Rockin' at the Bridge

Rockin' the Rivers organizers transported a bridge to the spot where the summer music festival takes place.

There'll be something for everyone at this year's Rockin the Rivers, Aug. 9-11 at the Bridge, near Three Forks.

Headliners on Friday include Tesla and Warrant. Saturday brings '80s heartthrob Rick Springfield. Sunday's confirmed acts include the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

This year's Friday night lineup includes Tesla, Warrant, Firehouse, Trixter and Liberty Lush.

 

On stage Saturday, Rick Springfield, Saving Abel, Saliva, Black Stone Cherry and Jared Stewart.

And Sunday will feature Sweet, Jackyl,Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Whiskey River and Peter Rivera, the original lead singer/drummer of Rare Earth, 1969-75).

Saving Abel brings a taste of no-frills down home rock'n'roll to Saturday night’s lineup. 

Their debut record featured platinum single “Addicted” and sold more than 500,000 copies.

Southern boys to the core their newest album, Bringing Down the Giant, features their traditional roots as its backbone.

Foot stomps, mandolins, jaw harps, banjos and occasionally an empty water jug makes an appearance in this new, somewhat harder, take on Southern Rock.

Saving Abel has a raw slab rock sound that is sure to energize the crowd.

Black Stone Cherry believes rebel-ism gave birth to rock'n'n roll and their sound featuring loud guitars and larger than life drumming attests to their attitude that rebels against the mainstream rock genre.

They incorporate sounds into their albums that are not generally heard in Rock. Turkey calls, banjos and a washtub basin are used to explore and experiment in their albums.

They holed up in the infamous Practice House, the old farmhouse where Grammy winning albums for The Kentucky Headhunters were written, and produced a vintage rock sound with a hint of bonfires and rumbling creeks.

Songs “White Trash Millionaire” and “Like I roll” reflect the band’s hard hitting, fist pumping sound while keeping true to their Southern heritage. Their sound goes beyond traditional Southern Rock, it’s American Rock n’ Roll at its roots.

Check out the event on Facebook for chances to win meet and greets or go to RockintheRivers.com for more information.

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