All shows are at 8 p.m. on Fridays - including June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 as well as Aug. 5 and 12. Shows are free and are brought to the public by the Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society to promote that rhythm and the Big Bend Blues Bash which happens July 28-30 on the Pomeroy levee.
Opening this year’s concert series is Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers. Achison is described as a musician of remarkable ability who has forged his own path and won fans all over the world. He is said to present a blues/funk style all his own that can be delicate one moment and explosive the next.
The following is an itinerary for the upcoming concert series:
July 1, Albert “The Kid” Castiglia takes to the amphitheatre. A crowd favorite, Castiglia returns to Pomeroy with his persona of modern day bluesman with soulful vocals and a stinging guitar.
July 8, Randy McAllister takes center stage. McAllister is described as a premier singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist emerging from Texas and can be seen on the new season of TruTV’s “Full Throttle Saloon.”
July 15, Gas House Gorillas swing by Pomeroy. Described as the runaway hit of last year’s Blues Bash, the band hailing from New Jersey will play some amped up jump blues. They are described as “God’s favorite rhythm and blues band.”
July 22, Scott Holt will bring his unique Nashville sound to the stage. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the modern era. He is said to have jaw dropping performances that leave his audiences breathless and begging for more.
Aug. 5, Eden Brent and her piano make it to town. Brent’s piano playing and singing style range from a melancholic whisper to a full-blown juke joint holler. She blends an earthy meld of jazz, blues, soul and pop.
Aug. 12, Biscuit and the Mix, mix it up in Pomeroy again, stirring up a brand new flavorful mix of funk, blues and old style rock-n-roll soul.
In addition to free concerts, the Big Bend Farmer and Artisan Market will be set up from 6-10 p.m. on the Pomeroy parking lot the night of the Rhythm on the River shows.