Thursday, May 7, 2009

Subaru River Jam starts tonight

The Subaru River Jam concert series kicks off tonight at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

The free weekly event, held every Thursday, runs from 7-10 p.m. through October. It's a family-friendly party (and dogs are welcome, too) held on the River's Edge patio overlooking the rapids.

Here's the schedule for the rest of the summer:


May 7 – Masonboro Boys (Rock-A-Billy/Bluegrass)
May 14 – Mick & the Ultras (Blues/Rock)
May 21 – Roadside Attraction (Rock-n-Roll)
May 28 – Ten Toes Up (Blues/Rock)


June 4 – Thom Crumpton Trio (Blues)
June 11 – Thirsty Horses (Rock/Covers)
June 18 – Truckstop Preachers (Honky-Tonk)
June 25 – Orange Crush (Alternative 80’s)


July 2 – Dub Axxess (Reggae)
July 9 – Heywire (Rock/Americana/Funk)
July 16 – Thom Crumpton Trio (Blues)
July 23 – The Holdouts (Rock-n-Roll)
July 30 – Matt & Jon Acoustic Duo (Rock-n-Roll)


Aug. 6 – The Alan Barrington Band
Aug. 13 – The New Relics (Pop/Country)
Aug. 20 – Thirsty Horses (Rock/Covers)
Aug. 27 – Orange Crush (Alternative 80’s)


Sept. 3 – Carolina Gator Gumbo (Cajun/Creole)
Sept. 10 – Gael Warning (Rock/Folk)
Sept. 17 – Green Vegas
Sept. 24 –Alan & Dave


Oct. 1 – Square Roots


Anonymous said...

Well, not exactly free if you still have to pay $5 for parking.....

NoLimit said...

This was a tradition for a group of us last summer. Get in a run/bike ride then hang out with a beer while listening to some music with a great back drop.

Anonymous said...

This was great last summer. Exactly like NoLimit said... get in a little exercise and then sit back with some friends and a beer and listen to some good music... while watching the sunset and/or the hilarity of people turning over in their rafts. haha. great experience. and the $5 is tolerable when ya have all the stuff mentioned above...

Anonymous said...

Forget Alive After 5 -- I'll take bluegrass, craft beer, and running water any day.

jlucas said...

It was great last year. The bands were not always the best, but the over all experience was great. We went enough to make it worth a year long parking pass.

thergh said...

i agree with anonymous that we should focus on the $5 parking fee. I think its a travesty that we have to pay $5 and the only thing we get for it is the largest artificial whitewater river in the world, free music and an amazing scene of a couple of thousand people genuinely loving life. In fact i think anonymous should vote with his feet and stay away.

Anonymous said...

Fairly certain the Masonboro Boys aren't Rock-a-billy. They are more alt country. And they are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I've seen them open for Zac Brown Band at Visulite Theatre - a good fit for the WWC.

Anonymous said...

Will this help repay the loans they defaulted on?

Mary said...

I'm sure sundresses are allowed. How about bikini tops? BYOB?