NEWBURYPORT — Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will headline the Riverfront Audio Festival when it returns to Waterfront Park, rain or glow July 23.
Donald St. Sauveur, typical manager at 92.5 The River, reported this yr marks the radio station’s 20th yearly Riverfest, nevertheless in 2019 it was moved to Gloucester’s Phase Fort Park prior to getting suspended for the pandemic.
“(The function) is most likely a small little bit a lot more mellow with much more of a chill, pageant vibe to it, with probably the correct sizing lineup for Waterfront Park in Newburyport,” he claimed.
Mayor Sean Reardon claimed he is “thrilled” to see the festival return.
“Waterfront Park is just the great location for 92.5 The River bringing these functions to Newburyport. We just had a lengthy Fourth of July weekend with stay new music on the waterfront for a few times, and this is an option to with any luck , get some good temperature and some terrific songs and bring a great deal of excellent persons into Newburyport,” he claimed.
Nearby band Freevolt will kick off the pageant, actively playing from 12:15 to 1 p.m., then the 7-piece Chad Hollister Band will complete from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
“Our sister station in Vermont found the Chad Hollister Band 20 years ago and we are excited to help them turn into a small extra common in the Newburyport and Essex County location,” St. Sauveur stated.
Adam Ezra Group will strike the phase from 3 to 4 p.m., and countrywide singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will shut out the day from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
“This is a lot more in the vein of the singer-songwriter artists that a large amount of our audience has grown up with listening to on The River,” St. Sauveur said.
All-working day satellite parking lots will be out there for a $25 price at Mersen Usa on Merrimac Road The Henry Graf Jr. Memorial Skating Rink on Minimal Street the MBTA parking great deal on Boston Way and Mark Richey Woodworking and Style on Parker Street. Four buses will offer transportation to and from Waterfront Park just about every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are also encouraging folks to wander, bike or acquire the MBTA and the rail path,” St. Sauveur stated.
After the one particular stint in Gloucester, St. Sauveur claimed he and his radio station “missed” Newburyport and needed to appear again following getting the earlier two a long time off due to the pandemic.
“First of all, it is on a river. That is sort of critical for the Riverfront Music Festival,” he said. “But is there anything at all a lot more iconic than the backdrop of the Merrimac River on Waterfront Park?”
The mayor reported the city was on board with the festival’s return and that the preparing approach was a collaborative effort in between the radio station, the Chamber of Commerce and city office heads.
“You have to deliver your Law enforcement, Fireplace, DPS and Harbor Master departments together to make guaranteed we dot all of our I’s and cross all of our T’s and I consider we have that in spot,” he reported. “We’ve received a great lineup and we are joyful they are coming back again.”
St. Sauveur mentioned his 50,000 watt radio station also has the electric power to let persons know about how to best program forward for the competition and attendees are inspired to arrive early with their blankets and chairs.
“This has been a a lot additional vetted method than I have at any time participated in in the past and we, as a radio station, felt like we have been much a lot more associated and we are very grateful to the mayor’s administration for that,” he mentioned.
Team writer Jim Sullivan covers Newburyport for The Every day Information. He can be reached via email at [email protected] or by cellular phone at 978-961-3145. Stick to him on Twitter @ndnsully.