Roswell Riverside Sounds Free Concert Series
Riverside Sounds The Roosevelts
Riverside Sounds Dustbowl Revival

Roswell's Riverside Sounds Concert Series

Presented by Gate City Brewing Company and Carl Black Roswell

First Saturday of the Month (May–October), 7:00–9:00 PM
575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075

The Riverside Sounds concerts are free to the public and are produced by the City of Roswell's Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. The series is generously supported through community sponsorships. The City of Roswell has partnered with Gate City Brewing Company and Carl Black Roswell to present the 2018 concert season.

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The 2018 Artist Lineup Includes:

  • May 5 – Leah Calvert
  • June 2 – Wild Rivers
  • July 7 – Joe Alterman Quartet
  • August 4 – Dangermuffin
  • September 1 – The Roosevelts
  • October 6 – Dustbowl Revival
Gate City Brewing Company will have beer available for purchase. Meating Street Barbeque and Bruster's Ice Cream will have select items for purchase at each concert from 6:00–9:00 PM so you can enjoy a great dinner without all the work.

2018 Spotlight Sponsors include Lee J. Howard Entertainment and Hilbert Law. Additional sponsors include Bruster's Ice Cream, LGE Community Credit Union, Local Life Publishing (Roswell Magazine) and Gorman Chiropractic.

Guests are invited to bring their own picnic and chairs as well.

Artists and dates subject to change. For more information, call 770-641-3705.

More About the Artists

May 5 – Leah Calvert

Leah Calvert Leah Calvert, joined by her trio of talented musicians, is many things, among them a singer-songwriter and in-demand Atlanta-area fiddler and vocalist. Over the years, she has shared the stage with award-winning artists including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and renowned songwriter Radney Foster. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is a member of Atlanta acts, The Dappled Grays and John Driskell Hopkins Band (Grammy winner and founding/current member of Zac Brown Band).

June 2 – Wild Rivers

Wild Rivers Wild Rivers immerse their folk-pop originals into the warm musical styles of the artists that influenced them. With over 16 million streams on Spotify, the four-piece band effortlessly blends exquisite harmonies, beautiful songwriting, and a captivating stage presence, while their vibe fits equally well in listening rooms and symphony halls.

July 7 – Joe Alterman Quartet

Joe Alterman Quartet A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Alterman has performed at many world-renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland and New York's Blue Note, where Alterman has opened, many times, for Ramsey Lewis. Only 29 years old, Alterman has released four critically-acclaimed albums, his most recent being 2017's "Comin' Home To You". Joe Alterman studied music at New York University, where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Piano Performance.

August 4 – Dangermuffin

Dangermuffin Dangermuffin is an eclectic quartet that weaves lyrical themes of sea, sun and spiritual connection with Americana, island influenced, folk and jam grooves. The band's live show swims between tasty acoustic and rockin' electric sounds. On the band's 6th and latest release, the album showcases the band's signature coastal-influenced grooves mixed with Americana sensibilities and Appalachian fingerpicking. The album's lyrics contemplate the universal human connection to our ancestors, ancient traditions, and symbols while yearning for humanity to get back to its roots. It is an audible showcase weaving introspective lyrics with catchy, nimble guitar riffs. Fittingly, the album's soaring vocals were recorded in Charleston's historic Unitarian Church, a National Historic Landmark built in 1772.

September 1 – The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts Their show provides a rousing, dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also features poignant tunes that scale the depth of their personality and communicate their story with remarkable power. Having a charismatic ability to connect with fans and a genre-spanning set of songs, concert-goers can't help but smile and dance – making The Roosevelts a band that music fans of any genre can't afford to miss.

October 6 – Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl Revival Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock.


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are dogs allowed?

    Yes! Riverside Park is a dog friendly park.
  • Are there restrictions on chairs, coolers, etc.?

    No, we don't restrict, cooler size or chairs. Most patrons bring outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on.
  • Can I bring a tent?

    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.
  • Can you bring in food and alcohol?

    Yes! You can bring in your own food and alcohol for Riverside Sounds concerts.
  • Do you charge admission for the concerts?

    No! The Riverside Sounds concerts are completely FREE of charge thanks to the City of Roswell and our sponsors.
  • How early can I get to the concerts?

    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.
  • Is there food available for purchase?

    Yes! We have partnered with Meating Street Barbeque for each concert. They are all in place no later than 6:00 PM.
  • Where can I park?

    There is a parking lot at Riverside Park that is free. Once that parking lot fills up there is a gravel lot right next to the park that is also free.