Beginning on Monday July 3rd 2023 bands will take the stage at Louis Engel Waterfront Park each Friday for a 7:00pm show. If rained out, rain date concerts start on Sundays at 5:00pm.
The concert series features a variety of local performers and will run through September 8nd 2023.
The musical acts will cover a wide range of genres from classic rock, pop, latin and jazz, to urban folk, funk, and R&B. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets or foldable chairs for seating.
Picnics are welcome and food and craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase from food trucks and tents. These open at 5pm on Fridays and 5pm on the Sunday rain dates. You can alternatively support other local restaurants by ordering takeout. See the full list of Ossining Restaurants HERE
All concerts take place at Louis Engel Waterfront Park.
2023 RiverJam band Line up
Monday, July 3: Fireworks and The Jay Prince Band
The Jay Prince Band is a funky, R&B, and dance powerhouse, known for their electrifying performances that get the crowd moving and grooving. Comprised of highly talented musicians, the band features Jay Prince and his friends who have recorded, toured, and played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Frankie Valli, Daryl Hall, Art Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, and Bernie Williams, among others. With a mix of rock, funk, R&B, and dance, the Jay Prince Band regularly performs at top NYC music venues, including Daryl’s House Club, Sony Music Hall, City Winery, Bitter End, and more. They have also graced the stage at the Ossining Waterfront for the fireworks (pre-Covid) and were there last August, showing their versatility and ability to perform in any setting. Join the Jay Prince Band for an unforgettable night of music and dance, as they bring their signature energy and soulful sound to the stage for the Ossining Fireworks event.
Friday, July 7: Powderfinger
Rain Date Sunday July 10
Powderfinger is the rock-focused cover band that’s making waves in Westchester. Led by the dynamic duo of Norm Dodge on lead vocals and Bob Goetz on guitar, Powderfinger delivers high-energy performances of rock, pop, and alternative hits. With exceptional musicianship and a dynamic stage presence, Norm and Bob bring a fresh take to classic and contemporary rock tunes, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment. Whether you’re a fan of classic rock or modern alternative hits, Powderfinger has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to experience the raw energy and soul of Powderfinger, led by the powerful voices of Norm Dodge and Bob Goetz. Come rock out with this top-notch cover band in Westchester.
Friday July 14: House Arrest
Rain Date Sunday July 16
House Arrest is a highly skilled and dynamic Pop and Dance cover band with over 10 years of experience performing in Westchester County. Comprised of talented musicians from the region, this band knows how to get audiences moving and grooving with their infectious energy and catchy tunes. With a strong performance history, including notable appearances at the Tiki Bar-Rye Playland, the Larchmont Summer Concert Series, and New Year’s Eve at Pete’s Saloon, House Arrest is a go-to choice for events and parties looking for a lively and entertaining band that specializes in Pop and Dance music. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or just enjoy some great music, House Arrest promises to deliver a fantastic performance.
Friday July 21: KJ Denhert Band
Rain Date Sunday July 23
KJ Denhert is a singer-songwriter known for her unique blend of jazz, folk, and world music. With over 30 years in the music industry, she has received critical acclaim for her powerful voice and soulful performances. KJ captivates audiences with her emotionally charged lyrics, stunning guitar playing, and a live experience that showcases her exceptional musicianship. Her timeless songs are inspired by her travels and diverse cultural experiences. Don’t miss your chance to experience the soulful sounds of this independent voice in jazz, folk, and world music.
Friday July 28: Mike Risko Band
Rain Date Sunday July 30
The Mike Risko Band is a renowned rock band from Westchester known for their energetic live performances, remarkable musicianship, and eclectic mix of classic to contemporary rock hits with a special emphasis on female-fronted rock. Their signature sound features powerhouse vocals from Miriam Risko and Melissa Miser, coupled with Mike Risko’s virtuoso guitar skills, and a dynamic rhythm section anchored by Dr. Larry Baskind on bass and Erik Perez on drums. They play everything from The Who, U2 and Blues Traveler to Pink, Lady Gaga and Alanis. They’re widely acclaimed for their electrifying performances and unique mashups of songs that keep audiences engaged and entertained. Experience the thrill of their high-octane rock sound live and be a part of an unforgettable night of music.
