ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell’s Riverside Sounds concert series will kick off once again on Saturday, May 4. These free monthly outdoor concerts are held at Roswell Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, May through October from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guests are invited to bring blankets and coolers. A shuttle service will be offered this year to transport attendees to the park from the Ace sand lot on Riverside Drive. And, new this year, several food trucks will be at each concert, provided through Fork in the Road.
“This is another very interesting and diverse line-up of artists this year,” said Lee J. Howard, Roswell Cultural Arts Board chair and volunteer. “I didn’t think we could do better than last year, but I think we have with such a great variety of talented artists.”
Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department with support from sponsors including Hands On Family Chiropractic, Scroggin and Company, Spencer Pest Services, Lee J. Howard Entertainment, the Roswell Neighbor and 97.1 The River. For more details, call 770-641-3705.
This year’s line-up includes:
May 4: Chris Thomas King
King possesses a singular sound and style that transcends his blues roots and has gained him an international mainstream audience. He was also featured in the film, “O Brother Where Art Thou?”
June 1: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
A ragtime, jazz sound that transports listeners into a world in which men still wear bowties and golf caps while performing and the audience always gets up and dances.
July 6: Serenata
Born as a trio, Serenata has grown into an eight-piece band and the hottest Latin group in town with their salsa, merengue, Latin jazz and cumbias rhythms.
Aug. 3: Joe Grandsen
Renowned for the hard bop approach of the trumpet, his singing voice has been compared to Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra.
Sept. 7: The Revivalists
A breakout band from New Orleans with a blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting.
Oct. 5: Randall Bramblett Band
A big-league, musical utility man (mainly sax and keys), Bramblett landed on speed dial for some of the greatest names in rock history.