Due to severe weather forecast, the Fort Hamilton Jazz Band concert set for 7 p.m. June 30 at The Father’s House (site of the former Children’s Home on South D Street) has been rescheduled to August 4.
It might be a little soggy for a few hours on Saturday, but that’s not going to stop attendees from getting down at RiversEdge Amphitheater for David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite. The weather forecast improved significantly over night and the rain from tropical depression “Bill” should be out of the area by 4:30 p.m.
Due to the improved forecast, the Big River Get Down will be held at RiversEdge Amphitheater as originally planned. RiversEdge Amphitheater is located at 116 Dayton Street and the box office will be located at this address in front of the amphitheater. Dayton Street from North Second Street to Riverfront Plaza will be closed to traffic during the festival.
Due to two inches of forecasted rain from a tropical depression, David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite will be moved from RiversEdge Amphitheater and will be held on Market Street under the McDulin Parking Garage in downtown Hamilton on Saturday, June 20. All of the band’s set times will remain the same, the only change is the location of the concert. Market Street will be closed to traffic and parking beginning on Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 p.m.
All attendees at Saturday’s concert will be completely sheltered from the elements as Market Street is covered by the McDulin Parking Garage. Free parking will be available in the McDulin Garage during the concert. The entrance to the parking garage is located one block north of High Street at 113 North Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Concert attendees parking in the McDulin Parking Garage will not be able to access the venue from the garage stairwell and elevators. Attendees who need handicap access should be dropped off at the entrance of the parking garage near the box office prior to parking the car. All other attendees parking in the parking garage should follow the posted signage directing them to the box office/entrance.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets, but will be limited as to where they may place lawn chairs and blankets as depicted on the venue map below. Factory-sealed water bottles are permitted.
The following items are not permitted:
- non-factory sealed bottles
- camelback water reservoirs
- carry-in alcoholic beverages
- large umbrellas.
Attendees will be permitted to re-enter the venue with appropriate wristbands.
Food and beverage vendors will be on-site serving up tasty treats and refreshing beverages. Miller Lite is the presenting sponsor of David Shaw’s Big River Get Down and we will be selling MillerCoors products during the festival.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.bigrivergetdown.com
RiversEdge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Ohio is excited to announce it will be hosting David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite on Saturday, June 20. The one-day festival will feature six bands including The Revivalists, a special acoustic set by David Shaw, The Main Squeeze, Maggie Koerner, The Heard, Backup Planet and Elementree Livity Project.
2015 marks the fourth consecutive year The Revivalists will perform at RiversEdge. The Revivalists’ front man, David Shaw, is a native Hamiltonian and truly enjoys performing in his hometown.
“As someone born and raised in Hamilton, the recent revitalization of the city has been something inspiring to witness,” said Shaw. “Getting the opportunity the last few summers to perform with my band, The Revivalists, at RiversEdge Amphitheater has always been a highlight of my year and a great opportunity to reconnect with family and old friends. The Big River Get Down will serve as a way to help increase the profile of Hamilton, while bringing something unique directly to the people of the city. Over the coming years we hope to sustain and grow this event along with the continuing renaissance of Hamilton to bolster the economy and provide yet another pillar of confidence and pride for the community.”
When discussing the parameters and scope of the festival, David Shaw stated he wanted the proceeds from the festival to be put towards something that would make the City of Hamilton an even better place to live, work and play. To help David accomplish this mission, all proceeds from the festival will be dedicated to the City of Hamilton’s 4th of July fireworks and to provide additional free concerts at RiversEdge.
Tickets are available at www.bigrivergetdown.com. Advance tickets are $15, 4-packs of tickets are $50 and day of show tickets (if available) will be $20.
For more information on David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite, please visit www.bigrivergetdown.com.
Photo: David Shaw and the Revivalists