Friday August 11: The 3Bs
Rain Date Sunday August 13
The 3Bs are a high-energy, smokin’ hot Blues band, based in Ossining, NY, playing Classic and Contemporary Blues covers and Originals. Lead Vocalist Elle Randall fronts the band with her outstanding voice, paired with the guitar style of Blues virtuoso “Diamond” Dave Rinaldi and Keyboard master Erin Weisenfeld. Bassist Kevin Brail and Kit Drummer Bill Votava provide the rhythm section that rounds out the band. Their shows cover a wide spectrum of Blues genres, from Etta James, Buddy Guy and BB King to today’s hit-makers, like Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer and Samantha Fish. This band is a real crowd-pleaser, knows how to get you up and moving to the beat, and has performed for uncountable happy listeners all over Westchester and Putnam counties. The 3Bs also composes original music in a variety of Blues styles, which can be found streaming worldwide. Come on down and check out The 3Bs for an unforgettable night of amazing Blues music.
Friday August 11: The Saints
Rain Date Sunday August 13
At their core, The Saints are a classic blues band, consisting of guitar, bass, and percussion with a taste of horns, Hammond organ, harmonica, and inspired vocals. Their shows span decades of blues in the Americas, including hits by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Albert King, and more, as well as Latin artists like Los Lobos, Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and Vargas Blues Band. The band has performed at various venues such as Windham Mountain, Catskill, Pascone Park, Ardsley, Chadwick Lake, Newburgh, Freedom Park, LaGrange, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westport, Town Park, and New Windsor’s Waccabuc Country Club. Join The Saints for a night of bringing home the blues.
Friday August 18: Mary Ann Renza and Friends
Rain Date Sunday August 20
Mary Ann Renza and Friends is a dynamic rock, funk, and soul band made up of top musicians. They perform classic hits from the 70s, including those by Heart, with high energy and soulful grooves. Mary Ann Renza, the band’s front woman, brings her powerful vocals and stage presence honed from her time in the band Leather and Lace to each performance. Get ready to rock, funk, and soul with this talented group of musicians.
Friday August 25: The Force
Rain Date Sunday August 27
The Force is a classic rock cover band that has been making waves in Westchester, New York for the past six years. With two members hailing from Cortlandt Manor, the band has become a local favorite, packing clubs with their high-energy performances. The Force’s impressive following has seen them draw crowds of over 200 people at popular venues like Back Nine, Pete’s Saloon, Molly Darcy’s, Putnam House, District Social Beacon, and Mohansic Grill. The band’s ability to engage and excite audiences has earned them a reputation as one of the top-drawing bands in the area.
Friday September 1: Andrea and the Armenian Rug Rug Riders
Rain Date Sunday September 3
Andrea & the Armenian Rug Riders are a high-energy rock cover band that will have you rocking out all night long to some of the greatest classic rock tunes of all time. Led by Andrea Ekizian’s powerful vocals, this talented band delivers electrifying performances of classic rock hits from legends like Zeppelin, Airplane, Beatles, Janis Joplin, Sheryl Crow, and more. With John Scavelli on lead guitar and Brett Roberts on drums, Andrea & the Armenian Rug Riders deliver a powerhouse performance that is sure to get audiences up and dancing. Whether you’re a fan of classic rock or just looking for an energetic and entertaining night out, this band promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Friday September 8: Pablito y su Latin Band
Pablito y su Latin Band is a highly regarded musical group that has been entertaining audiences in the tri-state area for almost two decades. They have gained a reputation for their infectious sound that blends various styles of Latin music into a unique fusion that is guaranteed to get people dancing. The band is led by the charismatic Pablito, who ensures that each performance is full of energy and excitement, making them a popular choice for any event.The band’s impressive repertoire spans a wide range of Latin music genres, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin rock. Their dedication to creating an unforgettable experience for their fans is evident in their carefully selected songs and their ability to engage with the audience on a personal level. With a focus on keeping people on the dance floor all night long, Pablito y su Latin Band delivers high-energy performances that leave the crowd wanting more.Pablito y su Latin Band has built a loyal following throughout the years, and their performances are always a highlight of any event or celebration. Their infectious energy, impressive musicianship, and dedication to their craft make them a must-see for anyone who loves Latin music. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or simply enjoy some incredible live music, Pablito y su Latin Band is the perfect choice.