Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Rivertown Breakdown Reminder Sat Nite

The Rivertown Breakdown celebrates the unique current of American Roots music that steams throughout the Ohio River valley. The flow of sounds and styles that sail into this celebration (i.e. Bluegrass, Country Blues, Western Swing, Jugband, Cajun etc.) essentially deposit into the banks of Rock and Roll.


The Rivertown Breakdown provides the folks of Greater Cincinnati with one evening (at one stellar venue) of entertainment from Cincinnati’s foremost players of American Roots music. Furthermore, proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to help save the PA Denny Riverboat Education Center. As CityBeat Magazine recently reported, “[this] historic paddleboat…has ferried students on voyages along the Ohio River, scooping up water samples and studying the aquatic organisms that call the Ohio home. For many of the young passengers, a PA Denny cruise was their first time on the water and the first time they recognized the importance of the river in their lives. During a Coast Guard inspection earlier this year, the boat was found to have significant wear to its hull and is now in drydock. Repairs will cost around $225,000, and it’ll be at least a year before the Denny is operational again.”


*Rumpke Mountain Boys (Bluegrass) *Magnolia Mountain (Country Folk) *Katie Laur Band (Bluegrass) *Queen City Zapatistas (New Orleans Brass Band) *Straw Boss (Rockabilly) *Jake Speed and the Freddies (Folk/Country Blues) *Frontier Folk Nebraska (Indie Folk) *Shiny and the Spoon (Ukulele Folk) *Mt. Pleasant String Band (Bluegrass) *Lagniappe (Cajun) * Faux Frenchmen (Gypsy Jazz) *Greg Schaber (Delta Blues) *Cincinnati Dancing Pigs (Jugband) *The Sidecars (Western Swing) *The Rubber Knife Gang (Folk Rock) * Marmalade Brigade (Gypsy Grass)

THE TIME: Saturday, June 5th: 8:00pm-2:00am.

THE PLACE: Southgate House: 24 E. Third St. Newport, KY. 859-431-2201

THE PRICE: $15 (18+)


SPONSORS: Christian Moerlein; CityBeat Magazine; WNKU 89.7FM; ORSANCO

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