Upcoming VIP Events

Riverside Arts Market

 

 Saturday, March 16    

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10:30 - 11:15  Ace Winn

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11:30- 12:15  My Monster Heart

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12:45 - 1:30  Woody & Sunshine

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2:00 - 2:45  Cortnie Frazier

 

Saturday, March 23    

10:30 - 11:15  Pine Forest SOA

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11:45- 1:30  77d's

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2:00 - 2:45  Elvis Kabong!

 

Saturday, March 30    

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10:30 - 11:15  Jesse Montoya

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11:30- 12:15  Robert Lester Folsom

12:30 - 1:00  RAM Announcements

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1:10 - 1:45  Mjbaker

2:10 - 2:55  UNF Jazz Ensemble 3

 

Saturday, April 6    

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10:30 - 11:15  Al Poindexter

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11:30- 12:30  Anitra Jay

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12:45 - 1:30  Savanna Leigh Bassett

2:10 - 2:55  UNF Jazz Ensemble 2

Saturday, January 19 on RAM's Pillar Stage

10:30 - 11:15: Ordinary Elephant 
11:30 - 12:15: Moon Stalker
12:30 - 1:30: Folk is People
2:00 - 2:45: Arvid Smith


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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. The collaboration of husband and wife, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. You see it, hear it, and then you find yourself truly feeling it. “As genuine as it gets” says legendary Texas producer Lloyd Maines. Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011, when they called Texas home. The two took to full-time nomadic life with their dogs in 2014, and are still finding home and music wherever they go. The duo was both a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2017, and their release ‘Before I Go’ was No. 7 on the Folk DJ Chart for that year.


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Moon Stalker is Geej and Mark Williams, an eclectic singer/songwriter duo. Geej, who grew up in the Philippines, has written music for various productions over the past 15 years and has performed all over the world as a solo performer, in theater productions and with her band. Her debut solo album “Journey” was released this summer. Mark comes from the mountains of Pennsylvania, has been performing with various bands over the years, currently with his band Blue Horse. He has written music for Off-Broadway shows, industrial films, radio show and award winning fashion videos. Mark has released two CDs, Ghosts of Eden in 2004 and Out Past the Moon with Blue Horse at the end of 2015. Geej and Mark combine various styles of Asian, Latin, Americana and blues to create their own haunting sound.


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Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based indie folk band led by singer-songwriter, Stacey Bennett. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive instruments fronted by Bennett’s voice. Folk is People came to life in 2012 as a duo. After releasing an EP and touring, the pair took on other endeavors and the project was halted with no revival date in sight. Bennett resurrected the project in 2015 to record new album. Folk is People’s first full-length album, The Devil Always Comes, was released late in 2016. The record sounds like indie rock married a folk song and started a pop band. It is a conceptual piece depicting the inner dissonance experienced when we reflect on and attempt to reconcile misdeeds in the present pursuit of virtue.


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Multi-instrumentalist, Arvid Smith, performs on a variety of stringed instruments in a variety of genres. Previously part of Tammerlin and of the Americana group Canary In the Coalmine, Arvid is a composer for a wide variety of mediums, including film, dance, yogic events and folk styles.