About the Music

Friday Night Riverview Concerts ~ at the RedMed Clinic Riverview Stage, Park Along the River

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Terry W. “Harmonica” Bean

Friday Night, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm

Terry is an American blues harmonicist, guitarist and songwriter from Pontotoc, Miss. who has released seven albums since 2001, and appeared in three film documentaries charting present day blues experiences. He spends most of his time playing festivals all over the world (he just got back from Brazil), we’re lucky to have him in New Albany for Riverfest. He’ll be playing a solo show dedicated to older blues stylings, such as Delta blues and Hill country blues. “What’s stimulating to me,” he said, “is people hearing the blues played like they used to hear it.”

You can check him out here.

The Wayward Kin

Friday Night, Oct. 6 at 9pm

Long-time friends, individual artists, and songwriters, the Wayward Kin is a three-piece outlaw americana band from small towns in northeast Mississippi. This up and coming band combines the traditional folk and country music of the area with that gritty southern rock that audiences love to experience.

You can check out one of their songs here.

Saturday Shows at the Trailhead, downtown

The Boomers from Southaven, Mississippi

Saturday at Noon

Take a trip back in time with The Boomers’ own brand of ’50’s and ’60’s doo-wop and harmonies. With shows known for audience participation and colorful, fun costumes, the street dance will be a great way to kick off Riverfest weekend under the lights of downtown. Restaurants will be open and nearby, so it’ll be easy to make a night of it. Sponsored by New Albany Main Street Association.

Hanna Belle

Hannah Belle, from Natchez, Miss.

Saturday at 2 pm

Singing in a gospel band, with her siblings and her Daddy, since she was three years old, Hannah Belle has learned how to make a stage her own. Growing up, she had always told her parents she wanted to be a country music star, like Faith Hill. Since beginning her musical journey, she has made great strides towards making her dream come true.  From her first festival in Port Gibson, MS, to the Country Music Association’s Fan Fair X in Nashville 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and has been invited to return for her fifth time in 2017. Hannah’s progress has been steady. She has polished her skills, performing at fairs and festivals in Mississippi and surrounding states, while sharing the stage with the likes of Sawyer Brown, Diamond Rio, Bucky Covington, T Graham Brown,  Jo’el Sonnier, Shenandoah, Joe Diffie, and Josh Thompson, just to name a few.

Saturday Night Riverview Concerts ~ at the Riverview Stage, Park Along the River

The Carmonas

Saturday Night, Oct. 7 at 6:30pm

This roots, bluegrass, Americana trio heralds from Nashville and plays regularly in the Carolinas, East Tennessee and Georgia, but this will be their first time in NA. You can check them out here.

Diamond Rio

Saturday Night, Oct. 7 at 8pm

Country hitmakers, Diamond Rio will be performing at this year’s Tallahatchie Riverfest. The band, which has charted dozens of hits over the years and has had multiple gold and platinum albums, is sure to please country music fans with many of their old hits (Meet in the Middle, Beautiful Mess, Walking Away, and more), plus some new material, as well. This multiple CMA and Grammy-award-winning supergroup will be a great conclusion to the weekend’s festivities. If you’re not familiar with a stage performance, you can find one online here.