RIVERTOWN REVIVAL Presents
LIVING ROOM LIVE Concert Series
The music, artists, costumes, and family fun of Rivertown Revival in your living room!
Petaluma, CA – May 14th, 2020 — Rivertown Revival will host a 4-part concert series, Living Room Live starting Saturday, May 23rd live online at 7pm. Headliners include Royal Jelly Jive, David Luning, Stella Heath, and Hannah Jern Miller. While we cannot gather together at this time, the homegrown Rivertown Revival festival has always been about much more than a single sunny day in July. The spirit of Rivertown is an ongoing effort from within the community to celebrate life, support the arts, and raise awareness and funds for environmental protection and education.
Living Room Live is a four-week series of entertaining and inspiring live-streamed shows, accessible on Rivertown’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The event will feature our favorite Rivertown musicians as well as the work of local artists, activities for families and the usual Rivertown costumes and “curi-oddities.” Viewing the concerts is free but any donations will support Friends of the Petaluma River and their environmental education and conservation work. Links and more information about the shows can be found at rivertownrevival.com.
The debut show will be from 7:00 to 8:30 on May 23rd, and will feature performances by John Courage, singer-songwriter Sebastian St. James from the Highway Poets, and Ismay, along with a visit with a local kenitic sculpture artist and some family entertainment with Benedettiville. Every show will bring that special festival spark into our living rooms with engaging pieces for all ages, as well as intimate musical performances by our favorite regional singers and bands. All shows are hosted by Rivertown’s music director and resident showman, Josh Windmiller. Viewers at home are invited to dress up for the occasion and send us their living room selfies. We’ll feature them in the next concert.
“Even though we can’t physically come together during this time, we thought it was still so important to connect with our community and to celebrate our artists, musicians and the local environment,” said Friends’ Executive Director Stephanie Bastianon. “This is the core of what Rivertown Revival is, which is carried forward in Living Room Live.” Like many nonprofits, Friends of the Petaluma River has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We also wanted to give an avenue for those who can still support Rivertown Revival and Friends’ conservation work, to donate.”
The Rivertown Revival festival began in 2009 to celebrate community and the mighty Petaluma River with live music, activities on the water, delicious local food and drink, wild and exotic creatures, creative vendors, interactive art, a large play are for kids and more. Every year a dedicated group creates an unforgettable and eco-friendly event decorated with re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed materials. The event benefits Friends of the Petaluma River, which was formed in 2005 to celebrate and conserve the Petaluma River Watershed through education and stewardship. In partnership with the City of Petaluma, Friends manages Steamer Landing Park and the David Yearsley River Heritage Center. Their programs include the Watershed Classroom program in local schools; youth nature camps; Adopt A Creek initiative; twice annual River Cleanups; free, weekly Boating At The Barn; and the new after school nature program – Friends’ Flickers.