NEWBURYPORT — Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will headline the Riverfront Music Festival when it returns to Waterfront Park, rain or glow July 23.

Donald St. Sauveur, basic manager at 92.5 The River, reported this 12 months marks the radio station’s 20th annual Riverfest, even though in 2019 it was moved to Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park prior to being suspended for the pandemic.

“(The party) is possibly a minor little bit more mellow with more of a chill, competition vibe to it, with possibly the appropriate dimensions lineup for Waterfront Park in Newburyport,” he reported.

Mayor Sean Reardon reported he is “thrilled” to see the festival return.

“Waterfront Park is just the best venue for 92.5 The River bringing these functions to Newburyport. We just had a prolonged Fourth of July weekend with reside tunes on the waterfront for a few times, and this is an prospect to with any luck , get some excellent temperature and some great music and carry a lot of very good folks into Newburyport,” he mentioned.

Community band Freevolt will kick off the pageant, enjoying from 12:15 to 1 p.m., then the 7-piece Chad Hollister Band will accomplish from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

“Our sister station in Vermont discovered the Chad Hollister Band 20 many years ago and we are fired up to help them come to be a small additional common in the Newburyport and Essex County spot,” St. Sauveur mentioned.

Adam Ezra Group will hit the phase from 3 to 4 p.m., and national singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will shut out the working day from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

“This is additional in the vein of the singer-songwriter artists that a ton of our audience has grown up with listening to on The River,” St. Sauveur explained.

All-day satellite parking a lot will be obtainable for a $25 cost at Mersen Usa on Merrimac Street The Henry Graf Jr. Memorial Skating Rink on Very low Street the MBTA parking whole lot on Boston Way and Mark Richey Woodworking and Structure on Parker Street. 4 buses will deliver transportation to and from Waterfront Park each and every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We are also encouraging individuals to walk, bicycle or take the MBTA and the rail path,” St. Sauveur explained.

After the one particular stint in Gloucester, St. Sauveur explained he and his radio station “missed” Newburyport and preferred to come back again after having the previous two several years off because of to the pandemic.

“First of all, it’s on a river. That is variety of critical for the Riverfront Tunes Pageant,” he said. “But is there anything extra iconic than the backdrop of the Merrimac River on Waterfront Park?”

The mayor said the town was on board with the festival’s return and that the setting up system was a collaborative effort and hard work involving the radio station, the Chamber of Commerce and metropolis section heads.

“You have to provide your Law enforcement, Hearth, DPS and Harbor Learn departments jointly to make sure we dot all of our I’s and cross all of our T’s and I believe we have that in spot,” he mentioned. “We’ve bought a great lineup and we are pleased they are coming back.”

St. Sauveur claimed his 50,000 watt radio station also has the electricity to permit individuals know about how to most effective program forward for the pageant and attendees are encouraged to get there early with their blankets and chairs.

“This has been a a lot extra vetted procedure than I have ever participated in in the past and we, as a radio station, felt like we have been substantially a lot more involved and we are pretty grateful to the mayor’s administration for that,” he explained.

Personnel writer Jim Sullivan handles Newburyport for The Daily News. He can be reached by means of e mail at [email protected] or by mobile phone at 978-961-3145. Comply with him on Twitter @ndnsully.


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