Entertainment


 


The River Days Committee is proud to present:        

The Entertainment for the 2017 River Days Festival!    August 31-September 3, 2017

 


STEVE FREE  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31..... 6:00-7:00pm

Steve Free is an internationally acclaimed award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist from the Portsmouth area. The winner of numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP AWARDS, a Platinum Record and a GRAMMY nomination he has charted over 30 songs on the National & International, Americana, Country & Billboard Charts, including 15 #1 songs, while remaining one of Music's Top Folk Artist both in the U.S and in Europe. www.stevefree.com

 

 


MOTHMAN   THURSDAY, AUGUST 31  7:30-8:30PM

Mothman was formed in southern Ohio in 1990. Over the years they have experimented in many different musical stylings.  Mothman festival shows include older light rock, blues, country, folk and everything in between. The only thing we love more than playing music is meeting people at the festivals and enjoying fair food, so stop by and say hello and share an elephant ear with us!

 

 


FRAN COSMO formerly of Boston    THURSDAY, AUGUST 31    9:00PM
 

Fran Cosmo exploded onto the Rock scene when he took over for Brad Delp as the lead singer for the legendary group BOSTON in 1992.  Fran was featured as the lead vocalist on the "Walk On' album which sold over a million copies worldwide.  Fran's lead vocals were also featured on tour of the songs off the "Corporate America" album and both of BOSTON'S Greatest Hits.  The song "Livin For You" in which Fran also sang lead on was the only LIVE BOSTON song ever released on the Greatest Hits Albums.  Fran Cosmois a Classic Rock Legend, is a MUST SEE in live performance , and is known for his high energy and outstanding vocals that very few can still perform.

 


CITY HEAT   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1   6:30-8:30PM

It's Saturday night and time to put on those dancing shoes.  Once CITY HEAT takes the stage you will want to get up and dance to the classic rock hits you always loved.  


 

ELECTRIK CIRCUS   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1....9:00-11:00PM

Back by Popular Demand.....Formed in 2012, Electrik Circus has continued pushing the envelope in their quest for providing high caliber live entertainment.  The band is comprised of several music veterans from the Northwest Ohio area.

Electrik Circus proudly welcomes back and pays tribute to the Arena Rock Classics of the 80's.   Featuring the chart topping arena anthems and ballads of the era by Whitesnake,Motely Crue, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Ratt, Billy Idol, KIss, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister and many more!

The band takes pride in their live performances and packs a visually stunning show which keeps them in high demand.  Electrik Circus looks forward to bringing their brand of high energy fun and dance inducing entertainment to Portsmouth River Days 2017 !!

 


 

SOCIAL IN TENTS   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2......6:00-7:00pm

A local favorite, Social in Tents, puts a new, fresh spin on rock and roll favorites..  Briing your friends and get ready to rock and roll!


BROTHER BELIEVE ME - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2  7:30-8:30PM

 

"Great Vocals", "Awesome song selection", "Memorable crowd interaction" and most importantly, "FUN !"...Those are just a few of the phrases heard from thousands of fans that flock to see Brother Believe Me or BBM , as is often chanted at shows.

Offering a diverse songlist from newer artist like Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5, all the way to Poison, Michael Jackson, Shinedown and many others to many to list, BBM satisfies nearly any musical taste.  

The members of BBM hail from across Ohio including Lima and Cleveland.  New singer Jon Drake is a renowned rock vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Cleveland.  Founding members Jason Wheeler, on guitar, and Brian Carpenter on drums, have been with the band since its inception.  Chris Brokamp plays bass and provides backing vocals.

Active since 2007, the band has earned numerous spots with nation acts like Sevendust, Hellyeah and Clutch..and even Travis Tritt.    You will not want to miss this show...the riverfront will be rockin !!


 

SMASHMOUTH    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND   9:00PM

        

Yes, you heard right.....SMASHMOUTH is coming to Portsmouth River Days 2017 !!    With such memorable hits as "All Star", "Walking on the Sun", "Then the Morning Comes" and "I'm a Believer", Smashmouth is sure to have the riverfront packed with fans from near and far.  

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THE VOICE CONTEST    SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 3RD    3:00PM  MAIN STAGE

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UPTOWN BLUEGRASS BAND   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD  4:30-5:30PM

Hailing from Piketon Ohio the Uptown Bluegrass Band will hit the riverfront stage Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.  


LARRY WHITT AND BLUE EYED SOUL, .. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD  6:00-7:00PM

Larry Whitt and Blue Eyed Soul is a Blues Rock band all from the Ashland, Kentucky area.  Larry Whitt has forged his own style of blues thoughout his life through several different musical influnces. Come early because you won't want to miss a minute of this bands performance.


 

JOSH STEWART    SUNDAY    SEPTEMBER 3RD   7:30-8:30PM

Josh Stewart is a singer/songwriter from Lucasville, Ohio.  Josh developed a love for music at a very young age and was singing on stage a the age of five.  Through the years he has peformed as a solo artist as well as with his band at various feastivals, fairs and fundraising events throughout the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.  While in high school he place Top 20 in "Ohio has Talent, was the "Portsmouth Idol" and had original music aired on the local radio station.  Josh recorded his first EP in Nashville in 2014 and it was released to several digital media stores.  Josh is currently pursuing a degree in music education at Marshall Universary.   www.joshuastewart.net
 

 


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DOC ROC AND THE REMEDIES   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD    9:00PM

Home town favorite DOC ROCK AND THE REMEDIES will keep the music rockin on into the night.  Classic oldies will take us back in time then Doc and his band will play during the fireworks to close out River Days 2017.

                                                                          FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 10:00PM

 

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND HELD ON THE MAIN RIVERFRONT STAGE - FRONT AND COURT STREET LANDING.  BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR A BLANKET, SEATING IS ON THE RIVER BANK.