Riverfest 2010

 

August 5, 6, 7, 8

 

Riverside Park, Watertown, WI

 

 

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Craft Fair Registration:  Advance information

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010

5

AUG

THURSDAY

4-11 p.m.

A Taste of Watertown

4-11:30 p.m.

Rainbow Valley Rides

4-8 p.m.

Rides Special

4:30-9 p.m.

Specialty-Roving Acts Throughout the Grounds

6-8 p.m.

 

 

CHASIN' MASON

 

A Midwest-based contemporary country act, probably one of the strongest Wisconsin country acts at this point, is returning to a dry play for 2010.

8:30 p.m.

 

HOTEL CALIFORNIA:  "A Salute to the Eagles"

 

This California-based act is considered the consummate Eagles tribute act, having done it since 1982 and playing 150 to 200 dates per year all over North America. They do all the Eagles hits from 1972 through today, including “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Hotel California,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” You may even expect to hear an old Joe Walsh tune or two.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010

6

AUG

FRIDAY

11 a.m.-11 p.m.

A Taste of Watertown

12 noon-11:30 p.m.

Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4 p.m.

Rides Special

12 noon-9 p.m.

Specialty-Roving Acts Throughout the Grounds

12 noon-3 p.m.

Happy Dutchmen Trio  (roving act)

3-6 p.m.

 

Elegant Gypsies  (roving act)

 

6-8 p.m.

 

 

PAUL CEBAR TOMORROW SOUND

 

Call it Americana-singer-songwriter, mix it with some classic R&B, throw in a bit of Caribbean influences and some Louisiana gumbo, and Paul Cebar continues to be what one critic calls “one of America’s least appreciated stars.”

8:30 p.m.

 

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

 

With a career that now spans into six decades, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has gone from a hippy jug band to pioneers of country, bluegrass and rock, and their influences are contemporary yet today. Winners of multiple Grammy Awards from 1971 through 2005 and also CMAs for Album of the Year and Musical Event of the Year, some of their hits include “Mr. Bojangles,” “Workin’ Man,” “Baby’s Got a Hold on Me,” “Cadillac Ranch” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” And their 1971 album “Circle” has been honored as one of the top 50 recordings of all time, to be preserved by the Library of Congress. The album “Circle” resulted in follow-ups “Circle II” in 1989 and “Circle III” in 2005.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010

7

AUG

SATURDAY

8 a.m.

Tennis Tournament

8:30 a.m.

5K Run (7:30 a.m. register)

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Craft Show

9-11 a.m.

Carp Classic

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Raft Race

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kids Casting Contest

11 a.m.-11 p.m.

A Taste of Watertown

12 noon-1:30 p.m.

 

 

NICK CONTORNO'S BIG TOP BRASS

 

Dr. Nicholas J. Contorno is retired director of Bands and Orchestra at Marquette University.  He received his Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

12 noon-11:30 p.m.

Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4 p.m.

Rides Special

12 noon-9 p.m.

Specialty-Roving Acts Throughout the Grounds

1:30, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Must-Skis Water Ski Show

Saturday and Sunday, between 1:30 and 7 p.m.

Must-Skis will perform three 30-minute shows per day on the river just south of the island.

3-4 p.m.

 

 

SWING CREW

 

Saturday, Aug. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

The Swing Crew.  Based in the Colorado ski resorts during cool weather months and Wisconsin Dells during the warmer months, the Swing Crew plays a potpourri of musical styles and dates. The key to their show is musical flexibility and improvisation based upon audience response and participation. Expect the unexpected when the Swing Crew is onstage.

4:30-6 p.m.

 

MADISON COUNTY

 

Saturday, Aug. 7, at 4:30 – 6 p.m. and 8:30 – 10 p.m.

Madison County. Another returning act from a wet 2009 performance, Madison County continues to play some of the best high energy, contemporary country in the Midwest and they are multiple “People’s Choice” winners at the annual WAMI awards show.

7-8 p.m.

SWING CREW

8:30-10 p.m.

MADISON COUNTY

10 p.m.

Bartolotta Fireworks

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010

8

AUG

SUNDAY

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Classic Car Show

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Craft Show

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

A Taste of Watertown

12 noon-9 p.m.

Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4 p.m.

Rides Special

12 noon-1:30 p.m.

 

 

MARK SHURILLA'S GREATEST HITS BAND

 

Performing many of the finer Midwest small theaters and performing arts venues, an aspiring Buddy Holly look-alike, Mark Shurilla, and his band take us through the ‘50s-‘60s era with tunes by the likes of Buddy Holly, Bobby Vee, Johnny Cash, Jay and the Americans, Elvis Presley and more.

12 noon-7 p.m.

Specialty-Roving Acts Throughout the Grounds

1:30, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Must-Skis Water Ski Show

3-5:30 p.m.

 

 

PAT McCURDY

 

From his late ‘70s days with national recording group Yipes! to his present day singer-songwriter-comedian show, Pat McCurdy appeals to multiple generations of music lovers, leaving nothing untouched with his satirical songs, tongue-in-cheek humor and “spontaneous” audience participation. Expect to sing along, chant some chorus lines and maybe even learn a few dance routines and hand gestures.

7 p.m.

 

MOLLY HATCHET

 

Along with the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, legendary Southern rockers of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Molly Hatchet’s album rock classic hits include “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” “Dreams I’ll Never See,” “Whiskey Man,” “Beatin’ the Odds” and a Rolling Stones remake of “Tumblin’ Dice.”

9 p.m.

Raffle Drawing

9:30 p.m.

Fireworks (rain date)