August 20, 2012 Concerts by the River will feature music that celebrates the many different elements embraced in the American musical tradition. Vocalist Briana Dean and her band will perform at 6:00 and will be followed by Red Headed Stepchild at 7:00. All concerts are open to the public and are held at Rhodes Ferry Park. Concerts begin at 6:00 PM and usually conclude by 8:00 PM. For updated schedule information, please call 256-341-4818 or visit www.decaturparks.com. In case of inclement weather, cancellation decisions will be announced after 4:00 PM with information posted on the DPR website at www.decaturparks.com and on the DPR and Decatur, Alabama FACEBOOK pages.
Briana Dean is a 25 year old singer/songwriter who will be making her debut performance at Concerts by the River in 2012. This Decatur resident has been performing on stage since the age of five and has opened for seasoned artists such as Loretta Lynn, Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw, John Anderson and Richie McDonald of Lonestar. Dean has also traveled overseas to entertain US troops. Briana Dean will be accompanied by her band which includes members Justin Miller, Garrett Dean and Gatlan Vinson. Find out more about Briana Dean at her Facebook page.
Red Headed Stepchild brings a diverse set list that embraces folk rock, traditional bluegrass and modern popular tunes. The band performs at local clubs, benefits, and festivals. This acoustic band features the talents of Neeve Weinberger (lead vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar); Tasha Jones (acoustic guitar, vocal); Tim Hopper (vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar); Bobby Blount (vocals, lead guitar); and Philip Hughes (bass.)