with a lightning bolt of enthusiasm and a familiarity that is immediately endearing and undeniably gratifying.
September 7 – BirdtalkerNashville couple Zack and Dani Green began writing songs together after they were married in 2012. One by one, the couple's friends Andy Hubright, Brian Seligman, and Jesse Baker joined the band, providing a combination of each member's specific offerings that gives Birdtalker the life and sound that it now possesses. Zack and Dani write songs as a way to share ideas, which has proven to be a powerful avenue for connection and communion, within the band as well as with listeners. Birdtalker's debut album One debuted in 2018 and wonderfully highlights Birdtalker's array of talents, lyrics and musical exploration, including rock, country, pop, folk, and indie.
October 5 – Front CountryWhile Front Country's members are more than capable of using traditional techniques on their instruments, they often choose not to. An acoustic group which NPR has dubbed "string-band pop", Front Country learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. The members are a colorful mosaic of training styles and backgrounds; singer Melody Walker got her start belting out roots-rock, bassist Jeremy Darrow studied jazz, fiddle player Leif Karlstrom is a classically trained violinist, and mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz studied classical guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The band is newly based in Nashville and is currently on tour promoting their new album Other Love Songs.
Artists and dates subject to change. For more information, call 770-641-3705 or learn more on social media by following #RiversideSounds.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Yes! Riverside Park is a dog friendly park.
- No, we don't restrict, cooler size or chairs. Most patrons bring outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on.
- No, a tent would restrict the view of other guests so we don't allow them at the concert, but if you get there early you can get a spot shaded by the trees.
- Yes! You can bring in your own food and alcohol for Riverside Sounds concerts. There will also be beer and wine available for purchase at each concert, as well as various food and snack options (until sold-out).
- No! The Riverside Sounds concerts are completely FREE of charge thanks to the City of Roswell and our sponsors.
- The park is open to the public all day. We don't restrict when you can come and set up your chairs to get a good seat for that night's concert.
- Yes! We typically have one or two food vendors available, along with sweet treat options!
- There is a parking lot at Riverside Park that is free. Once that parking lot fills up, a gravel lot is available for use and also free. We encourage carpooling, car services such as Uber or biking!