A competitor in a standup paddleboard race at Riverrock 2012. Credit: Jesse Peters
Last week it was the event schedule, today it’s the bands. Dominion Riverrock is coming together, folks, and it’s making me feel all springy (even if the weather isn’t exactly cooperating).
The Sports Backers announced this morning that The Infamous Stringdusters will headline the shows on Friday, May 16, and Matisyahu will headline Saturday evening’s festivities. According to the press release:
The Infamous Stringdusters sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. The Stringdusters’ live show takes improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship and songwriting with experimental performance and contagious energy flowing between the band and crowd.
Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of light.
In addition to the two major headliners, the Dominion Riverrock music schedule is jam packed with other local and regional talent. You can click here for the music schedule and here for the schedule of athletic events.