The biggest and best free festival in Westchester County will be held on September 10th, 2016. Over 25 live music performance, games, rides, activities, and adventures.
Among the 25 live music performances, this year there will be three major headline bands each bringing something special. Breakout star Scott Helman will be making a special appearance. Most recently, he was nominated for two Juno awards in the categories of Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year plus topping Teen Vogue’s list of “14 Singers Who Are Going To Dominate in 2016.” With his hit singles “Bungalow”, “Machine“, and “Cry Cry Cry“, Scott spent most of 2015 on tour all over the world racking up a total of nearly 100 shows, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.
Also headlining is Brand Nubian, one of the Top 20 Hip Hop Bands of all time. They are a legendary Hip Hop group from Westchester formed in 1989 and composed of three emcees: Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar. Their debut album, “One for All” is one of the most popular and acclaimed alternative hip hop albums of the 1990’s, known for socially conscious and political lyrics and arguably one of the most influential debut albums in Hip Hop history.
Completing the roster of headline bands, Tito Puenté Jr. will light up the stage with Afro-Caribbean Rhythms, Latin Jazz and Club Style music. A Billboard Music Award winner, Tito and his killer line-up of musicians are festival, casino and theater favorites all over the world. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”
These amazing artists will perform in addition to twenty-three other groups on 5 separate stages. There will be an incredible array of music genres including rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, bluegrass, rockabilly, contemporary, golden oldies and much more. Truly there will be entertainment for every member of the family.
Come for the music, the exhibitions, the shows, the classic cars, and the food. Come with the kids and the whole family. Experience the best Yonkers has to offer. You will be happy you did! For more information, visit YonkersRiverfest.com.
The Riverfest, located in historic Downtown Yonkers truly represents the diversity of the city, with its multitude of ethnicities and residents of all ages. The Riverfest provides a unique opportunity to benefit the local community through increased access to green space, art, music, and family entertainment. Riverfest represents the best of Yonkers and its sponsors. This 24th Annual Riverfest is presented by the Yonkers Downtown BID in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and The City of Yonkers. Presented by Domino Sugar. Riverfest is only possible due to the support of our many generous sponsors, including Gold and Silver level sponsors St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Houlihan Lawrence of Yonkers, Mill Creek and Sound Associates. Other wonderful sponsors include ArtsWestchester, C+C Apartment Management, LWS Homecare, Con Edison, 66 Main, PFK O’Connor Davies, Dolphin Restaurant, Liberty Lines, Smith Buss & Jacobs, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Hudson Park/Strategic Capital, Rising Development, NY Inflatables, UnitedHealthCare, Greyston and News12 Westchester.