Thanks to COVID-19 Riverbend isn't happening in person this year, but can still keep that Riverbend Live feeling, Fridays on Riverbend Live Reconnect. Hear about the history of the popular concert series, listen to interviews with past performers, and hear some of their music. Riverbend Live Reconnect – Friday’s at 4 on News Radio 1240 KQEN, and on 104-5 SAM-FM. Or try streaming at 541radio.com
Since scoring his first touring gig out of college with Grammy winning singer Diane Schuur, multi-talented saxophonist and vocalist Patrick Lamb has impacted literally hundreds of thousands of lives while enjoying a whirlwind dual career as an artist and sideman. While spending years on the road (both in the U.S. and internationally) with pop and contemporary jazz greats Bobby Caldwell, Gino Vannelli and Jeff Lorber Fusion, he has also become a successful solo recording artist, with five albums and three Top 5 hits on the Billboard chart.
Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth.View Artist
Southern Avenue combines the talents of a prodigiously talented set of young musicians who bring their individual backgrounds and wide-ranging musical interests to the table, carrying the Southern soul legacy into the 21st Century while showcasing the powerful chemistry and electrifying live show that they’ve honed through extensive stage and studio experience. Since their first release, they’ve played in more than a dozen countries, wowing audiences at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest and Lockn’. Their self-titled debut album on the iconic Stax label is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel-tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting.View Artist
This Friday at 4 on Riverbend Live! Reconnect, Kyle Bailey with focus on the series involvement in both Cowboy Poetry and Western Music, and Youth Theatre. Kyle will talk with Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky, and chat with Melody Schwegel of Umpqua Actors Community Theatre about her past involvement in directing Youth Theatre at Riverbend Live!
Riverbend Live Reconnect! Friday afternoon at 4 – on News Radio 1240 KQEN and on 104-5 SAM FM.
The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They have certainly come a long way since their formation in 2007, busking in Oakland BART stations for rush hour commuters. Listening to Lech sing, it can be a surprise that he was born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised by Polish political refugees. He learned his vocal stylings from contraband American recordings of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Louis Armstrong, and later at Oberlin College and on the club circuit in Oakland, California. Bringing all those influences together with the rest of the band’s diverse experiences into a unified musical vision, the California Honeydrops expect to play parties for a long time.View Artist
RIVERBEND LIVE IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ENTIRELY FUNDED BY COMMUNITY DONATIONS. THESE SPONSORSHIPS, ALONG WITH THE "PASSING OF THE BASKETS" DURING CONCERT INTERMISSIONS, CONCESSIONS AND MERCHANDISE SALES, PROVIDE WORLD-CLASS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. Click on the link below to see more details on how you can help keep this amazing community event going every year.View Artist
Where would we be without the continued support of our sponsors year after year? Listed are our major sponsors for this years Riverbend live concert. They are the ones that have gone above and beyond to show their support and we want to honor them.