River Park Concert

October 19, 2019

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12:00 PM

Eno Mountain Boys

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1:30 PM

Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

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3:00 PM

Samantha Fish

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5:00 PM

Anders Osborne

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The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots free outdoor music event made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by the Hillsborough Arts Council.

Please leave all weapons, and coolers at home! These items will not be permitted at the event.

Dogs are permitted; no extendable leashes please.

History of the River Park Concert

The River Park Concert we all know and love today began in 2015 with the vision from Eric Steidinger to bring a local free music concert to downtown Hillsborough’s River Park, in celebration of our community and love for great music.

 

Eric and his nonprofit, Pleasant Meadow Philanthropy, launched The River Park Concert and brought local artists together in 2015, despite a rainstorm that required moving events inside.

 In 2016 Eric and Pleasant Meadow produced the 2nd annual River Park Concert, again bringing together local musicians and community for a fun, free day in The River Park without complications from Mother Nature.

 In 2017 the work of producing and organizing the concert moved primarily to another local nonprofit, The Hillsborough Arts Council.  The 2017 concert under The Hillsborough Arts Council saw an evolution combining local, regional, and national musicians.

With the collaboration of Hillsborough’s local citizens volunteering their time, local and regional business supporting a free nonprofit event, and local organizations such as The Hillsborough Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Hillsborough Town Council, Hillsborough Tourism Board, and Orange County/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau - The River Park Concert continues to evolve and bring people and organizations of all types together for a FREE day filled with fun, great music, and celebration.

Like all Hillsborough Arts Council events, every piece of the River Park Concert is volunteer-driven; from the planning, to execution, to clean-up and evaluation. We need YOU to help pull this FREE event off!

AWESOME BEANS

Part of what makes this such a great event is the support from our Hillsborough community! Each year HAC hosts the "Awesome Beans" fundraiser to help cover some of the costs of this event - which keeps it FREE for all to attend. Join us for red beans and rice at Nash Street Tavern on September 15th from 4-6PM.

The "Awesome Beans" fundraiser will feature Ghost and Bones!

Directions to Downtown Hillsborough and River Park 

Directions from Raleigh and Raleigh-Durham International Airport:

Take I-40 W.

Follow I-40 W to Old Chapel Hill Hillsborough Rd/Old NC 86 in Hillsborough. 

Take exit 261. 

Continue on Old NC 86 which becomes Churton Street.

Take a right onto E Margaret Ln. 

River Park is directly behind the Orange County Courthouse on the corner of E Margaret Ln and Churton St (106 E Margaret Ln).

 

Directions from Greensboro:

Take I-40 E/I-85BUS N. 

Follow I-40 E to S Churton St/Old NC 86/Old North Carolina 86 in Hillsborough. Take exit 164 from I-85 N.

Follow S Churton St to E Margaret Ln.

River Park is directly behind the Orange County Courthouse on the corner of E Margaret Ln and Churton St (106 E Margaret Ln).

 

Directions from Charlotte:

Take I-85 N to S Churton St/Old NC 86/Old North Carolina 86 in Hillsborough.

Take exit 164 from I-85 N.

Follow S Churton St to E Margaret Ln.

River Park is directly behind the Orange County Courthouse on the corner of E Margaret Ln and Churton St (106 E Margaret Ln).

 

Directions from Durham:

Take NC-147 N/Durham Fwy and I-85 S to NC-86 N in Hillsborough. Take exit 165 from I-85 S.

Follow NC-86 N and US-70 BUS W to E Margaret Ln.

River Park is directly behind the Orange County Courthouse on the corner of E Margaret Ln and Churton St (106 E Margaret Ln).

 

Directions from Chapel Hill:

Take NC-86 N, I-40 W and Old NC 86 to E Margaret Ln.

River Park is directly behind the Orange County Courthouse on the corner of E Margaret Ln and Churton St (106 E Margaret Ln).

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