Stay tuned for our 2013 Performer announcements later this spring and summer!
Here were some of the 2012 Performances:
9pm @ the Marietta Brewing Company RTA Kickoff Party! -
Based in Marietta, OH, Hayfield & Crow is a talented two-piece acoustic group creating music in true American tradition. The band is currently arranging, tracking and producing their debut EP. Originals can be compared to artists ranging from Ryan Adams to Seven Mary Three and a list of covers by bands such as Hot Water Music, Third Eye Blind and The Gaslight Anthem ensure an unforgettable audience experience.
6:30 pm @ The RTA Festival Stage (on the Armory Lawn) +
10 pm @ The Marietta Brewing Company:
(playing the RTA Fest Stage Friday 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by late evening performance @ The Marietta Brewing Company!)
Qiet is a six-to-eight member band whose Balkan-influenced music has generated considerable word-of-mouth buzz in the Huntington music scene. Qiet’s shows are guaranteed to be memorable and remarkable. While their staple sounds invoke a mixture of gypsy punk and amped-up rock & roll, Qiet has tackled nearly every style of music and are finding that audiences appreciate the effort. Playful, inventive, and yet surprisingly serious about producing quality work, the band continues to push the boundaries of how music is consumed. It’s Qiet’s dedication to their work that draws people in, but it’s the quality and instant appeal of their songs that have caused the Qiet fan base to grow exponentially with every show they play.
9pm @ The Adelphia Music Hall
For the past five years, South of the River has been entertaining groups at fairs and festivals across West Virginia and Ohio with their unique mix of country and southern rock. The band has enjoyed a lot of success and has had the privilege of opening for Nashville country stars Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Randy Houser, Bucky Covington, Little Texas, Jimmy Wayne, Cledus T. Judd and Brett Eldridge.
The Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival will feature several live fire performances by the Burning Dawn! The Burning Dawn is a live fire performance troupe from Marietta, OH with over 6 years of combined experience. We are thrilled to have them as part of the festival. Check out their performance on the Armory lawn Friday at 9pm, or Friday late evening at the Marietta Brewing Company!
7 pm Friday @ The Boathouse BBQ:
Tracy Ellen and Sean Johnson
5:30 pm @ The RTA Festival Stage on the Armory Lawn:
The band consists of Joseph Hale on keyboard and vocals, Matt James on acoustic rhythm guitar and vocals, Austin Alexander on lead guitar and vocals and Matt Shuman (Spike) on drums and percussion. Appalachian Criminal’s sound has been described in several different ways including; Alternative, Appalachian- Acoustic-Electric Rock, Jam, and Black and Bluegrass. It is an energetic mix of folk, rock, funk, jam, grunge, and even touching on traditional country at times.
6:30 pm @ The RTA Festival Stage on the Armory Lawn:
Black Bourbon Devils:
Black Bourbon Devils is a rock band from the Mid-Ohio Valley. Formed in early 2011, the group is currently playing live throughout the area and recording their first EP, tentatively titled “99 Cocks and I Can’t Choose One”. BBD is a massive gleaming locomotive engine that has blasted its way from hell and is now on a grain-alcohol-induced rampage through your world.
10 pm @ The Marietta Brewing Company:
Southeastern Ohio-based Sacra Via is an innovative eclectic rock band that seamlessly blends the diverse music styles of alternative, hard rock, and folk into a sound that’s entirely their own. Sacra Via’s introspective lyricism and thematically melancholic undertones are harmoniously complemented by the band’s lively tempos, crisp guitars and dynamic vocal delivery.
9:30 pm @ The Adelphia Music Hall
The Carlsons’ eclectic fusion of styles, coupled with an ever-present intensity, makes for an unpredictable but always enjoyably wild show. The Carlsons are comprised of singer and harmonica player, Raleigh Hopkins; guitarist, Ryan Smith, and drummer, Jason Raymond. All experienced musicians, members of the Carlsons have played nearly all across the U.S. Now hailing from the Columbus, OH area, they plan to begin a series of shows and releases indicative of their evocative but varied musical stylings.