Entertainment News Archives for 2020-04

Rushville's Riverside Park Amphitheater updated 2020 Summer Concert Series - June show dates shifted to September due to COVID-19

Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19-related news and the local and regional safety protocols in place as a result, the June shows as part of the previously announced 2020 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Ind., have been moved to September.


The updated 2020 summer concert series lineup and dates are now:

  • The Red Clay Strays (nationally known country band from Alabama) with special guest Dane Clark – Saturday, July 11
  • Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) – Saturday, Aug. 1
  • Monsters of Yacht (70's & 80's yacht rock hits) – Saturday, Aug. 29
  • (New Date) Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) – Sunday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day weekend
  • (New Date) All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) – Saturday, Sept. 12
  • RUSHfest 2020 featuring Electric Avenue - ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ – Saturday, Sept. 19

The diverse range of national, regional, and area talent to be featured in this year’s summer concert series is presented by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.


Riverside Park’s summer concert series is a highly-anticipated annual event, and the talented artists bringing a range of genres, musical history, and excitement to the stage this year are truly exceptional,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville. “We are grateful we have been able to shift our previously-scheduled June show dates to September to help ensure the health and safety of our community.”


The Red Clay Strays will open the series on Saturday, July 11, bringing high energy and a unique sound to the stage. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings to southern gospel, they blur the line between country and southern rock while bringing an authenticity that defines who they are as a band. The Red Clay Strays hail from Alabama and are Brandon Coleman: lead vocals, guitar; Drew Nix: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Zach Rishel: electric guitar; Andrew Bishop: Bass and John Hall: drums. Dane Clark will open the show.


Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) will take audiences on a theatrical ride through rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Aug. 1. This group has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years bringing forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world's best rock bands, AC/DC! Earning a reputation for their attention to detail and passion for the music, Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience recreates the exact sound of AC/DC by capturing the unique and exact tone that the super group has come to be known for.


Experience classic yacht rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s with The Monsters of Yacht on Saturday, Aug. 29. The band delivers rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. The Monsters of Yacht has the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the yacht rock hits we all know and love.


Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) brings excitement to the stage on Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 6. Slippery When Wet has played more than 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on more than 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the Super Bowl 48 Pregame Show in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.


All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) continues the series Saturday, Sept. 12, featuring front man Frank Morrow portraying the appearance, sound, and stage presence of the original “Bocephus” himself. Touring across the U.S. since 2009 with a fan base that reaches nationwide, All My Rowdy Friends performs the music of Hank Jr., with the same originality and high energy of an actual concert as you would see Hank Jr., in today!


Finishing out the 2020 season as part of RUSHfest on Saturday, Sept. 19 is Electric Avenue ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ a high-definition snapshot of an era when vintage synthesizers and drum machines were at the top of the food chain. Barring the invention of time travel, Electric Avenue is, hands down, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Wham!, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Howard Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Level 42, Naked Eyes, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, OMD, David Bowie and more. 


The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.


Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov


Covered Pavilion Rental, Tent Rental and Vendor Permits: The covered pavilion is available for rent at each event. It can be rented for $150 for half of the space or $300 for the entire pavilion per event. Tents can also be rented on a case-by-case basis for a fee plus damage deposit. Vendor permits are also available. For more information on pavilion and tent rentals, vendor permits and ordinances please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov


About Riverside Park Amphitheater: Riverside Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville, Ind. The venue is a great concert destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment with all performances taking place on Saturday evenings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business lots with easy shuttle service to and from the amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. Past performers include Rusted Root, Georgia Satellites, The SteelDrivers, The Romantics, Stephen Pearcy, Cracker, Gaelic Storm, Clare Dunn, Clayton Anderson, ZOSO, The High Kings, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), Who’s Bad, Sweet Tea Trio and many more.


For more information, please visit:

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