BATAVIA – The Batavia Park District’s River Rhapsody Concert Series kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Batavia Riverwalk in downtown Batavia. The concerts will take place Wednesdays from June 19 through Aug. 7 at the Riverwalk located at Houston Street and Island Avenue. Concerts go until 8:30 p.m. and there are a variety of concessions available, including hot dogs and ice cream.
The musical schedule is as follows:
June 19: Final Say was formed in 2007 and is owned and operated by the members of the band Maggie Speaks. Final Say is comprised of four Chicago musicians. Whether it is alternative, classic rock, soul, Motown, New Wave, Big Hair Rock, R&B, music from the '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s, Final Say delivers the right music for any occasion.
June 26: Piano Man – Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John and Billy Joel to life in a show that pays them both tribute.
July 10: Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm is a country rock band. With music from the best of current country rock legends like The Eagles and Kenny Chesney, to the classics of George Strait and Elvis Presley.
July 17: Limited Edition Big Band – This band is comprised of 16 musicians and a female vocalist. They have accumulated a music library of over 1200 big band swing, jazz and dance arrangements and have performed at all types of venues, ranging from outdoor concerts and festivals to formal dinner dances. For the past seven years, they have appeared on Main Stage at the Naperville Rib Fest and have played outdoor concerts for most of Chicago area communities for over 22 years.
July 24: Five Guys Named Moe is a classic rock 'n' roll band.
July 31: Johnny Rustler and the Beach Bum Band combines the tropical sounds of Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso by performing songs by Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon, Sublime, Jerry Jeff Walker, Zac Brown Band and more.
Aug. 7: Red Woody – Some of the artists covered are Journey, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, the Strokes, Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, AC/DC, Mellencamp, Poison, Skynard, Metro Station and Tom Petty.
For more information please call 630-879-5235 or visit www.bataviaparks.org.